About SSNW

Formerly operating as International Ski School, Snow Sports Northwest (SSNW) is a private ski and snowboard school in the heart of Snoqualmie Pass. Since the lodge was built in 1969, SSNW has been a business of family, friends and a passion. The SSNW Lodge was built by Seattle native James Smith Sr. and his close friends who all loved the sport and dreamed of joining their passion and career. After a rewarding 45 year career, Jim passed the business to his son, James Smith Jr.

Through decades and generations, it has always been our goal to bring the mountain community, thrill of the sport and closeness with nature to others. Often we see our students go through the program and then come back for instructor training, some having a tenure of more than a decade.

With programs to suit any level, we welcome you to the SSNW family and can’t wait to show you the best Snoqualmie Pass has to offer!