PSIA-AASI commits to fostering an inclusive community that welcomes and encourages women to excel within the association and industry. While the percentage of snowsports participants is equal male-to-female, the male-to-female ratio of PSIA-AASI members is 62% to 31%. PSIA-AASI partnered with Colorado-based research firm RRC Associates to send female members a 23-question survey designed to examine women’s experiences within PSIA-AASI. The survey’s key findings are presented in the Women Belong on the Mountain Report.

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To support women, PSIA-AASI will ensure its education, training, recruitment, and retention efforts facilitate belonging. By establishing a more equitable pipeline and creating attainable pathways for success, PSIA-AASI is working to inspire and shape the future of the organization.

Women Belong on the Mountain Report
a sit-ski lesson.

The Women’s Advisory Group

This advisory group advises PSIA-AASI’s leadership about the needs of women in the organization, provides a voice, and advocates on their behalf. While women are active snowsports participants and PSIA-AASI members, females are underrepresented in both PSIA-AASI’s leadership and higher levels of certification. The Women’s Advisory Group’s goal is to support women so they can grow as educators and leaders.

women of winter participants at big sky resort

Women of Winter Partnership

PSIA-AASI partnered with Women of Winter to host five instructor education events during the 2021-22 season for Black, Indigenous, Women of Color to encourage and support Women of Color to pursue opportunities to teach skiing or snowboarding. Learn more about the partnership on the scholarship page.