There’s still time to celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) 2018 and take advantage of the month-long initiative promoting professional ski and snowboard instruction. LSSM’s resort partners provided about 20,000 beginner lessons the first year and now are on the brink of breaking one million. Here are just a few ways to share the stoke for ski and snowboard lessons.
Send a press release about LSSM in general and specifically programs you are organizing. Here is a link to the media page on the LSSM site.
Use your social media outreach or post a short video to remind current students that January is LSSM and encourage them to “bring a friend” for lessons from a snow pro. Video ideas – youngest to take a lesson, person from the farthest away who came to take a lesson. Use the video throughout the month. Click here for a few examples.
Use PSIA-AASI's "Go With a Pro" online toolkit for talking points, copy, and promotional materials to promote the benefits of taking a professional lesson. All the copy, art and images are free for you to use, and there's even a Social Media 101 guide to help you get started.
Use The Matrix to Fine Tune Your Movement Analysis Skills
The Matrix, your go-to digital resource for snowsports education videos, keeps adding new content to help you develop as a professional instructor. Here are four videos you can use to fine-tune your movement analysis skills.
Go Green with the New Digital Membership Card
Your PSIA-AASI digital membership card is now live and ready to use! All members can now view, download, or print a membership card right here at TheSnowPros.org, under "My Profile". You can also view your membership card on the SnowPros Library app. Below are instructions on how to access the membership card via the website:
- Log into www.thesnowpros.org
- Click on "My Profile"
- Click on the "Membership Card" section. From here, you can download the card as a PDF to print or save.
The same instructions apply for the app, there is a link to the membership card called “Membership Card.” All questions can be answered at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.987.9390.
Register Now for National and Telemark Academies
PSIA-AASI National Academy and Telemark Academy registration is now open. Take your personal teaching to the next level by skiing and riding at Big Sky Resort, Montana, with some of the best instructors in the world. You'll find Big Sky right in south central Montana. It's easy to get to, just 50 miles south of Bozeman, and 50 miles north of West Yellowstone. It offers some of the best expert and advanced terrain AND a large amount of beginner and intermediate terrain.
National Academy will be held April 17-22, 2018. (Arrive April 17 and check out April 23.) Rates increase after Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Telemark Academy runs April 20-22. Hurry and register now, because space is filling up fast!
- Peter Kray