More Top Reasons to Attend National Academy 2013
PSIA-AASI National Academy 2013 is a little more than a month away, dropping in on Snowbird, Utah, April 14-18, which means it’s time to commit to closing out your season in style.
Last week we highlighted the fact the event will feature both ski and snowboard clinics, a chance to preview next season’s gear, and the opportunity to connect with all of your hard-teaching colleagues from across the country as top reasons to attend Academy this year.
YC Interconnect Day 3: The Road Ahead
After three nights of presentations and roundtable discussions, two days of hard skiing and riding at the Yellowstone Club and Big Sky, and one broken leg for Jackson Hole Mountain Sports School Director Brian Maguire, the YC Interconnect wrapped up in Montana on Tuesday.
With Big Sky’s iconic Lone Peak in the background, more than a dozen ski and snowboard school directors from areas such as Aspen, Beaver Creek, Sugarbush, Sugarloaf, Whitefish and Whistler gathered at the Yellowstone Club’s Rainbow Lodge to discuss what instructors are doing right, and more importantly, what they can do better in the future.
YC Interconnect Day 2: Owning the Message
One of the main themes emerging from the YC Interconnect at the Yellowstone Club in Montana this week is how ski and snowboard schools need to take charge of the message they are presenting to the consumer.
National Ski Areas Association President Michael Berry stressed how important instructors are to the health of the snowsports industry on opening night, and on Monday, Mario Schulzke told attendees they need to take control of their own media channels.
Interconnect Looks for Top-Down Approach to Ski & Snowboard Growth
When more than a dozen top ski and snowboard school directors from across the country hit the exclusive slopes of the Yellowstone Club this morning, they will be looking for ways to grow the sport for every level of consumer.
Hosted at the world’s only private ski and golf community, just down the road from Bozeman in Big Sky, Montana, the YC Interconnect began as a way to showcase the incredible amenities of the Yellowstone Club, but also to discuss how the passion for skiing and snowboarding can cross all economic boundaries.
Retailer Profile: Brad Nelson of Minnesota’s Hi Tempo Snowsports
Earlier this year, we posted a Facebook comment asking members to let us know which shops do a great job of providing top-notch equipment support, including boot fitting and ski and snowboard tuning. Feedback from PSIA-AASI members was overwhelming! ...
Top Reasons to Attend National Academy 2013
There are several rock-solid reasons to attend PSIA-AASI National Academy 2013 in Snowbird, Utah, April 14–18. 1. The event will feature ski and snowboard clinics this year. 2. The Academy provides a completely unique opportun...
PSIA-AASI Freestyle Standards Approved
PSIA-AASI’s Professional Development department is pleased to announce that the National Freestyle Standards were approved at the bi-annual ASEA Board of Directors Meeting in Lakewood, Colorado on February 4, 2013.
Encompassing the detailed work of representatives from all nine divisions, as well as representatives from both the Snowboard and Alpine disciplines, the National Freestyle Standards are now the basis for the latest nationally-recognized credential: Freestyle Specialist1, 2, and 3 (FS1, FS2, FS3).
Heli-Skiing, National Academy, Rookie Instructors & Backcountry Laws
With all the new snow falling across the country, it’s a safe bet plenty of Snow Pros have been skiing and snowboarding some awesome powder lately. But for every certified PSIA-AASI member who wants to enjoy the ultimate powder experience, CMH Heli-Skiing just made it that much easier.
That’s because CMH’s Heli-High-Five program, which provides deep discounts to PSIA-AASI members, is now available to all professionally certified members. According to CMH Rep Brad Nichols, “PSIA-AASI Level I Professionals will also be included in the Heli-High-Five program starting in the 2013-2014 season. That pretty much means right now, since we're half way through the current season.”