The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) honored 13 member resorts with its annual National Ski Area Safety Awards, sponsored by Wells Fargo Special Risks. Each season the awards recognize those resorts that have done an outstanding job of educating employees and guests about skiing and snowboarding responsibly. The 2012/13 winners are:
- Best Use of New /Social Media: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado
- Best Safety Week Program: Mammoth, California
- Best Helmet Safety Program: Arapahoe Basin, Colo.
- Best Terrain Park Safety Program: Canyons Resort, Utah
- Best Employee Involvement: Sun Valley Resort, Idaho
- Best Employee Education: Mt. Ashland, Oregon
- Best Chairlift Safety Program: Sugar Bowl Resort, California
- Best Community Outreach: Keystone Resort, Colorado
- Best Avalanche Safety Program: Kirkwood Mountain Resort, California
- Most Creative Safety Initiative (tie): Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Oregon and Snowmass, Colorado
- Best Overall Safety Program (Up to 350,000 visits): Blue Mountain Ski Area, Pennsylvania
- Best Overall Safety Program (350,000 or more visits): Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado
The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), formed in 1962, is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. It represents 325 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. Additionally, it has 472 supplier members who provide equipment, goods and services to the mountain resort industry.