- Clark Vandeventer
Snowcial is underway at Harvey's and Heavenly. What is Snowcial? The conference is a convergence of tech, social media, and snowsports and has been generating a ridiculous number of tweets from attendees. It's not your traditional conference in the sense that attendees are sitting in an auditorium listening to speakers -- although that does go on -- but fun on the slopes and the party scene at Harvey's is just as integral to the conference experience as anything.
To give you a feel for what Snowcial is all about, here's a collection of top tweets from conference attendees.
"Align the passion of people with the markets you serve - @chrisheuer Pretty much sums of the ski industry. #snowcial"
"Cinnabon... this morning you are gonna get it. I have given into temptation. You win this round. #snowcial
"Loving the #ShredforStevens tribute at #snowcial thanks @harvitronix"
"Rules of #snowcial: no icing presenter, media bo from 2-5, no shoeing unless they spill their beer. Yup."
"What happens in Cabo stays in Tahoe..."
"Yes! "Every company is a media company" - hire media savvy employees at all levels @chrisheuer #snowcial
Bill Nye's got nothing on @deaneckles. Facebook science session at #snowcial.
"I LOVE brands. #Snowcial is seriously the coolest conference in the world. @tether is rad. @stanhainsworth"
"@harvitronix Dude, my @GoPro has some really weird footage on it. #Experience #Snowcial
"It's fun to see boring brands attach themselves to snowboarding in search for relevance."
"Seeing the evolvement of the new @Gatorade brand from @tether is SO awesome!!! #snowcial
"Yeah..impressive: @GoPro social media stats (200+M youtube views. 450k instagram) More impressive: their mantra & momentum #snowcial"
"Trying to avoid going downstairs to the casino. #loveplayingwheeloffortune"
Snowcial will continue through March 2. For updates, follow the #Snowcial hashtag on Twitter. I'm also tweeting updates and you can follow me @clarkvand.
Clark Vandeventer used to wear business suits and go to important meetings. He moved to South Lake Tahoe to reinvent his life and now wears Helly Hansen gear and skis 50+ days a year. When he’s not being a professional ski bum or playing with his kids, he’s blogging. You can read about his family’s quest to work less, live more, and travel the world at FamilyTrek.org.