CCSAA Membership

Throughout North America, all sizes of cross country ski areas, resorts, trail systems, guides, outfitters, and related businesses enjoy the many benefits of membership in Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA). You can take advantage of these opportunities by becoming a member. Benefits are listed below, followed by membership fees. To join, please fill out the membership application form and e-mail or mail it to CCSAA (see contact page). 

Ski Area Memberships

Green

$370/year
  • Web listing & link on www.xcski.org
  • National cross country snow reporting (includes another link and listing) broadcasting to media outlets nationwide
  • Nordic Network e-newsletter
  • Discounted trail sign pricing
  • Ask the Nordic Directors information exchange
  • Free classified ads NSAA Capital Watch
  • Invitation to fall Eastern meeting & spring Annual Conference in the west
  • Listing in Directory (available online at SkiTrax & Cross Country Skier magazine sites) if payment is received by June 30
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Blue

$450/year
  • Web listing & link on www.xcski.org
  • National cross country snow reporting (includes another link and listing) broadcasting to media outlets nationwide
  • Nordic Network e-newsletter
  • Discounted trail sign pricing
  • Ask the Nordic Directors information exchange
  • Free classified ads NSAA Capital Watch
  • Invitation to fall Eastern meeting & spring Annual Conference in the west
  • Listing in Directory (available online at SkiTrax & Cross Country Skier magazine sites) if payment is received by June 30
  • Your logo is included with your website listing
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Formative

$210/year
  • Web listing & link on www.xcski.org
  • National cross country snow reporting (includes another link and listing) broadcasting to media outlets nationwide
  • Nordic Network e-newsletter
  • Discounted trail sign pricing
  • Ask the Nordic Directors information exchange
  • Free classified ads NSAA Capital Watch
  • Invitation to fall Eastern meeting & spring Annual Conference in the west
  • Listing in Directory (available online at SkiTrax & Cross Country Skier magazine sites) if payment is received by June 30
  • For ski areas still in the planning stages, not yet open for skiing. Available until open for skiing, then convert to Ski Area.
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Consumer and Industry Supplier Memberships

Associate

$370/year
  • Web listing & link on www.xcski.org with logo
  • Nordic Network e-newsletter
  • Free classified ads for employment
  • Invitation to exhibit at fall Eastern meeting & spring Annual Conference in the west
  • Listing in Directory (available online at SkiTrax & Cross Country Skier magazine sites) if payment is received by June 30
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Supporting Organization Memberships

Green

$210/year
  • Web listing & link on www.xcski.org; priority positioning
  • Nordic Network e-newsletter
  • Ask the Nordic Directors information exchange
  • Free classified ads NSAA Capital Watch
  • Invitation to fall Eastern meeting & spring Annual Convention in the west
  • Listing in Directory (available online at SkiTrax & Cross Country Skier magazine sites) if payment is received by June 30
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Blue

$450/year
  • Web listing & link on www.xcski.org; priority positioning
  • Nordic Network e-newsletter
  • Ask the Nordic Directors information exchange
  • Free classified ads NSAA Capital Watch
  • Invitation to fall Eastern meeting & spring Annual Convention in the west
  • Listing in Directory (available online at SkiTrax & Cross Country Skier magazine sites) if payment is received by June 30
  • Higher ranking on the webpage logo included with listing
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Retailer Memberships

Green

$55/year
  • Web listing & link on www.xcski.org
  • Nordic Network e-newsletter
  • Ask the Nordic Directors information exchange
  • NSAA Capital Watch
  • Invitation to CCSAA meetings for professional development
  • Listing in Directory (available online at SkiTrax & Cross Country Skier magazine sites) if payment is received by June 30
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Blue

$370/year
  • Web listing & link on www.xcski.org
  • Nordic Network e-newsletter
  • Ask the Nordic Directors information exchange
  • NSAA Capital Watch
  • Invitation to CCSAA meetings for professional development
  • Listing in Directory (available online at SkiTrax & Cross Country Skier magazine sites) if payment is received by June 30
  • Your logo is included with your website listing
  • Higher positioning (second grouping) on the website for your  business listing
  • Limited access to the Welcome Pass Program (50 Passes)
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Sample Website Listings

Ski areas choose from 3 levels of membership (Green, Blue, Black Diamond) each with different benefits of exposure on the xcski.org website. 

Suppliers choose from 2 levels of membership (Full and Associate) each with different benefits of exposure on the xcski.org website. 

 

Manage your Member Record

Log in to your Member Login and instantly update your contact information, description, services, hours, special programs and more – even upload your logo! Changes are made in real time on our website. 

  • Logo specs: 150x150 pixels, jpg or png format

 

Featured Destinations, Products and Services

Black Diamond Ski Areas and Black Diamond Organizations will appear as Featured Destinations and be captioned with the ski area name, city & state/province on the sidebar on all Skier pages. Full Suppliers will appear as Featured Products on Skier pages or Featured Services & Products on Ski Area Services pages for Members. 

  • Submit up to (3) photos via your Member Login
  • 180 x 120 pixels
  • landscape orientation
  • jpg or png format

 

Promotional Opportunities

Throughout the year, publications and on-line services contact CCSAA for listings of ski areas as a service to their customers. CCSAA responds to these requests by supplying lists of member ski areas.    

 

Listing in The Best of Cross Country Skiing

This is CCSAA’s membership directory, which is inserted in SkiTrax Magazine (circulation 30,000) and in Cross Country Skier Magazine (circulation 30,000) websites. It’s also distributed to members of the media, consumers, and member ski shops.  

 

CCSAA Website Listing

With membership, you get a free listing on this web site; it includes a 100-word description and link to your website.    

 

Daily Snow Reports

These are found on this site; they’re also e-mailed to an extensive media list.    

 

Liability Insurance

Insurance is offered for your ski operation and its related services; year-round liability for your trails and facilities is also available including insurance for lodging, grooming equipment, and liquour liability. Off-season activities may be insured as well as property. Insurance is provided by Aurora Insurance Agency (carrier is Philadelphia Insurance, rated A++). For a rate quote contact: Tom Lawrence tlawrence@aurorainsurance.com 518-860-4456    

 

Access to Research and Technical Information

This valuable information includes operating a Nordic area, statistics, and skier demographics.  

 

Media Referrals

Writers and art directors looking for Nordic centers to use in articles and photos often contact CCSAA; we then refer them to CCSAA members.    

 

Merchant Credit Card Processing

CCSAA’s partnership with Intrix Technology helps merchants who accept credit cards to reduce their discount rate and processing fees. Contact Mike Dunne to get the ball rolling on reducing your merchant fees 303-885-3841, mjdunnellc2@msn.com    

 

Discounts on Products

This includes trail signs and safety markers, accident report forms, Ski Area Management magazine, CCSAA publications, and more. Shop our store now!    

 

Public Policy and Legislative Affairs

You can stay informed about U.S. legislative issues and regulatory agencies (particularly the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service) through the “Capital Watch” bulletins regularly sent to members. You’ll also receive the support of a government affairs professional when an issue directly affects your business.    

 

Classified Advertising

Ads appear in the Nordic Network newsletter and on this web site. They’re free for CCSAA members in the following categories: used equipment for sale, looking to buy, job postings, and resorts for sale.    

 

Nordic Network Newsletter

These inform you about cross country ski programs and promotions, technical developments, industry research, and other opportunities for cross country ski area operators. They’re distributed via e-mail and are also posted on this site.    

 

Job Referral Network

This helps member ski areas and resorts who need experienced Nordic staff.    

 

Networking & Education

As a member, you have the opportunity to attend regional meetings and the annual CCSAA conference and trade show. These gatherings of cross country ski professionals allow you to meet with industry leaders, establish a professional network, meet media, and attend informative seminars. The Eastern regional meeting is held in early November, while the Annual conference is held in mid-April (usually in the West, with on-snow programs).    

 

Professional Courtesies

These include: discounted or free guest privileges and VIP treatment at member Nordic centers; opportunity to attend National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) functions at low member rates (including their trade show, seminars, and annual convention); and discounts on selected SnowSports Industries America (SIA) publications and resources.