We invite you to the 30th 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.

2019 Weather Summit Schedule

Monday, January 21
Evening welcome reception

Tuesday, January 22

Field and classroom sessions

Wednesday, January 23

Field and classroom sessions

Thursday, January 24

Field and classroom sessions
Friday, January 25
Field and classroom sessions

Saturday, January 26

Just for fun

Sunday, January 27

Farewell breakfast
2019 Weather Summit Speakers & Topics

The Human Element
James Balog, Earth Vision Institute, Extreme Ice Survey founder and director
James Balog's team is featured in the 2012 Emmy-winning documentary "Chasing Ice" and in the PBS/NOVA special "Extreme Ice." He is the author of "ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers," and his photos have been published in National Geographic and exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide. His new film, "The Human Element," looks at how humanity interacts with the Earth.

Trends in extreme precipitation
Greg Carbin, NOAA Weather Prediction Center Forecast Operations branch chief
Greg Carbin is an expert on thunderstorm forecasting, the climatology of severe storms and tornadoes. Prior to starting his career with the National Weather Service in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1993, Carbin was a meteorologist in New York and Vermont. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Lyndon State College in 1985.

Atlantic hurricane season
Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science research scientist
Dr. Phil Klotzbach has been employed in the Department of Atmospheric Science at CSU, where he received his Ph.D., for the past 17 years. He developed the two-week forecasts currently being issued during the peak months of the hurricane season. He has published more than two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Climate and Weather and Forecasting.

Weather and War: The Normandy Invasion
Col. Andrew D. Lohman, West Point Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering academy professor
Col. Andrew Lohman is a Special Forces officer with operational experience as an Operational Detachment Alpha and Special Forces company commander in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. He is a political geographer with research interests in the geography of war and conflict, with a specific focus on insurgency and civil war.

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 Loryn Kasten at lkasten@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


October 31, 2018 is the registration deadline

We are 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.

Feel free to contact Nicole Miller or Loryn Kasten for more information about scholarships and registration fees. Registration includes lodging, all conference sessions, activities and most meals. Air transportation is included for meteorologists outside Colorado.

Please submit your registration by Oct. 31, 2018, to secure your spot at this winter's summit. You are welcome to bring a guest for a fee of $125 per day, which includes everything but air transportation. Children younger than 12 are $50 per day.
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