• Hello from your Western Board of Directors! PSIA-AASI West is on the precipice of some of the biggest and most progressive shifts yet.  Our Board of Directors provides strategy and governance that guides our mission,

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  • Join us online on Tuesday, December 19th at 5:oo pm for a Member Meeting and vote on potential changes to the Western Region Bylaws. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THE MEETING: Member Forum By-Law Change

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  • Join us for the 2023 General Members Meeting Saturday, April 29th at 5:00 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Olympic Village Events Center at Palisades Tahoe.

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    Published On: March 29, 2023Categories: Featured, News, Seniors, Western
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    Published On: June 29, 2021Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Ed Fund, Edge, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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    Published On: June 28, 2021Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • Finding the FUN in Summer Fitness and Cross Training Activities Written by Heidi Ettlinger PSIA-AASI official suppliers are geared-up to support your traditional summer activities and new ones! If you are seeking ways to stay

    Published On: May 27, 2021Categories: Featured, News
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  •   Offerings for Members PSIA- AASI Western Division members are eligible for a 10% discount off any Dirt Series camp located within the USA.  To receive the discount, please email with your camp of

    Published On: May 26, 2021Categories: Featured, News
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  • We want to thank our Western Discipline Task Forces!  They play a very important role for PSIA-AASI W.  A Task Force Chair leads the Discipline Task Force, with the goal of continuous improvement in that

    Published On: May 25, 2021Categories: Featured, Jobs, News
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  • Suffice to say, this past year has been unlike any other and hopefully won’t be repeated.  The pandemic caused everyone to quarantine, severely limiting our ability to see friends and family.  There was a shortage

    Published On: May 24, 2021Categories: Ed Fund, Featured, News
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  • Our new PSIA-AASI Western Division Bylaws went into effect last April.  Under these new bylaws, the future Board of Directors has been much more strategic when looking at the long-term goals of the division. It

    Published On: May 16, 2021Categories: News
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  •   Renew Your Membership and Win $100! We're giving away money!  Renew your Western Division membership for the 2021-22 Season to be automatically entered to win a $100 Event Voucher for the season.  The earlier

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  • Congratulations to Andy Buckley, Jeff Connors, Peter King and Steve Baker for being elected to the PSIA-AASI Western Board of Directors.  It is an honor to have these members join the Board. Artie Castro, Dan

    Published On: April 6, 2021Categories: Featured, News
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  • VIRTUAL SPRING CONVENTION When: Saturday, April 24, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm PT Cost: $40 Continuing Education Units: 2 Join PSIA-AASI Western Division for a Virtual Spring Convention on Saturday, April 24th. The evening will include

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    Published On: March 25, 2021Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Ed Fund, Edge, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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    Published On: February 22, 2021Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Freestyle, Member School Management, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • Alpine Movement Analysis Webinar Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm PT Join the Western Division for a webinar where you will focus on Alpine Movement Analysis (MA).  Presenter will discuss improving Movement Analysis

    Published On: February 15, 2021Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Member School Management, News, Seniors
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    Published On: February 12, 2021Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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    Published On: January 25, 2021Categories: Adaptive, Children's, Ed Fund, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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    Published On: November 24, 2020Categories: Alpine, Featured, News
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    Published On: October 29, 2020Categories: Featured, News
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    Published On: October 26, 2020Categories: Ed Fund, Featured, News
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  • Report on Board Round Table with Membership October 21, 2020 Greetings, fellow PSIA-AASI Western Division Members. Last Wednesday, October 21, your Board of Directors conducted a round-table discussion for the membership, with the purpose of

    Published On: October 21, 2020Categories: Featured, News
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  • More than half a year after the premature shutdown of the 2019-20 season and the ensuing uncertainty about everything, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the PSIA-AASI Western Division Calendar of events for the 2020-21

    Published On: October 15, 2020Categories: News
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  • A message from your PSIA-AASI-W Adaptive Task Force: During these crazy times of Covid-19 we are working to stay connected to one another.  Adapting to our current situation means we are moving in a direction

    Published On: September 17, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Featured, News
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  • PSIA-AASI’s COVID-19 Snowsports Education Resources  Safety, fun, and learning make up the core tenets of PSIA-AASI’s vision to “Create Lifelong Adventures Through Education.” Delivering on this critical foundation for successful lessons is more important than

    Published On: September 12, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Freestyle, Member School Management, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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    Published On: August 24, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Ed Fund, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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    Published On: August 24, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • Things change (like our address for instance).  And, there's no better time like the present to seize the moment and make a move.  Which is just what we did with our Western division office.  While

    Published On: August 17, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Ed Fund, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • The Western Division’s Education Foundation knows these are challenging times, but, as the saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s just what the Education Foundation Board has been doing.  So

    Published On: July 27, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Ed Fund, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • Thanks to our Pro Suppliers, there was a plethora of prizes to win this month during the 20/21 Renew to Win Giveaway.  We challenged you to renew your Western membership early in June 2020 to

    Published On: June 25, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • Last week, the PSIA-AASI national board of directors created a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.  At the same time, the Board issued a message entitled Act and Advocate, which highlighted PSIA-AASI’s commitment to a

    Published On: June 16, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Ed Fund, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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    Published On: May 29, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • There's no doubt we are going through some uncertain times in the industry, our careers, and our personal lives.  You can support your friends and fellow members during tough times by helping them with their

    Published On: May 27, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Ed Fund, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • Right now we are facing uncertain times. That's not news. But if anyone in our society is well suited to navigate this, it's you and our community of pros. The Western Division has been working

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    Published On: March 19, 2020Categories: Adaptive, Alpine, Children's, Featured, Freestyle, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • Jack Copeland’s world of skiing has been a big part of our organization for more than 40 years.  He died in February 2020.  John Armstrong, Treasurer of PSIA-AASI Western Education Foundation wrote the following tribute.

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    Published On: February 18, 2020Categories: News
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    Published On: October 23, 2019Categories: Featured, News
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  •   Vote on the proposed new Bylaws, updated Articles of Incorporation and Organizational Structure at the Fall Rally being held at Mammoth Mountain, December 8-9, 2019. The Western Division is making the move from an

    Published On: September 18, 2019Categories: News
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  • Did you know that the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors represents nearly 33,000 women and men who are dedicated to promoting snowsports through instruction? In fact, PSIA-AASI is

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    Published On: May 28, 2019Categories: News
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  •   Calling members! We want YOUR pictures and experiences. Message or e-mail us your pictures from the 2018-19 season for a chance to be featured in the next print newsletter! If you want a quick

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  • Kurt and his group A year ago, Kurt McMahon from Australia wouldn't imagine he'd be where he is now. After graduating from high school, Kurt embarked on a more conventional route and enrolled

    Published On: March 18, 2019Categories: Alpine, Featured, News, Snowboard
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  • What a month! Tahoe resorts received up to 300  inches (That’s about 25 feet) of snow in February alone, according to the Opensnow report . Not bad for the shortest month of the year.

    Published On: March 2, 2019Categories: Alpine, Featured, News, Nordic, Seniors, Snowboard
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  • Join us again this year for the weekend of March 23 & 24, 2019 at Sierra At Tahoe! The event is a chance for veterans and active military to spend a weekend in the Lake Tahoe area.

    Published On: February 25, 2019Categories: Adaptive, News, Nordic
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  • Winter is on the way, so Halley O'Brien and Eric Lipton of PSIA and Snow Operating bring you a three-part video series on learning to ski to share with your friends, new-hires, and students alike!

    Published On: November 6, 2018Categories: Alpine, News
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  • Halley O'Brien and Chris Rogers of Snow Operating and the AASI teamed up to create a three-part video series to show new snowboarders what to expect on their first day riding. Share these videos with

    Published On: November 5, 2018Categories: Freestyle, Jobs, News, Snowboard
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  • Introducing the new Snowbird triple chairlift, enhanced beginner experience, and an expanded grooming fleet at Tahoe Donner’s Downhill Ski Resort and Cross Country Ski Center. Discounted ski season passes with special perks are on sale

    Published On: September 13, 2018Categories: Member School Management, News
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  • We are accepting your stories for our next Edge Newsletter! Hey members! We know you are all up to awesome things this summer, and we want to hear about them! Have a cool story that

    Published On: July 18, 2018Categories: News
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  • There are multiple ways you can give to the PSIA-AASI Western Education Foundation: Volunteer Turn your spring cleaning into a tax write off!  We are re-designing and modernizing our Truckee Office that serves the administration

    Published On: May 18, 2018Categories: News
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  • Right after Spring Convention 2018, in Mammoth, CA, PSIA held their first Snowboard Level 1 exam in the U.S. in Mandarin Chinese. This was a 5-day prep and exam with the same standards and protocols

    Published On: May 7, 2018Categories: News, Snowboard
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  •   For those who are new to PSIA-AASI or even instructing in general, it can be hard to imagine exactly what a Level 1 exam will be like. When I took this exam in January

    Published On: February 20, 2018Categories: News, Snowboard
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  • Expedition Kirkwood Avalanche Adventure Center wants to give to our member a great Deal! As a PSIA/AASI member you will receive $75 off for the 3 day course bring the cost to $275!  What a

    Published On: January 30, 2018Categories: Featured, Member School Management, News
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