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International Ski History Association


Publishes the quarterly journal Skiing Heritage.

499 Town Hill Road New Hartford, CT 06057
Phone/FAX: 860-738-7788
Email: isha@snet.net

National Ski Council Federation

The National Ski Council Federation (NSCF ) is a not for profit educational organization whose function is to

  • educate its member clubs
  • disseminate information in order to assist ski councils in serving their members
  • encourage honesty and integrity within member ski councils

The identification, development and sharing of expertise is also an important ongoing function of the organization.

National Ski Areas Association

The National Ski Areas Association is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. It represents 326 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. Additionally, it has 400 supplier members who provide equipment, goods and services to the mountain resort industry.

NSAA was established in 1962 and was headquartered in Springfield, Mass. In 1989 NSAA merged with SIA (SnowSports Industries America) and moved to McLean, Va. The merger was dissolved in 1992 and NSAA was relocated to Lakewood, Colo., because of its central geographic location. NSAA is located in the same office building as the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the National Ski Patrol in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb west of Denver.

133 S. Van Gordon Street, Suite 30, Lakewood, Colorado 80228

National Ski Patrol

The National Ski Patrol (NSP) is a Federally Chartered nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving the public and the mountain recreation industry by providing education services about emergency care and safety.

For more than 55 years, the NSP has been at the forefront of safety and emergency care education programs. The association's 28,500 members represent 98 percent of the nation's patrollers, whether or not they are paid by or volunteer for their home area. These members, through NSP's award-winning Outdoor Emergency Care program, are the principal delivery system of emergency care training for ski area patrollers. NSP also develops training for non-medical roles, including toboggan handling, avalanche rescue, mountain host programs, and more.

International Ski Federation (FIS)


The Federation Internationale Ski (F.I.S) was founded on 2 February 1924 during the first winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France with 14 member nations. Today membership is comprised of more than a 100 National Ski Associations from all over the world. The F.I.S. website offers a comprehensive insight into the Federation. There is information about the structure of the organization, a fascinating look at the history and much more.

Blochstrasse 2 CH-3653 Oberhofen/Thunersee Switzerland
Phone: +41 (33)-244-6161
FAX: +41 (33)-243-5353

United States Ski Association

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, managing competition and athletic programs coast-to-coast. The vision of USSA is to make the USA the best in world in skiing and snowboarding.

1500 Kearns Boulevard, Bldg. F
P.O. Box 100 Park City, UT 84060
Phone: 435-649-9090
FAX: 435-649-3613



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