The Northwest Ski Club Council is made up of over 38 clubs from the states of Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii, 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
- 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 3,000 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.
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 nine 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 Council meetings and act as liaison between their club and the Council. NWSCC Council meetings are open to everyone, and are held four times a year in the Portland Metropolitan area. Check the website 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. See the Event Calendar for day and time of the next Council Meeting.