Cross Country Ski Areas Association Website Redesigned

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Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA), the national trade association of cross country ski area operators, has redesigned its website. The site has duel purposes for XC skiers and the ski area members. 

“The intention was to simplify and separate the site so that it is easier for skiers and ski area members to use it and the site redesign process is ongoing,” said CCSAA president Chris Frado. “The CCSAA Board of Directors was instrumental providing input and encouraging the site to be more mobile-friendly.” 

The association’s mission is to promote the growth of the XC skiing population and to improve the quality of XC ski area operations in North America. CCSAA has about 180 ski area members of all different types (inns, parks, clubs, etc.) and it is dedicated to furthering and protecting legitimate interests of XC ski area operators and to provide establishment of reasonable standards for the protection of XC skiers. The group is committed to promoting ski lessons and XC skiing on groomed trails at its member ski areas.

The site’s navigation is easier than before and it has more modern images of cross country skiing and  bigger more expressive photos and graphic messages. The website has search mechanisms for XC ski areas, events, and programs. 

There’s also a link to snow and ski area conditions reports. XC ski industry businesses are listed on the site including product brands (ski equipment, clothing, magazines and websites, etc.) and there is plenty of info available on the site from how to dress for XC skiing to terms and answers to frequently asked questions.


Roger Lohr is Cross Country Ski Editor of He is founder and editor of and is a writer and marketer, based in Hanover, N.H. He’s been published in, SnowLink, NSAA Journal, Nordic Network, Cross Country Skier, SkiTrax, Ski Area Management and others. Lohr also conducted the CCSAA Skier Visit Study and created the Best XC Ski Area Poll and worked for Snowsports Industries America (SIA). On Twitter @XCSkiTravel.


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