Top Tips to Share with New Skiers and Riders

Helping first-time ski and snowboard students become lifetime snowsports enthusiasts is one of the greatest gifts of professional instruction.

These PSIA-AASI resources help tout the benefits of professional instruction while also helping your potential students prepare for their first adventure on snow, setting them up to succeed on day one. Share these links on your social channels and tag people you know who want to learn to ski and snowboard.

Teaching Your Kids to Ski and Snowboard

Spending time outside as a family can continue when the snow starts to fly! Learning to ski or snowboard is a great way to stay active while sticking with physical distancing protocols.

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Beginner’s Guide to Skiing

It’s fun and easy to learn how to ski. In this Beginner’s Guide to Skiing video series, get simple tips from professional ski instructor Eric Lipton as he explains what to expect before you, your children, or friends ski for the first time. Be sure to watch all the videos.

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How to Learn to Snowboard

It’s fun and easy to learn how to snowboard. In this video series, professional snowboard instructor Chris Rogers walks you through the basics of snowboarding for beginners. Chris explains how to go snowboarding for the first time. The series starts with the things you need to know about your gear and ends with stringing together turns on the hill.

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How to Skin Uphill

It’s fun and easy to learn how to skin uphill on skis or a splitboard. In this video series, produced by REI Co-Op and PSIA-AASI, professional snowboard instructor Brennan Metzler and professional telemark instructor Grant Bishop share tips for skiing uphill on skis or a splitboard. Brennan also explains splitboarding basics so you’re ready for your first day. Watch all the videos and share them on your social channels and tag people you know who want to learn to travel uphill.

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10 Reasons to Take a Ski or Snowboard Lesson

  1. To stay friends with your friends (friends don’t let friends teach friends).
  2. To ski and ride with your friends and family.
  3. To get better faster.
  4. To graduate from green runs.
  5. To save your relationship.
  6. To make winter more fun.
  7. To be your best, by learning from the best.
  8. To learn the easy way.
  9. To progress from green to black.
  10. To ski and ride to your fullest potential.
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