National Academy Day 3: First Hand Reports About What This Event Means

PSIA-AASI National Academy and Telemark Academy 2018 at Big Sky continues under blue skies on deep snow in Montana this week, with an entire weekend to continue working on new skills, making new friends, and exploring new terrain. From first time attendees to Academy regulars, instructors explain why this event is the best way to finish the season. 

“I wasn’t sure what to expect at my first Academy, but the immediate camaraderie you develop with other instructors is genuine and welcoming. My group was fun, adventurous, and supportive. What a terrific environment for learning, exploration, and bonding!”

  • Dave Belin, Eldora, CO.

“This week gives me an opportunity to continue learning about the latest news in our organization, the trends in our industry, and the ability to work on our own skiing and teaching skills. To be able to work with the top adaptive leaders alongside the alpine, snowboard, and nordic instructors allows us to continue to develop our discipline along with the foundations from which all adaptive snowsports begin.”

  • Katie Zinn, Vail, CO.

“PSIA-AASI National Academy is a time to kick back and have some fun with an organization that supports us like no other, rubbing elbows with the best, most dedicated skiers in the country.”

  • Greg Wozer, Vice President, Leki USA 

“Big Sky is my happy place. PSIA-AASI is my family. Bringing those two together couldn’t be more exciting!”

  • Zoe Mavis, Big Sky, MT.

“Dollar for dollar, PSIA-AASI provides the greatest value of any organization in all of skiing, barnone. I’ve been a member since 1983 and I keep coming back to National Academy because it enhances my ski skills, and it lets me expand my knowledge and share what I know with others to help them achieve dreams they could have never dreamed they’d achieve. Some people refer to being here as networking. I call it building relationships for a lifetime. You can put a price on some things. But events like this are priceless.”

  • Walter Sappington, Boyne, MI.

“I love being able to share my home mountain where I developed my passion for skiing and where I made the career choices that led me to this place in my life with so many others in our association. Growing up in a ski family, I’m excited to be able to share this place with so many other people in the greater ski family.”

  • PSIA Alpine Team member Brenna Kelleher, Big Sky, MT.

- Peter Kray

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