Important COVID-19 Updates

An Important Message from Nicholas Herrin, PSIA-AASI CEO

National Academy (+ Demo Days & Awards Banquet), Rider Rally, Telemark Academy - CANCELLED
2020 – 2024 National Team Selection Event in Breckenridge – CANCELLED

As much as PSIA-AASI seeks to enhance its members’ professional development, we value your personal health and safety more. As an organization, we’ve been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 as it relates to members, events, and resorts we work with. Please read the following important updates. We wish you good health for the rest of your season and beyond.

Ed Younglove
PSIA-AASI Chairman of the Board

Nicholas Herrin

Given the escalation of decisions being made at local, state, and federal levels, PSIA-AASI has a broad social obligation to which the association must be accountable. Please know that all PSIA-AASI divisions are working tirelessly to modify their event schedules to make sure they are taking into consideration local, state, federal, and resort guidelines and regulations in order to deliver safe events. 

We value your commitment to our certification and specialist products. PSIA-AASI divisions are doing everything they can to modify their events to work successfully within the guidelines that are recommended to manage COVID-19. If you are currently registered for an event, we encourage you to check your division website. Your division has already sent, or will send, you an email that explains how they are managing events and CEUs in this time of event uncertainty.

National Academy, Rider Rally, Telemark Academy – CANCELLED
Because of the increased impact of COVID-19, PSIA-AASI is cancelling the following events that were to be held in Breckenridge, Colorado: 

  • National Academy (+ Demo Days & Awards Banquet) - scheduled for April 5 - 10, 2020
  • Telemark Academy - scheduled for April 5 – 8, 2020
  • Rider Rally – scheduled for April 5 – 8, 2020  

Our organization does not want to encourage non-essential travel that may place you, other attendees, and/or the greater community at risk. 

It is committed members like you who have enabled the long-standing success and rich educational history of PSIA-AASI’s national education events, and PSIA-AASI is, likewise, committed to you and your well-being. The PSIA-AASI National Team, Team Alumni, Official Suppliers, and national staff will miss seeing you out on the slopes this spring and hope you continue to follow recommended safeguards in order to stay healthy during these challenging times. 

Every person who registered for National Academy, Rider Rally, or Telemark Academy 2020 will receive a full refund, which will be processed in the next 1 to 3 business days. We will keep you updated on plans for next year's National Academy, Rider Rally, and Telemark Academy and will allow all 2020 registrants pre-registration access for next year's event. 

If you have any questions about the event, our policies, or future plans, please directly contact PSIA-AASI Member Services at

2020 – 2024 National Team Selection Event in Breckenridge – CANCELLED
We have decided to cancel the National Team Selection event that was scheduled for April 12 – 16, 2020 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Our organization does not want to encourage non-essential travel that may place you, other attendees, and/or the greater community at risk. 

We recognize the importance of the PSIA-AASI National Team and the key role its members – and all the extraordinary ski and snowboard instructors who are vying for a spot on the 2020-24 National Team – play as educational leaders for our national organization and the snowsports industry as a whole. You’ve put in a tremendous amount of hard work into making it to this phase in your career, so please know that we’ll be collaborating in the coming weeks with the 2020-24 National Team coaches to assess how best to revise and reschedule National Team Selection. As we continue to evaluate the current and potential impact of COVID-19, we will keep you apprised of any further changes in the selection process. 

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times, as we know this uncertainty only adds to the stress of preparing – often over several years – for the National Team selection process. We encourage you to stay plugged into the Basecamp community for National Team Selection, and please feel free to reach out to Dave Schuiling and/or any of the coaches if you have questions. We are here to support you and address any questions or concerns you may have.