PNSAA Virtual Series 2021

The PNSAA’s mission is to represent the common interests of the membership by advocating, supporting and providing education. Below you will find our free virtual educational offerings for the spring and summer of 2021.

Check this page often, as additional sessions may be added to the series as they are developed. Also be sure to check out The Mountain Podcast for additional learning opportunities – the podcast is an easy way to feed your brain on your own schedule. Some of the virtual series events may be recorded and published in the podcast feed after the event has concluded.

Please register for each topic of interest separately.


July 1st, 2021 – 10am

Employment Legal Update

PNSAA sustaining members from Keating Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S. will provide an employment update. This is a great opportunity for not only human resources professionals, but for anyone at your ski area who supervises staff members.


August 4th – 11am

The Washington Cares Fund – What You Need to Know

A mandatory payroll tax for workers in WA state will begin in January 2022. Join Rick Wargo of Mass Mutual and Ryan Schopp of Alpha Partners to learn about the WA Cares Fund, its tax consequences for Washington State W2 Employees, exemption options and associated deadlines.

August 30th – 1pm

Lift Operations Roundtable

Lift Operations Managers, Supervisors and Crew Leaders are invited to join this informal forum where you can network and get answers to those troubling questions that arose throughout the last season. Bring your questions and problems and be ready to discuss potential solutions.