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Inspiring Innovation and Growth, Whistler 2016

This was the first annual adventure heli-ski summit where a select group of senior global technology, brand & innovation leaders came together for an intimate private event to share and discuss trends and technology changes emerging today.

On January 10th, 2016, they met, skied and boarded, heli-skied, networked, wined and dined, discussed, debated, innovated, product tested, adventured and most of all shared the experience of a life-time over three incredible days in Whistler, BC.
See You At Next Year's Summit!

2016 Summit Series Event Film

Watch our short breathtaking film about last year's event, produced by our award winning GoPro videographers.

The world class ski resort of Whistler BC, and the luxury Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel was the backdrop for The Summit. Amongst the attendees were coveted speakers and two special legendary athlete entrepreneur guests. We skied and shreded with two times Olympic Gold Medalist Snowboarder Seth Wescott, and- Doug Stoup who is one of the greatest living polar ski mountaineers and explorers and CEO of Ice Axe Expeditions.

A spectacular setting, immersive adventure experiences, cutting-edge innovation content, and unmatched networking. This is an invitation-only limited event to ensure a fresh and inspiring experience.

Come kick off the new year with us in style at this unique world first event next year in 2017.

Register for your invite to next year's Summit now here.

Here's What People Are Saying

I MUST tell you guys, that this is the MOST exciting and appreciated format for an event such as this and it is OFFICIALLY on my radar. Thank you for thinking “out of the box” and putting something like this together, not only will it be fun, but probably one of the better ways to facilitate relationships, bonding, creative conversation, and of course great memories.
— Jay Cohen, GM of North America, (Games Company)

Check out our gallery page to see more photos from the Summit Series.

At A Glance:

  • Unparalleled High-Touch Networking: Invitees have been selected from applicants across brands, app developers, games, agencies, content creators, and advertising and monetisation platforms. Join your peers at companies like Social Gaming Network, SEGA, Life 360, L.L.Bean, Tango, The North Face, Oakley and GoPro for a high-touch networking experience of a lifetime.
  • Adventure: Warming up skiing the resort on day one, the highlight of the event will be, the next one or two days of epic heli-skiing and boarding. A smaller number of non-heliskier attendees will be catered for with alternative adventures such as snow mobiling, spa treatments, or dog sledding. We will also be making a movie of our own! GoPro Media video experts will be on hand to create the memory of a lifetime for us. 

In association with:

  • Content: We’ve chosen a few key themes for 2016 that will influence the way we live, work and play for discussions in fireside panels & chats:
    • MOBILE AND IOT GROWTH: The biggest challenges marketers will face in 2016.
    • VIRTUAL REALITY: What will it take to make virtual worlds our new frontier?
    • ADVENTURE AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY: How will the way we plan, play, and perform in sports be influenced by wearable computing and the ioT. We will be running product demonstrations and discussions on skiing and other adventure sports technologies.
    • PHILANTHROPY: In the digital and social age.
Further details and apply for an invite below. If you are accepted, you will be sent a private registration link via our event booking partner ( to register, and confirm your limited place.

Sponsors and Supporters:

Be associated with THE COOLEST event in technology and media today.

Select sponsorship and speaking opportunities will be available to co-brand, thought-lead, network, and perform high-touch hosting of your best prospects and clients ensuring your place in this memorable event. We are preparing next year's sponsorship packages now.  Please contact Hayley for further details:

We look forward to adventuring with you at next year's Summit!

Yours in powder, mobile, and adventure

Hayley Melidonis,
Mobile Executive and Founder of Total Heliski
Where every day is a powder day

Below are indicative prices and content from last year's Summit. Next year's Summit Series is being worked out now. Please contact us with your suggestions.


2x Olympic Gold Champion Snowboarder
2x Olympic Gold Champion Snowboarder
Seth Wescott is a two times Olympic gold medalist-2006, 2010. SBX world champion 2005, Vice world champion 2003,2007, and 2011. Nine time X-games medalist. He has also been a featured athlete in Warren Miller Entertainment’s films for the past five years. 17 year US snowboarding team member, and Sugarloaf ski resort’s winter sports ambassador. But Seth’s talents don’t stop there. He is also an entrepreneur in his own right. Seth owns The Rack Restaurant in Sugarloaf, Maine, plus owns and is Head Board Designer at Winterstick Snowboards. L.L.Bean sponsor Seth where he is their testing and design partner, where he will share his views on wearable technology in sports clothing.
Polar Explorer
Polar Explorer, Climate Change Speaker, and CEO of Ice Axe Expeditions
Doug Stoup is one of the world's leading polar guides and polar exploration expedition leaders. He is also a coveted cinematographer, reality tv star, ski & snowboard mountaineer, climber, motivational speaker, environmentalist, and educator. He owns and operates Ice Axe Expeditions, a World Class Ski Touring Company that leads skiers and boarders to remote destinations including Antarctica, Spitsbergen, Morocco, Greenland, Iceland, Kamchatka, Alaska and Canada. Doug inspires audiences with stories on hard-won lessons from polar exploits to deliver custom keynotes that impact listeners of all backgrounds – and workplaces of all types – positively. Few share Doug’s abundant adventures and experiences, but many now have the opportunity to share in the stories and lessons they teach. At the Summit, Doug will imparts his knowledge and views on how technology may be able to help climate change.
CEO, Consumers in Motion Group
CEO, Consumers in Motion Group
Dan Hodges is an executive and business strategist in the media, mobile, technology, retail and advertising industries. Consumers in Motion Group is a business-consulting firm that identifies technology and trends and develops business solutions for the media, retail, political, CPG, QSR industries and government.
As an expert in media, consumer trends and innovation, Dan is a sought-after speaker and is widely published in trade and industry journals. His teams have won innovation awards from both the Mobile Marketing Association and the Internet Bureau of Advertising. He is President of the Location Based Marketing Association in New York, judge of the first Global Mobile Awards: Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce at GSMA Mobile World Congress and is member of the American Association of Political Consultants.
CEO, Co-Founder,
CEO, Co-founder,
Named one of the Wired 100 in 2010, serial entrepreneur and executive Richard D. Titus has a passion for technology & innovation. Richard’s startups include Razorfish, Schematic & Videoplaza as well as leadership roles at the British Broadcasting Corporation (Future Media Controller) and DMGT’s digital holding company Associated Northcliffe Digital (CEO) whose portfolio includes MailOnline and +20 digital classified businesses worldwide. His most recent startup,, is a mobile platform that combines scheduling, payments and promotions for Solopreneurs.
Director of Digital Marketing, The North Face
Director of Digital Marketing, The North Face
Eric Oliver is currently the director of digital marketing at California-based The North Face, where he looks after digital brand, ecommerce marketing, mobile, social, loyalty, and digital @ retail initiatives. Prior to joining The North Face, Oliver held a similar position at Converse, where he launched the brand in social media. He was part of the initial iTunes marketing team at Apple, where he worked on product launches, product enhancements, and partnership deals. Oliver also holds two music discovery patents from his time at iTunes.
VP of Marketing at SEGA
VP of Marketing at SEGA
Mike Evans is Vice President of Digital Marketing at SEGA, where he leads the pan-Western mobile strategy for some of the world’s best-known game franchises including Sonic the Hedgehog, Crazy Taxi and Super Monkey Ball.
During his tenure, spanning more than nine years, Evans has established the performance marketing and ad monetization business and oversees the brand management, public relations, community and first party relationship functions.
Previously Evans founded SEGA’s European digital distribution arm which is responsible for smartphone, tablet and console games, before relocating to the Bay Area.
VP of Marketing and Revenue at Dots
VP of Marketing and Revenue at Dots
Christian is in charge of all marketing and revenue at Dots. He is a data-minded marketer with a passion for econometrics and video games. His professional specialty lies in mobile marketing, user acquisition and predictive modeling for freemium products. He has given talks at Apple, Google I/O, Postback, Princeton, Yahoo, and many other events and institutions.
Founder and CEO of XENSR
Founder and CEO of XENSR
A life-long athlete and entrepreneur, David’s most recent company is changing the face of action sports with aerospace grade sensors for realtime analytics, training and competitions. With over 30 years of startup experience from software to enterprise security, educational outreach for NASA and broadcasting, David brings a global view of technology, sports and serial entrepreneurship to the Summit.
Founder of Fluri
Founder of Fluri
Jay is a product manager specializing in location-based mobile applications and activity tracking. Before starting Fluri, he was a product manager at Strava, the social fitness network for athletes. His original background was in mobile development, and he also has a law degree and experience in finance.
Markus Hutnak is an accomplished mountaineer and outdoor product innovator. His product initiatives have been introduced through many world-class brands including The North Face, the National Geographic Society, Ralph Lauren, Mountain Hardwear, and SAKS incorporated. His extensive wholesale and retail background give him a 360 degree perspective and expertise through the entire product development, marketing, and sales process. After conducting extensive background research around graphene and its properties, he's now leading key product initiatives to introduce graphene into coatings, apparel, footwear and other products for the outdoor adventurer and athlete. Markus is well versed in the functional requirements and real-world application of fabric, apparel, equipment and technology. An avid and adventurous climbing background complements his education and business skills. He understands outdoor product requirements and recognizes graphene as a revolutionary platform for next-generation performance products.

Growth & Marketing of Life360
Growth & Marketing, Life360
Andreas joined Life360 as a founding team member and is currently leading both growth and marketing. While at Life360 he build out the analytical system to drive better decision making. With over 70 million downloads, Life360 is the largest social network for families, enabling families to stay connected with each other. His specialities lie in mobile growth, app store optimization, consumer insights and virality.

CEO and Founder of Total Heliski
Mobile Growth, Monetisation and Adventure Technology Expert, CEO and Founder of Total Heliski
Hayley built a successful business career spanning the globe in travel, mobile and digital media. She has held executive positions in sales, marketing and business development in top 500 companies, like Ansett Airlines, Virgin Mobile, Motorola, and Nokia. She also is a mobile growth and monetization expert having run business development for various advertising technology companies.
In 2009 she combined these professional and personal experiences and her passion for heli skiing, into Total Heliski, her travel and media company running the world’s first consumer heli-ski show two years in a row in 2010 and 2011. With a global audience serviced by Total Heliski, and a passion for technology and media, Hayley is now focusing on emerging adventure sports technologies that improve the world and make it more fun.
Founder of Mobile Growth Fellowship
Founder of Mobile Growth Fellowship
Highly accomplished and enterprising sales executive with a proven track record of success in every role ever held. Extremely analytical and strategic with the ability to turn contacts into revenue. Successful, bold, likable and an innovative leader who inspires and delivers results. A confident negotiator, communicator and presenter who can win new business and strongly represents the organization. Expertise in mobile, gaming, monetization and advertising create an unparalleled skillset in a nascent and high growth area. 8 Years of experience in the Mobile and Gaming Industry. Exceptional network of mobile publishers and advertisers.
Expert understanding of Domestic and International User Acquisition and Monetization models; CPI, CPE, CPL, CPA, CPV, etc., especially on iOS, Android, Tablet, Social, MMOs, etc.
Extensive International working experience in Asia, Europe and LATAM.

TRIP LENGTH AND TRAVEL : 3 days of activities plus travel time to and from Whistler. The Summit will provide a shuttle to and from Vancouver airport for the start and finish of the Summit. If travelling from Las Vegas, the following direct flights on January 10th are advised to be booked asap. Both depart at 13:30pm. They are Westjet (1789) and Air Canada (1899). Make sure you are booked on one of those. Helicopter transfer from Vancouver Airport to Whistler will also be available.
ABOUT THE HOTEL : Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler's landmark ski-in ski-out hotel and BC golf resort, Fairmont Chateau Whistler defines mountain luxury. Combining classic elegance and a modern alpine setting, this award-winning Whistler hotel showcases exceptional dining and full resort amenities including scheduled yoga and AquaFit classes, and Vida Spa.
ABOUT THE HELISKIING : We are going to be heli skiing with Whistler's premier heli skiing and heli boarding operation in the Coastal Mountains of BC, renowned for their abundance of snowfall and precipitation. Receiving an average of 33 feet of snow annually, and with access to over 200,000 acres of terrain (25 times the size of Whistler/ Blackcomb), this heli skiing adventure will blow your mind. At the same time, we will be in the safest, most knowledgeable hands. We heliski in groups of 5:1 with professional mountain guides who live to ski these mountains. We will be trained and well briefed on safety procedures as part of the experience. See T&Cs tab for skier/ boarder ability levels to participate in the heli skiing.
(Subject to small changes)
Sunday, January 10
Attendees are met at Vancouver airport in the late afternoon (from CES direct flights) and luxury transported by road to Whistler. Welcome drinks and dinner with welcome talk by Total Heliski Legend Athlete. See for bios:

Monday, January 11
Breakfast with Mobile Tech Product for Demo Testing. Full day of resort skiing followed by après drinks with thought leadership panel. Adventure dinner with snow mobiles!

Tuesday, January 12
Breakfast. First day of heli skiing. Bus pick up for short drive to heliski base. Helicopter and avalanche safety briefings. Heli skiing. Lunch picnic in the mountains. Beers. Return to hotel for massages, hot tubs.
Après wine and cheese tasting at hotel accompanied by thought leader talk. Heliski footage presentation. Free evening for enjoying Whistler.

Wednesday, January 13
Breakfast Panel. Heli skiing final day with athletes, clients, and peers.
Après, showers, departure shuttle for YVR airport and city. Helicopter transfer available.
ENTRY FEE FOR THE SUMMIT PROGRAM: USD* Heliskier Full - Earlybird rate (Limited availability, before November 23): $5,950
Heliskier- Standard rate: $7,150
Heliskier Lite - Earlybird rate: $4,500 (Includes one day of heli skiing instead of two. On the other day, a resort lift ticket is included. Other activities can be arranged on request at extra charge, before December 10th)
Heliskier Lite - Standard rate: $5,250
Non-Heliskier- Earlybird rate (Limited, before December 10th, includes alternative activities): $3,950
Non-Heliskier Standard rate: $4,500

(*Includes all taxes. Indicative price shown in USD, as of Aug 20, 2015. Actual transaction will be made in CAD at time of purchase.)
PRE/POST SKIING : Whistler would be the perfect pre-ski destination and pre/ post accommodation can be arranged via our concierge for those who want to stay longer.
In order to maintain the quality of this exclusive and unique event, the entry fee covers the event content and travel expenses comprehensively.
  • Return luxury transport from Vancouver Airport to the Summit Hotel at designated times.
  • Welcome drinks, dinner and athlete talk
  • Three night accommodation single occupancy at The Luxury Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel (Ski-in Ski-out) at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. (Promo code for sharing with fellow Summiters -$500 available).
  • All breakfasts
  • Hotel gratuities
  • Depending on your ticket level- One or two days of rock star helicopter skiing in our private Helicopter with your small group of four or five. Includes all safety equipment and expert safety training, mountain ski guide, après at the heli-base. Heliskier Lite ticket includes just one day, upgrade to two days available pending availability. If in doubt, it's best to reserve heliski full.
  • On-mountain heliski gourmet picnic both days~
  • One full day of warm up resort skiing Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain (Guided Available). For Heliski lite ticket holders, there will be two resort days skiing
  • Après ski drinks, thought leadership panels and talks
  • Snow mobile adventure dinner
  • VIP concierge in Whistler for all of your needs
  • Ski technology product trial surprise
  • Facilitated performance workshop by famous Big Mountain Skier and Olympic Medalists mind trainer*
  • Après wine and cheese tasting with panel and presentation
  • Event film featuring your group heli skiing
  • Swag bag

~Heliskier Entry Fee Only. *To be confirmed
  • Heliski/Catski specific travel insurance
  • Some alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for heliski guides
  • Dinner on Monday evening (but appetizers will be provided at the film presentation and panel)
  • Lunch whilst resort skiing
  • Powder ski rentals at $50* per pair for first day of heliskiing.
  • Additional runs are available at $105* per run per person provided everyone in your group wants to continue.
  • Helicopter Shuttle from Vancouver- Twin Star capacity- five guests capacity (equates to $677 per person) $3,550
  • One way Luxury SUV- Holds four per vehicle (if provided shuttle is not convenient) $520
*Subject to 5% GST.
WAIVERS : All attendees regardless of heli skiing will be required to sign Total Heliski’s waiver. See:
Additionally for heli skiers and other adventure activities, the operator's waiver's will also need to be signed before participation will be allowed. Please email for an example.
FAQS : Further FAQs can be reviewed here.
ENTRY FEES : A deposit of approx USD $1,500 will be required to hold your seat via the registration link emailed out to invitees. The entire package will be need to be paid in full by Dec 10 so that we can organize the logistics with the hotel and helicopters. We can set up the ability for clients and hosts to split payment if required. Total Heliski reserves the right to make alterations to the accommodation location or pass on a surcharge from the hotel for late bookings, as a preferential room rate has been negotiated with the hotel, which may expire for bookings taken later than Dec 10, 2015. Total Heliski also reserves the right to make alterations to the heli-ski program to accommodate the heli skiing operation to ensure safety and commercial viability. This is not foreseen but needs to be mentioned. Also Total Heliski reserves the right to cancel The Summit if minimum numbers are not met. A refund will be issued less the cost of credit card transaction or payment fees if the Summit is cancelled. If the heli skiing is cancelled due to bad weather, a credit will be issued to the purchaser for use with Total Heliski's products and services worldwide, net of the difference between alternate adventure activities undertaken instead, and the amount of the package apportioned to heli skiing (circa USD $1,000 pppd). This credit will be valid for three years.
SKIER/ BOARDER LEVEL REQUIREMENTS : In order to participate in the heli skiing/ boarding, you will need to be a competent skier or snow boarder, able to slide in almost any conditions off trail. There will be limited places for mobile tech leaders who can’t yet heli ski, for whom resort skiing and other adventure activities will be offered instead.
MIX OF ATTENDEES : Select companies in the mobile ecosystem will be invited to attend as hosts at the event. They will be allocated a select number of invitations reserved for them and their existing or prospective clients. The Summit organisers will work to ensure a strong cross-fertilisation of business relationship building occurs across the ecosystem.