PSIA-AASI offers its congratulations to Ellen Post Foster, who will join the 2016 induction class in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame April 8 in Stowe, Vermont, during Snowsport History Week.
A world-class freestyle skier and 8-year member of the PSIA National Demonstration Team, Ellen is a revered clinician, coach, and author who has been instrumental in the evolution of how ski instructors understand and teach skiing. She is known for her in-depth knowledge of technique and her articulate leadership and writing styles.
Most recently, Ellen co-authored PSIA’s Alpine Technical Manual and received the PSIA-AASI Award for Educational Excellence in recognition of her outstanding educational contributions over the years. Her books, Alpine Star newsletters, and magazine articles have helped instructors and coaches teach skiers nationwide, including champions of the sport.
Ellen is the latest PSIA-AASI member to be nominated to the Hall of Fame. Six of PSIA’s seven founders – Curt Chase, Max Dercum, Jimmy Johnston, Bill Lash, Doug Pfieffer, and Paul Valar –are Honored Members of the Hall. So are PSIA pioneer and 10th Mountain Division veteran Herbert Schneider, coaching legend and former director of the Arapahoe Basin Ski School Willy Schaeffler, developer of the Graduated Length Method (GLM) Clif Taylor, Alta/Snowbird powder guru Junior Bounous, and progenitor of the American Teaching Method (ATM) and guest-focused teaching Horst Abraham.
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