NSAA Journal: It’s Not Your Momma’s Bunny Hill Anymore!
Over the years, ski and snowboard schools have experimented with different ways to help guest learn to ski and ride. Sculpting beginner terrain isn’t a new concept, but now areas are really taking it to the next level. Shaping the beginner area and utilizing a terrain-based teaching approach is gaining traction across the U.S. with schools seeing positive results in student success and conversion.
Professional Development Update: Homework Isn’t Just for After a Clinic
Here’s another quick training tip for all of you Snow Pros leading clinic groups out there: give your participants homework before you start your clinic.
Next time you are setting up a training session, don’t just ask yourself, “What are the specifics I want the attendees to know or be able to do after the clinic?”
Social Connection of Snow, Burton & How to Reach Young Riders
Boulder, Colorado’s Leisure Trends Group recently conducted a survey of “Active Americans” that found that social motivations are the dominant drivers of first-time participation in skiing and snowboarding.
According to the survey, more than 60 percent of skiers and snowboarders joined friends or family the first time they tried snowsports, compared to only 3 percent who went by themselves.
Snow Show Product Picks: Elan, POC & Rossignol
The PSIA-AASI national staff sure had a rewarding experience at the SIA Snow Show in Denver this past week.
We had the opportunity to talk with many of our equipment suppliers about just how important having a relationship with America’s professional ski and snowboard instructors is for this business. And we also had some productive meetings that we hope will result in some exciting announcements in the coming weeks.
PSIA-AASI Division Affiliation Agreement Charts a Course for Greater Consistency, Cooperation
Click here to view the affiliation agreement microsite and related documents.
The Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors’ (PSIA-AASI) Board of Directors announced that five of its divisio...