Nordic Network Newsletter Articles

CCSAA Programing at the SIA Snowshow

CCSAA will partner with SIA on a Cross Country Day at the SIA Snow Show in Denver on Thursday January 26.  In addition to the regular programing of the show, CCSAA will offer specific media hosting and two mini seminars at the SIA Nordic Center on the show floor. ...

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Fall Meeting Recaps

CCSAA wrapped up three regional meetings in Colorado, Utah and New Hampshire.  These western regional meetings are a new initiative for CCSAA in an attempt to bring real educational content to the membership.  These events following a VT event in June. All meetings...

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Tubing Resources

(Note:  It was decided at the fall Summits and Meetings that CCSAA created resource pages on a few topics as we further develop Best Practices or Recommendations.  This is one of those pages) Please allow this page to be the snow-tubing-rules-regulations...

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Snow Retention and Snow Fencing

(Note:  It was decided at the fall Summits and Meetings that CCSAA created resource pages on a few topics as we further develop Best Practices or Recommendations.  This is one of those pages) SNOW FARMING Snow farming is the use of obstacles, equipment and knowledge...

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Conditions Reporting – Snocountry/TrailHUB

CCSAA is working with two reporting services this year, Snocounty that we have worked with for several year and TrailHUB, a new Trail Management, Communication and Promotion Service.  CCSAA feels it is incredibly important to report trail conditions, regardless of the...

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Ski Patrol and Safety Practices

(Note:  It was decided at the fall Summits and Meetings that CCSAA created resource pages on a few topics as we further develop Best Practices or Recommendations.  This is one of those pages) Safety- By providing risk management in the form of pre running trails,...

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NENSA Club Program

Does your ski area have a Club? They can join the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) as a Club or Individual, to enjoy NENSA member benefits and to support the NENSA mission to sustain a vital & active Nordic skiing community in New England. Join and share...

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TrailHUB

Proactive Communications from Organizations, Mobile Alerts, and Quick Trail Searching: TrailHUB is a revolutionary new search and communications app that helps people search for outdoor adventure and connect to Trail Networks. People can browse important trail level...

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Annual Conference – SilverStar – April 2017

CCSAA announces that the 2017 Annual Conference will be at Sliver Star Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada.  The event dates will be April 4 & 5, 2017.  The cost will remain the same as last year at $425. This year’s event will be packed with interactive...

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CCSAA UT Fall Summit – Oct 17

CCSAA is pleased to introduce the First Annual UT Fall Summit, a short, half day regional meeting keying in on relevant topics. The first UT Fall Summit will emphasize a review of CCSAA Membership Benefits and Special Programs, a presentation on a multi-use trail...

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CCSAA CO Fall Summit – Oct 24

CCSAA is pleased to introduce the First Annual CO Fall Summit, a short, half day regional meeting keying in on relevant topics. The first UT Fall Summit will emphasize a review of CCSAA Membership Benefits and Special Programs, a presentation on a multi-use trail...

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CCSAA Swix Fat Bike Purchase Program

CCSAA has partnered with Swix Sport USA to offer fat bikes for your rental fleet. This partnership features incredible dating terms. Bikes will ship in October 2016 with invoices due in April 2017.  This allows your rental operation to rent the bike all season;...

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On-Line Trail Pass Sales

Liftopia is a ski industry pricing and technology company based in San Francisco that is currently working with over 250 Alpine and cross country areas in North America.CCSAA has partnered with Liftopia to offer cloud-based sales for trail passes, lessons and rentals...

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Digitize Your Rental and Lesson forms!!

CCSAA has formed a partnership with Cooks Data Services, a group that will take your rental and lesson forms and create digital files from the names and e-mails. Having a digital list allows you to easily connect with your existing and new customers with simple e-mail...

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ED Update July 2016

I am excited to share my first Nordic Network Newsletter with you as the new Executive Director of CCSAA. I have been working with Chris Frado since November to insure a smooth transition as I take over the Executive Director position.  Chris will continue to work...

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Ski Nation – An Industry Game Changer

There’s an exciting industry-wide initiative underway that important to all cross country ski areas.  The “Ski Nation” concept is to develop a not-for-profit, universal, industry owned portal, platform, community, and snow report service to benefit all ski areas...

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Winter Trails – Sign Up Now

Winter Trails is a program that has a proven track record for attracting NEW participants to snow sports. It offers consumers a way to try a snow sport that is easy to learn, a great activity to enjoy with friends and family and an excellent means of getting exercise...

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Web Listing Update

In an effort to provide accurate ski area information to the public and various media outlets that contact CCSAA, we ask that you update your CCSAA website on-line profile.  This is your customer facing profile and if it is incorrect, you may be losing...

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CCSAA Summer Summit Saw Strong Attendance

The first Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) Summer Summit occurred recently in Woodstock, VT with 21 ski areas representatives listening to 6 presentations and participating in 1 trail walking round table.  The energy was high and the conversation lively as...

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USST Crystal Pass

CCSAA encourage our members to consider participating in the Crystal Pass program, a new partnership between the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) and Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA).Similar to the USSA’s alpine Gold Pass program, the newly...

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Summer Summit – Woodstock, VT – June 29

CCSAA Summer Summit – Woodstock, VT – June 29CCSAA is pleased to introduce the Summer Summit Workshops, short, one day regional meetings keying in on relevant topics.The first NE Summer Summit will emphasize ski area sustainability and highlight trail maintenance for...

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Note From Board Member Rebeca Dayton

Dear Fellow CCSAA Members,Spring has finally arrived at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY.  We are excited to put the “winter that wasn’t” as we are calling it in the east behind us and move on to exciting summer projects.I want to say thank you to all the CCSAA...

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Annual Conference Wrap-Up

The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) concluded a successful 2016 Annual Conference hosted by Snow Mountain Ranch, CO, with emphasis on grooming technique and hospitality.  New this year were individually scheduled 1 on 1 sessions with key presenters in all...

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Marketing Wellness

In an NSAA Journal article the case for becoming more distinctive and articulate in marketing about "wellness" was made - mountain resorts provide guests with more than simple outdoor experiences that are an alternative to indoor sedentary lives that so many people...

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Emotional Triggers

Emotional Triggers from Juntae DelanWhen 2 groups of people received 2 different donation-seeking letters - one with stats and one with an emotional story, the emotional letter received an average donation that was TWO TIMES higher than the statistics-laden letter! It...

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Capital Watch

The March issue of the NSAA Capital Watch has info about a new bipartisan Climate Caucus in the House of Representatives, ski fee retention at the local national forest, ADA webinar, and paid sick leave draft rules for Federal contractors. Click March Capital...

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Ski with Liz Stephen

Ski Like an Olympian or World ChampionGet Tips on the Trail with Liz What better way to have fun on the trails at Snow Mountain Ranch than to ski with one of the leaders on the U.S. Ski Team. Join Liz and your nordic colleagues for the CCSAA Conference April 5&6...

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