The delegates, members of an internship program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Special American Business Internship Training program, were exposed to North American ski industry innovations that they can apply in their home countries.

Participants learned how the program imputes ski area management acumen, while working through CSU Online’s distance learning platform. Sadvakassov and Faltynskyy both mentioned that they hoped their national universities could collaborate with CSU on a possible partnership, as did Elena Koveleva, CEO of Demac Lenko, who said the program could be extremely useful in Russia. Thank you to MTM Advisory Board member Michael Berry, President and CEO of the National Ski Areas Association, for making this partnership possible.