Anthony Lakes - paulclark-0255Membership Has Benefits
The Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association (PNSAA) has four classifications of Membership, which allow almost any interested individual, or organization, to support the Vision, Mission and Values of the Organization:

  • Regular Membership is open to any alpine ski area in Oregon and Washington. This is a voting membership and area representatives are eligible to serve on the Association Board of Directors. Dues in this category are based on annual gross lift revenues.
  • Affiliate Membership is open to ski areas located outside the states listed above who support our Mission. This is a non-voting category and annual dues are established by the Regular Members
  • Associate-Supplier Membership is open to individuals and organizations that provide products and services to ski areas. Members in this category are allowed to exhibit at the annual trade show and to have access to the association mailing list. This is a non-voting category and annual dues are established by the Regular Members.
  • Sustaining Membership is open to entities and individuals that support the Goals and Objectives and Mission of the Association and who have an interest in assisting the development and growth of snow sports and the skiing industry. This is a non-voting category and annual dues are established by the Regular Members.

All categories of membership are eligible to serve on the PNSAA Committees; to attend open general sessions of PNSAA meetings; to participate in member benefit programs; and, to receive appropriate membership communications from the association. All categories, except Sustaining, are eligible to use the corporation logo within guidelines established by the Board of Directors.

Membership Forms:

Educational and Networking:

The association provides its members with an opportunity to learn, improve skills and network with other members through two primary educational events.

PNSAA Spring Conference & Trade Show – offers attendees the opportunity to listen and interact with respected conference speakers, confer on work-related issues with peers and participate in hands-on workshops – all in one location, a truly unique event.  The curriculum includes over 65 sessions covering a wide variety of tops – from operations to human resources to food & beverage to leadership.  The trade show is platform to learn and observe a broad array of ski resort specific products and consulting services.  The conference is held in April every year:

NSAA Fall Education Seminars – the fall risk management workshops offer the latest in industry claims and litigation trends highlighting recent risk management challenges in the industry.

CSU Graduate-Level Ski Area Management Program

CSU programStarting in the Fall 2015 Colorado State University began offering an online graduate-level ski area management program.

The program is designed as an affordable and flexible 12 credit program that students can take while working full-time at a ski area.  The focus of this graduate program is on teaching relevant finance, strategic management, marketing, planning and development, and HR skills and concepts, as they relate specifically to ski area management.

For additional information go to the CSU website.