Welcome and thank you for your interest in PSIA/AASI Western Division. Western Division membership is open to instructors who work (or plan to work) at a resort in California or Nevada. You can view the 7 other Divisions of PSIA/AASI on www.thesnowpros.org.
YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK
(YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO THE NATIONAL WEBSITE WWW.THESNOWPROS.ORG)
Check out these E-Learning Modules to learn what being an instructor is like, what it takes to become a pro, and the benefits of being a PSIA-AASI member.
Do I have to join PSIA/AASI-W to be an instructor?
For most instructors who plan to make ski instruction a part of their lives, affiliation and certification with PSIA/AASI-W will be of great benefit. As a new instructor, you are not required to join PSIA/AASI-W, or to take certification courses prior to employment. In fact, the majority of our members are employed first, and then pursue certification to improve their professionalism and make themselves more valuable to their home resort.
Feel free to view our Job Listings link for the latest opportunities.
Once you have made the decision to join us as a “Registered” new member you have the opportunity to take Education and Certification Events. Please see our Types of Membership page to clarify eligibility and requirements. Once you have received an email with your National ID # you can register for events that are found on WESTERN EVENT SEARCH. A full list of events descriptions and can be found on our Event Calendar.
REGISTERED (JOIN NOW)
Must be 16 or older to join!
$114 Annual Dues
[Includes $ 45 Divisional & $69 National Fees]
You receive divisional and national benefits, and can take education and Certification events in any of the nine PSIA/AASI divisions. See Member Benefits.
New to snowsports instructing?
Level 1 Instructor Module
This Level 1 Certification Event covers teaching and skiing/riding demonstrations, movement analysis, and technical knowledge to meet our National Standards for Level 1 Certification (Alpine Standard / Snowboard Standards).
Prerequisites for All
- Must be at least 16 years old, and a Registered Member of PSIA-AASI.
- Must pass the Level 1 E-Learning Component, prior to signing up for the exam.
- Participants must be capable of linking turns (parallel for skiers) on blue intermediate terrain.
- Participants must read the Level 1 Study Guide (available online).
- Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase education materials for their discipline:
- AASI Snowboard Manual or the PSIA Alpine Technical Manual
- Core Concepts for Snowsports Instructors
- AASI Snowboard Certification Handbook (Included when you Register for the In-House program)
- PSIA Alpine Handbook (teaching exercises for adults)
- Children’s Instruction Handbook: Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding (teaching exercises for kids