The Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) are nonprofit associations dedicated to promoting the sports of skiing and snowboarding through instruction. With more than 28,500 members, PSIA-AASI establishes credentialling standards for snowsports instructors and develops education materials to be used as the core components of instructor training.

With its large membership base, PSIA-AASI is a significant grassroots organization whose members spend more time with the skiing and snowboarding public than any other snowsports area employee. PSIA-AASI supports snowsports area management through research and development of instructional programs in alpine skiing, nordic skiing, and snowboarding. The association also develops education materials and programs to serve specific snowsports populations, such as children and adaptive skiers and riders.

Vision: Inspiring lifelong passion for the mountain experience

Mission: We support our members, as a part of the snowsports industry, to:

  • Develop personally and professionally
  • Create positive learning experiences
  • Have more fun