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If at any time you have questions please call/text us 206-244-8541 or email info@psia-nw.org.

Education Credits

Continuing education (CEU) events are designed to help you learn and grow as a snowsports professional. They also serve as an opportunity for you to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and trends in your discipline. Every certified member of the NW Division is required to attend at least 6 CEU each season (usually one day on snow). 

All events, online sessions, etc. will list the number of CEUs provided.

Note on Education Credits

You may only accrue up to 12 CEU; i.e. if you attend a one-day event in January for 6 credits, then take an exam in March which provides 12 credits, the total credits will be 18, and take care of things for the current season and the next. You can always check your credits by looking at your profile at thesnowpros.org.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Full refund less $30 admin fee for cancellation 10 business days from event (no transfer of registration to another person)
  • No refund for cancellation less than 10 business days from event (no transfer of registration to another person)
  • No show, no refunds
  • No transfer of event registrations between individuals
  • To transfer an event for yourself, send the request 14 days before original registered event, and as long as there is room, we will complete the transfer. 
  • Admin fees are non-refundable

Request for Non-PSIA-AASI Credit

To receive credit for a non-PSIA-AASI event, we require our members to submit a request for approval of the event at least 30 days in advance. The request must provide us with details of what the event will entail and its duration. Complete the online form for approval HERE.

The “Outside” credit policy allows members to count certain non-PSIA-AASI functions towards continuing educational credit, contingent upon pre-approval, and an administration fee. It is important to remember this request can only be used once every three seasons. The purpose of this policy is to allow members who wish to broaden their base of experience to do so, while at the same time meet their continuing education requirements. Please note, requests need to be completed for participation or attendance of outside events occurring in the current season.

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Nordic Fall College 2023


Dates: Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (2 Days)
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Event Type: Education Clinic

Location: Sun Mountain

Available Registration Packages (click for more info):
Saturday Registration-1 Day:
– Cost: $100.00
– CEUs: 6
Sunday Registration-1 Day:
– Cost: $100.00
– CEUs: 6
Sat-Sun Registration-2 Day:
– Cost: $200.00
– CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 1, 2023, 5:00 pm


Online Registration: CLOSED

Offline Registration: Contact the division office.


Course Description (NW – Nordic Fall College):

Looking for a way to get your arms and legs moving – lungs full of fresh air – seeing the beauty of the Northwest? Then Fall College is for you. You can choose one day or two to travel the largest trail system in North America in the Methow Valley. Come enjoy Sun Mountain and all it has to offer, along with fantastic clinicians excited to share the love of the sport with you, and learn a thing or two along the way.

This is a great way to get the season started, see some of your Nordic family, and enjoy a fun learning environment.



Additional Event Details:

For topic description and paper application, please click here.

Looking for lodging at Sun Mountain? Please feel free to give them a call at 800.572.0493.

Trail passes will be provided with the event for those who do not have a pass.




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Saturday Registration-1 Day

Package Price: $100.00

CEUs: 6

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline Sunday, January 1, 2023, 5:00 pm

Package Description:

Choose one AM and one PM session for your Saturday’s registration.



This package includes each of the following sections.

Sat Morning Session (Choose 1 option):
AM-Sat-The Modern Skate Double Pole – What’s the Fuss? (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

How has the Double Pole changed over time? This workshop explores the Double Pole past and present: longer pole size, other equipment changes, and technique evolutions. Learn how and why the current technique is different and how it can benefit you.


AM-Sat-Using Terrain as a Teacher – Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Explore sophisticated use of terrain via such concepts as random versus blocked practice, increasing technical difficulty or physical difficulty in a practice session by terrain selection, how to modify terrain to let the terrain be the teacher, etc. Participants will enhance their understanding of use of terrain, and practice these new concepts with their fellow members by creating new versions of drills to solve old technique problems. For example, a student of yours can’t skate uphill–how do we use terrain as part of the instruction process.


AM-Sat-Games, Drills & Skills for Kids – Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

If you are coaching or teaching kids on skis, you know the key to a successful outing is keeping the kids moving and having fun. But how do you ensure they learning something along the way? In this clinic, you’ll connect games that promote skill development with the concepts and material presented in the new Children’s Specialist Manual.


AM-Sat-Upper Body & Momentum – Classic (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come spend the morning learning, and exploring, how the upper body and arms work in classic skiing.



Sat Afternoon Session (Choose 1 option):
PM-Sat-Late Classic Kick: What is it, What the Cause, & How to Correct (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A common feedback given to skiers at all levels when working on their classic striding is, “you are kicking late.” What does this really mean, what causes it, how does it influence your skiing, and how can we correct it. If you have ever received to given feedback about late kick this is the clinic for you.


PM-Sat-Classic & Movement Analysis (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

During this session, we will use movement analysis to identify cause and effect, and to help intermediate to advanced skiers improve their classic skiing.


PM-Sat-Using the Lower Body – Classic (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ditch the poles and explore how to use the legs and feet in classic skiing


PM-Sat-Creating a Bombproof Lesson Framework-Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The bombproof lesson takes planning ahead and adjusting on the fly.

Learn how to create a bombproof lesson plan and how to adjust it based on the skier you see in front of you! We’ll explore how to use successive approximations to achieve your student’s goal, and give you a reliable framework to progressively, and logically build your lessons from.



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Sunday Registration-1 Day

Package Price: $100.00

CEUs: 6

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline Sunday, January 1, 2023, 5:00 pm

Package Description:

Choose one AM and one PM for your Sunday registration.



This package includes each of the following sections.

Sun Morning Session (Choose 1 option):
AM-Sun-The Modern Skate Double Pole – What’s the Fuss? (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

How has the Double Pole changed over time? This workshop explores the Double Pole past and present: longer pole size, other equipment changes, and technique evolutions. Learn how and why the current technique is different and how it can benefit you.


AM-Sun-Using Terrain as a Teacher – Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Explore sophisticated use of terrain via such concepts as random versus blocked practice, increasing technical difficulty or physical difficulty in a practice session by terrain selection, how to modify terrain to let the terrain be the teacher, etc. Participants will enhance their understanding of use of terrain, and practice these new concepts with their fellow members by creating new versions of drills to solve old technique problems. For example, a student of yours can’t skate uphill–how do we use terrain as part of the instruction process.


AM-Sun-Games, Drills & Skills for Kids – Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

If you are coaching or teaching kids on skis, you know the key to a successful outing is keeping the kids moving and having fun. But how do you ensure they learning something along the way? In this clinic, you’ll connect games that promote skill development with the concepts and material presented in the new Children’s Specialist Manual.


AM-Sun-Upper Body & Momentum – Classic (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come spend the morning learning, and exploring, how the upper body and arms work in classic skiing.



Sun Afternoon Session (Choose 1 option):
PM-Sun-Creating a Bombproof Lesson Framework-Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The bombproof lesson takes planning ahead and adjusting on the fly.

Learn how to create a bombproof lesson plan and how to adjust it based on the skier you see in front of you! We’ll explore how to use successive approximations to achieve your student’s goal, and give you a reliable framework to progressively, and logically build your lessons from.


PM-Sun-Using the Lower Body – Classic (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ditch the poles and explore how to use the legs and feet in classic skiing


PM-Sun-Classic & Movement Analysis (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

During this session, we will use movement analysis to identify cause and effect, and to help intermediate to advanced skiers improve their classic skiing.


PM-Sun-Late Classic Kick: What is it, What the Cause, & How to Correct (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A common feedback given to skiers at all levels when working on their classic striding is, “you are kicking late.” What does this really mean, what causes it, how does it influence your skiing, and how can we correct it. If you have ever received to given feedback about late kick this is the clinic for you.



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Sat-Sun Registration-2 Day

Package Price: $200.00

CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline Sunday, January 1, 2023, 5:00 pm

Package Description:

Choose one AM and one PM topic for both Saturday and Sunday’s registration.



This package includes each of the following sections.

Sun Morning Session (Choose 1 option):
AM-Sun-The Modern Skate Double Pole – What’s the Fuss? (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

How has the Double Pole changed over time? This workshop explores the Double Pole past and present: longer pole size, other equipment changes, and technique evolutions. Learn how and why the current technique is different and how it can benefit you.


AM-Sun-Using Terrain as a Teacher – Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Explore sophisticated use of terrain via such concepts as random versus blocked practice, increasing technical difficulty or physical difficulty in a practice session by terrain selection, how to modify terrain to let the terrain be the teacher, etc. Participants will enhance their understanding of use of terrain, and practice these new concepts with their fellow members by creating new versions of drills to solve old technique problems. For example, a student of yours can’t skate uphill–how do we use terrain as part of the instruction process.


AM-Sun-Games, Drills & Skills for Kids – Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

If you are coaching or teaching kids on skis, you know the key to a successful outing is keeping the kids moving and having fun. But how do you ensure they learning something along the way? In this clinic, you’ll connect games that promote skill development with the concepts and material presented in the new Children’s Specialist Manual.


AM-Sun-Upper Body & Momentum – Classic (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come spend the morning learning, and exploring, how the upper body and arms work in classic skiing.



Sat Afternoon Session (Choose 1 option):
PM-Sat-Late Classic Kick: What is it, What the Cause, & How to Correct (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A common feedback given to skiers at all levels when working on their classic striding is, “you are kicking late.” What does this really mean, what causes it, how does it influence your skiing, and how can we correct it. If you have ever received to given feedback about late kick this is the clinic for you.


PM-Sat-Classic & Movement Analysis (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

During this session, we will use movement analysis to identify cause and effect, and to help intermediate to advanced skiers improve their classic skiing.


PM-Sat-Using the Lower Body – Classic (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ditch the poles and explore how to use the legs and feet in classic skiing


PM-Sat-Creating a Bombproof Lesson Framework-Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The bombproof lesson takes planning ahead and adjusting on the fly.

Learn how to create a bombproof lesson plan and how to adjust it based on the skier you see in front of you! We’ll explore how to use successive approximations to achieve your student’s goal, and give you a reliable framework to progressively, and logically build your lessons from.



Sun Afternoon Session (Choose 1 option):
PM-Sun-Creating a Bombproof Lesson Framework-Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The bombproof lesson takes planning ahead and adjusting on the fly.

Learn how to create a bombproof lesson plan and how to adjust it based on the skier you see in front of you! We’ll explore how to use successive approximations to achieve your student’s goal, and give you a reliable framework to progressively, and logically build your lessons from.


PM-Sun-Using the Lower Body – Classic (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ditch the poles and explore how to use the legs and feet in classic skiing


PM-Sun-Classic & Movement Analysis (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

During this session, we will use movement analysis to identify cause and effect, and to help intermediate to advanced skiers improve their classic skiing.


PM-Sun-Late Classic Kick: What is it, What the Cause, & How to Correct (3 CEUs)
     January 8, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A common feedback given to skiers at all levels when working on their classic striding is, “you are kicking late.” What does this really mean, what causes it, how does it influence your skiing, and how can we correct it. If you have ever received to given feedback about late kick this is the clinic for you.



Sat Morning Session (Choose 1 option):
AM-Sat-The Modern Skate Double Pole – What’s the Fuss? (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

How has the Double Pole changed over time? This workshop explores the Double Pole past and present: longer pole size, other equipment changes, and technique evolutions. Learn how and why the current technique is different and how it can benefit you.


AM-Sat-Using Terrain as a Teacher – Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Explore sophisticated use of terrain via such concepts as random versus blocked practice, increasing technical difficulty or physical difficulty in a practice session by terrain selection, how to modify terrain to let the terrain be the teacher, etc. Participants will enhance their understanding of use of terrain, and practice these new concepts with their fellow members by creating new versions of drills to solve old technique problems. For example, a student of yours can’t skate uphill–how do we use terrain as part of the instruction process.


AM-Sat-Games, Drills & Skills for Kids – Skate (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

If you are coaching or teaching kids on skis, you know the key to a successful outing is keeping the kids moving and having fun. But how do you ensure they learning something along the way? In this clinic, you’ll connect games that promote skill development with the concepts and material presented in the new Children’s Specialist Manual.


AM-Sat-Upper Body & Momentum – Classic (3 CEUs)
     January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come spend the morning learning, and exploring, how the upper body and arms work in classic skiing.