Lake Placid, adirondacks, usa — The community of Lake Placid has been selected to host the 2015 National Ski Council Federation annual meeting, which will be held the second week of September.
Meeting attendees consist of representatives from 30 ski councils, who collectively represent hundreds of thousands of ski club members throughout the U.S. Alternate delegates from the clubs will also be invited to attend, in addition to a number of other ski industry partners and corporate suppliers.
The group’s decision to select Lake Placid was driven by a collaborative town-wide coordination effort that included the team at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain staff and several participating hotels. The participating lodging properties have gone above and beyond, each committing to providing complimentary rooms and a value-added component, such as a meal or reception to enhance the attendees’ experience.
This is the first time that the group has held their meeting on the East Coast. “This meeting represents terrific potential for exposure of the region to a large group of active clubs throughout the U.S., with a huge contingent in our eastern feeder markets,” said Scott Gardner, conference and meeting coordinator, who facilitated the coordination. “These highly active, self-motivated social groups not only travel to ski, but also plan trips to bike, hike, paddle and other outdoor pursuits. Lake Placid and the Adirondacks are a perfect match!”
“This town-wide collaboration is a great example of the benefits of hosting a meeting or conference in Lake Placid,” said Maryjane Lawrence, director of sales and marketing. “We offer a pedestrian-friendly setup, diverse lodging inventory, unique meeting locations, and the spectacular backdrop of the Adirondacks. Plus, this particular meeting constitutes a terrific opportunity for the lodging properties and Whiteface to establish long-term relationships with these clubs, so this is just the first step toward many future visits by not only their huge club network, but individuals and families who will gain exposure to our wonderful leisure travel destination.”
Lodging properties hosting the group include the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Resort, High Peaks Resort, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, and the Whiteface Lodge.