SKI & SNOW SPORTS INDUSTRY WEBINAR SERIES | SUMMER 2023
OSU CORE, in collaboration with PNSAA MountainWorks, is offering free monthly webinars addressing topics focused on training, employee hiring and retention, industry best practices, and innovative science impacting ski areas. Sessions feature leading industry professionals sharing their own experiences and successes to provide resources, connections, and create a community of practice for the ski industry.
Register to attend free, or receive the recording after the live event.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 | 11 AM PST
Featured speaker: Matt Troskey, HR and People Management Professional
This session will provide you interview practices that will help you level up and improve your hiring results. With 22 years in resort HR roles, from HR manager to VP, Matt will explore topics including covering non-negotiables, delaying your intuition to avoid bias, reciprocal Q&A, and becoming more equitable in your approach.
AUGUST 30, 2023 | 11 AM PST
Featured speaker: Colin B. Hales, Regional Manager, PistenBully
Presented by PistenBully
As environmental sustainability becomes a higher priority, transitioning from fuel to electric-powered mountain equipment is in our near future. A large amount of carbon emissions on ski areas derives from snow grooming equipment. Hear from manufacturer PistenBully about the new electric vehicles coming on the market now and the technology behind electric groomers.
JULY 26, 2023 | 11 AM PST
Featured speaker: Kari Brandt, Ski Patrol Director, Diamond Peak, NV, President/Founder - Women of Patrol
We are all trying to learn the best ways to protect ourselves in litigation, with incident investigations being one of those important methods. Learn about incident investigation from an operations employee perspective and some methods/techniques for gathering and assembling good documentation. If you do incident investigations at your resort, come prepared to share some about your process!
JUNE 28, 2023 | 11 AM PST
Allison Marriner - Slope Grooming Manager at Mt. Hood Meadows
Janna Allen - Patrol Director and Risk Manager at Brundage
Eva Graves - Dispatch Manager & Mountain Operations Assistant at Palisades Tahoe
Maria Carnevale - Lift Maintenance Technician at Mt. Hood Meadows
Mel Toney - VP of Mountain Operations at Mt. Hood Meadows
Hear from a panel of women working in a variety of mountain operations fields. Learn more about the current climate for women in these fields and the changing face of women in the industry. In this session panelists will share their experiences and discuss how to encourage more women into the world of mountain operations.
MAY 31, 2023 | 11 AM PST
Featured speaker: Liz Hicks, Talent Manager, Mt. Bachelor Oregon
We've always been told to keep emotions out of work. But how do you ignore the most basic of the human experience? Emotions touch every human interaction, including communication, leadership, and collaboration. It isn't a matter of taking emotions out of the equation, but rather learning to understand, navigate, and leverage them to pave the way for growth and success for ourselves and those around us. Developing our own emotional intelligence (EQ), the ability to recognize and manage our own emotions (as well as the emotions that affect the relationships around us), allows us to do just that.
Every session is recorded and sent to everyone who registers. If you missed a session, fill out the form below to get the recorded sessions sent to your email.