Mountain Travel Symposium – an insider perspective and party update

Mountain Travel Symposium – an insider perspective and party update

See below for the Party Update

To get ready for the upcoming Mountain Travel Symposium, April 15-21, 2012 in Squaw Valley, we sat down with Jeremy Jacobson, Leisure Sales Manager at North Lake Tahoe Resort Association to get his perspective about the symposium and what one can expect.

This year, MTS is bringing in an incredible speaker lineup and we are super excited about seeing the presentations at the Forum.

A blurb from our sponsor, MTS: The Forum, April 18-19, 2012 takes a deep dive into two full days of educational and interactive learning. This year features six general presentations from top tier presenters; 12 small group “hands on” workshops, an Executive Summit and bonus workshops delivered by top industry leaders. In total, there are more than 30 hours of seminars and sessions. All of this for less than $20/hour of top educational value. Learn more about the Forum  and see the entire schedule but be advised that registration online is now closed. Don’t get discouraged, you can still register onsite.

Now, here’s the interview with Jeremy Jacobson. 


OAM: What do you see the role of MTS to be for the mountain travel industry?

Jeremy J: I look at MTS as a valuable tool in creating interpersonal relationships with all key domestic and global ski tour operators.  Aside from being able to spend quality time with top producing clients, build new business and contract for the coming year, MTS Forums provide great, up-to-date industry information.  I always look forward to hearing the heavy hitters within our industry discuss trends and marketing tactics.

 OAM: How many Mountain Travel Symposiums have you attended?

Jeremy J: This will be my 8th time attending MTS.

 OAM:  What’s your most favorite thing about MTS?

Jeremy J: My favorite components of MTS include being able to generate new business leads to the North Lake Tahoe partners while reuniting with top clients and friends visiting from all over the world.

 OAM: What do you look forward to this year? Which presentations?

Jeremy J: At this year’s MTS, I am looking forward to the marketing discussions highlighting branding through social media as well as the inspirational presentations with the “Push to the Pole” coming top of mind.

 OAM: Do you have any advice to people who are going how to make the most of it?

Jeremy J: With face-to-face meetings, general sessions, workshops and social gatherings, MTS is filled with non-stop educational and networking opportunities.  One piece of advise to new comers is “Do not be shy.  Ask questions and introduce yourself”  We are all part of a special, welcoming and very passionate industry.

 OAM: Do you have any word of advice for people sitting on the fence at the moment? 

Jeremy J: MTS is “the” premiere mountain industry event of the year, period!

 OAM: And finally, do you book sales from MTS?

Jeremy J: I book new business annually as a direct result of MTS.

Mountain Travel Symposium is a great networking event where you can rub shoulders with over 1,000 people in the mountain industry, book sales for your destination, learn from the best and the brightest and enjoy everything Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley have to offer. If you are still thinking of whether you should go to Mountain Travel Symposium this year, read this:

They are planning a super party on Tuesday before the Forum at High Camp. The party is known as one of the best party of the year and one not to miss. This year’s theme is “Fire and Ice”, Burning Man style, so get your costume ready and your Barroca packed (Australian Vitamin B hangover cure) and check back for more details as we  are currently trying to find out more and will update this post. As with many good things, word of mouth on this event has already made it a top priority for Tahoe folks so the party is going to be very well attended.


Get ready for the big party on Tuesday, April 17th, “Fire and Ice” Party

Celebrate Lake Tahoe’s iconic sunshine and snowfall in the spirit of Burning Man at our “FIRE & ICE” Party!  Please join us in dressing the part.  As you will soon find out, just about anything goes at the world famous Burning Man festival.  “Black Rock City” becomes the 3rd largest “city” in Nevada for one week at the close of each summer.  If you are not planning to pack a costume, here are some links to assist you in gearing up for what is shaping up to be a legendary celebration highlighting a “Taste of North Lake Tahoe” and wines from The Placer County Vintners Association.

Be happy to try it, rent it or buy it at Dress the Part(y) in Incline Village

Mention Mountain Travel Symposium and receive a 20% discount

The following specialists in Reno may outfit more “Burners” than anywhere else in the world…

Truckee is right on the way to Squaw Valley where you can plan a stop at the eccentric, Unique Boutique.

Click here to learn a bit more about the entertaining and very unique world of Burning Man


  • Fire & Ice costume
  • Sun block
  • Sun glasses and goggles
  • All mountain skis and snowboards – be ready for everything from powder to perfect, spring corn
  • Swim suit
  • Camera
  • Energy… lots of energy!


See you there!


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