While most of the U.S. is starting to sizzle in the summer heat, five inches of fresh ‘June-uary’ snow hit Timberline at Mt. Hood this weekend. It’s a perfect start for race camp season on the snowfields, where many PSIA-AASI members teach and attend clinics to keep their skills sharp for the winter.
New Zealand Off to a Fast Start with Early Powder
Speaking of powder, AASI Snowboard Team Coach Scott Anfang reported that New Zealand's winter is off to a strong start, with plenty of snow. “Winter down south is busy right now,” Anfang wrote. “I was out leading an on snow clinic to our staff this morning, and had both skiers and boarders with me.”
While Perisher and Falls Creek in Australia report 2-5 inches of fresh snow, New Zealand's receiving the lion’s share of the early precipitation. Onthesnow.com reports that Mt. Hutt has already received up to 30 inches of new snow, while 37 inches have fallen at The Remarkables.
Matrix Monday: The Learning Connection and Core Concepts
The Learning Connection model, originally unveiled by PSIA-AASI at the 2015 Interski in Ushuaia, Argentina, will continue to inform what the PSIA-AASI National Team presents for the 2018 Interski in Pamporovo, Bulgaria.
Watch PSIA Alpine Team member Matt Boyd’s Learning Connection video and presentation on The Matrix, your go-to digital resource for educational videos. You can also watch former Alpine Team member Rob Sogard’s presentation on a new teaching manual, which will replace the current Core Concepts Manual, and will be published this fall.
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- Peter Kray