Postponed TBD

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The Premier Conference for the Mountain Sports Training Professional

Mountain-Con 2020 – UPDATE

Hello to all the Mountain-Con 2020 interested parties!

Mountain-Con has always been thematically established as a social networking event with elite-level presenters mixing with attendees on-site and at social events. This interaction is the core of Mountain-Con and a huge part of it that makes it special. Given the present state of Covid-19 in the world and how it could affect the safety of our presenters and attendees, we have come to inevitable conclusion that this event for 2020 will be postponed.

We considered doing a “live-stream-only” event for Mountain-Con 2020, but quickly realized that it does not fit with the personal interaction and social networking that you have come to expect at Mountain-Con. In order to keep all of us safe and continuing to advance our professional careers without interruption, it is in everyone’s best interest that we take a pause in our annual event and focus on Mountain-Con 2021.

Please feel free to review our other symposium offerings on this site for 2020 and 2021. We are confident in being able to provide and exceptional on-site product for our other symposiums as the collective health of our world continues to improve. Please stay safe, keep your families healthy and we look forward to seeing you all next year for Mountain-Con 2021.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of Mountain-Con, FAST Symposiums and keep seeking your continuing education with us!

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Inspiring Presentations, Workshops, and Discussions

Mountain-Con is an event for sport performance professionals looking to learn, network and collaborate on concepts that provide best possible performance outcomes for the mountain sport athlete and general population clients.

Mountain-Con provides attendees access to information from the most highly acclaimed sport performance professionals in the industries of physiology, strength and conditioning, performance psychology, nutrition and altitude/sea level performance.

We will only be allowing a maximum of 30 live attendees to the event in order to keep the group size intimate and allow for exchanges of ideas and concepts through:

  • Round-table discussions and social events.
  • Outdoor networking events such as mtn biking, hiking, trail-running and fly-fishing and more!


Jeremy Sheppard PhD MS CSCS*E

Canadian Sport Institute

Jeremy Sheppard has been working in physical preparation and high-performance sport since 1993. Prior to returning to Canada in 2016 to work with Canadian Sport Institute and Canada Snowboard, he held Senior Coach and Sport Science positions with Surfing Australia, Australian Volleyball, Queensland Academy of Sport, and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Jeremy is a graduate of Canada’s (former) National Coaching Institute. Along his coaching journey, his curiosity led him to complete a PhD in Strength Science, Masters of Applied Science, and undergraduate degree in coaching/strength and conditioning, as well as numerous leadership courses. He is a Coach Emeritus with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is a Master Coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and Life Member. As a coach he employs a broad movement vocabulary and as such is credentialed in a range of methodologies within the fields of Athletics, Mobility, recovery-regeneration, and Weightlifting.

As a passionate speaker and writer, Jeremy has published over 150 peer-reviewed contributions, including 14 book chapters and more than 75 research papers. He has spoken at coaching conferences and sport science events throughout the USA and Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Jeremy lives in Whistler, BC with his wife Tracey and son Jake. He is passionate about his family and his friendships, mentoring and being mentored, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, and bow-hunting.

Jeremy Sheppard


Dr Ernie Rimer PhD CSCS*D

University of Utah Athletics Department

Ernie Rimer is the Director of Sport Science for the University of Utah Athletics Department, where he has served since 2013. Prior to the university, he was employed by the United States Ski & Snowboard Association from 2007 to 2013 as a strength and conditioning specialist with the US Women’s Alpine Ski Team. Before that, he was a strength and conditioning coach at Northern Arizona University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in exercise science in 2004, and his master’s degree in education in 2006.

Dr. Rimer received his PhD in Exercise & Sport Science from the University of Utah in 2019, and his dissertation was entitled “A Philosophical Approach to Applied Sport Science with Novel Insights and Applications for Sports Performance and Rehabilitation.”

Dr Ernie Rimer