Western Members receive a bi-annual subscription to The Edge, a division newsletter that is available in print and online.
Registered, Active and Inactive Members also receive a subscription to: 32 Degrees, the journal of professional snowsports instruction. This magazine covers what’s happening in teaching alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, and adaptive skiing/riding (including tips on improving your own skiing and riding and other interesting and hard to find articles.
PSIA/AASI National develops and distributes a wide range of manuals, videos, and other materials to support teaching and skill improvement. These materials are available at the lowest possible cost to members and can be found in the PSIA/AASI Accessories Catalog. PSIA/AASI National also provides The Matrix, a lending library of videos and other materials to help managers and trainers, as well as interactive web-based learning modules.
You can also locate online manuals/workbooks/study guides in the Resources section of the Western Division web site. Some of these items are unique to our division and are required reading/study for taking Certification Events.
Personal & Professional Development
Educational Programs, Clinics & Conventions
PSIA/AASI clinics and conventions are held throughout the country each season. As a Registered/Active/Inactive member you can sign up for events in all 8 divisions. The Western Division event offerings include one and multi-day programs in freestyle, women’s and senior specific, & adaptive and children’s educator events. We also provide certification and education for Alpine, Snowboard, Cross Country, Telemark, and Adaptive.
These education events are conducted by highly trained members of our professional staff and some of the finest clinicians in the country. Whether you are a seasoned expert or looking to just refine your technique – attending these events will improve your skills and challenge you while having fun and developing camaraderie among lifelong colleagues.
Our National premiere event, The National Academy is held in the spring of each year – and sure to be one of the best experiences you will have as a member.
PSIA/AASI Certification signifies that you have achieved standards set by the National Organization for personal performance, teaching, professional knowledge, and technical skiing/riding skills. Certified instructors provide a high level of quality and consistency in their teaching and skiing/riding skills.
Certification is recognized in all 8 divisions and can often mean increased wages, additional benefits, and recognition. Members must attend educational events at least every two seasons in order to stay current with the latest in snowsports education and sharpen their skills. These credits are also required to maintain your membership.
The Western Division and the National organization (ASEA) both offer professional discounts on everything from items that make teaching easier to equipment and gear.
PSIA-AASI Accessory Catalog
Available for Registered, Active, and Inactive members.
National’s Accessory Catalog carries items that show your pride in the association (clothing and gear with PSIA-AASI logos), manuals and teaching guides, and other hard to find items that make instructing easier.
Resort discount tickets for PSIA-AASI Members change every season. To get the most accurate offer please contact the resort’s ticket office and ask for their current PSIA-AASI member offer. The offers below are only a sampling of what is available…
Promotional deals can also be accessed through your Western Division equipment representatives. To gain product knowledge and information on how to purchase equipment please contact the representative listed below. To be added to this list please email email@example.com