It’s June, which means you can put a fork in the 2016-17 ski and snowboard season and start preparing your mind and body for the season to come. One of the best ways to get a head start on your professional development is with PSIA-AASI’s world-class education materials and with top-of-the-line equipment from our incredible official suppliers.
Alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country, and freestyle technical manuals – as well as the alpine and snowboard handbooks – are available as print and digital editions and include access to supplemental video that helps cement the knowledge you’ll gain and share with your students.
The technical manuals highlight how you can use a student-centered approach, combined with a solid understanding of physics and biomechanics, to help your students develop a lifelong love for skiing and riding. Developed as complements to the technical manuals, the alpine and snowboard handbooks are pocket-sized pieces with lots of progressions to apply within lessons.
Any given digital publication, which can be purchased as a stand-alone product or as part of a bundle with the print version (the best deal), allows you to:
- See learning techniques come to life in instructional videos.
- Save time by digitally bookmarking pages so you can return to the content later.
- Personalize your learning by adding notes and highlighting text.
Also, all of these digital resources can be viewed on your computer – or on your smartphone/tablet as part of a free Snow Pro Library app for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire users (click here for download instructions). The digital editions of the Alpine Technical Manual, Snowboard Technical Manual, Telemark Technical Manual, Cross Country Technical Manual, Freestyle Technical Manual, Adult Alpine Teaching Handbook, and Snowboard Teaching Handbook will only be available to those who have purchased that resource.
If you prefer the print-only versions of these new resources, you can use the QR codes and tiny URLS within the photos to access video online. Shop now!
Max Felix, currently in his tenth year as the merchandise coordinator/warehouse manager for PSIA-AASI, takes pride in selecting and providing the best available accessories for PSIA-AASI membership. He's been actively involved in retail/e-commerce ski and snowboard companies for 20 years. “My passion is providing members with what they want and what they need, so that everybody can have the same life-shaping experiences that I have had in the mountains!” Felix said.