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About the CWSAA

The Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the Ski Areas of Western Canada. Its primary areas of focus are safety and risk management, government advocacy, industry development, new skier/rider growth and industry communications.

CWSAA was founded in 1967 and incorporated in 1973, under the Canada Corporations Act. At the May 12, 2014 CWSAA AGM members approved new By-laws and Articles of Continuance to facilitate a migration to the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. CWSAA filed the required forms with Corporations Canada on May 26, 2014 and received a Certificate of Continuance on June 3, 2014.

As of 2017, CWSAA represents 273 Members, including 124 ski areas and 149 suppliers to the ski industry. CWSAA Members account for over 99% of skier visits in Western Canada. This outstanding level of member support allows CWSAA to provide a strong and unified voice for the Western Canadian Ski Industry.

CWSAA ski areas in Western Canada generate in excess of 8.4 million alpine skier visits and $790 million in revenues annually. They employ 16,200 people and provide an economic cornerstone for the winter tourism industry

CWSAA Members

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The Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the Ski Areas of Western Canada. Its primary areas of focus are government relations, media relations, marketing, safety & risk management and industry conferences.

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