About Us

The Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association (PNSAA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of businesses associated with winter sports – skiing, snowboarding and Nordic – in the Pacific Northwest.  Membership includes 34 resorts located in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington plus over 100 associate-suppliers, sustaining members and affiliated organizations.

The PNSAA began in 1957, when 7 ski area operators, representing 500,000 skier visits, gathered at the home of Webb and Virginia Moffett, former owners of Snoqualmie Pass Ski Area, in Seattle to address solutions to common problems. Today, the 34 PNSAA member ski areas serve more than 5.5 million guests annually. The Association is involved in a wide range of activities including advocacy, education and member support.

VISION: To be the recognized voice and resource for the Pacific Northwest ski industry

MISSION: Represent the common interests of the membership by advocating, supporting and providing education.

VALUES: Economic Contribution, Relationships, Multiple Use Recreation, Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Wellness.