Application for NASJA Press Membership

Interested in joining NASJA? We’d love to have you! Our membership is open to those who are employed by accredited journalistic properties or who work as freelancers for a variety of media outlets and have:

  • Published and/or sold one to three by-lined articles (depending on publication; one for bigger outlets and three for smaller), photographs, videos or illustrations on snow sports related subjects in a season. Work can be in any type of media.
  • Published a book on snow sports in the past two years with updates every five years. It can be consumer or trade oriented in print or electronic version.
  • Meet criteria for “press category” active blog or website and meet basic standards for the establishment of active website with frequently updated original content about snow sports, proof of audience engagement, and strong social media presence.
  • worked as an editor employed by media outlets that publish editorial material on snow sports.
  • worked as a publisher who has produced annual or monthly publications, websites, reports or programs that cover snow sports.

Note: Credentials are reviewed every other year.

Membership comes with some great benefits! A NASJA press membership allows you to:

  • Network with over 130 press members and over 50 corporate members.
  • Receive product discounts (up to 70% off retail pricing) through the NASJA Experticity affiliation. Read more.
  • Access membership directories with the latest contact information on all press and corporate members.
  • Attend the annual NASJA meeting and awards show.
  • Attend professional development workshops and on-snow events.
  • Receive NASJA newsletters.

For more information and to apply for membership, please download the application.

Read the minimum credentials for active members here.

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After you submit the form below with payment, please email any work samples in .pdf format or .zip files to For larger files, please email us a link to a Dropbox file or similar accessible online cloud storage. You may include links  to your online work in this application.

Read the minimum credentials for active members here.

  • Please list Facebook, Instagram, Twitter information:
  • Please include links to your work. You may also email material to as .pdf or .zip files, or use Dropbox (or similar) to submit large files. Submissions must include dates and byline.
  • All print material must include proof of publication, including date and name of publication. All website material must be “screen captured” and display a URL address/domain name, as well as a byline or photo credit. All stories and photos must include byline or photo credit. Submissions without a byline or credit must be accompanied by a verification letter from an assigning editor at the media outlet. Since members may do a variety of work, often in different kinds of media during the same season, the total volume of work shall be considered. Material must be from the calendar year immediately prior to the date of membership application or membership renewal deadline.

    The NASJA Credentials Committee is responsible for determining applicants’ membership qualification. The responsibility of the committee is only to make a reasonable effort to ensure applicants meet the qualifications described above for membership. The Board shall in no way limit membership nor act in any discriminatory manner in determining membership qualification. Applicants who feel a decision has been unjustly reached may appeal the decision.

  • I would like to be considered for membership in the North American Snowsports Journalists Association. I have submitted proofs of credentials per the guidelines on this form, and have included the applicable dues for the membership year July 1 through June 30. I understand I will get a refund if I do not qualify for membership. I have read and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the Code of Ethics.

  • Note: Membership year runs July 1 through June 30