Member School Benefits
Superior Quality Instruction
Information, Benefits, Renewal
PSIA-AASI’s goal is to support you within your school, resort, and region by providing industry-leading education resources that help you and your staff deliver great guest experiences.
PSIA-AASI represents nationally-recognized credentials. Certified instructors mean higher performance, higher guest satisfaction, and stronger employee retention!
Help your guests experience more fun on the slopes this season. Turn them into repeat visitors by renewing your status as a PSIA-AASI member school today.
(Schools seeking membership who are not affiliated with a ski-resort must provide proof of permission to operate at their intended locations to achieve member-school designation.)
Member School Renewal
Existing Member Schools may now access and pay their membership invoices online!
Renewal invoices are typically sent out in mid-September. Forgot your member school AMS Member Portal Login email/password? Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-335-4627
Benefits Unique to Central
Member schools can:
- Trainer/Director “National Standards” Review Webinars and Clinics – help your staff prepare for certification with a clear understanding of the standards.
- Request an Event in your area, tailored to your school’s needs, including in-house Level 1 Exams.
(Check out our Unscheduled Event & Traveling Education Clinic Guidelines to see what kind of clinic could work for your School.)
Free! Adaptive Events:
Member Schools are each invited to send one participant to attend Adaptive Level 1 Certification (H1) in the 2022-2023 season. It is our belief that every resort should have an adaptive certified instructor on staff, and this is our effort to make this a reality.
–Adaptive Webinars – Cognitive and Visual Impairments
–Adaptive Exam (Membership Required/ Participant must have a Level II or higher or have taken/passed the Adaptive Alpine Functional Ski Assessment)
–“Cognitive and Visual Impairments Module Exam” (1-Day Module)
***Participants can register by having their Ski School Director contact us by email at email@example.com
- Free! Professional Webinar Series:
One free ski school member per event (Individual Membership not required.)
- Train the Training Director
- Frontline Management
- Intro to Tourism
- Leadership 101
- Directors Basecamp Communication Group
Communicate with Central Administration and other Ski School Directors. Ask questions, stay abreast on all current offerings and events. (Contact the Central Office to join.)
- Area Rep Program: Coming Soon— Fostering a communication rep at every member resort to serve as the voice of PSIA-AASI Central to your resort, and vice versa!
Member schools can:
- Create PSIA-AASI ONE-TEAM events, featuring past and present National Team members.
To learn more about these PSIA-AASI Member School benefits, visit https://www.thesnowpros.org/membership/member-school-membership-benefits/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member School Levels:
A member school promotes the current National Snowsports Education Standards of PSIA-AASI through education and support of certification. They subscribe to the organizations Code of Ethics. Each Member Snowsport School sends its Director to a Snowsport School Directors meeting at least bi-annually. Member Snowsports Schools pay an annual fee to the organization which supports training and research.
A “Certified” member school boasts a trainer or director who is at least LIII certified in one or more disciplines.
Gold Merit School (Discontinued)
“Any Member Snowsport Schools may be deemed an “Gold Merit Snowsport School” by generally having 100 percent of the school’s Snowsports Instructors* become Certified Instructors with PSIA-AASI.
* by the end of the season in which the first 40 hours of teaching is completed.”
Adaptive Certified School
An adaptive Certified School has at least one adaptive certified member on staff. Adaptive Certifications vary, and include Cognitive, Visual, 3-4 Track, Slider, Bi- and Mono-Ski certifications. Contact the school for more information and availability of adaptive lessons.