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Central Mission
& Vision

Our Trail Markers


ASEA-C supports members, as a part of the ski and snowsports industry, to:

  • Develop personally and professionally
  • Apply National Standards at a local level
  • Create positive learning experiences
  • Have more fun


To inspire a lifelong passion for snowsports through education and certification to better the midwest snowsports professional and the industry.


PSIA-AASI Central is the Central Region of Professional Ski Instructors of America – American Association of Snowboard Instructors, serving 3500+ teaching professional members in the Midwest through snowsports education, certification, & promotion.

Our Members:

Central members take great pride in their commitment to teaching excellence, sharing a primary focus on inspiring a lifelong passion for snowsports. Members use the education and tools provided by PSIA-AASI to drive a successful, rewarding career in snowsports instruction.

Our Directive:

PSIA was founded in 1961 to develop a national standardized system for teaching people and to unify instructors throughout the country. Since then the ASEA has grown to include 29,000 members nationwide. We are a non-profit corporation with a 501 (c) (6) tax exempt status.

Central provides training, education, and certification for our members so that they employ in their teaching the most current standards and understanding of snowsports, safety measures, and quality teaching methodologies for all learning styles . We offer three levels of certification in four different disciplines: alpine, adaptive, nordic, and snowboarding. Our accreditation programs cover: freestyle, children, and seniors.

We offer a variety of educational events that range from teaching methodology, skiing/riding mechanics, movement analysis, cross-training/skills transfer, special needs, women specific events, racing, and children’s programs.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force:

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force develops and promotes strategies and best practices to educate on the topics of age, ability, disability, ethnic origin and nationality, racial, religious, social, sexual, and gender diversity. This Task Force also strives to empower Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) community by providing and creating education opportunities for them to engage with peers and advance their snowsports education. The ultimate goal of this task force is to provide the betterment of PSIA-AASI’s culture through all facets of PSIA-AASI’s education efforts, including the Learning Connection model, so that everyone is provided with an inclusive educational and professional experience through snowsports.