New Podcasts: Women’s Summit + OnTheSnow Weather Reports

There are new PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcasts posted every week for you to learn more about snowsports instruction and your association.

These two new podcasts provide more information about the upcoming Women’s Summit (registration is still open!) and OnTheSnow weather reports and lifestyle content.

You can listen to more First Chair Podcasts on Soundcloud and on Spotify.

2024 Women’s Summit with Ying Liu

First Chair host George Thomas catches up with Ying Liu, a PSIA-AASI certified instructor and member of the PSIA-AASI Women’s Advisory Group, aka, The Women’s Council for Equity and Inclusion. Ying was a “late bloomer” in the ski instruction world and found herself part of the Women’s Summit in 2023.

She said that mentorship was a hot topic at the event, with attendees discussing the idea of having someone offer encouragement and support in other instructors as a major factor in creating opportunities for women in snowsports. Ying also wrote an article in the winter issue of 32 Degrees on Finding Community and Mentor Magic at the 2023 Women’s Summit, which you can read here.

This year’s on-snow Women’s Summit will be held Sunday, Feb. 25 to Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Solitude, Utah. For more information and to register for the on-snow and virtual events, visit the Women’s Summits page.


OnTheSnow with Randi Sidman-Moore

In this podcast, meet Randi Sidman-Moore from OnTheSnow – a web- and app-based platform that offers weather reports and lifestyle content. Randi has been skiing since she was young, ski raced through college, and is now a ski instructor at Deer Valley Resort, Utah. Listen in to hear more about Randi’s adventures in education. You can also learn more about OnTheSnow here.