2020 PSIA-AASI National Team Selection

COVID-19 Update

National Team Selection Participants:

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in the United States, we want to update you on decisions regarding PSIA-AASI national events, including 2020 National Team Selection. PSIA-AASI’s first priority, of course, is to help keep you and all members of the PSIA-AASI community safe and healthy.

Given the escalation of decisions being made at the local, state, and federal levels – as well as recommendations against holding large-group gatherings – PSIA-AASI has a broad social obligation to which we must be accountable. With this in mind, we have decided to cancel the National Team Selection event that was scheduled for April 12 – 16 in Breckenridge, Colorado. We are also cancelling National Academy, Rider Rally, and Telemark Academy 2020, which were scheduled for the week before Team Selection, also in Breckenridge. Our organization does not want to encourage non-essential travel that may place you, other attendees, and/or the greater community at risk.

We recognize the importance of the PSIA-AASI National Team and the key role its members – and all the extraordinary ski and snowboard instructors who are vying for a spot on the 2020-24 National Team – play as educational leaders for our national organization and the snowsports industry as a whole. You’ve put in a tremendous amount of hard work into making it to this phase in your career, so please know that we’ll be collaborating in the coming weeks with the 2020-24 National Team coaches to assess how best to revise and reschedule National Team Selection. As we continue to evaluate the current and potential impact of COVID-19, we will keep you apprised of any further changes in the selection process.

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times, as we know this uncertainty only adds to the stress of preparing – often over several years – for the National Team selection process. We encourage you to stay plugged into the Basecamp community for National Team Selection, and please feel free to reach out to Dave Schuiling and/or any of the coaches if you have questions. We are here to support you and address any questions or concerns you may have.

We wish you good health for the rest of your season and beyond,

Ed Younglove
PSIA-AASI Chair

Nicholas Herrin
PSIA-AASI CEO