Paid Training Requirements

In order to attend a Paid Training you will need to:

  • Sign up on the Portal and sign the liability in your desired clinic

  • Wear your uniform and helmet

  • Show up on time and be respectful of your peers

  • Behave professionally – paid guests and management are watching

  • Respect the snow maintenance and safety teams out on snow


Our management and leadership team is committed to the success of each instructor. With the growth of the school and the demand for well qualified instructors, we have expanded our training program.

We have budgeted 6 hours of paid on-snow training for all staff. This is in addition to our Paid Rehire Clinic at the beginning of the season.

These are meant to help you become a better skier/rider and instructor. They are not meant to be completed “because I have to” but because something is interesting or intriguing – and we’d like to pay you for your time!
Branch out and attend a paid training that can enhance your life as an instructor. See this link for upcoming paid training. You may attend as many voluntary clinics as you wish. Attend any paid training as an unpaid participant if you’ve already completed your “required” 6 hours of training.

Early Season Rehire Clinics

The first paid clinic you’ll experience is REQUIRED. You will receive 5-6 hours of paid training to receive the newest, most innovative content from National and the NW Division from our trainers. This does not count towards your 6 hours of Paid Training Hours.

Voluntary Clinic Attendance

Any Ski & Ride School staff member  may attend any of our paid or voluntary clinics to improve their skiing, riding or teaching. As stated above, you may use your voluntary clinic hours to meet your mandatory 6 hours of on-going training for the season. Note: if you are not being paid, you may not wear your uniform.

Attendance credit for those who attend PSIA-NW Events

PSIA-AASI Members who are attending a PSIA-NW Event, Exam or Accreditation this season may count this participation as 4 of the 6 mandatory training hours. These hours are not paid, but they do count toward your 6 hours of mandatory training for the season.

Complete a Clinic Evaluation Form here:

Questions & Answers

Q: When do I have to complete my required clinic hours?
A: Ideally before your last scheduled day. The intent is for you to take clinics “in season” that will be helpful and relevant to your lessons. Taking all your clinic hours at the end of the season defeats the purpose of the paid training.
Q: Can I take a clinic on a scheduled day of work?
A: You may attend a paid clinic after your shift on a scheduled day. In rare cases, it may be possible, if you are not assigned any lessons, to be able to signup to attend a paid clinic on a space available basis. However, you may not sign up in advance for a paid clinic that occurs at the same time as a scheduled shift. This will be monitored.
Q: Am I required to take a mandatory clinic before my first lesson this season?
A: No. But you are required to attend the required Rehire clinic, primarily offered in December and January.
Q: Can I attend the same paid clinic topic over and over? 
A: No, preferably not.  The goal of this program is to diversify your training.  Find some different stuff!

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