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Far West 86th Annual Snowsports Convention
June 7–10, 2018

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 • 800-723-6500www.atlantiscasino.com

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 8:30 AM — 10:25 AM

Welcome to the Annual Far West Travel Expo. Whether you’ve participated in past Travel Expos or are new this year, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your participation.

Our relationships with our Industry Partners and their participation in our Convention are invaluable. Their future participation and support is influenced by return value. In addition, Travel Expo serves as a venue that attracts new vendors who will be willing to support our Conventions and FWSA Programs in the future. It is our goal to insure that our time with them is a positive and worthwhile experience.

What To Expect

The Travel Expo is a forum where delegates [voting and non-voting] can meet with the snowsports industry [resorts, operators, and suppliers] in pre-scheduled 15-minute appointments. The Travel Expo is the ski industry’s time for focused one-on-one time with our delegation and membership leaders.

Travel Expo will kick off at 8:45 AM with 5 pre-scheduled 15-minute appointments. Appointments will end at 10:25 AM.

The appointments during Travel Expo are meant to be an introduction to the industry's product. The presentations should be broad enough to satisfy everyone.

Delegates attending the Travel Expo are a part of the process that determines where their clubs travel— if not in 2018 then in 2019 or 2020. They are representing their clubs and will be bringing Information and recommendations back to their board of directors and travel coordinators. Travel Expo is a great way to garner contact information for ski clubs and the industry.

NOTE Attendance is not mandatory for delegates, they can choose between Travel Expo and the SnowSports Leadership Academy scheduled at the same time.

Appointment Sign Up Opportunities

  • Friday from 6:30–10:00 PM at Silent Auction.

  • Saturday from 8:30–8:45 AM prior to the Travel Expo.

What Delegates Should Know

You will find your Travel Expo Passport in your Delegate Neck Wallet, which you will receive at Registration. The Passport is for you to record your appointments as you sign up with our Industry Representatives. Make sure you also record your appointment on the Industry’s Sign-up Sheet located in each booth at the Silent Auction.
  • Delegates should bring:

    • Business Cards to be given out at Silent Auction and Travel Expo

    • Five one-page Club Trip Profiles Fill free to bring extra copies to pass out at the Silent Auction.

      • Download Word document Club Trip Profile Template.

  • We strongly recommend that you schedule a few resorts, at least one tour operator, and a supplier that you have not visited or used before. Expo time should not be used for finalizing a trip already in the works. Use the time Friday night for this purpose, or schedule time with Industry later during the weekend.

What Industry Should Know

  • Industry should bring:

    • Please be prepared with informational materials such as brochures, photos, trail maps, laptop or ipad, etc. There will not be room for large displays.

  • Industry Contact

    • Fran Long
      Travel Expo Chair
      805-712-5781 [c]

Delegates Win Great Prizes

  • Those delegates meeting with ALL FIVE appointments will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including the Grand Prize: Ground package (value $900) for one for the 2019 annual Far West Ski Week trip. There are lots of other exciting prizes to win including lift tickets, clothing and more.

  • The winner of the grand prize will be selected at the conclusion of the Travel Expo and must have completed all of his/her appointments.

Let the FUN begin!

Click on the image below to download the 2018 Club Trip Profile Template in Word.

Click on the image below to download the 2018 Convention Flyer as a PDF file.
Convention Flyer

Online Registration is available January 2018.
Register by May 7, 2018 to secure your spot.
We look forward to you joining Far West in Reno, NV, June 7–10, 2018.

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