Mountain Travel Symposium is now on its 43rd year and has been noted as the SXSW of the ski industry. With over 1,100 attendees each year from 35+ countries, find out why MTS is the must-attend ski industry event.
“MTS allows companies to engage in diverse business development. The forums do this by providing valuable insights, the trade exchange facilitates this is meeting new prospective business partners. Even the events are done in the most engaging ways possible. Any company looking for growth needs to be here.”
–Nikki Stone, CanadaStays
"This was one of the best events I have been to in a long time. There was great content at the general sessions, and a great deep dive into destinations at Destination Days. The short topical think tanks were really engaging."
-Richard Black, Sojern
"For first time MTS attendees, it is truly a "wow!" conference with how well organized, and smoothly operated the four days are."
Liam O’Gorman, booking.com
“For anyone working in the mountain travel industry, this is a must attend. The opportunity for career development, business development and networking is hard to beat. Hands down, the best industry conference. The forum this year was spectacular and the emphasis on challenging the status quo to make our industry better was a constant theme throughout. The involvement of tech giants like google and facebook was very applicable and I hope next year is even better.”
–Stephen Remillard, Mammoth Resorts
"Congratulations on yet another successful MTS at one of the most iconic places in our industry. As always, the team provided attendees with a well-organized and executed program."
-Kris McKinnon, Ski.com
“A productive mix of business and pleasure.”
– John Masters, ADARA
"What an incredible week! We were able to make many valuable connections and can’t thank you enough for having us. We did take advantage of the gorgeous scenery and managed to squeeze in a little fun, too. I look forward to attending again next year!"
Michelle Gilliand, HomeAway
"MTS provides a great opportunity to share ideas with sales and marketing professionals from the ski industry."
–Matt Porter, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
“It was great to connect others in similar positions in the industry and hear about their challenges and successes. Networking with meeting planners and other partners was a great opportunity to share my own passion while also learning about how my destination is perceived and how we can better address challenges and questions to increase year round business. I left MTS feeling energized and excited to get back to the office and get work with everything I learned and everyone I met!”
–Anna Easley, Averill Hospitality
"I have been to 4 MTS' in a row and find that each is better than the last. Maybe it is the relationships that I have built over the week that have turned into friendships, maybe it is the business that has resulted from my time at MTS....it just always seems to get more rewarding, more fun, and I can't imagine missing an MTS."
-Aaron Weiss, Sun Peaks Resort“MTS is a MUST for anyone involved in the mountain travel industry...there is no better event that provides professional development, networking, relationship building and limitless opportunities to market sell your products/services.”
–Ryan Billet, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
“MTS provided us the unique opportunity to meet both new and existing industry partners in a fun and highly organized, time efficient manner. We'll certainly be back every year.”
– Mike Liverton, Leavetown.com
"At MTS I connect with prospective clients and have access to so many potential clients all in one space. It's a power pack - X-Games sales experience."
– Ann Cook, Doubletree by Hilton"It is the only time of the year where I get the chance to meet suppliers face to face. I look forward to MTS every year and the opportunity to catch up with suppliers and strengthen our relationship."
–Sarah Headifen, House of Travel
“The Meetings Exchange at Mountain Travel Symposium allowed me an opportunity to learn and network with mountain destination hoteliers and other suppliers. I'm happy to say that recent trends in our industry have shown that the demand for adventure and the interest level in mountain destinations is growing. Attending MTS was not only a privilege, it was necessary.”
–Jake Swenson, Morris Meetings & Incentives"It is incredible to be surrounded by DMOs from all of the world as well as experts in technology and the future of tourism marketing."
– Diane bures, bllt
"As a first timer, it was unparalleled experience. With unique keynote speakers to experienced industry veterans, it was great to hear feedback and better understand some of the challenges that the industry is facing. And, even more so, working together to combat the issues and continue to increase participation in the mountain travel industry."
“As a first time attendee and new with my company, it was interesting to have all the big trade players on site as I could understand what their needs are. That way, I can get back to my partners on site with constructive feedback on what the TO's are requesting for future programs.”
"Out of all the conferences I have ever worked at this is the first one that I felt like clients and potential clients wanted to meet with exhibitors. The speakers and social events were an added plus. Best conference I have been to. Would love to come back. "