PAST EVENT GUIDES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR EVENT ACTIVITIES?
SUNDAY (March 18, 2018): The event begins on SUNDAY late afternoon with a Keynote Speaker and registration. You can meet coaches, fellow participants and sign up for clinics.
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY (March 19-21, 2018): We meet each morning for final clinic signups and registration then head out for a morning of skiing. We break for lunch and allow further clinic signups. We head out for an afternoon of skiing. In the evenings, we have activities planned from panel presentations to an evening social out.
I'M NOT AN ALPINE SKIER. CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Yes. Participants have included women on snowboards and tele skis. Most of our coaches are alpine skiers. However, we have added a nordic skiing coach and this year, we are adding snowbaording coaches. Additionally, information shared that relates to the industry, leadership, connecting with students, teaching methodolgies, etc. apply regardless of your snow-sliding discipline. The Summit organizers are constantly looking into expanding the program or developing other programs that are different-discipline specific. Meanwhile, you are welcome to join us, share your knowledge, collaborate, explore Squaw Valley, and make new friends.
HOW MUCH DOES THE EVENT COST?
Program Cost is $150 per day and includes all items in the itinerary. We encourage all participants to sign up for all three days. If you are only able to attend one or two days, you may still attend the keynote speaker event and all evening sessions. Lift tickets not include. (See below about Lift Tickets.)
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
The 3-Day Event includes three full days of coaching & collaboration with some of the top women instructors, coaches and leaders in the ski industry, post-ski presentations and apres gatherings, the Summit's comprehensive Resource Guide, signature item, a bucket load of new friends, time in the mountains, networking opportunities and more.
ARE LIFT TICKETS AN EXTRA COST?
[TBA: Waiting on Confirmation from Squaw whether it will offer lift tickets to participants at no charge.]
DO I HAVE TO BE MEMBER OF PSIA, NSP OR USSA TO PARTICIPATE?
YES. If you are interested in participating but are currently not a member of any of these organizations, you can join any of the organizations before the Event. This Event is a great opportunity to meet women in the industry and learn if your interests might align with one or more of these organizations.
PSIA: Visit the National Professional Ski Instructors of America to join.
NSP: Visit the National Ski Patrol to join.
USSA: Visit the United Ski & Snowboard Association to join.
ARE EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT?
YES. PSIA, USSA and NSP have worked together to make this an education event for all organizations.
PSIA: Provide proof of attendance to your Regional office.
NSP: Event may be used as a Ski Enhancement Seminar or Senior Elective. Provide proof of participation to Linda Barthel.
USSA: Provide proof of attendance to Education Office or Fax to 435-940-2790.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT?
HOW DO I LEARN ABOUT CLINICS AND SIGN UP FOR THEM?
You can sign up for all three days of clinics on the first day, or wait and sign up for clinics every morning and at lunch, or a mix of these two. The Event Guide offers some insight into clinic offerings and lists some of the highly specialized clinics offered. Each day will be packed with clinic offerings for all levels, all conditions and interests. Our goal is to offer what interests you and pair the best coach to that clinic. We are flexible so don’t fret over signing up for clinics.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT, ITINERARY AND DETAILS
We have prepared an extensive Event Guide, which is available online. The Event Guide includes the daily Itinerary, a list of sample clinics, the biographies of our extensive coaching staff, maps and more detail than found on this website. Whether you have signed up or are looking at the Event with potential interest, we encourage you to take a look at the online Event Guide.
ARE THERE LODGING SPECIALS ARRANGED FOR PARTICIPANTS?
Lodging packages have been set up for you at the Mammoth Mountain Inn, a ski-in/ski-out hotel/condominium facility, mere steps from our on-snow meeting area, the Panoramic Gondola and Chair 1/Broadway. Our central indoor meeting area is in the Mammoth Mountain Inn next to the main lobby. For more information, please visit our LODGING PAGE.
FUTURE WOMEN’S SUMMIT COACHES
We are always interested in expanding the diversity of the coaching staff for the Women’s Summit.
If you are interested in being a Coach for future Women’s Summits, please contact Heidi Ettlinger