Earn-Your-Turns Roundtable

Date: 12/17/2020

Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM Eastern Standard Time

Location: Virtual (see options below)

Description: Interest in "earning-your-turns" has exploded over the past 5 years in Vermont and beyond. Recreational organizations, communities, and volunteers have responded by building a growing network of "managed zones" throughout the state and region. Ski areas have adjusted and adapted their uphill policies, and ski shops have stocked-up on the latest gear. However, as demand has increased new problems have emerged. How can we move to meet an increasing demand for more managed zones while balancing other recreational, economic, and environmental goals? This moderated panel discussion will bring together representatives from Vermont’s backcountry community (CTA Chapters), ski areas, and the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) to touch on these questions including:

  • Trends in demand & supply (managed BC terrain | uphill terrain @ ski areas)

  • Ski resort perspective

  • Recreation/tourism industry perspective

  • Meeting demand | addressing challenges

  • The way forward

  • Q&A

Moderator – Catamount Trail Association

Panelists: representatives from

  • CTA Chapters (NEKBC, DHASH, MRVBC)

  • Ski areas (Sugarbush, Mad River Glen)

  • VT Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative