News from CCSAA

Summer Summit – Woodstock, VT – June 29

CCSAA Summer Summit – Woodstock, VT – June 29 CCSAA 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... read more

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... read more

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... read more
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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... read more

Emotional Triggers

Emotional Triggers from Juntae Delan When 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... read more

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... read more

Ski with Liz Stephen

Ski Like an Olympian or World Champion Get 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... read more


Cross Country Ski Areas Association is a non-profit organization representing member ski service providers. The Association's purpose is to promote the growth and improve the quality of cross country ski operations in North America.