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NSAA presents annual awards to the best in the ski industry in the categories of Safety, Sustainability, Marketing and Conversion. Click each category to read about last season's winning programs.

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NSAA Conversion Cup Challenge

Conversion is the process of turning first-time skiers and riders into repeat customers, and ultimately lifelong enthusiasts of the sport. NSAA's Conversion Cup Challenge is a friendly competition among member ski areas that closely aligns with the industry's goal to grow the sport. The Conversion Cup recognizes those who make significant efforts to boost skier and snowboarder conversion rates.

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NSAA Golden Eagle Awards

Established in 1993, the Golden Eagle Awards are the highest honors bestowed on a ski area for environmental performance. The awards have been updated over the years to reflect changes in sustainability best practices and highlight the importance of climate change action and advocacy.

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NSAA Marketing Awards

The NSAA Marketing Awards are presented annually to ski resorts across the country for their successful sales & marketing programs that help promote the fun of skiing and snowboarding and develop individual ski area brand positions. These awards are designed to benefit the entire industry by raising overall marketing standards and promoting sustained growth of the industry.

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NSAA Safety Awards

Safety initiatives are critical to the industry in retention, conversion and overall growth. Ski area risk and safety departments aim to be just as inventive and interactive as their retail branding counterparts. The safety awards highlight the creative, innovative, and quantitatively-effective methods that keep guests and employees safe on the mountain.

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