Sierra Research Associates LLC
Providing Research and Consulting to the Ski, Tourism and Hospitality Industries

The submission deadline for this year's NSAA Salary Survey was March 31, 2016.
Late submissions are being taken through April 15th.
Critical your submission is in before this date to be included as a participant for this year.

See the 134 Participating Resorts for 2016.

This year's Survey Spreadsheet and Survey Instructions are ready for downloading below.

Please be sure to carefully review the instructions before starting
and to rename the workbook with your resort's name and 2016 before submitting for processing.

NSAA 2016 Salary Survey Instructions
NSAA 2016 Annual Salary Survey Workbook

The survey is a simple Excel based spreadsheet, and is available for download from the NSAA and Sierra Research Associates websites.

The survey this year includes 234 ski area jobs most common to the National Ski Areas Association Member resorts.

There have been important updates added to this year's survey.
They include updates to a number of positions, a new summer attendant position being added,
and on a trial basis 7 positions that are being surveyed for tip and service charge compensation in addition to base wages.
A complete description can be seen here: 2016 Updates

It will be important that all survey submissions be returned this year before March 31st to be included in the study.

During the 2014-2015 Season 144 Resorts participated in the survey making it the largest and most comprehensive US Ski and Mountain Resort salary surveys produced.

Results of this year's survey will be available to member resorts in the beginning of May 2016 from NSAA Member Services.

Our firm focuses on providing strategic management consulting and research for the Ski Resort, Tourism, and Hospitality Industries.

Should you have questions on completing the survey you can email Sierra Research Associates at
A member of our team will contact you normally within 24 hours.

Dr. Harold Richins and Charles Riley, Principals Sierra Research Associates LLC
12047 Donner Pass Road Suite A3
Truckee, California 96161

Phone: 916-476-9108
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