Nordic Network Newsletter Articles

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...

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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 business....

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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 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...

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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...

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