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, fax, or mail it to CCSAA (see contact page).
membership levels & 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. click here to see sample website listings for ski areas Suppliers choose from 2 levels of membership (full and associate) each with different benefits of exposure on the xcski.org website. click here to see sample website listings for suppliers
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). It's also distributed to members of the media, consumers, and member ski shops.
CCSAA web site 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 email@example.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 Jeff Hills for a rate quote: jhills@Intrix.com 916-577-1315, ext. 3108.
discounts on products This includes trail signs and safety markers, accident report forms, Ski Area Management magazine, CCSAA publications, and more.
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.
membership fees For fees, please refer to our ski area dues document. For more information, please contact CCSAA.