Finland to Host Interski 2023, Award Nomination Deadline + Matrix Videos

Levi, Finland will host Interski 2023, with the event scheduled to take place March 26 through 31, in order to enjoy the long days with 13 hours of sunshine.


The announcement was made on March 21, the second to last night of Interski 2019 in Pamporovo, Bulgaria. Levi was making its third bid to host the international ski and snowboard instructors’ congress. The other leading candidate for Interski 2023 was Kitzbuehel, Austria.

According to the official announcement of the nominees, “Advantages of Levi as would-be host of the 2023 Interski congress are its excellent location and the accessibility of all facilities within 5 minutes from any point in the resort. Levi has 230 km (about 143 miles) of cross-country ski tracks, 43 ski runs, 28 lifts and over 300 snow guns.

Levi is located beyond the Arctic Circle and every year hosts the first race in the slalom for the World Cup in Alpine Skiing. The resort boasts the cleanest air in the whole world, with a skiing season that lasts from October well into May. Currently Levi is the No. 1 resort in Finland, and the Finnish Ski Instructors Association has a membership of 1,966."


Want to Recognize a Snow Pro? Nominate by Tuesday, April 30 

PSIA-AASI’s Award Program recognizes its members’ achievements as instructors, leaders, and collaborators in the industry. Know a member who deserves recognition and honors? Nominations for these three awards are due at the end of this month.


Top of the Course Award: This award is presented to members pursuing Level III certification. It recognizes individuals who score at the highest percentile in skiing/snowboarding, teaching and technical knowledge; and who empower other candidates during the exam process. Candidates must display exceptional compassion and understanding for the needs of others, which results in a more positive examination environment.


Three C’s Award – Collaboration, Communication, Cooperation: This award recognizes members who demonstrate positive leadership behavior within a snowsport school. These candidates consistently collaborate, communicate and cooperate with guests, peers, and school management. These members are seen by school management and fellow pros as a role model for the values and behaviors espoused by our organization and profession. 

Angus Graham Rising Star Award: This award recognizes young standout PSIA-AASI members who have demonstrated positive leadership within the snowsports industry. This award is for members who show extraordinary promise charting a career path within the snowsport industry, members who are volunteer leaders, or who are otherwise distinguishing themselves in an exemplary fashion. The award is named for Angus Graham, a beloved instructor, trainer, and mentor at Aspen Snowmass, who died in a car accident in Oregon on August 25, 2017.

Matrix Monday: Squirt Turns + Large Radius Turns in Bumps

The Matrix, your go-to digital resource for top videos on teaching and technique, continues to post relevant, up-to-date resources to help you and your students. In today’s new videos, check out these ‘squirt turn’ primers, and how to make large radius snowboard turns in bumps.


- Peter Kray



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