Each fall in Summit County, the Summit Chamber holds a community breakfast to kick off ski season, inviting the local ski resorts’ Chief Operating Officers to come out and get everyone ready for the upcoming ski season. The general public, as well as industry businesses, officials and leaders are all invited to this fun event each year. Tickets range from $55 to $75 and it tends to sell out very quickly! Your ticket includes breakfast and a goody bag full of great stuff! This year the event is being hosted right here in Keystone at the Conference Center. SummitCove Lodging is offering 25% off all lodging for anyone attending the event. Since it starts bright and early at 7:30 am, it might be a good idea to just stay the night in Keystone, or the whole weekend and check out the fall colors! Stay at a Lakeside Village condo to be within walking distance of the conference center. Enter code ‘COO’ when booking your reservation online.
Arrive in the morning to the Keystone Conference Center and find yourself a seat. Then head to the stacked breakfast buffet and fill your plate with scrambled eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, bacon, bagels, cream cheese…. maybe stop there! Wake up with a fresh cup of coffee and walk around to check out the various vendors and get your share of free schwag items and information! There is also a silent auction with all sorts of great prizes related to the snow world that you can place a bid on, ranging from season ski passes, lift tickets, CAT Skiing trips, skis, snow gear, dinner vouchers and all sorts of other great stuff.
Head back to your seat to settle in to hear from 5 local resort COO’s as they speak about the season to come and what we can all expect from the ski resorts. Most of the resorts prepare a fun video that really gets everyone pumped up for ski season (cue chills here and powder dances!) They talk about improvements that have been made and things that they are working on or may be coming down the line, both for the summer and winter seasons. This is a great way to stay up to date on what’s happening at your favorite mountain resorts!
This year’s main event is Keynote Speaker, Auden Schendler, Board Chair of Protect Our Winters and Vice President of Aspen SkiCO. He is scheduled to speak on some important and hot topics, like the potential impacts of climate change on the overall winter experience for ski resorts and what how people can participate to promote positive change. He will also describe the partnerships between the various ski areas ski areas, and POW.
Tickets will be going on sale, so be sure to watch out before they are sold out! This is a very fun event as well as very informational for everyone involved in the ski resort industry in Summit County area as well as throughout Colorado. Don’t miss the annual COO Summit Chamber Breakfast on Monday, October 2, 2017!