What happens when you combine a world-class, accessible ski destination with the largest gathering of ski resorts, tour operators, ski clubs, meeting planners and mountain travel service providers on the planet? The annual Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS). At over 1,200 delegates strong, the 2016 MTS was the largest, and according to many, best symposium ever.

MTS is an eclectic mix of motivation and marketplace, inspiration and insight. Simply put, it’s THE must attend event for anyone involved in the business of winter ski sports. The weeklong conference features a venerable who’s who of industry thought leaders, lined up to present what’s working and not working on the mountain. From the latest tech tools and marketing techniques, to distribution channel debates , industry key execs vie for supremacy during this week-long event.

For ski & snowboard group trip planners, it’s an opportunity to learn from the major players in the industry and plan next winter’s trips. A full-day marketplace matches mountain travel vendors with ski club trip coordinators in one-one-one 10 minute appointments.

Learn more about MTS by following along on our Twitter recap as the event unfolds.

Here’s a novel idea, let the audience decide on panel topics…maximum audience engagement.

Election-year inspired Distribution Debate as key players battle on stage…

More ingenious ideas, live polling of audience as the distribution debate continues.

Representatives from Google and Facebook show up to disclose “what’s next” with their platforms, share trends.

Time out for networking @ MTS, the Snowbound booth was busy!

Modeled after the infamous “Ted Talks” MTS brings inspiration and innovation to the stage during rapid-fire presentations.

Evening Networking Events Give Delegates a Chance to Unwind #playhard

The Popular Group Exchange, where ski clubs meet with destination & resort representatives to book business

After a hard day’s work, what’s better than bbq-inspired outdoor networking?

Keystone still had plenty of snow on the mountain, ideal for quick breaks from MTS


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