Who we are

Our Mission & Objectives

Improving the lives of our youth



The National Winter Activities Center is dedicated to improving the lives, health and fitness of youth throughout the nation by providing access to winter sports activities.

  • Increase and retain lifetime participants
  • Pathway to competition
  • Broaden the base, and grow the winter sports community
  • Better health & fitness through activity

Our Partners

Improving the lives of our youth



  • U.S. Ski and Snowboard.   U.S. Ski and Snowboard represents Winter Olympic sports in the U.S. and is a valuable partner in providing direction for winter sports education programs.  It is also able to guide youth into higher level programs that can potentially lead them to become elite Olympic athletes.
  • International Ski Federation (FIS).  FIS represents skiing and snowboarding to the International Olympic Committee with NWSEF as its partner for helping develop youth winter programs in the U.S.  FIS is a valuable partner in the development and management of skiing and snowboarding programs.
  • National Ski Areas Association (NSAA).  The NSAA represents the ski area operators and associated vendors, which provide venue access and entry-level programs nationwide.  Other partners with NSAA include the USDA Forest Service, the National Ski Patrol and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
  • SnowSports Industries America (SIA).  SIA represents the ski and snowboard equipment manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the U.S.  SIA is a valuable partner in providing industry support and research and development for skiing and snowboarding.
  • NWSEF (National Winter Sports Education Foundation)
  • YMCA
  • Boys & Girls Club of America