Summit Series Agenda: Mar 7, 2024

Sundance, UT

DATE: Thursday, March 7
TIME: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sundance Mountain Resort
8841 N. Alpine Loop Road
Sundance, Utah 84604

There is ample onsite parking.

Hotel Reservations:
There is limited lodging at Sundance, first come first served, call Reservations at 1-800-892-1600 for more information. Hotel rooms can also be found in near by Orem and Provo (10 miles away).


8:00 – 10:00amBring your skis/board for First Tracks (Optional)*
9:30amRegistration Opens
10:00am – 4:00pmSessions/Workshops (see topics below)
11:30am – 12:15pmLunch
4:00 – 5:00pmHappy Hour & Networking
* Lift ticket required. Discounted passes available for purchase after registration is completed.

Session Details

Meaningful Climate Action for Every Business
With our industry’s reach, impact, and collective resources, we can tackle climate action with true force. However, to create the scale we need, we must make meaningful climate action accessible to every business regardless of capacity or size. We’ll discuss some innovative and meaningful solutions that are already being implemented to help reduce a company’s carbon footprint and maximize its climate impact.
Joel Svedlund, Founder, Peak 62
Robb Shurr, Founder, Walden Hyde
Stacy Hutchinson, Vice President, Communications & Government Affairs, POWDR
Xan Marshland, Manager, Brand Development, Checkerspot/WNDR Alpine
Emily Foster, Director of Environmental & Social Impact, Burton Global
Getting Consumers to Care About Your Climate and Sustainability ActionsAs brands and as an industry, we are working to address climate change and sustainability through real and tangible actions. And our guests and consumers want to know what we’re doing. But the approach brands take to communicate can actually create more barriers, rather than build connections. How can we create opportunities for brand engagement and affinity? We’ll discuss the latest findings in climate change and sustainability communication and provide actionable steps you can take right away. Robb Shurr, Walden Hyde
PFAS: “How to Get to the PFAS Finish Line Without Ruining Your Business”With some of the first PFAS compliance deadlines on December 31, 2024, is your compliance strategy in place? Join this informative conversation with industry vet and sustainability consultant Ammi Borenstein, and panel conversations with industry experts that will help you understand the complex PFAS regulations, the timing, and the steps that every brand should be considering right now.Ammi Borenstein,
Principal & Founder, Snaplinc Consulting
Colleen Burns, Senior Director, Backcountry
Danica Carey, Director Of Marketing Operations, Seirus Innovation
Kenny Gotcher, National Sales Manager, Toray International America, Inc.
EU Regulations That Will Impact US BusinessesThe EU Green New Deal aims to set the EU on a path to a sustainable economy with the ultimate goal of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. These comprehensive set of standards and regulations will impact not just EU-based winter outdoor companies, but also those that sell their products in the EU. Join us for this conversation with sustainability consultant Ammi Borenstein to learn more about these standards, how they will impact your business and the actionable next steps that every brand that plans to distribute products in the EU should consider.Ammi Borenstein
Principal & Founder, Snaplinc Consulting
Supply Chain Assessments for SME’sWe’ll discuss the current best practices for supply chain mapping and what is needed to prepare for upcoming legal requirements.Joel Svedlund
Founder, Peak 63
Finding the Right Circular Strategy for Your BusinessHave you considered a circular strategy for your brand? With the extraction of raw materials, production, and transportation making up the majority of a brand’s carbon footprint, an effective circular strategy has a significant impact on climate and the earth’s finite resources and a supplier’s bottom line. In this session, we’ll discuss the various circularity strategies that brands can implement to have the greatest impact including recycling, repair and reuse, etc.Scott Kuhlman, CEO, ReCircled
Jennifer McVey, Director, North America, Nidecker Holding SA
Katy Jackson, Co-Founder, Lone Pine Gear Exchange
Thomas Laakso, SVP, DPS Skis