About SSNW

50+ Years of Sharing our
Passion of Riding With Others

Snow Sports Northwest (SSNW) is a private ski and snowboard school located in the heart of Snoqualmie Pass. The SSNW Lodge was built over 50 years ago by Seattleite James Smith Sr. with three of his best friends. They all had deep passion for the sport and we’re heavily involved in the nationally recognized ski program PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America). Jim and his wife Barbra raised their children up through the program, passing down their love for skiing and mountain life. Jim’s son Jim Smith Jr. ended up being a Jr Olympic ski racer and PSIA member at a young age, and dove head first in to the community. So naturally, after a rewarding 45 years of running Snow Sports NorthWest, Jim Smith Sr. passed the business to his son, James Smith Jr.

Jim Smith Jr. now carries on the family tradition, and is inspired to fill the legacy that his father passed on. Our Ski School has many members that have been teaching and working with us for over 40 years. Through decades and generations, it’s been our goal to share the mountain community, thrill of the sport and closeness with nature to others.

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!