Rider Rally Powder, Aspen Interski Reunion, Videos + Dues Update


The spring snow cycle is alive and well in the Rockies right now, with Colorado's Arapahoe Basin—site of AASI Rider Rally 2018—reporting 25 inches of fresh powder over the weekend, with more snow in the forecast for the next two weeks.

Scheduled to take place May 7-11, Rider Rally is an annual teaching and freeriding event that includes several days of incredible shredding and education with AASI Snowboard team members and colleagues from around the country, and increasingly deep snowpack.

The event kicks off May 7 with registration and freeriding with team members, followed by four days of on-snow exploration, clinics for all levels of instructors, networking, and parties each evening. Attendees can receive 24 continuing education credits (6 per day). Register here. 

1968 Aspen Interski Anniversary
The 50th anniversary of the 1968 Aspen Interski—the only Interski ever held on U.S. snow—was celebrated in Aspen this weekend, with members of the 1968 PSIA Team, more than a dozen current and former team members, PSIA-AASI partners, and educational leaders and staff, all in attendance to celebrate this landmark event in the history of U.S. snowsports instruction.

The Aspen Times published a fantastic “pre-report” of the anniversary party on Thursday, and TheSnowPros.org, will publish a highlight reel of the event tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate professional instruction and the 1968 Team.

Matrix Monday: Aspen Interski Video
The Matrix, your go-to digital resource for top videos on teaching and technique, just posted a video from the 1968 Aspen Interski 50th anniversary right here, featuring alumni from the ’68 Team enjoying the day, and practicing a little synchro skiing with other current and former team members. Enjoy!

Update About Membership Dues for 2018-19 Season
This past season, thousands of PSIA-AASI members spread the love of skiing and snowboarding to millions of students and PSIA-AASI’s energy as a national organization focused on increased collaboration, communication and consistency (“The Three C’s”) to provide cutting-edge educational materials that help members be amazing at their job, such as the Adaptive Alpine Technical Manual and a brand new e-learning course and Guide for New Instructors.

 

Your membership is appreciated, and it’s PSIA-AASI’s mission to always provide high value in return for your investment. In 2017-18, your national membership dues were $67 and for the upcoming 2018-19 season, PSIA-AASI’s National Board of Directors approved a $2 increase. This means, on your May 2018 membership renewal notice that in addition to your division dues, you’ll see national membership dues listed at $69 for active registered and certified PSIA-AASI members. Read more.


- Peter Kray

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