LSSM Video Contest, Colorado Kids & Ted Ligety
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is off to a strong start, with loads of special lift, rental and lodging deals, as well as the added horsepower of the Bring A Friend Challenge, which encourages everyone to get their buddies on snow.
One more way for PSIA-AASI members to participate (beyond just teaching all of those lessons), is be entering the “Why I Love to Ski or Ride” amateur video contest. The contest celebrates the “joy and exhilaration” of skiing and/or snowboarding and will run through Feb.15, 2013.
Top Boot Fitting and Board Tuning Shops in WA, OR & ID
When we posted a note on the PSIA-AASI Facebook page asking professional ski and snowboard instructors who their top shops for boot-fitting and ski and snowboard tuning are, we had no idea the kind of response we would get.
In less than 48 hours, you named more than 100 shops. Rather than listing them all here at once, we decided to break them up just a little bit to make it easier to read (and also because we think that once more pros read this, we will get a few more call-outs).
Professional Development Update: Preparing for a Certification Exam
Now that the holidays are behind us, many instructors are really getting into their training mode, especially those preparing for an exam. The successful instructors at exams often spend many hours preparing for the event.
So what’s exactly involved with “training?” That, of course, depends on many things with the common elements of: putting a plan together based on the time available, understanding what you are expected to know and do to earn the credential, gaining knowledge of the subject matter, putting the knowledge into practice, and practicing any physical skills you’ll need to demonstrate.
Herbert Schneider, Rossignol, 50th Anniversaries & More
On December 28, Cranmore Mountain Resort honored PSIA-AASI pioneer and U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame member Herbert Schneider by dedicating a brand new chairlift in his honor.
The new Schneider Triple Chair, built by Doppelmayr, replaces the old East Double Chair. It was named for Schneider, who was a member of the 1962 PSIA Interski delegation—the first official PSIA group to attend Interski—authored the book Let’s Go Skiing, was Cranmore’s former general manager, and is an honorary lifetime member of PSIA-AASI.