News & Information


News & Announcements 
Good instructors know how to teach, but they'll be the first to acknowledge that they're also always learning. Here's where PSIA-AASI members can get up-to-date information on the goings on within their association and the broader ski and snowboard industry.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Affiliation Agreement Information

Governance Information

Use the links below to learn more about PSIA-AASI.

The Professional Ski Instructors of America - American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) is a nonprofit education association dedicated to promoting the sports of skiing and snowboarding through instruction. With more than 31,500 members, PSIA-AASI establishes certification standards for snowsports instructors and develops education materials to be used as the core components of instructor training.

Our Mission 
We support our members, as a part of the ski and snowboard industry, to:

  • Develop personally and professionally
  • Create positive learning experiences
  • Have more fun

The Association
An easy way to think of PSIA-AASI is that we want to be the first place folks come for innovative and current information about ski and snowboard instruction, the overall impact of each sport, and about the ski and snowboard industry overall.

The Teams 
The PSIA-AASI teams comprise 30 men and women selected from among the best instructors in the country. They represent the full breadth of the ski and snowboard disciplines--adaptive, alpine, alpine freestyle, cross-country, telemark, and snowboard. Teams are formed every four years following a rigorous selection process.

Once chosen, team members are responsible for promoting, supporting, and assisting with the development of PSIA-AASI education programs and activities at all levels. They set the standard for U.S. snowsports instruction!

Board & Staff 
The PSIA-AASI Board of Directors and national office staff are committed to providing association members with the most comprehensive, compelling, up-to-date resources for improving the on-snow experience for skiers and snowboarders of every age and ability.