The 2017-18 Accessories Catalog, that treasure trove of outdoor gear and apparel curated exclusively for professional ski and snowboard instructors, will start shipping at the end of this month.
As sure a sign of winter as the first snowfall, this year’s catalog focuses on all the ways teaching opens doors and creates new opportunities for PSIA-AASI members. But you don’t have to wait for the catalog to arrive to start shopping for all the excellent instructional resources you need to achieve your professional goals.
Alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country, and freestyle technical manuals – as well as the alpine and snowboard handbooks – are available right now 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!
- Peter Kray