Entries for October 2014

  1. Member Spotlight: Northwest Division's Adam Lindsay

    Member Spotlight: Northwest Division's Adam Lindsay

    Welcome to the Member Spotlight, an online feature on TheSnowPros.org that gives well-deserved shine to some of the incredibly skillful and devoted ski and snowboard instructors who make up PSIA-AASI. Whether instruction is a full-time career or a pa...
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  2. Two New Ideas for Growing the Sport Focus on Teaching Women and Kids

    Two New Ideas for Growing the Sport Focus on Teaching Women and Kids

    Vail Resorts announced a new company initiative to increase women’s participation in skiing and snowboarding last week. According to a press release, Vail implemented the program because, “Despite making up over half the population of the United States, women only make up 40 percent of alpine skiers and only 32 percent of snowboarders according to participation data from SnowSports Industries America (SIA).”

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  3. Max’s Product Spotlight: Dale of Norway Offers Quality + Style

    Max’s Product Spotlight: Dale of Norway Offers Quality + Style

    Established in 1879, longtime PSIA-AASI partner Dale of Norway has a rich history of quality, great design, and craftsmanship inspired by breathtaking surroundings and authentic Norwegian patterns. Snow pros are assured a quality product because D...
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  4. NSAA President Michael Berry on the Importance of Instructors

    NSAA President Michael Berry on the Importance of Instructors

    The PSIA-AASI Director’s Conference is an annual opportunity for ski and snowboard school directors from across the country to get together and discuss instructional innovations and best practices. This year, attendees got a special treat wi...
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  5. Weekend Roundup: First Day Faces, State of Snow + New Hampshire Passports

    Weekend Roundup: First Day Faces, State of Snow + New Hampshire Passports

    You and your fellow instructors know how awesome First Day Faces are. Every time you teach someone how to ski or snowboard, you see a beginner’s smile of joy. Now, Learn to Ski and Snowboard is making it easy for everyone to share their own ...
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  6. PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Alpine Update: Everybody on the Same Page

    PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Alpine Update: Everybody on the Same Page

    The PSIA Alpine Team wrapped up a successful Fall Workshop at Copper Mountain with their collective eyes set on taking their message on the road. Riding the stoke of an incredibly timely and very well-thought-out new Alpine Technical Manual, the t...
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  7. PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Snowboard Update: The Softer Side of Instruction

    PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Snowboard Update: The Softer Side of Instruction

    One of the surprises of this year’s PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop has been the seeming shift in focus between the PSIA-AASI Alpine and Snowboard Teams. The Alpine Team, which has a long history of technical innovation, has completely refocused and...
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  8. PSIA-AASI Sponsor Spotlight: Völkl & Marker’s Award-Winning Gear

    PSIA-AASI Sponsor Spotlight: Völkl & Marker’s Award-Winning Gear

    Völkl and Marker continue their long tradition of working with the snow pros, highlighting plenty of award-winning gear in their fall offering. Völkl Mantra The Völkl Mantra won every major ski test award for the 2014-15 ski season including bein...
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  9. PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Nordic Update: Simplifying Success

    PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Nordic Update: Simplifying Success

    Halfway through their present term, PSIA’s Nordic Team is celebrating the unveiling of the new Telemark Technical Manual, and also working hard to finish the Cross Country Technical Manual for release in 2015. “It’s the first tim...
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  10. PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Adaptive Update: Top Resources for Instruction

    PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Adaptive Update: Top Resources for Instruction

    The PSIA-AASI Adaptive Team is wrapping up a strong week at PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop at Copper Mountain. Team coach Kim Seevers and team member Geoff Krill have been working closely with both the Alpine and Snowboard Team, identifying which elements o...
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