Mountain Travel Symposium is now on its 45th 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 is the the only event dedicated to networking with all of our mountain industry community. Every year I've attended I've connected with existing customers face to face and made new business connections in a relaxed, inclusive, and welcoming conference environment."
–Veronica Arriaga, The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
"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
"The face to face time at MTS is invaluable. It truly is an environment where everyone becomes friends quickly, which leads to trust and long term contacts."
-Eric Kertzman, Diamond Peak
“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
“A productive mix of business and pleasure.”
– John Masters, ADARA
"The best part about MTS is seeing familiar faces, reconnecting and strengthening new and old relationships. You see so many meaningful people in a short amount of time. In addition the forums are awesome. It's so important to stay current, get an industry update, and to be re-inspired. The best bang for your buck for all parties involved."
-Betty Schou, Aspen Meadows Resort
"MTS provides a great opportunity to share ideas with sales and marketing professionals from the ski industry."
–Matt Porter, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
"MTS is a great way to see the ski/industry family! Our industry is unique and different and to have the opportunity to unite and talk about the struggles in our mountain towns is extremely helpful, more so for a lodge like ours. We have to work together to help grow our communities and MTS helps with this. Here is where it shows that we aren't competitors but a big family with a common passion for the mountains!"
–Lucy Braillard, TImberline condominiums
"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
"MTS was incredible experience. As a first time participant, I was a bit nervous heading into the week, but that changed as soon as I registered. MTS provided a comfortable environment to exchange ideas and information with so many people around the ski/travel industry. The networking possibilities are endless!"
–Sean Hagen, Whitefish mountain resort
"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. "