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Advantages of Being a Member of CAI-PNW

  • Joining others in the Seattle area for monthly hikes and other activities
  • Opportunity to lead hikes and other outdoor activities
  • Making friends in the USA as well as in Italy for joint hiking and cultural activities
  • Joining us for trips and exchanges in Italy and other countries
  • Visiting and hiking affordably in Italy
  • Staying in rifugi (mountain huts) in Italy, many with discounts
  • Utilizing reciprocal relationships for benefits in clubs in other countries such as Germany, France, Spain, Austria and Switzerland
  • Accident insurance while on CAI sponsored hikes in Europe
  • Mountaineering rescue insurance in the mountains in Italy and other European countries

Membership Categories

CAI offers four membership categories. The categories and their annual fees are:

  • $44 INDIVIDUAL (Ordinario) – The first adult in a household
  • $24 SPOUSE/PARTNER (Familiare) – Additional adult in a household
  • $24 YOUNG ADULT (Ordinario Junior) – 18 through 25 years of age, independent of a household
  • $20 YOUTH (Giovane) – Up to 18 years of age

To Join

  1. Print and complete a “Membership Application and Renewal” form and an “Annual Release and Indemnity Agreement” form for each person.
  2. Include a 1 ½” x 1 ½” passport photo for each person.
  3. Address and include a stamped business-size (4″ x 9 ½”) or larger envelope (we will use it to return your membership booklet(s)). Include one envelope with two postage stamps for one person or 3 postage stamps for two people.
  4. Write and include a check to CAI-PNW for the total annual fee(s), PLUS $8 per person for the required membership booklet for each individual.
  5. Send an email message to membership@cai-pnw.org and request mailing instructions.
  6. Once your membership is processed, you will receive your membership booklet(s) including current bollino (membership stamp). You’re now ready to enjoy the benefits of CAI membership!
  7. You will also receive your login information for the “Members Only” section of our website, cai-pnw.com via email.

To Renew

If you are an existing CAI-PNW member, you’ll need to do the following every year to renew your membership:

  1. Print and complete a “Membership Application and Renewal” form and an “Annual Release and Indemnity Agreement” form for each person who is renewing.
  2. Address and include a stamped letter-sized (3 ½” x 6 ¼”) envelope (one postage stamp needed).
  3. Write and include a check to CAI-PNW for the total annual fee(s).
  4. Send an email message to membership@cai-pnw.org and request mailing instructions.