About The Summit

The 2018 Outdoor Recreation Summit is a three-day event held at the Zermatt Resort in beautiful Heber Valley. You’re invited to come and be a part of the discussion about outdoor recreation in Utah.

Join us for engaging outdoor activities, educational workshops, and inspiring speakers. Attendees will have plenty of networking opportunities to engage with local stakeholders, industry professionals and land managers that play a role in Utah’s outdoor recreation community.

This Year's Summit

This year, the summit will be held September 4th through the 6th 2018 at the wonderful Zermatt Resort.  Come enjoy the traditional Swiss-Style architecture and the outdoors.

Zermatt Resort
784 W Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

Stay With Us

Stay with us at the Zermatt. Book your rooms through the Outdoor Summit Block by visiting the registration link.  Email Rose Smith at rosesmith@utah.gov for details.  Rooms are filling up, so book now!

Camp with Us

Interested in camping with us during the Summit? We have reserved camp sites that will accommodate tents and small travel trailers. If you need a bigger site, please let us know, we have a few available as well. Call Patti Rose at 435-654-1791 to make your reservations.

Volunteer With Us
Interested in getting involved in the outdoor recreation community? Meeting other outdoor recreation change makers and enthusiasts? Join us to volunteer for the 2018 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit. For details and to sign-up, contact Danielle Hadadd at dhaddad@utah.gov


Summit onsite registration begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4 at the Zermatt in the Bernese Event Center and will continue through Thursday morning.


Featured Speakers will include…
Tom Adams
Director, Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation   
Gary R. Herbert
Governor of Utah
Spencer Cox
Lt. Governor of Utah
Amanda Covington
Senior Vice President, Communications & Government Relations
Dayton Crites
Cache County Trails and Active Transportation Planner, Cache County
Maria Twitchell
Executive Director, Cedar City Tourism Bureau
Derek Miller
President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber
Phil Sarnoff
Executive Director, Bike Utah
Senator Lincoln Fillmore
Utah State Senator
Erica Tucker
Education Director, Friends of Cedar Mesa
Ryan Starks
Executive Director, Heber Valley Tourism, Economic Development, and Chamber of Commerce
Nan Anderson
Rural Outreach, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Laura Crawford
U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator, Adventure Cycling Association
Tom Howells
Associate Director for Industry Accounts, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Patrick Davis
Senior Advisor, US Environmental Protection Agency
Marc Berejka
Director, Government & Community Affairs, REI
Robert Keiter
Wallace Stegner Professor of Law University Distinguished Professor Director, University of Utah/SJ Quinney College of Law
Robert Sibthorp
Professor, University of Utah
Heidi Goedhart
Active Transportation Planning Manager, Utah Department of Transportation
Aubrey Larsen
Community Development Specialist, Utah Community Development Office
Julia Geisler
Owner, Park City Yoga Adventures
Ben Kieffner
Co-Founder, Wild Tribute
Chris Mehl
Policy Director, Headwaters Economics
Dallen Atack
League Director, Utah High School Cycling League
Tom Stockham
CEO, ExpertVoice
Matt Irvin
General Manager, Wasatch Excursions
Danya Rumore
Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, University of Utah
Serena Anderson
Executive Director, Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
Tuesday Roby
Store Manager, REI
Megan Porteous
Digital Marketing Manager, Amer Sports (Salomon, Suutno, Atomic)
Sarah Lehman
President/CEO ENVE
Bob Ratcliffe
Division Chief, NPS, RTCA
Cailin O’Brien-Feeney
Local Recreation Advocacy Manager, Outdoor Industry Association

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Become a Sponsor

For sponsorship opportunities for this year’s summit, contact:

Barbie Converse
Events Sponsorship Director