New Podcasts on Reopening Next Season + Trauma Informed Care

Two new First Chair podcasts help you prepare for the upcoming 2020-2021 ski and snowboard season.

Nick Herrin Chats COVID-19 and Reopening

First Chair catches up with PSIA-AASI CEO Nick Herrin about how the ski and snowboard industry is working together to reopen this winter. Nick also talks about how instructors can offer educational programming in a low-risk environment this season and “Navigating the 2020-21 Snowsports Season,” a new resource created with input from PSIA-AASI’s education leaders and snowsports managers. This document aims to amplify mindfulness for how instructors can engage with and teach our guests during the COVID-19 era by following local, state, and federal protocols and using PSIA-AASI’s Learning Connection model. Learn on PSIA-AASI’s COVID-19 Updates page.

Christine Cowart on Trauma Informed Care

Trauma has been identified as an epidemic in our society. Studies indicate that a significant portion of the population have experienced harmful or life-threatening events which have impacted their everyday functioning or well-being. Certified Trauma Professional Christine Cowart talks about the PSIA-AASI webinar that she’ll lead on this topic on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at 6 p.m. EDT. Learn why this webinar is an especially timely educational resource for ski and snowboard instructors teaching in the time of COVID-19. Register now and earn 1 CEU.