Rider Rally Returns, Defensive Riding Podcast, Matrix Monday + Shiffrin’s Win!

Rider Rally is back! After a seven-year hiatus, this core AASI event makes its radical return to Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, May 2-5, 2017. The Rally offers riders four days of sessions, clinics, socials, and special events with members of the AASI Snowboard Team and other association legends. Registration is now open and there is room for only 50 riders on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional participants will be wait-listed. Register now.

Podcast: Defensive Riding with AASI Snowboard Team Member Chris Rogers
Did you know you can listen to PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcasts on your smartphone, tablet, or computer? Perfect for a listen during your road trips, First Chair is an ongoing series of interviews with some of PSIA-AASI's top instructors. In this newest podcast, AASI Snowboard Team member (and Vail Training Manager) Chris Rogers provides some valuable tips on how to ski and ride defensively during spring break.

Matrix Monday: Snowboard Exam Tasks
Getting ready for a certification exam? You can use The Matrix to help hone your moves by studying state-of-the-art video of some of the exam tasks. Log in here to access the videos, and also enjoy this freestyle selection on YouTube.

Shiffrin Wins Overall World Cup Crystal Globe
Congratulations to U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin, who wrapped up a stellar season by lifting the overall World Cup crystal globe over her head in front of a roaring home-state crowd in Aspen, Colorado, yesterday. According to the U.S. Ski Team, Shiffrin was pleased with her accomplishment, but she’s not satisfied yet. “It has been something I’ve dreamed about,” said Shiffrin, who turned 22 while in Aspen. “It still doesn’t feel real, though. It’s like you’re constantly chasing this dream and as soon as you get it, you realize it’s still so far away. I’m so motivated to get better and I think that’s a good thing.”

 - Peter Kray

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