Scholarships Open for ‘JEDI Training’ with Deb Armstrong

Scholarship applications are now being accepted on the Women of Winter website for this season’s JEDI Outdoors’ Advanced Instructor Training with Olympic Gold Medalist and former PSIA Alpine Team member Deb Armstrong at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico.

Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2022.

JEDI Outdoors’ Principal, Humaira Falkenberg, creates a transformative initiative to increase inclusion and leadership of advanced Black, Indigenous, Women of Color (BIWOC) ski instructors in snowsports.

The absence of advanced Level II or Level III Black, Indigenous, Women of Color in PSIA-AASI or at local ski areas is evident. This initiative aims to bridge that gap by providing PSIA Certified Level I or Level II BIWOC women opportunity to train with Olympic Gold Medalist, Deb Armstrong at Taos Ski Valley.

The Scholarship includes:

  • 4 full days of coaching from Deb Armstrong
  • 1 full day mock assessment with Burt Skall, Snowsports Director, Taos Ski Valley
  • Lift tickets for all five days
  • $200 travel stipend
  • 75% off discounted shared lodging

DATES: January 23-27, 2023. Participants must arrive no later than 8 p.m. MT on January 22, 2023 and depart January 28, 2023.


  • Current PSIA Level I or Level II certified ski instructor
  • Will be teaching alpine skiing during the 2022-23 winter season
  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, Woman of Color including Trans-woman of color or gender queer
  • Live in the United States
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Provide proof of Covid-19 Vaccination
  • Agree to wear a helmet during all 5 days of the scholarship
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