First Chair Podcasts: Spring Symposium + Mystery Out of Touch

Happy first week of June! Or, if you live in Aspen, Mammoth, Squaw, Snowbird or Mt. Hood, happy endless ski and snowboard season!


As summer winds up, and winter winds down –  eventually –  PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcasts will bring you timely interviews with leaders from the world of snowsports instruction. This week, Rocky Mountain Division Director of Education Dave Gregory discusses Spring Symposium, and PSIA Alpine Team member Eric Lipton demystifies the art of on-snow touch.


Remember, you can listen all the PSIA-AASI First Chair podcasts on iTunesSoundCloud, or Google Podcasts


Dave Gregory Reports from Spring Symposium

First Chair Podcast Host George Thomas catches the first chair with Dave Gregory to learn more about Spring Symposium, a multi-divisional event held at Sun Valley, Idaho. Get the scoop on why five PSIA-AASI Divisions decided to join forces to host this end-of-season education celebration –  so members can meet and learn from educators in other divisions.


Taking the Mystery Out of Touch – Part 2

In Part 2 of this First Chair Interview, PSIA Alpine Team member Eric Lipton talks about how great skiers use touch to get a better feel for what’s happening on the snow because they focus on what’s happening inside their boots. Learn how you can apply balance, footwork and coordination and strength exercises to help you become a better skier. (Listen to Part 1.)


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