2ND ANNUAL SPORTS ANDTRAVEL MEDICINE UPDATE Medicine on the Edge Big Sky Ski Resort - Montana, USA Ja JANUARY 5 – 12, 2013 OverviewWhy go back to big Sky for a 3rd year in a row? Because our delegatestell us they loved it so much in both 2011 and 2012. After experiencinggenuine Montana hospitality and some truly amazing skiing it is easy tounderstand how they feel. January 2012 saw many US ski resorts withrecord low snowfalls but this was not an issue at Big Sky which once Conference Schedule .03 .05again had great coverage. Accommodation For 2013 our meeting will again focus on the themes of Sports andTravel Medicine. We will schedule a mix of morning and evening sessionsto discuss topics such as the health risks of travelling in developingcountries, rabies, yellow fever, concussion in sports, sports medicine andthe law, determining fitness to ascend to altitude, sports specific injuries,and case studies in sports and travel medicine amongst others. All ourtopics have been selected to be of interest to Emergency Physicians,Critical Care Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, paramedics andstudents. We encourage a case based presentation format and aninteractive approach at all sessions. Ski and Snowboard at Big Sky Explore up to 5,512 skiable acres, 4,350 Registration feet of vertical drop and runs of up to 6 See separate registration form. miles in length! 400 inches of annual snowfall, lift lines that are basically non- existent here. The skiing and riding is the pg. 1
Medicine on the Edge – Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana – USA January 2013 ultimate experience. Big Sky offers instant access to some of the most diverse skiing and snowboarding & breathtaking vistas. Float down a 2,000 vertical foot, powder filled bowl beneath Lone Peak; bob and weave through the Bavarian Forest; ride the Lone Peak Tram for a birds eye view of untamed wilderness. Youll find almost twice as many acres as skiers. Terrain park facilities bring you world-class challenges no matter what your skill level. If you were concerned about coming to Big Sky because you have never skied or snowboarded before, there is no need to fear because Big Sky is home to one of the finest snow sports schools in America! Contact Us: Big Sky offers the ultimate skiing and snowboarding experience because of location, facilities and opportunities – you wouldn’t want to miss out! Registrations, Bookings The Village and Enquiries: Trish Hogan Big Sky Resort is not only for ski or snowboarding fanatics because Medicine on the Edge there are plenty of other pleasurable activities and places for those who tend to enjoy the après-ski lifestyle. For the non-skier there is plenty to do Ph: +61 (0) 409 223 410 with fabulous spas & health clubs who have regular exercise sessions, trishh@medicine-‐on-‐the-‐edge.com.au snow shoeing day treks, dog sledding and zip line to name a few. Live music and poker tables can be found every evening and night at one of Conference Enquiries: the many bars and restaurants at Big Sky. Dr Geoff Ramin Explore the backcountry on snowshoes or take a relaxing sleigh ride. Medicine on the Edge Conference Convener There are also a great range of shops and restaurants that cater for all Ph: +61 (0)400 005 668 tastes. The Big Sky serene way of life is enjoyable for all. geoffr@medicine-‐on-‐the-‐edge.com.au Optional Activities Accommodation Bookings: • Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding • Bungee Trampoline firstname.lastname@example.org or • Cross Country Skiing email@example.com • Daycare Within USA: 800-‐548-‐4487 • Dog sledding From Aust: 0011-‐1-‐406-‐995-‐5750 • Family Activities • Family Fun Zone and Tubing Park Other Countries (1)-‐800-‐548-‐4487 • Fly Fishing • Health Club • Helicopter Tours • Horseback riding • Kids Club • Massage and Spa Services • Poker • Shopping • Sleigh Ride Dinners • Ski & Snowboard School • Snowcoach tours of Yellowstone National Park • Snowmobiling • Snowshoeing • Wellness Classes • Worship Services • Wildlife Viewing • Zipline 2
Medicine on the Edge – Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana – USA January 2013 Conference Schedule SATURDAY, 5TH JANUARY 17:00 - 19:00 FRIDAY 11th JANUARY 07:00 – 09:00 Welcome Reception and opening session. Breakfast Session Topic: Doctor, Can I Trek to Altitude? Topic: Health Risks for Travellers in Speakers: TBA Developing countries Speaker: TBA 17:00 – 19:00 **NOTE: Drinks and Nibbles will be provided at all Topics: evening sessions. • Myths and Misconceptions in Sport Medicine SUNDAY, 6th JANUARY 17:00 - 19:00 • The Sports and Travel Medicine Topic: Case Studies in Sports Medicine Year in Review Speaker: Speaker: TBA MONDAY 7th JANUARY 07:00 - 09:00 SATURDAY 12th JANUARY Breakfast Session Close Topic: Concussion in Sport Speaker: The venue for this conference will be the Yellowstone Conference Centre at Big Sky Resort. The centre is **NOTE: A light boxed breakfast will be provided for well equipped in close walking distance of the delegates at the morning sessions. luxurious lodging and village centre. 17:00 – 19:00 Topic: High Risk Diseases in Travel • Rabies • Yellow Fever • E. Coli relation pathology Speakers: TBA TUESDAY 8th JANUARY 17:00 – 19:00 Topic: Sports Specific Injuries • Skiing Conference Venue • Cycling • Swimming • Tiddlywinks Speakers: TBA WEDNESDAY 9th JANUARY 07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast Session Topic: Case Studies in Travel Medicine Speaker: TBA THURSDAY 10th JANUARY 17:00 – 19:00 Topic: Sports Medicine and the Law Speakers: TBA 3
Medicine on the Edge – Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana – USA January 2013 2013 Big Sky Conference Registration Form Please see the separate registration form. Registrations are limited to 50 delegates, so we suggest you confirm your attendance at the earliest. Both conference registration and accommodation need to be booked at the same time in order to obtain the conference prices for accommodation. NB: Accommodation prices are in USD and conference registration costs are in AUD. Please scan and email completed registration forms to Trish Hogan (trishh@medicine-‐on-‐the-‐edge.com.au) and ensure a hard copy is mailed to: Associate Professor Trish Hogan Medicine on the Edge PO Box 1027 Wynnum QLD 4178 Australia Ph: +61 (0) 409 223 410 Email: trishh@medicine-‐on-‐the-‐edge.com.au 4
Medicine on the Edge – Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana – USA January 2013 Accommodation *Note: All rates quoted for accommodation are in US dollars. Please ensure when booking your accommodation you state that you are part of the “Medicine on the Edge” group to receive the special discounted rates. These rates will only be applicable when a completed registration form along with registration payment is sent to Medicine on the Edge. All accommodation rates are per night and do not include tax and service charges. The current total is 17% tax and service charges on Contact Us: accommodation. The 17% is made up of 7% state accommodation tax, 3% Registrations, Bookings resort tax and 7% resort service fee. This amount is subject to change on a and Enquiries: yearly basis depending on current Federal, State and local laws. Trish Hogan Medicine on the Edge Shoshone Condominiums Ph: +61 (0) 409 223 410 -‐ 3.5 star property trishh@medicine-‐on-‐the-‐edge.com.au The slope side Shoshone is conveniently located at the base of the slopes, just steps away from the lifts and is part of the Mountain Village Centre. This 7-‐ story landmark is attached to the Yellowstone Conference Centre & Huntley Lodge. The property has a fully equipped health club, steam room, saunas, indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, outdoor swimming pool, ski storage, room service, laundry & concierge. 1 Bedroom Suites have a Queen/or King in private bedroom, queen fold-‐ down Murphy bed and sleeper sofa in the living area, 1 3/4 baths (average Accommodation Bookings: 790 sq. ft) Full kitchen, dining table, gas fireplaces, spacious living quarters, firstname.lastname@example.org or flat panel TVs, high-‐speed wireless internet, balcony with Village and email@example.com Mountain views, climate controlled rooms. Sleeps maximum 6 guests. Within USA: 800-‐548-‐4487 From Aust: 0011-‐1-‐406-‐995-‐5750 1 Bedroom Loft Condominiums have a King bed in a private bedroom, Other Countries (1)-‐800-‐548-‐4487 Queen bed in the loft, sleeper sofa in the living area, 2 3/4 baths (1,140 sq. ft) Full kitchen, dining table, gas fireplaces, spacious living quarters, flat panel TVs, high-‐speed wireless internet, balcony with Village and Mountain views, climate controlled rooms. Sleeps maximum 8 guests. Room Type Max Guests Cost per Day* 1 Bedroom Suite 2-‐6 US $ 267 1 Bedroom Loft Condominium 2-‐8 US $ 373 Summit at Big Sky Hotel -‐ 4 star property The elegant Euro-‐Western Summit at Big Sky is slope side, the southern anchor of Mountain Village Plaza. The property features eight residential levels, two public levels with reception, concierge, meeting rooms, fitness centre, indoor/outdoor soaking pool, Peaks restaurant, The Carabiner
Medicine on the Edge – Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana – USA January 2013 Lounge, Provisions resort wear gift shop, espresso cart, and on-‐mountain ski storage. There are also three levels of underground parking. Combine these luxury appointments with two high capacity lifts within 50 yards of the entry and you have one of the finest properties in the Rockies. Each suite has private entry, room number, two-‐line telephone, high-‐speed wireless internet, entertainment centre, climate control & daily maid service. Studios have innerspring mattress wall bed, kitchen, 1 bathroom & fireplace (450–480 sq ft). Sleeps maximum of 2 guests. 1 bedroom Condominium with 1 queen, 2 queens, or 1 king, wall bed or sleeper sofa, full kitchen, fire place, 2 baths (880 sq. ft.). Sleeps maximum of 4 guests. 1 bedroom Condominium with a hot tub on the deck. Bedding configurations are 1 queen, 2 queens, or 1 king, wall bed or sleeper sofa, full kitchen, fireplace, 2 baths (880 sq. ft.). Sleeps maximum of 4 guests. 2 Bedroom Condominiums have various configurations of queen, king, sleeper sofa and/or wall bed with full kitchen, fireplace, 3 baths, some have hot tub. (1,300-‐1320 sq. ft., sleeps 6-‐8) . Sleeps maximum of 6 guests. 3 Bedroom Condominiums are the combination of a 2-‐bedroom condominium & 1 adjoining hotel room, 4 baths (1,770 sq. ft.). Sleeps maximum of 8 guests. Room Type Max Guests Cost per Night (USD)* Includes daily buffet breakfast (Guests per Room) 1 2 3 4 Studio Room 2 $176 $201 Hotel 2-‐4 $187 $212 $237 $262 1 Bedroom 2-‐6 $359 2 Bedroom 4-‐8 $480 3 Bedroom 6-‐10 $675 Village Centre Hotel -‐ 4 star property Big Skys New Village Centre offers slope side ski suites, additional shopping, coffee shop, dining and entertainment options. Village Centre’s accommodations are the ultimate in ski in/out featuring fine finishes, designer decor and signature Boyne Beds. Enjoy the views from private balcony and the exclusivity of an intimate lobby. Each room offers Fireplaces (2 in One-‐Bedrooms), entertaining kitchens, living, dining areas, large flat-‐panel television in custom built-‐in cabinetry & high-‐speed wireless internet access. There is a laundry in 6
Medicine on the Edge – Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana – USA January 2013 the building, private outdoor hot tub & swimming pool slope side. Room service is available. Ski Suites have a queen wall bed with Boyne Bed & entertainment kitchen appliances. Sleeps maximum of 2 guests. 1-‐bedroom suites have 2 bathrooms with queen in the bedroom and a sleeper sofa (some with additional wall bed) in the living area, full kitchen. Sleeps Maximum of 4 Guests. 2-‐Bedroom suites have 3 bathrooms with queens or kings in bedrooms and sleeper sofa in living area, full kitchen. Sleeps Maximum of 6 guests. 3-‐Bedroom suites have 2-‐3 bathrooms with queens or kings in bedrooms and sleeper sofa in living area, full kitchen. Sleeps Maximum of 8 guests. Room Type Max Guests Cost per Night (USD)* (Guests per Room) 1 2 3 4 Studio Room 2 $174 $199 1 Bedroom 2-‐6 $338 2 Bedroom 4-‐8 $454 3 Bedroom 6-‐10 $635 The Huntley Lodge Conveniently located in the heart of Big Sky’s Mountain Village, this 3-‐storey hotel was part of the late NBC news broadcaster Chet Huntley’s original vision. The Huntley complex includes Chet’s Bar & Grill, coffee cart in the Firehole Lounge, concierge, shops, ski storage, meeting rooms and Solace Spa. All rooms have been upgraded to the luxurious Boyne Bed. Slope side, northern anchor of Mountain Village Plaza. First Class and Mountain View: 2 queens, 1 bath (375 sq. ft., sleeps 4, 4 handicapped accessible with king beds available). Loft: 3 queens, raise seating area, 1 bath (500 sq. ft., sleeps 6). Wet bar, coffee maker, refrigerator, TV, seating area, high-‐speed wireless internet access, daily maid service. Outdoor swimming pool, 2 large outdoor Jacuzzis, weight room, saunas. Room service, laundry, ice machines, vending. Huntley Lodge is quoted per room per night and includes a daily breakfast buffet in the Huntley dining room plus gratuity for each guest. Breakfast is served daily from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. only. No credit or refunds will be offered. Children 10 and under stay free when in the same room as their parents with existing beds and enjoy complimentary daily breakfast buffet. Room Type Max Guests Cost per Night (USD)* (Guests per Room) 1 2 3 4 5 6 First Class 2-‐4 $144 $169 $194 $219 Mountain View 2-‐4 $154 $179 $204 $229 Loft 4-‐6 $189 $214 $239 $264 $289 $314 Flights Flights with Qantas, V Australia & Delta Airlines from Brisbane, Australia to Bozeman, Montana are around AU $ 2,850 economy return. 7
Medicine on the Edge – Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana – USA January 2013 Lift Passes Adult Lift passes are from US $ 59 per adult per day plus 3% tax (includes students, juniors (11-‐17 years) and seniors, child 10 and under free) for group members registered with Medicine on the Edge -‐ multiday lift passes are available for concessional rates. Additional Lift Rates: Big Sky Rates* Child (10 yrs and under) FREE Junior/Student (11-‐17) US $ 59 College Student (with current ID) US $ 59 Senior (70 and older) US $ 59 Biggest Skiing in America Ticket (Ski Big Sky and Moonlight Basin on one ticket) US $TBA On-‐Site Upgrade Rate for Biggest Skiing in America Ticket US $TBA Transfers Transfers from Bozeman to Big Sky should be arranged at the time of booking with Big Sky Resort. For more information on hotel transfers, visit http://www.karststage.com or ask your reservationist for more details when making hotel arrangements. Day Trips There are many different day trips that can be organised from Big Sky as an example we have provided details for Dog Sledding, Sleigh Rides or a day trip to Yellowstone National Park. These can be either pre-‐booked or booked while at Big Sky. Dog Sledding For the experience of a lifetime, take a tour by dog sled and see the beautiful Big Sky Country with Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures. Imagine yourself gliding through a winter wonderland of majestic mountains with a team of beautiful huskies pulling you down the trail. The only sounds you hear are the panting of the dogs and the swish of the sled runners. Imagine the thrill of driving a team, as you become one unit with these well-‐trained spirited athletes. No other method of travel over snow can compare with dog sledding. Sleigh Ride Picture this: you glide beneath a deep-‐black, star-‐dotted Montana sky, with only the sound of crunching snow and the jingling harnesses of the Percheron draft horses, which are skilfully guiding you along the frozen Gallatin River. The wool-‐wrapped wranglers talk about the 320s remarkable history, and maybe tell a few tall tales along the way. You and your family, along with the new friends youve made, arrive at the mountain man campsite, where youre handed a steaming mug of cowboy chilli, and some hot cider spiced with rum. 8 Montanas famous cold winters really arent that cold, you think to yourself.