About SSNW

Formerly operating as International Ski School, 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 Seattle native James Smith Sr. with three of his skiing buddies. They all had deep passion for the sport and were determined to mesh their passion and career. After a rewarding 45 years of sharing his love of skiing with others, Jim passed the business to his son, James Smith Jr.

Through decades and generations, it’s been our goal to bring 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!