Instructors Share Their Big Winter Goals

Because last season came to an early end, some PSIA-AASI members are already planning to undertake some big goals next winter.

From PSIA-AASI’s Facebook and Instagram pages, here are some of the accomplishments snow pros hope to achieve when the snow returns.

  • My goals are to pass my Telemark Level II and Children’s Specialist 2. I also want to create training videos for our staff at Storr’s Hill in Lebanon, NH. Storr’s Hill is a nonprofit small ski area.  – Gary Summerton
  • I’d like to become a better switch rider in powder. I’ve always made it a point to do warm-up runs switch at the start of my day, but those are usually on hard pack and crud. Exercising that in powder would be good for my coordination as well as being able to bail out effectively in odd situations. – Rick Lindfors-Ackerman
  • Ramp up training in the off-season, practice MA, and read more to help with delivering more experiential lessons. – Stephanie Zimmers
  • After passing my Alpine Level II ski exam and Children’s Specialist 1 this season, my goals for next season are passing my Alpine Level II teaching and earning my first silver pin, then working on my Telemark Level II. – Joel Richards
  • Do additional avalanche training, and then do more backcountry skiing next season. – @oldschool.joe
  • Achieve my Trainers Accreditation. – Emily Rose Jaxson
  • Women’s Summit 2020!! What an amazing time! Goals for next season are getting started on my Western Divisional Trainer process! And looking forward to meeting up with the ladies again at Stowe in 2021! – @Alip288
  • Take my skiing feedback from last season and continue to improve. – Eric Alter
  • To keep becoming more competent in adaptive skiing and riding and achieve my Adaptive Level I. To ride more with friends. – Tom Sheaf
  • I would like to get cross discipline certified, and pick up a snowboard pin to wear next to my alpine pins. – @jimmybskiing