About the NWSCC
The Northwest Ski Club Council is made up of over 30 clubs from the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, and represents nearly 10,000 Alpine and Nordic skiers and snowboarders.

NWSCC club members enjoy many benefits, including:
  • discounted travel opportunities
  • reduced lift tickets at many Northwest ski areas and resorts
  • terrific travel bargains
  • a recreational alpine racing league
  • discounts from many ski industry retailers, and
  • the opportunity to participate in the Council’s many events.

NWSCC has a wide variety of ski and snowboard clubs that offer something for everyone! There are large clubs with as many as 2000 members and smaller clubs of 10-350 members offering ski trips, parties, and year round activities! Club members include winter enthusiasts who participate in all disciplines of winter sports.

One of the best things about belonging to a ski club is taking advantage of ski trips offered to places you might not travel to on your own - and the chance to make many new friends!

All NWSCC club members are able to participate in our PACRAT ski racing league, NWSCC-sponsored trips, Far West Ski Association trips, and many shared activities with clubs other than the one (or more) they belong to. Club members may also obtain special discounts from ski areas and retail shops that are not available to the general public, easily saving the cost of membership dues. As NWSCC grows, all club members reap the benefits of enhanced group buying power.

NWSCC clubs are not only social organizations, they represent thousands of snowriders who work hundreds of volunteer hours to support their communities throughout the Northwest. Go here for an article information on charitable activities our member clubs support.

Links to Regional / National Organizations

Once you belong to a Northwest Ski Club Council club, you also become a member of a national network of affiliated organizations, all created for the support and enhancement of snowsports clubs. NWSCC is a member council of Far West Ski Association, a group of eleven councils covering the Western United States. We’re also a member of the National Ski Council Federation. Both of these organizations are dedicated to the success and support of snowsports clubs nationwide.


NWSCC is also a member of, and partners with: We’re very proud to work with these organizations, which are dedicated to providing and enhancing your experiences on the slopes of our resorts.

Northwest Snowsports Advocates is another organization with whom we work closely, monitoring issues of interest to our members, and providing support for those issues when needed.


NWSCC invites every member club to appoint a club representative to attend the quarterly Council meetings and act as liaison between their club and the Council. NWSCC Council meetings are open to everyone, and are held quarterly in Portland. Check the website or newsletter to confirm the current meeting date and location, as we like to visit our local ski shops and other venues.

NWSCC meetings feature guest speakers from:
  • the ski and snowboard industry
  • regional ski areas
  • media, and
  • resort properties
Council meetings begin with an informal social time at 6 p.m. The official start time is 6:30 p.m.   Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to get involved.

The meetings are one means of spreading the word about Council activities, which include trips, racing schedules, public affairs information, and safety seminars, in addition to the Council’s special events. Other means of communication include our website and newsletter. See the NWSCC Newsletter for day and time of the next Council Meeting.


The Northwest Ski Club Council supports a variety of activities. Many, of course, are associated with winter sports, but not all. Look for our Golf Tournament and other non-winter opportunities to enjoy our great Northwest outdoors!

Ski Fair: Held annually in early November in Portland, Oregon.   FREE and open to the public!  You’ll find booths from the best resorts in the West, as well as our own ski clubs. There is a silent auction with great deals, and discounted passes you can only get at this event!  Check our website every year for the date and location of this annual event.

Seattle and Portland Ski Shows: NWSCC sponsors booths at both of these shows staffed by our club volunteers, and all of our clubs are encouraged to provide materials to highlight their club activities.

Mammoth Mountain: Early April. NWSCC will be traveling to Mammoth Mountain in conjunction with the Far West Race Association Championships. Everyone welcome; you don’t need to be a racer. Watch for details on our website.

Bachelor Blast: Mid-April. Sunriver Resort will be our host property this year, for a great time at unbelievable prices. This trip is open to NWSCC club members and their families.

PACRAT Racing: January-April. The Pacific Northwest Area Clubs Recreational Alpine Teams race series is a fun and competitive race league for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. Check out the PACRAT website for more information and race schedules.

Northwest Ski Challenge: All season. All snowriders are welcome to participate in the Challenge. Simply ski or ride this season at any 7 or more of the resorts located in the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and you’re qualified to enter to win lots of great prizes. The more areas you visit, the greater your chances of winning! 

Golf Challenge: Mark your calendar for the Annual Clubs-4-Play Golf Tournament! Sandi Shaub will again be in charge of the tournament. We are working with our Seattle clubs to see if we can host a tournament which they would be able to attend.


NWSCC Application form (PDF, MS Word): An easy form to fill out and send to our Membership Director, along with your dues, and that's all there is to gaining access to a wealth of benefits from both the NWSCC and FWSA.