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North East Ski Conferences - Photos & Wrap Up

David Gibson

Fresh off two weeks of conferences, I’m not even caught up yet, but I wanted to share photos of the shows for all the ski peeps out there.


The New England Summit was held this year in Portland. A first in my memory where it was not held at either Attitash or Sunday River. While none could rival the year it was held at the Mt Washington Hotel, this was a close second. Portland is just a wonderful city, but unfortunately the location wasn’t enough to increase attendance. Nonetheless, those that attended had a great time that included a packed set of educational seminars that included our session on AI, plus a fun boat tour of Casco Bay with a great spread of lobster rolls and a killer band. Thanks Dirk.



At the Ski Areas of New York show, Scott and Patrick continued to set the bar- this year in Lake Placid. Sadly, Ski PA did not attend, nor did any Vail resorts. Sad. Not sure why Vail can’t play nice with others. Regardless, a few from Pennsylvania as well as Vermont attended along with a great turnout from New York resorts. The energy was up and the air crisp with the Adirondack foliage kicking. 


We again had a panel session on AI, which I will be going into deeper in a subsequent blog post. I will say that our goal was to present AI as not an If, but a How, and how surprisingly easy it is to get in and see results. Lindsay DesLauriers was very generous with her time, and drove across from Bolton to join us. She attended our first panel on this topic at the Ski Vermont annual meeting in June, and with the help of our panelist, Mike Lannen of Eternity, she’s been using AI to help her with a variety of tasks and scenarios which she shared. This was our win - to demonstrate how AI can be used to give managers and workers in every department superpowers to increase their own productivity.


Again, I’ll follow up with a post that dives deeper into the ABCs of AI and how it can give you and your coworkers superpowers to do more with less. 




Ok... the photos: