REI's How to Ski & Snowboard Videos, PSIA-AASI Awards + Who’s Still Open

REI teamed up with PSIA-AASI to create a comprehensive catalog of learn to ski and snowboard videos that you and your students can watch on YouTube, or that you can post on your own social media accounts to share the love of snowsports.


Click on the link below for each video—that all feature PSIA-AASI National Team members Amy Gan and/or Robin Barnes—and share them with your potential students and all your snow pro friends.

Want to Recognize a Colleague? 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.

California, Colorado Areas Announce Extended Ski and Snowboard Season
The 2018-2019 ski and snowboard season is only over if you want it to be. That’s because several ski areas across the country are taking advantage of epic snowfall to continue their season—some have even announced plans to stay open until July!

Click here for Colorado’s closing dates, and here for a look at the extended dates for all the California resorts around Lake Tahoe.

- Peter Kray

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