National Academy

National Academy 2021 is FULL! Registration for National Academy 2022 in Big Sky, Montana, will open next season. 

National Academy is back, even during the COVID-19 era. During this unique time, PSIA-AASI remains committed to providing you with an exceptional education program and access to top educators on the PSIA-AASI National Team. This year, we’re keeping this event simple and focusing on what’s always made this event special, directly working with a National Team member.

This also means we’re providing only on snow programing. There will be no in-person indoor sessions or organized social gatherings. To comply with all COVID-19 regulations, groups will be formed based on a 1:6 ratio while on snow.

During the next months, we’ll finalize the on snow daily events and the evening online webinars. As an event participant, know you’ll still have access to a National Team member and/or an National Team Member Alumni Coach for another exciting event!

Event: National Academy 2021
Dates: Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16
Location: Breckenridge, Colorado
Lift Tickets: $150 (for 5 days). Purchase through the registration process.
CEUs: 30
Prerequisites: PSIA-AASI Member + Level I Certification
Travel Accommodations: Not included. You must make your own travel accommodations.
Lodging: Not included. You must make your own reservation. Discounted lodging available through The DoubleTree. When you register, you’ll receive the group reservation discount code in your event confirmation email.
Meals: Not included. You’ll need to make your own plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and on snow snacks.

Group 1:

  • Terrain – Ski primarily on blue/intermediate terrain with some black/advanced runs.
  • Conditions – You’ll spend most of the time on groomers. Some groups may explore off-piste and bumps if the conditions are perfect.
  • Pacing – Expect a variety. Some groups want to follow a conservative pace with slower speeds and frequent stops. Others will move fairly fast with less frequent stops, depending on the energy level.

Group 2:

  • Terrain – Ski mostly black/advanced terrain. Expect some blue/ intermediate cruising and exploring some off-piste and bumps to mix things up.
  • Conditions – You’ll spend most of the time on groomed and off-piste conditions. Some groups may explore lots of off-piste, others less.
  • Pacing – Expect a variety, but plan on moving at a pretty good pace.

Group 3:

  • Terrain – Ski black/advanced and/or double black/expert terrain. Based on conditions, you’ll be challenged by some, not all, of Breck’s varied terrain.
  • Conditions – You’ll spend most of the time off-piste or on challenging groomers, with some cruising mixed in.
  • Pacing – Expect an advanced pace, with longer uninterrupted pitches.

Group 4:

  • Terrain – Ski anywhere at Breck, including the most challenging conditions.
  • Conditions – You’ll be hunting off-piste conditions, even in challenging snow. Expect some hiking to get the goods.
  • Pacing – Expect to ski at a fast pace and stop only when necessary. Too fast? Check out Group 3 for groups that explore the same terrain, but at a slightly less challenging pace.

Attending National Academy will help you:

  • Get your ski or ride on five days of big-mountain skiing or riding with a member or alumni of the PSIA-AASI National Team
  • Get the inside track on innovations shaping the future of instruction
  • Network with and learn new ways of teaching from fellow ski and ride professionals who share your passion for the ski and ride experience
  • Take your game up a notch with personalized coaching and improvement
  • Make your friend’s jealous as you close your season with fresh tracks on Breckenridge’s legendary terrain

From the slopes to the sundeck to the hot tub, this event represents a week of great turns and fun for you and your fellow snow pros.