Friday, June 14, 2019, 6:45 PM — 9:30 AM
(during the Silent Auction & Trade Show)
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:30 AM — 10:25 AM
the 2019 FWSA Convention information Sheet for the Travel Expo contained on this page.
Download the 2019 Club Trip Profile Template.
Delegates (voting and non-voting) will have two opportunities to meet with the snowsports industry (resort, operators, and suppliers). Each delegate bag will contain two Travel Expo Passports: one for Friday night and one for Saturday. While each Passport requires you meet with five industry reps and spend 15 minutes with each of them, you only have to schedule the Saturday morning appointments. Although unscheduled, the five Friday meetings must take place between 645 PM and 915PM and your Passport must be signed (just like the Saturday morning Passport). You double your chances of winning the grand prize when you complete both Passports. Detailed instructions will be provided in the delegate bags.
Travel Expo is a forum where delegates [voting and non-voting] can meet with the snowsports industry [resorts, operators, and suppliers]. Travel Expo is the industry’s time for focused one-on-one time with our delegation and membership leaders. Industry presentations 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 2019 then in 2020 or 2021. 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.
Those delegates meeting with one or both Travel Expo Passports completed will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including the Grand Prize: Ground package (value $900) for one for the 2020 annual Far West Ski Week trip to Big Sky, MT. There are lots of other exciting prizes to win including lift tickets, clothing and more.
The winner of the grand prize will be announced at lunch on Saturday.
You will find your Travel Expo Passports in your Delegate Neck Wallet, which you will receive at Registration. The Passport is for you to record your meetings and appointments with our Industry Representatives.
Delegates should bring:
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.
Industry should bring informational materials such as brochures, photos, trail maps, laptop or iPad, etc. There will not be room for large displays.
Online Registration is available beginning March 8, 2019.
May 6, 2019 is the deadline for early bird registration.
Register by May 17, 2019 to secure your spot.
We look forward to you joining Far West in Indian Wells, CA, June 13 - 16, 2019.