In February, the Alpine Technical Manual was released as an audiobook. This is a great resource if you’re an auditory learner or want a way to study on the go this summer.
Listening to this manual puts a fresh spin on PSIA's defining skills based approach, retooling fundamental concepts to reflect the diverse demands of modern skiing. A renewed look at the science of skiing adds depth and clarity to the technical message, and offers a simple and consistent base of knowledge to help you tailor your lessons to any student outcome, prepare for certification, and advance your skiing. Purchase and download this must-have manual today.
Virginia to Build World’s Longest Indoor Ski Slope
Indoor ski slopes are very popular around the world, from Europe to China to Dubai. But a landfill in Lorton, Virginia, may soon be home to the world’s longest indoor ski slope.
Virginia’s WJLA news station reports that the company Alpine-X wants to lease the 350-acre landfill (which has been permanently covered since 1996) from Fairfax County, to build a 1,700-foot slope. The project could take up to four years to complete, and would draw an estimated 400,000 visitors annually.
Killington Ends Season, Focuses on Next World Cup Event
Vermont’s Killington Ski Resort officially ended the 2018-2019 ski and snowboard season Sunday. But the area is already focused on next year, with news that the International Ski Federation has confirmed that the area will host Women’s World Cup slalom and giant slalom races this fall, and in 2020.
The Matrix: Slalom Waterskiing with the Boyd Brothers
The Matrix, your go-to digital resource for the best videos on teaching and technique, has plenty of content to keep your upping your game in the offseason. In this video, PSIA-AASI Team Manager Jeb Boyd and his brother Matt, a member of the PSIA Alpine Team, hit the lake to show off their waterskiing skills.
- Peter Kray