Ski Area Management (www.saminfo.com) published its latest list of “10 Under 30,” with, “Profiles of twenty-somethings whose mindsets and skillsets illuminate the coming generation of leaders and managers.”
Among the list are two of PSIA-AASI’s rising stars. Allie Doro, director of snowsports at Holiday Valley Ski Area, N.Y., was honored for her work promoting instruction to all levels of riders, and also for earning a spot on the PSIA-E Development Team. And Eileen May-West was recognized for her work as program manager of Wasatch Adaptive Sports in Utah.
Read more about these exemplary instructors and all honorees right here.
Wolf Creek to Be Completely Solar Powered
InTheSnow.com reports Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area, which annually receives one of the deepest snowpacks in the country, will soon be the first ski area in the U.S. to be completely solar-powered, and maybe even the first ski area in the world.
According to InTheSnow, “The ski area is located 50 miles from the state’s Penitente Solar Project where power began being produced at the end of last year and can produce 7,000 megawatt-hours per year, of which Wolf Creek requires about 1,000 megawatts.” Read more about Wolf Creek’s accomplishment here, then learn about PSIA-AASI’s own ‘Statement on Sustainability’ here.
New Jersey to be Site of First Indoor Slope in the Western Hemisphere
In another first, Freeskier.com reports Big Snow America, an 800 vertical-foot slope with 180,000-square-feet of terrain, including a chairlift, terrain park, and snowsports school, will open in East Rutherford New Jersey as part of the American Dream Meadowlands complex in 2019. It will be the first indoor slope in the Western Hemisphere according to the magazine.
Matrix Monday: Waterskiing with Birthday Boy Jeb Boyd
The Matrix, your go-to digital resource for top instruction videos to improve your teaching and your technique, is loaded with content to help you up your game. In today’s segment, learn how waterskiing can help your on-snow skills with PSIA-AASI birthday boy and PSIA-AASI Team Manager Jeb Boyd, and his brother, PSIA Alpine Team member Matt Boyd.
- Peter Kray