Our Commitment to Women in Snowports

PSIA-AASI is committed to inclusion and helping everyone advance in the snowsports industry. We work to promote strategies and best practices to ensure women’s educational opportunities and to increase women’s representation at all leadership levels. We promote actions to empower women, to retain them in the industry, and to enhance their professional development. These actions strengthen PSIA-AASI’s culture so all women experience an inclusive educational and professional snowsports environment.

Women Belong on the Mountain Report
  1. Created the Women’s Council for Equity and Inclusion.
  2. Worked with a research firm to survey female members about their PSIA-AASI and snowsports industry experiences and presented the report’s key findings in the Women Belong on the Mountain report
  3. Reestablished the Women’s Summit as a national event.
  4. Developed the Women’s Virtual Summit.
  5. Partnered with Women of Winter to host instructor training and certification events for Black, Indigenous, Women of Color that will encourage and support Women of Color to pursue opportunities to teach skiing or snowboarding.
  6. Provided hundreds of women educational funding through the Nancy Oakes Hall Women’s Scholarship (ongoing).
  1. Develop an online mentorship program to provide training for mentors. The program will include a best practices resource for member schools.
    • Provide resources for schools, regions, or groups to create their own mentorship programs.
    • Distribute a best practices resource for member schools and regions.
    • Offer educational sources on mentorship and develop training suggestions for mentors.
  2. Explore additional women’s specific scholarship opportunities and creative ideas for funding women pursuing certification.
  3. Develop women’s outreach and best practice programs for member schools to implement.
  4. Create an implicit bias training course for educators and member schools.
  5. Continue to collect and evaluate data on women’s participation and advancement in PSIA-AASI.