The North American Snowsports Journalists Association is a professional group of more than 250 writers, authors, photographers, videographers and broadcasters. Members report on ski, snowboard and Nordic related news, information and features via various media outlets. Over 100 corporate members include media contacts or employees of ski resorts, convention and visitor associations, manufacturers and others who have a commercial interest in the journalistic coverage of winter sports.
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Member Risa Wyatt’s writes about the annual meeting in “Synergy on Snow—NASJA Meets at Lake Tahoe”. Slideshow by Dino Vournas. . . .MORE
Meet the winners of the Paul Robbins Outstanding Competitor Award, the Carson White Snowsports Achievement Award, Bob Gillen Memorial Award, and the Mitch Kaplan Award. . . .MORE
NASJA provides the opportunity to network with over 250 press and corporate members. We are the largest snowsports communication group in North America. . . .MORE
Enjoy a selection of the most recent snowsports coverage by NASJA members, from a broad variety of print and online sources. . . .MORE
NASJA is a great way to extend your professional network. Attend our events, cultivate your industry connections, help promote snowsports awareness! . . .MORE
NASJA members enjoy exclusive access to snowsports press and corporate directories. Other benefits include member discounts to industry retailers. . . .MORE
NASJA has introduced me to fellow ski writers from around the country, many of whom I may not have met otherwise. It’s inspiring to hear about their deep experience in the snowsports industry. It’s also been a great way to get to know resort PR people from other regions than my own. I’ve called on other NASJA members when I needed information for stories I was writing that included ski areas I wasn’t as familiar with. And it’s been fun to get to know colleagues of all ages.
Early in my career, deep in the last century, I had the good fortune to win the Harold Hirsch Award a couple of times. It did a lot for my credibility within the industry and helped me score some freelance assignments.
As a relatively new member to the ski and snowboard industry, NASJA has provided me with an invaluable network of writers, resorts and ultimately, resources. In my first year with Ski Vermont I was fortunate enough to travel to Colorado for NASJA’s annual conference where I was given the opportunity to learn more about industry trends and influencers from a panel of industry professionals. The experience was not only informative but also incredibly fun.
As a long term member of NASJA, Deer Valley Resort has benefited from the opportunity to create lasting relationships with both press and corporate members. The annual conferences have provided us with an invaluable opportunity to connect with key players in the ski industry. NASJA has provided us with a way to keep informed about trends and personal updates among the snow media.
With NASJA, I've skied New Hampshire,Vermont, Colorado, California, British Columbia. Because of NASJA, I've also skied France, Italy, Scotland, Montana, Idaho, Maine, Alberta and maybe a dozen or so other snowy places.
When I joined NASJA as a snowsports blogger, my contacts in the ski industry were limited. After one meeting, my network exploded, as did my opportunities. Not only that, but now I call many of these contacts my friends.