2023 SKI NY-SKIPA EXPO WRAPS WITH A GREAT CROWD AND GREAT FUN
The 2023 SKI NY – SKIPA EXPO was held on September 25 – 27 at the Lake Placid Conference Center. At the EXPO there were over 350 attendees representing 34 New York Ski Areas, four Pennsylvania ski areas along with seven other ski areas in the Northeast and Canada.
The EXPO featured over 24 sessions of great educational content covering a gamut of topics in Risk Management including fraud detection and more. The Fall Education Seminars sponsored by MountainGuard was featured. A special thank you to the NSAA crew, Dave Byrd, Earl Saline, Mike Lane and Kelly Pawlak! Also covered were hot topics in AI and ChatGPT as well as operations including lift maintenance and snowmaking operations. The EXPO was kicked off by Kelly Pawlak of NSAA.
The backbone of the show is the SKI NY Associate Members in which 78 companies attended representing products and services for the ski industry. The trade show featured snowmaking, ticketing, software and solutions and other services for ski areas. Many old friends visited and new friends were made.
The EXPO could not happen without great support from our sponsors including 1RISK, ADG Mountainsides, Alpine Shield, Comairco Equipment/F.S. Elliott, DemacLenko of America, Doppelmayr USA, E4Soft, Head Wintersports, HKD Snowmakiers, Leitner-Poma of America, Mohawk Industrial Werks, MountainGuard Insurance, PNP Supply, Prinoth, Ratnik Industries, Rossignol, Safehold, SAM Magazine, Skytrac Services, SMI Snowmakers, Snomax International, Sodexo Live! TechnoAlpin USA, Track Inc and Young Explosives Display Fireworks. We thank them for their support of the show.
At the EXPO the SKI NY Hall of Fame Award was presented to Roger “Bo” Adams in recognition of his service to the sport and industry of skiing and snowboarding. The Hall of Fame award honors recipients who have made significant contributions to the industry through their time, efforts, and skills for the betterment of Ski Areas of New York and the support of skiing and snowboarding in New York State.
The Ronald B. Stafford safety in skiing award was presented to Cindy Dady, Kate Rauber (Eshbaugh) and Steve Fuller for their contribution to providing a safer ski and snowboard environment for all users of the slopes in New York State. They worked tirelessly during Covid with SKI NY staff to develop procedures to allow us to operate with the support of State of New York.
The SKI NY-SKIPA EXPO will be held on September 16-18, 2024 at a location to be determined later on.
About SKI NY
Ski Areas of New York, Inc. is dedicated to the continued growth of the New York snow sports industry by working on behalf of its membership to promote fair legislation, develop marketing programs, create educational opportunities and enhance the public awareness of snow sports throughout the State and region. Connect with ISKINY online at www.iskiny.com, www.facebook.com/ISKINY, and www.instagram.com/i_ski_ny/.