About PSIA-NW

This is the on-line book and accessory store for PSIA-NW. Go to PSIA-NW.ORG Main website.

PSIA-NW is a member organization comprised of snowsports professionals. As the third largest of nine divisions of PSIA/AASI, the organization sets the standards for ski and snowboard instruction in Washington, Oregon, Northern idaho and Western Montana.

Established in the 1930′s, the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) was one of the first professional ski associations in the United States. The association was comprised of skiers throughout the Northwest. In 1958, the instructors formed their own association then known as the Pacific Northwest Ski Instructors Association (PNSIA).

This group then joined with the national organization, PSIA, and is now the division known as the Professional Snowsports Instructors of America – Northwest (PSIA-NW).

We are a very active division within the PSIA, implementing new ideas and programs nation wide. We have national representatives for the Northwest Division that work throughout the year with other representatives from the entire country to pass on teaching, skiing techniques and organizational ideas.

PSIA-NW Mission Statement

Provide high quality educational resources and well defined standards to aid our members in improving their teaching skills to better satisfy the needs and expectations of their customer in the enjoyment of downhill and Nordic snowsports.

PNISA-EF Mission Statement

Develop educational materials, curriculum, programs, well defined standards and processes to administer those standards in support of the needs and expectations of our members to increase and enhance their teaching skills.

PSIA-NW Shop

Your book and accessory purchase made here at the PSIA-NW website directly benefits your NW division. We also offer NW only products that are not available from the National website. *** All prices listed here are the same as on the National website. *** All orders placed by non members will be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis. If you are a PSIA-NW member this is the place to purchase pins, manuals, DVDs and accessories.

Contact Us

Phone: (206) 244-8541
Fax: (206) 241-2885
Email: info@psia-nw.org

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