Here’s to 2017 from the Western Education Foundation!

We hope you had a wonderful start to the winter and a beautiful end to your 2017 year.  The PSIA/AASI-West Education Foundation has accomplished much this year.  It is clear that the growth and success of our programs and initiatives are possible because YOU, our donors, our members, and our Education Staff, believe in our cause.

  • We awarded over $5,000 in education opportunities for Western Division professional ski and snowboard instructors. We will be awarding more scholarships in February.
  • Major Sponsor of the Professional Development Day held in October, with over 110 participants in attendance
  • Financial support for our Education/Examining Staff, outfitting them with new dry uniforms
  • Sent a number of our Main Educators to the National PSIA-AASI Fall Conference; keeping Western division current with the rest of the nation.

Julie with her Level 1 Exam group last spring at Mammoth Convention

Julie Matises, a recipient of an Education Foundation Scholarship to attend Divisional Trainers (DTA) and Children’s Specialist 2, states,

“I wanted to become part of the divisional Education Staff. To do that, I needed 7-8 days of training. It was a big relief to receive the scholarship from the Education Foundation, and it helped ease my decision-making process of what training to go for.

Becoming an Education Staff member for our Western Division has rejuvenated me- I feel like I have hit the refresh button on my career as a ski professional.

Thank you, Education Foundation!”


Please consider a generous contribution TODAY.
  With your help, we’ll continue our efforts to empower and educate our members.

DONATE TODAY: We very much appreciate your financial contributions. Please consider supporting the Education Foundation. Your year-end donation will help us to continue our good work.

You can also contact the PSIA/AASI-W office (530) 587-7642 or mail a donation to 9709 Suite B Hwy 267, Truckee, CA 96161

With sincere appreciation for your continued support, we wish you and yours a very safe New Year!

Best regards,

Nick Treat, Dave Sutherland, Blaine Lomen, and Katherine Hayes Rodriguez
PSIA-W Education Foundation Board of Directors

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