Happy Thanksgiving week! Here’s to giving thanks for family, friends, and early area openings. Colorado is off to a good start, Vermont is reporting the deepest snowfall in the past five seasons (which means several areas will start spinning the lifts this week), all of New York’s state-owned areas are operating, and OpenSnow.com reports that, “a potentially significant storm could bring double-digit snowfall through the central-western U.S., from California and Oregon through Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado” this weekend.
Here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday of skiing, snowboarding, and amazing times with your family and friends.
Cross Country Academy Kicks Off the Snow Pro Season
PSIA Cross Country Academy officially kicks off the snow pro national event season this Sunday. Cross Country Academy 2018 features three days of formal indoor and on-snow training that shares the best ideas, topics and technique to get instructors get on track and trail the 2018-19 season.
PSIA Cross Country Team Coach David Lawrence and teammates Emily Lovett and Greg Rhodes will lead clinics in classic and skate ski technique improvement, teaching drills, progressions, and offer updates on the latest news and projects the team is working on.
Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Opening Slalom, 3rd Reindeer in Finland
The U.S. Ski Team reports that Mikaela Shiffrin opened her quest for her sixth career FIS Ski World Cup slalom crystal globe with another dominating victory in the season-opening slalom under the lights in Levi, Finland, on Saturday.
“I felt good; I was even surprised at how good the course felt with the warm conditions,” said Shiffrin, who now has 44 career World Cup victories, including three slalom wins in Levi, which includes a live reindeer as part of the prize package each season!
Matrix Videos: How to Hone Your Welcome + Introduction
The Matrix, your go-to digital resource for top content on teaching and technique, can also help you improve your people skills to set the stage for a breakthrough lesson. A newly published video on what may be the most important five minutes of any lesson, the Welcome and Introduction, provides the perfect template for creating rapport with your students before you even start teaching.
- Peter Kray