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Membership cycle is July 1st to June 30th. You may download and email/fax in your New Member and Registered Instructor membership application or complete the online form. Membership is non-refundable.

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Welcome to PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI!

Most instructors are interested in joining PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI because they are seeking certification.  They have approached a Snowsports school and found that the school pays more for certified instructors than for non-certified instructors.

Certification is about more than earning more money! It is a confirmation of ability and an opportunity to improve knowledge necessary to share your passion for Snowsports with your guests. The certification pathway involves studying and understanding educational materials that have been developed by industry professionals.  These materials reflect an agreed-upon belief system of what constitutes good skiing and riding skills and good teaching techniques. They are not the only ways to teach and to ski or ride but they represent systems and mechanics that are well proven to be fundamental and effective. It is our hope that in pursuing PSIA/AASI certification, you will enhance and add to the effective knowledge, skills and strengths you already possess, as opposed to replacing one belief system with another.

Annual member dues are $121 and the dues cycle is July 1 – June 30 each year. Certified members are required to maintain educational credits to keep the certification current. Active members are due for 12 credits or 2 days of clinics every other season. The Certification Update course is required at least once every 4 seasons as part of the educational requirement for Alpine and Snowboard levels 2 and 3, unless the member is proceeding to further certification in primary or other disciplines. Inactive members are due for 12 credits or 2 days of clinics every 4 seasons.

Pursuing PSIA/AASI certification requires work on your part, but the effort is well worth the journey because you will become an even better skier or rider and educator than you already are, and have a lot of fun along the way. So what are you waiting for?  Choose ‘New Member Application’ from the menu on the right and get started!

Over $20,000 in scholarships are granted to members annually to support your continuing education and certification. You can view them at the ‘Scholarships’ link from the menu on the right.

After you become a member you can attend educational clinics or start into the certification pathway. To view the certification pathway and reference materials for each discipline, click the links below:

 

The reference materials page at the discipline links above will have the outline, standards, scorecards and other pertinent information to download. Once you have decided you want to join and pursue certification, you can find a list of all clinics, including Level 1 certification, from the following link. Use the ‘Event Type’ filter to search the type of Level 1 in which you are interested and click apply. You will see a list of that type of course for the entire season.

You can view the events listing at this link

There are many benefits to being a member

  • Top quality educational events and training: A registered member can attend any type of training event offered by PSIA/AASI i.e. Cross Country, Telemark, Alpine, Snowboard, Adaptive, or Kids
  • Certification opportunities in all disciplines
  • Discounted lift tickets at many Rocky Mountain member schools
  • Scholarship programs
  • Monthly e-newsletter: From Instructor to Instructor
  • Pro discounts with Smartwool Sock and Clothing Company
  • Discounts with Choice Hotels at http://www.choicehotels.com
  • Opportunity to attend clinics in other divisions which will transfer to your RM member account
  • An active voice: An entry-level, registered member is entitled to vote in PSIA-RM general elections. (Certified instructors with active status in good standing are eligible to hold office by vote of the general membership.)
  • Your dues total gives you membership in PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI and ASEA (PSIA/AASI), a national professional organization.

 

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Congratulations to the following who received scholarships during our Early Fall Submission Deadline:

Level 2 Clinic: Brodhead, Leslie; Duffy, Janie; Fenner, Jordan; Giannetto, Michael; Martin, Marc; Nguyen, Thuy Vy (Jeannie); Padlick, Carol
Level 2 Exam: Crane, Jeff; Galan, Lautaro; Garcia, Vanesa; Gold, Jennifer; Havlick, Ian; Reist, Jesse; Smith, Doug; Vizzoco, Camila
Level 3 Clinic: Crosby, Wendy; Fauer, Patrick; Normington, Elizabeth; Penland, Joe; Thompson, Sarah
Level 3 Exam: Abeles, Justin; Berlin, Rob; Christopher, Anthony; Cuadra Rivera, Sebastian; Getz, Lara; Stimac, Terry
Children’s Specialist 1: Fager, Jacob; Fobar, Brad; Small, Nancy; Zaciek, Veronica
Children’s Specialist 2: Bieler, Tzvi; Kieft, Cody; Little, Richard; New, Kathleen; Walsh, Thomas
Freestyle Specialist: Bellamy, Rachel; Canova, Manuela; Costello, Chandler; Hamilton, Mary; Ordog, Julia

Scholarships – Early Fall Submission Deadline

 

Rocky Mountain Trainer  SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Level 3 Instructors in good standing who are teaching for a PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain member school and meet prerequisites for RM Trainer.

Type of event: Rocky Mountain Trainer exam for any discipline

Scholarship amount: Twelve $95 scholarships per season

Details of application: Complete and submit application form, essay and letter of recommendation

Application deadline: December 14, 2018.

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Level 1 Certification SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Instructors in good standing who are teaching for a PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain member school.

Type of event: Level 1 certification in any discipline

Scholarship amount: Five $285 scholarships per season.

Details of application: Complete and submit application form, essay and letter of recommendation

Application deadline: December 14, 2018.

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Non-Profit Education Foundation SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Non-profit organizations. As a Non-Profit organization, is is our goal to be in support of other Non-Profits whose mission is to support growth and development in the snowsports industry.

Scholarship amount: $2,500 total scholarship funds to be divided among applicants awarded

Details of application: Complete and submit application form and essay

Application deadline: November 15, 2018

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Scholarships – Winter Submission Deadline

NEW MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Instructors who are teaching for a PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain member school and joining PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain for the first time.

Type of scholarship: Each member school is given between 1-4 membership scholarships, depending on the member school size

Scholarship amount: $121 total membership dues amount

Details of application: Complete and submit application form

Application deadline: January 15th, 2019

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EDUCATIONAL FUND ENTRY-LEVEL SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Instructors in good standing with a minimum of 25 hours teaching verified by their member school.

Type of event: Preferred to be entry-level clinics for level 1 certification in any discipline.

Scholarship amount: Five $100 scholarships per season.

Details of application: Send a letter of application to PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI outlining your work as an instructor, financial need and educational plans.

Application deadline: January 31st of the year applying.

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JEFF PATTERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Who may apply: PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI members in good standing with a minimum of 25 hours teaching verified by their member school.

Type of event: Preferred to be entry-level clinics for level 1 certification in any discipline.

Scholarship amount: Five $100 scholarships per season.

Details of application: Send a letter of application to PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI outlining your work as a ski instructor, financial need and educational plans.

Application deadline: January 31st of the year applying.

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EDWIN TERRELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Current PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI members who teach in the Southern District.

Type of event: Edwin Terrell Memorial Clinic.

Scholarship amount: Tuition to the Edwin Terrell Memorial clinic.

Details of application: Send a letter of application to PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI along with a written recommendation from your member school director.

Application deadline: January 1 of the season applying.

Edwin Terrell was a PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI Alpine Divisional Clinic Leader who worked as a staff trainer and racing coach at the Santa Fe Ski School. He valued his ski education very highly and was always looking to expand it along with the education of other ski instructors. Edwin was also an accomplished climber. He climbed and skied for the joy and experience of it and lived to share this love with others. Edwin’s spirit remains alive through this memoriam.

 

RUDI AND DOTTIE SCHNACKENBERG SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Fully certified (for at least 3 years) Alpine, Cross Country or Telemark ski instructors who are PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI members and who are teaching skiing full time.

Type of event: PSIA National academy.

Scholarship amount: Three $300 scholarships are available each year.

Details of application: Submit the application along with your National Academy application and a letter from your member school director verifying your full time employment to the office. Recipients must submit a written article regarding their educational experiences at the National Academy to PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI upon their return from the Academy in order to receive the $300 reimbursement. Articles will be printed in the divisional newsletter. (Applications may be obtained from the PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI office or downloaded here)

Application deadline: March 1st of the year applying.

Rudi Schnackenberg first learned to ski in 1937 at Berthoud Pass when some friends stuck him on 8-foot jumping skis in a blizzard. He gained great command of the sport and became a competitor, a skiing and mountaineering trainer for the US Army and held many other skiing related positions including ski school supervisor. Rudi started the “Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Association”, the precursor to PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI, in 1951 and based the association in his home. In subsequent years, Rudi’s wife, Dottie, was a driving force with the organization and took over the position of Executive Secretary in 1983. Her efforts allowed the association to continue to grow and serve its members. This scholarship represents Rudi and Dottie’s love of skiing and their dedication to the members of PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI.

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DARYLE BOGENRIEF SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Who may apply: New PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI members in good standing with a minimum of 25 hours teaching verified by their member school.

Type of eligible event: Entry-level courses for new instructors, preferably Adaptive but will not be limited by discipline.

Scholarship amount: Two $250 awards per year.

Details of application: Submit application to the PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI office along with an explanation using 500 words or less regarding the amount of the request, the purpose for which the grant will be used, and the reason that financial assistance is needed. (Applications can be obtained from the PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI office or downloaded here.)

Application deadline: January 31st of the year applying.

Daryle began membership with PSIA/AASI in January, 2001. He attained all three levels of certification by April 2003 then proceeded to Alpine Trainer Accredited status in April, 2004. He was selected an Alpine Examiner 1 in April, 2005 – one of the youngest people to be selected in recent years. Daryle passed away in the summer of 2005 in a rafting accident. During his time as an instructor he had a passion for helping returning soldiers to ski. This scholarship has been established to assist new instructors in their path to certification.

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Scholarships – June 30 Submission Deadline

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SKI INSTRUCTORS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI members in good standing and their immediate families.

Type of event: The grant may be used for tuition, fees or equipment costs incurred while attending a traditional college or university, technical institute, trade school or other specialized training offered by a legitimate entity.

Scholarship amount: $500 payable to the institution the successful candidate plans to attend.

Details of application: Applications can be obtained from the PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI office or downloaded here. Please specify whether the application is for a member or dependent. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Application deadline: June 30 of the year applying.

The Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Educational Foundation is committed to educational excellence and believes that educational opportunities should be accessible to all members. Therefore, in 1995, the Educational Foundation Scholarship was created as a member benefit to assist Rocky Mountain Members and their families in realizing their educational goals.

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Scholarships – Early Fall Submission Deadline

Level 2 or 3 Clinic SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Level 1 Instructors in good standing who are teaching for a PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain member school.

Type of event: Level 2 or 3 prep clinic in any discipline

Scholarship amount: Ten $95 scholarships per season.

Details of application: Complete and submit application form, essay and letter of recommendation

Application deadline: October 15, 2018.

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Level 2 or 3 Exam Day SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Level 1 Instructors in good standing who are teaching for a PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain member school and meet prerequisites for exam day.

Type of event: Level 2 or 3 exam day in any discipline

Scholarship amount: Fourteen $145 scholarships per season.

Details of application: Complete and submit application form, essay and letter of recommendation

Application deadline: October 15, 2018.

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Children’s Specialist 1 SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Level 1 Instructors in good standing who are teaching for a PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain member school.

Type of event: Children’s Specialist 1 for any discipline

Scholarship amount: Four $190 scholarships per season.

Details of application: Complete and submit application form, essay and letter of recommendation

Application deadline: October 15, 2018.

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Children’s Specialist 2 SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Level 2 or 3 Instructors in good standing who are teaching for a PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain member school.

Type of event: Children’s Specialist 2 for any discipline

Scholarship amount: Four $385 scholarships per season.

Details of application: Complete and submit application form, essay and letter of recommendation

Application deadline: October 15, 2018.

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Freestyle Specialist  SCHOLARSHIP

Who may apply: Instructors in good standing who are teaching for a PSIA/AASI-Rocky Mountain member school and meet prerequisites for Freestyle Specialist.

Type of event: Freestyle Specialist for any discipline

Scholarship amount: Four $385 scholarships per season.

Details of application: Complete and submit application form, essay and letter of recommendation

Application deadline: October 15, 2018.

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Membership Status

Active

  • Instructor is teaching full or part-time during a season

  • Annual membership dues for current members are required and are due on or before June 30 every year. $121 is the dues fee for membership in both Rocky Mountain Division and National organization of PSIA/AASI

  • 12 hours (2 days) of educational clinics are required every other year for certified instructors. Each clinic day constitutes six hours of clinic credit. You may also take a one-day clinic every year, for six credit hours each year

 

Inactive

  • Instructor is not teaching at all for an entire season or more

  • Annual membership dues for current members are required and are due on or before June 30 each year. $121 is the dues fee for membership in both Rocky Mountain Division and National organization of PSIA/AASI. Other conditions apply, please call the office for details

  • Must submit written request for status change (educational clinics must be current at the time of request)

  • 12 hours (2 days) of update clinics are required every 4 years. Each clinic day constitutes six hours of clinic credit
  • Inactive members are not allowed to attend certification exams

 

Senior

  • Must be at least 75 years of age

  • Must have at least 10 years of membership in PSIA-RM

  • Annual divisional dues payment are $20 less than active status

  • Senior members are still required to meet the educational credit requirements

 

Alumni

  • Instructor is not teaching, not planning to return to teaching

  • Must submit a written request for status change (education credits must be current at the time of the request)

  • Must have at least 10 years of membership in PSIA-RM

  • Must be at least forty (40) years of age

  • Annual divisional dues payment of $25 and National dues payment of $27 required

  • Alumni members are not required to meet the educational credit requirements

Membership Forms

Click here to download the Membership Handbook

NameSize
NameSize
Application Forms
Committee Application12.7 KB
FF-18-19 Clinic App W CO Release384.4 KB
FF-18-19 Exam App W CO Release111.0 KB
New Member Application83.7 KB
Non-Profit Application387.7 KB
Membership Forms
Clinic Feedback Form192.4 KB
Exam Feedback Form196.0 KB
PSIA-RM-AASI 65 Year Anniversary History Project397.8 KB
Rocky Mountain Re-certification Program313.0 KB
Student CEU Waiver280.8 KB
Scholarship Forms
Bogenrief Scholarship Application70.7 KB
CS1 Scholarship Application98.2 KB
CS2 Scholarship Application98.3 KB
Education Foundation Scholarship65.9 KB
EF Entry-level Scholarship71.3 KB
Freestyle Scholarship Application97.8 KB
Jeff Patterson Application114.4 KB
Level 1 Scholarship Application98.0 KB
Level 2 Or 3 Clinic Scholarship Application98.5 KB
Level 2 Or 3 Exam-day Scholarship Application98.6 KB
RMT Scholarship Application142.1 KB
Schnackenberg Scholarship Application553.8 KB
Special Clinic Forms
AZ Release Form84.8 KB
AZ Sunrise Release Form85.1 KB
CO Release Form85.3 KB
Member School Only-Special Order Scholarship Application97.1 KB
NM Release Form112.0 KB
Non-PSIA Clinic Credit Form30.2 KB
Special Order Clinic Credit Upgrade22.5 KB
Special Order Clinic Form619.3 KB
Talent Release55.0 KB
Traveling Clinic Form18-19169.7 KB
Board, Bylaws & Committee Forms
Board Responsibilities Describers68.1 KB
Board Job Description68.1 KB
Board of Directors Application 18-19196.3 KB
Bylaws EF101.1 KB
Committee Application12.7 KB
Committee Policies85.4 KB
RM Bylaws221.1 KB

Your Organization and How It Works

Policies | By-Laws

Board of Directors

  • General direction of the organization
  • By-law changes and updating
  • Policy changes and updating

CEO

  • Administrator and general manager of the organization

Committees

  • Alpine, Snowboard, Cross Country, Telemark, Children, Freestyle, Adaptive and Member School
  • Set the direction and guidelines for each discipline’s educational clinics and certification examinations
  • Stay current with trends in the industry and relay the information to the membership
  • Report to the Education Director

Office Staff

Membership

  • Billing
  • ID Cards
  • Transfers
  • Status changes
  • Dues payments
  • Address changes
  • Clinic waivers
  • Membership status

Events

  • Calendar of events
  • Application for events
  • Confirmation of event registration
  • Registration, cancellation and switches for events
  • On-site event details are the responsibility of the event manager

Bookkeeping

  • Payroll
  • Refunds
  • Product ordering

Educational Staff

  • Delivery of educational products and certification events

National Website

To access the PSIA-AASI National website visit www.thesnowpros.org

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Member Portal

Go to the PSIA-RM Member Portal to signup for events and more.

RM MEMBER PORTAL

RM Member Services

PSIA-RM
PO Box 775143
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone: (970) 879-8335
Fax: (970) 879-6760
Email PSIA-RM
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 pm