Entries by Kristi J

Learning, Sharing and Networking at the 2019 Professional Development Day

Here are a few reasons WHY our members attend Professional Development Day! You can never have enough education, and when you stop seeking to improve yourself, that is the day you start going downhill. We all owe it to our students and the instructors we reach with our example to continue our development. – Glen […]

Snowsports lessons from around the world: Interski 2019

An Excerpt of this article can be found in the 2019 Fall edge Newsletter in print and digital By: Mamood Sabahi, PSIA-W Ed Staff / Alpine Examiner Every four years Interski holds the world’s largest congress for the exchange of Snowsports methodologies and techniques between the member nations. For over 60 years Interski has made […]

Staying Strong all Season: Protect your shoulder

Protect Your Shoulder This Ski Season   By guest author and physical therapist Laura Garcia   You are bombing down your favorite run, you catch an edge and find yourself creating a yard sale down the mountain. Your arm is outstretched one direction and your body another. When the snow settles you feel an intense […]

Western Structure – Updates to By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation

  Vote on the new ByLaws, updated Articles of Incorporation and Organizational Structure at the Fall Rally being held at Mammoth Mountain, December 8-9, 2019. The Western Division is making the move from an Operational Board to a Strategic Board. Why the change? The new structure will bring all the operational duties and responsibilities under […]

What is PSIA-AASI?

Did you know that the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors represents nearly 33,000 women and men who are dedicated to promoting snowsports through instruction? In fact, PSIA-AASI is the world’s largest organization dedicated to snowsports, let alone snowsports instruction. In this video, which was created in part to […]

We Want You To Run for the Board

Do you have qualities and experience that would make you a valuable member of the PSIA-AASI Western Division Board of Directors?  Do you have ideas on how PSIA-AASI can better serve its members? Do you have the skills needed to implement those ideas?  If you think the answer to these questions is “yes,” we’d love […]

Member School Director Meetings – Save the Dates

Oct. 19th Professional Development Day and Member School Directors Round-Table Our Member School Directors Chair, Julie Matises and the Board of Directors would like to invite the Member School Directors and key staff to our Professional Development Day October 19th at Squaw Valley We will have a Directors Meeting lunch and learn at Fireside in […]

Women’s Scholarship Opportunity

Are you or someone you know a female ski/snowboard instructor looking for an opportunity to progress your professional goals? Do you need additional funding to attend events or exams? Click below to find out more about the Nancy Oakes Hall Women’s Scholarship! Applicant must be a female member of PSIA-AASI with their Level I certification, […]

Excellence in Journalism award given to Michael Rogan

The Board of Directors of the Education Foundation of PSIA-AASI Western Division has launched a first-in-the-profession “Excellence in Journalism” award benefiting the snowsports industry. Recognizing the importance of communication about our profession to both members and the skiing/riding public at large is important to our growth and understanding of our sport, the Education Foundation launched […]

We want YOUR Pictures!

  Calling members! We want YOUR pictures and experiences. Message or e-mail us your pictures from the 2018-19 season for a chance to be featured in the next print newsletter! If you want a quick quote or story of a fun experience or moment, please send us those too! please e-mail all content to editor@psia-w.org. […]