Established in the early 1980s the association
was formed to represent the interests of the commercial ski areas
in New Zealand. The association's role involves marketing, partnerships,
education, research, advocacy, standards, technology and communication.
Membership of the association is open to ordinary,
associate and affiliate members. Ordinary members are persons, firms
or corporate bodies directly engaged in ski area operations on a
Associate members are those persons, firms or
corporate bodies not directly engaged in commercial ski area operations
but are involved in the promotion of snow sports or have a special
contribution to make to the association, or supply goods and services
to commercial ski areas. Affiliate members are preferred suppliers
to the ski areas.
The association currently represents 14 commercial
ski areas, and has 6 associate members (introduced in 1991) and
2 affiliate members (introduced in 1998).
On behalf of its membership the association is
Industry training by holding seminars and forums
for members. a conference is held in october each year.
Supporting marketing programmes through the ski
marketing promotion fund
Research, including annual operating statistics
Supporting skier safety programmes and research
Employment issues and government representation
involving the preparation of submissions when the need arises.
For Ski Areas Association
of New Zealand member information
to 'industry structure'