Big thanks to the more than 180 PSIA-AASI members who shared their personal insight in the PSIA-AASI Local Knowledge survey.
Many responses will be highlighted in the Catalog this fall, including everything from your favorite beginner terrain at your mountain, to best on-slope dining, and top places to send your students for high quality rental gear.
From all the members who offered their professional insight, two winners were drawn to receive a PowSlayer kit (jacket and pants), from Official PSIA-AASI Supplier Patagonia.
Congratulations to Greg Meldrum of Crested Butte, Colorado, and Deedee Cole Driller of Alpine Meadows, California on your new gear!
Interski Indoor Alpine Presentation Live on YouTube
Didn’t make it to Interski 2019 in Pamporovo, Bulgaria, or National Academy in Big Sky, Montana? No problem! You'll soon be able to watch all of the team presentations on the PSIA-AASI YouTube channel. In this new video, PSIA Alpine team members Robin Barnes and Josh Fogg deliver the Alpine Team’s indoor lecture on The Learning Connection. Check it out to stay current on your association’s educational initiatives, and share it with your colleagues and friends.
Season Still Isn’t Over
Easter weekend signaled the official start of spring in the ski and snowboard world, as areas across the country celebrated the holiday, then shut the lifts down.
That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of places to hike for corn snow, or even ride the lifts. More than a dozen areas are still spinning the bullwheels, with some, like Mammoth Mountain in California, hoping to keep riders riding all summer long.
Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Vermont are all offering an extended season at specific areas, including such iconic hills as Snowbird, Squaw Valley, Killington, and even Aspen Highlands.
European Instructors Brave Avalanche to Save Lost Dogs
Mika and Mungo, a pair of adopted dogs who had gone lost in the French Alps for more than two weeks, were saved by a trio of British ski instructors who braved high avalanche risk to rescue them.
Cameron Skinner, Marc Walton, and his brother George, put on touring gear and avalanche transceivers to find the dogs—both originally rescued as strays from the Bahamas—who had wandered into the woods only days before a major storm.
- Peter Kray