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CWSAA is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the ski areas of Western Canada. CWSAA was founded in 1967 and incorporated in 1973, under the Canada Corporations Act. Regular Membership is open to all ski resorts, day areas and helicopter / cat ski operators. Associate Membership is available to suppliers to the snowsports industry.

Benefits of Membership

Access to CWSAA Membership Directory

Product/Service Exposure

Access to Industry Safety Materials

Continued Industry Education

Connections with Industry professionals & suppliers

Why become a member?

As a Member you'll have the opportunity to network with like-minded business professionals, hear from world-renowned thought leaders, and have access to exclusive information.

Membership Benefits


Membership Types & Dues


Helicopter & Cat Ski Operators (without Lift Infrastructure).
Annual Dues: $500.00 + GST.


Tourism businesses that operate lifts, but do not host snowsports.
Annual Dues: $375.00 + GST.

Conditions of Membership

  • 1
    To actively support the Mission, Goals and Objectives of the Canada West Ski Areas Association.
  • 2
    To promptly pay membership dues and other fees legitimately assessed by the Association.
  • 3
    To support and honour the CWSAA Competitor Pass Program.
  • 4
    To report the following information, when requested by CWSAA, to establish the size and growth of the industry. Number of employees (full-time and part-time). Skier visits, including season pass usage. Number and type of all lifts with length, vertical and capacity. Number of skiable acres in the area.
  • 5
    To comply with laws and regulations set forth by government agencies concerning the ski industry.
  • 6
    Regular Members must be actively engaged in operating or building a ski area, or lift-based tourism operation, in Western Canada.

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    Associate Membership Application

    A company or person supplying products and / or services to the ski industry.

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    Regular (Ski Area) Membership Application

    Alpine Ski Areas; Nordic Ski Areas; Helicopter/Cat Ski Operators; Tourism businesses that operate lifts, but not snowsports.
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