Because teaching others to love snowsports rocks! And you get to live the coveted mountain lifestyle. You are an important part of a dynamic membership here in the Northwest. In part, your organization’s healthy growth has come from the efforts of members, such as you, who continue to spread the good word about PSIA-AASI and the many benefits you receive. What follows is a list of benefits provided to all members of the Northwest and information as to benefits provided to all members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors.
Pro Deals for Members
This is a huge member benefit available exclusively to you, not to be used for family, friends or re-sale.
Founded on Vashon Island, WA and known as one of the more significant US ski brands of recent history. K2 offers a full slate of skis, snowboards, boots, poles and bags. 40-50% off MSRP via one-time use codes. When applying, please make sure you indicate PSIA-NW in the company field of the application.
Hardly needs an introduction in the snowsports world, Smith leads the way with innovative goggles, sunglasses, Rx, helmets, and come Spring 2014 – bike helmets. 50% off MSRP and year membership. When applying, please make sure you indicate PSIA-NW in the company field of the application.
Seattle born and bred, OR knows something about building apparel and especially gloves for nasty weather. 50% off MSRP and one-year membership upon signing up. When applying, please make sure you indicate PSIA-NW in the company field of the application.
Known for their amazingly durable rollers and ski/snowboard bags and now creating some head-turning outerwear. 50% off MSRP and one-year membership upon signing up. When applying, please make sure you indicate PSIA-NW in the company field of the application.
Norwegian based HH also knows a thing or two about keeping people warm and dry – now supplying uniforms to more U.S. and Canadian resorts than any other brand. 50% off MSRP and one-year membership upon signing up. When applying, please make sure you indicate PSIA-NW in the company field of the application.
This small Hood River, OR based hat company just wants to keep you warm and stylish. 50% off MSRP and one-year membership upon signing up. When applying, please make sure you indicate PSIA-NW in the company field of the application.
PSIA-NW members get a special 45% discount, use code PSIA-NW when ordering.
SKINS gradient compression clothing is the most technological base layer in the world. This base layer will help you play, train and work longer and recover faster. This Australian based company is the global leader for making athletes better at all levels. PSIA-NW members get a 20% discount using code PSIANW20 at checkout (please note the code is case sensitive).
Lift Ticket Discounts
This is a member benefit available exclusively to you, and is not to be used for family, friends or re-sale. Please be respectful and courteous when presenting your membership ID for a discount at the host resort.
A benefit of membership in both PSIA-NW and PSIA-AASI is a subscription to each journal. PSIA-NW’s NW Snowsports Instructor Journal and PSIA-AASI’s 32 Degrees: The Journal of Professional Snowsports Instruction, the definitive publications for staying on top of the latest in teaching alpine skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, and adaptive skiing and snowboarding. Members receive three issues of each annually.
PSIA-NW makes available a wide range of manuals, videos, and other materials to support the national standards and PSIA-NW’s education programs. These materials are made available at the lowest possible cost to the member and can be found on our wesbite. You’ll find an array of PSIA-AASI manuals and videos at member prices.
Self Promotion Materials
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Personal and Professional Development: Educational Programs, Seminars and Symposiums
PSIA-NW educational events are held throughout the region each season. These are invaluable opportunities to improve your skills as a teaching professional. These clinics and seminars are designed specifically to improve your skiing or snowboarding technique and your teaching. You’ll learn more, challenge yourself and have fun while doing it! You know the saying, Learn, Teach, Inspire.
Promotional and Affinity Programs
The PSIA-AASI Accessories Catalog, published annually both online and in print, offers accessories that show your pride in the association.
Working with corporate sponsors and other companies through PSIA-AASI’s Official Supplier program, you will find other pro offers on their website. These offers include ski and snowboard gear, magazine offers and much more. Each of these programs can be worth many times your annual PSIA-AASI dues. For example, PSIA-AASI’s partnership with Subaru of America means substantial savings to you and support for your association as well. Benefits to you from PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers are constantly changing, so log in to your member account at the National website ( www.thesnowpros.org ) and look for the “Pro Offers” link in the navigation pane on the right side of the screen.
Your certification is recognized across the country and can mean increased wages, additional benefits and recognition. Certification exams are offered by PSIA-NW each season throughout the region. Level III certified members may also join ISIA.
Promoting the Association and You
PSIA-NW and PSIA-AASI cooperate with supporting sponsors to promote snowsports instruction to the public. We also establish links with other snowsports organizations to strengthen the industry as a whole. These include
- National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)
- Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association (PNSAA)
- National Ski and Snowboard Retailers Association (NSSRA)
- National Ski Patrol (NSP)
- Snowsports Industries America (SIA)
- Cross Country Ski Area Association (CCSAA)
and others to increase industry and public awareness of the value of professional teaching. PSIA-AASI is represented at the NSAA convention and SIA trade show. Additionally, PSIA-AASI works with industry media, sponsors, and supporters from outside the ski industry to promote snowsports.
Your Northwest Board of Directors continually looks at ways to improve, all with an eye toward increasing the value of your membership. The PSIA-NW staff and leadership are committed to maintaining high standards in service and quality. Please contact us anytime (email@example.com)