Recognize a Stand-Out Snow Pro Through Our Award Program

PSIA-AASI’s Award Program recognizes its members’ achievements as instructors, leaders, and collaborators in the industry. Know a member who deserves recognition and honors? Review the award categories, then submit an application. 

Note: Distinguished Service, Educational Excellence, and Lifetime Achievement Award nominations are due by December 31. You can get all the details on who can nominate, and how, here.


Top of the Course Award

This award is presented to members pursuing Level III certification. It recognizes individuals who score at the highest percentile in skiing/snowboarding, teaching and technical knowledge; and who empower other candidates during the exam process. Candidates must display exceptional compassion and understanding for the needs of others, which results in a more positive examination environment.

Who is eligible?Members who are being examined for Level III certification 

Application Deadline: Nominations are due by April 30.


Three C’s Award – Collaboration, Communication, Cooperation 

This award recognizes members who demonstrate positive leadership behavior within a snowsport school. These candidates consistently collaborate,communicate and cooperate with guests, peers, and school management. Positive leadership may be shown through their ability to support their peers within their school and division, as well as volunteering when positive action is needed. These members are seen by school management and fellow pros as a role model for the values and behaviors espoused by our organization and profession.

Who is eligible? Members who work at a ski and ride school. 

Application Deadline: Nominations are due by April 30.


Angus Graham Rising Star Award

This award recognizes young standout PSIA-AASI members who have demonstrated positive leadership within the snowsports industry. This award is for members who show extraordinary promise charting a career path within the snowsports industry, members who are volunteer leaders, or who are otherwise distinguishing themselves in an exemplary fashion.

The award is named for Angus Graham, a beloved instructor, trainer, and mentor at Aspen Snowmass, who died in a car accident in Oregon on August 25, 2017. An inspirational skier and teacher, he was a candidate at the 2016 Team Selection, and featured in this PSIA-AASI Member Spotlight in September 2016.

Who is eligible?Standout young leaders in the snowsports industry (must be a PSIA-AASI member).

Application Deadline: Nominations are due by April 30.


Distinguished Service Award

Who is eligible?Members, and non-members, including PSIA-AASI staff, vendors and industry partners.

Application Deadline:Nominations are due to by December 31. 


Educational Excellence Award

This award recognizes those exceptional few members who authored PSIA-AASI educational materials over the years. They have added significantly to, and possibly even changed, the educational direction of PSIA-AASI. They have exhibited dedication, devotion and self-sacrifice contributing to the PSIA-AASI educational system, with ten years or more sustained outstanding service.

Who is eligible? Members significantly contribute to the creation of PSIA-AASI education materials (with 10 years or more of service)

Application Deadline: Nominations are due by December 31.


Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes exceptional members who have designed and implemented programs, projects and procedures affecting the association on a national level. They have exhibited dedication, devotion, and self-sacrifice serving in national level leadership positions.

Who is eligible?Members with 10 years or more sustained outstanding service

Application Deadline: Nominations are due by December 31.


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