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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-AASI Rocky Mountain!

Most instructors are interested in joining PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain 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 $125 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 suggested as the educational requirement at least once every 4 seasons for certified Alpine and Snowboard levels 2 and 3, unless the member is proceeding to further certification in primary or other disciplines.

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 ‘How to Join’ from the menu on the right and get started!

Please click here to view the PSIA-AASI Membership Guide

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 education materials for each discipline, click the links below:

 

The education 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.

You can view the event schedule at this link.

Inclusion for All

PSIA-AASI values lifelong adventures through education for all. To live our values, inclusion must be inherent in our culture; demonstrated through our Learning Connection℠ model and by our respect and support for each other, our students, and all whose lives can be enriched through snowsports. PSIA-AASI recognizes that opportunity, representation, acceptance, and access are not always distributed equitably throughout our organization or the snowsports industry as a whole. Whether intentional or not, the impact of exclusion is real.

Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC); the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) community; and other marginalized groups face barriers and conscious and unconscious bias in the snowsports industry. Some confront passive or active discrimination as students or leaders, in the snowsports school locker room, and on the slopes. This is, to some degree, because of the historically exclusive tradition of snowsports, pervasive discrimination and inequality in our nation, and our own organization’s missed opportunities to challenge the status quo. The PSIA-AASI community is not as representative, equitable, inclusive, or just as it could – and should – be. As educators, we cannot condone systems that privilege some over others and exclude individuals based on their race or identity. To create a culture of belonging that welcomes all, we acknowledge and embrace our responsibility to affect positive change within our sphere of influence.

Our Commitment

For PSIA-AASI as an organization, an employer, and a leader in the snowsports industry, it is imperative that we lead the way in fostering a safe, joyful, and accessible mountain environment. We commit to addressing barriers to access, inclusion, and leadership. We understand that when we address the needs of those who have historically been excluded, we positively impact everyone.

We will ensure that training, mentorship, guidance, and professional development are available to all – inclusive of age; ability; disability; socioeconomic status; ethnic origin; nationality; and racial, religious, social, sexual, or gender identity. Our path forward includes education, representation, partnership, and advocacy.

PSIA-AASI pledges to take diligent, sustainable, and continuous action to promote an inclusive and equitable snowsports community that provides opportunity to all members. We invite all stakeholders to hold us accountable and push us ahead.

Please click here for a full statement from PSIA-AASI. 

 

Rocky Mountain Division Land Acknowledgement

We at PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain would like to respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Nations of these lands where we work, live, and recreate. We recognize the impact their forced removal and relocation has had on their communities, and we commit to educating ourselves and others about continued care for the land, and the inclusion and respect of these Nations.

Although by no means a comprehensive naming, we uplift the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), hinono’eino’ biito’owu’ (Arapaho), Tséstho’e (Cheyenne), Pâri (Pawnee), ^^(Osage), Pueblos, Apache, Hohokam, Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Shiwinna (Zuni), Jumanos, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Gáuigú (Kiowa), Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Tséstho’e (Cheyenne), Apsaalooké (Crow), and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Sioux) as original inhabitants and stewards of the lands across the Rocky Mountain Region.

Our regional office in Steamboat Springs stands in the Yampa Valley. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the past and continued stewardship of Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) Nation and other Indigenous Nations upon whose native lands we now reside.

To learn more about the history of the Ute Nation, click here: https://www.southernute-nsn.gov/history/

To learn about the Indigenous Peoples of the area where you reside or work, click here: https://native-land.ca/

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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Scholarships – Winter Submission Deadline 2022-23

 

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: Twelve $95 scholarships per season.

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

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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Level 2 or 3 Exam Day Scholarship

Who may apply: Level 1 or higher 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: Eighteen $100 scholarships per season.

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

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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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 $100 scholarships per season.

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

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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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: Five $100 scholarships per season.

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

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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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: Five $100 scholarships per season.

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

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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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: Two $95 scholarships per season

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

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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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: December 15, 2022

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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: Eleven $165 scholarships per season (half price of event).

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

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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Educational Event Scholarship

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

Type of event: Specialty Educational Events to be used during the season

Scholarship amount: Two $100 scholarships per season.

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

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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Dirk Muller Memorial Scholarship

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

Type of event: Alpine Level 2 or 3 certification

Scholarship amount: Five $100 scholarships awarded per season

Details of application: Submit application to the PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI office along with an explanation using 1000 words or less regarding the purpose for which the scholarship will be used and the reason that financial assistance is needed.

Application deadline: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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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: $125 total membership dues amount

Details of application: Complete and submit application form

Application deadline: January 15th, 2023

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Renewing Member Scholarship

Who may apply: Instructors who are teaching for a PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain member school and renewing their PSIA-AASI Membership Dues.

Type of scholarship: Eight $125 scholarships per season.

Scholarship amount: $125 total membership dues amount

Details of application: Complete and submit application form

Application deadline: December 15th, 2022

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Jeff Patterson Memorial Scholarship

Who may apply: PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain 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: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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Edwin Terrell Memorial Scholarship

Who may apply: Current PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain members who teach in the Southern District at the location the Edwin Terrell Clinic is being held that season.

Type of event: Edwin Terrell Memorial Clinic.

Scholarship amount: Tuition to the Edwin Terrell Memorial clinic.

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

Application deadline: January 1 of the season applying.

Edwin Terrell was a PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain 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.

 

Daryle Bogenrief Scholarship

Who may apply: New PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain 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-AASI Rocky Mountain 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: December 15th and February 15th (if you apply for the Dec. 15th deadline and are not awarded a scholarship, your application will be included in the Feb. 15th deadline)

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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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. $125 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

  • Inactive status is not a voluntary status – this is a status Active members are moved to if they are delinquent in the CEU requirements.

  • Members will remain Inactive until they catch up on all CEU’s due for that season, at which point their status will move back to active.

  • Members will remain Inactive for a period of 4 seasons, if they have still not attained the required CEU’s, they will be automatically moved to Alumni status

 

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 request for status change

  • Must have at least 6 years of membership in PSIA-AASI

  • Annual divisional dues payment of $29 and National dues payment of $30 required

  • Alumni members are not required to meet the educational credit requirements, and certifications are expired
  • Must complete the reinstatement program if alumni members wish to move back to active status

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