We invite you to the 29th annual Steamboat Weather Summit, the longest-running mountain meteorological symposium in the ski industry. This unique conference brings together weather specialists and meteorologists from around the country to spend a week in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to discuss the latest industry issues and trends while broadcasting live and creating stories for their viewing audiences back home.

Each year, a select group of meteorologists from the top television markets in the country are invited to join us in Steamboat to learn more about the meteorology field and trending issues that interest their broadcast audiences. Designed as a hands-on and interactive exchange of information, ideas and experiences for broadcast meteorologists, the Steamboat Weather Summit has gained a national reputation for excellence over the years. Conference sessions are held each day with additional time allowed for feature production, live shots and, of course, powder research. The Steamboat Weather Summit is eligible for AMS points.


Monday, January 22: arrivals and evening welcome reception
Tuesday, January 23: classroom and field sessions
Wednesday, January 24: classroom and field sessions
Thursday, January 25: classroom and field sessions
Friday, January 26: classroom and field sessions
Saturday, January 27: classroom and field sessions
Sunday, January 28: farewell breakfast and departures

Speakers & Topics

Speakers to be announced soon

Live Remotes & Packages

During Steamboat Weather Summit, reach your viewers at home while in one of the most unique weather locations in the Rocky Mountains.
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Live Remotes

Steamboat provides all the necessities, including story ideas, cameramen and production assistance as well as on-site satellite capabilities to conduct live weathercasts and feed tapes and produced packages back to your station. Steamboat will arrange for satellite time — booked on a first-come, first-served basis — as well as access to videographers and our digital-editing system. Live Shots are available anytime of the day booked in 15-minute increments. Steamboat will arrange for satellite time on a first-come, first-serve basis. To book a slot, email Nicole Miller at nmiller@steamboat.com with the following information: date, 15-minute window, time zone, station, IFB phone number, control room phone number and control room contact/producer name.

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Feature Packages

Feature packages can focus on conference speakers and topics, Steamboat's weather anomalies, and winter recreation and activities in the Steamboat area.

Story Ideas

  • Ski Patrol and Mountain Safety
  • Winter activities: dog sledding, ice climbing, ski jumping
  • Any ideas you have, we can make happen


Sign up for the 2018 Weather Summit
We are very excited about this year's Weather Summit lineup and hope you will be part of this program. A limited number of invitations are sent each year, creating a more intimate experience. Participation in the Steamboat Weather Summit is based on live shots and package production. Conference fees are discounted based on the number of live shots/produced packages created during the summit. Partial and full scholarships are available for first-time participants.

Please feel free to contact Nicole Miller (nmiller@steamboat.com) for more information about scholarships and registration fees. Registration includes lodging at the Steamboat Grand, all conference sessions, activities, and some meals. Transportation is included for meteorologists' families from outside Colorado.

The registration deadline is October 31, 2017.

Register for the 2018 Weather Summit