Entries by Kristi J

Mountain Bike season isn’t over yet

Last Friday, Members from PSIA-AASI joined us in one of our off-season events at Northstar’s mountain bike park. People from all ability levels were able to progress and learn new skills thanks to our instructor, Kristen. This was a great way to kick off our fall season. Every day now is getting closer to Winter! […]

Education Foundation News

The PSIA-W Education Foundation supports many educational events in the Western Division each season by providing financial assistance to members, member schools, and staff trainers. “The benefit of the Scholarship to me was that it enabled me to maintain my Level 1 Certification.” -Cari Kelley, PSIA Level 1 This important financial support helps members participate […]

Season Letter from the Western P&A Chair

As the Publicity and Advisory Chair for the Western Division’s Board of Directors I wanted to reach out to our Member Schools and Directors from around the West about our Locker Room Parties. Representatives from PSIA-AASI Western Division would love the opportunity to attend some of your hiring events, planned staff functions, or have an event […]

Big Bear Mountain Resorts is Hiring Snowsport Instructors

  Are you an enthusiastic, outgoing, people person who loves the mountains?  If so, Big Bear Mountain Resorts is looking for you to join our team of ski and snowboard instructors for the 2017-2018 winter season.  Enjoy the crisp, clean, sunny mountain air of Big Bear Lake.  Above 6,700’ in elevation, Big Bear is the […]

PSIA/AASI General Managers Survey 2017

We conducted a survey to help us grow and move in the right direction and this is a summary of the feedback we received from you and other Snowsport School management teams. Biggest Challenge for Snowsports schools are: Attracting and retaining guests, young staff, quality instructors, and finding experienced instructors willing to instruct beginners. Biggest Opportunities for […]

Member School Director Meetings – Save the Dates

Oct. 14th Professional Development Day and Member School Directors Round-Table Our Member School Directors Chair, Leigh Pierini, myself and Board of Directors would like to invite the Member School Directors and key staff to our Professional Development Day to join keynote speaker Ron Kipp, Chris Fellows, Barton Health, Desert Research Institute and more. We will have a […]

Western Education Foundation

The mission of the Education Foundation is to provide education opportunities for PSIA/AASI-Western instructors looking to enhance their personal growth and further their careers in snowsports instruction.   Examples of some of The Education Foundations projects: Direct support of PSIA/AASI-W events such as the Professional Development Day to make education less expensive and more available […]


In August we are partnering with SkateIA – Skate IA teaches and certifies skaters how to teach. They offer programs in-person and online, and an annual camp for the general skating public called CAMP Skate IA. On August 18-20, members can register with the SkateIA Camp to be held in Los Angeles. Description: Join skating instructors from around the […]