Steps to joining

    • Determine which snowsports school or resort you are interested in working for – while this is NOT required it’s helpful during the membership application process.
    • Not sure what division you should join? All our schools are listed at the About Our Division page, reflecting those in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Any question, call or text 206.244.8541 or email
    • Join your Regional (PSIA-NW) and  National (PSIA-AASI) AS a registered member – click on the THESNOWPROS.ORG button below to join online. It’s that easy.

Once you have joined, you can begin training with your snowsports school to learn how to be an effective instructor instructor and start teaching! Additionally, PSIA-NW provides additional educational opportunities throughout the season, just check on the events listing on this website.

Probably next on your list will be to take a Level 1 certified exam. For more information on gaining certifications, please go to the Education header and find the discipline(s) you’re interested in.

Membership Cycle

It is important to remember that membership is on an annual basis with the season running from July 1st-June 30th. Your membership dues for the upcoming season are always due by June 30th no matter when you join. For example, if you join in March and pay dues, you will owe dues again that June for the upcoming season. We encourage new members to join as early as they can in the season to take advantage of all we have to offer.

All ready? Let’s do this!

Welcome to the organization!