First Chair Podcasts: Greg Dixon and Jonathan Ballou Talk Ski Skills

PSIA-AASI First Chair podcasts keep you connected to snowsports even when you’re off the slopes. In these two new episodes, PSIA Telemark Coach Greg Dixon and PSIA Alpine Team member Jonathan Ballou discuss goals for next season and tips for technique.

Telemark Team Coach Greg Dixon Discusses his New Role

Greg Dixon serves as the new PSIA Telemark Coach for the PSIA-AASI National Team. In this podcast, he shares his story about his role, and how over the last two years he’s grown as a leader within the telemark discipline while PSIA transitioned from one single Nordic Coach to two separate coach’s — telemark and cross country. Greg’s leadership, combined with his passion for the sport and PSIA-AASI, will help him provide dedicated support to the telemark discipline.

Jonathan Ballou Chats Alpine Fundamentals

PSIA Alpine Team member Jonathan Ballou talks about the situational application of PSIA’s Alpine Skiing Fundamentals, which serve as the technical foundation for “what” is taught with regard to pressure control, edge control, and rotational control — all of which promote skiing in balance. Learn why and how PSIA uses the Alpine Skiing Fundamentals as the foundation of technical content in ski lessons. Learn how you can adapt the skiing fundamentals to various skiing situations (carving, moguls, steeps, basic turns, etc.).