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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 government relations, media relations, marketing, safety & risk management and industry conferences.

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.

CWSAA has 296 Members, including 133 ski areas and 163 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 Members in Western Canada generate in excess of 8.4 million alpine skier visits and $800 million in revenues annually.  They also employ 19,000 people and provide an economic cornerstone for the winter tourism industry.

CWSAA Members

Click here for a list of CWSAA Ski Areas and Associate Members.

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