Entries for December 2013

  1. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Kicks Off the New Year

    Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Kicks Off the New Year

    Happy New Year, snow pros! Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) 2014 officially kicks off tomorrow. Ski areas across the country will be offering special packages to drive more people to your lessons, so you can turn them on to the wonders of skii...
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  2. PSIA-AASI's 'Partially Sighted. Wicked Fast' Shares a Journey of Paralympic Proportions and Promise

    PSIA-AASI's 'Partially Sighted. Wicked Fast' Shares a Journey of Paralympic Proportions and Promise

    The Paralympic Games were designed to emphasize participants' athletic achievements, which is why  the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors'(PSIA-AASI) latest "Go With a Pro" video series will...
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  3. The Gift of Giving – How Instructors Can and Do Give Back to Snowsports

    The Gift of Giving – How Instructors Can and Do Give Back to Snowsports

    Ski and snowboard instructors are deeply versed in the gift of giving. Throughout each lesson they share smiles, freedom, and an open-armed welcome to the wonderful community of skiing and snowboarding.The gift of learning that you provide can improv...
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  4. Member Spotlight: Eastern Division's Neal Weinstein

    Member Spotlight: Eastern Division's Neal Weinstein

    Welcome to Member Spotlight, a new feature designed to give 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 part-time pursuit balan...
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  5. Snow Pro Poll Results: Good Mentors + Top Fashion Trends

    Snow Pro Poll Results: Good Mentors + Top Fashion Trends

    The ski and snowboard season is in full swing! Thanks to some early storms in several regions – from the Rockies to the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast – it looks like the 2013-14 winter is off to a strong start. We certainly hope you...
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  6. Free Adaptive Snowboard Guide + Other Must-Have Resources

    Free Adaptive Snowboard Guide + Other Must-Have Resources

    Here's a holiday treat for all you adaptive instructors; download PSIA-AASI's newly updated Adaptive Snowboard Guide for free today. A snowboarding-specific resource for adaptive instructors, this guide presents a diverse, creative, and unique collec...
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  7. The Gift that Keeps Giving: PSIA-AASI Adaptive Outreach Grant Program

    The Gift that Keeps Giving: PSIA-AASI Adaptive Outreach Grant Program

    The PSIA-AASI Adaptive Outreach Grant is a gift without limits. Thanks to a generous donation to the PSIA-AASI Education Foundation, top-notch educational materials are available to adaptive snowsports volunteers and instructors across the country, p...
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  8. In Celebration of the Giving Season, How Do You ‘Pay It Forward?’

    In Celebration of the Giving Season, How Do You ‘Pay It Forward?’

    Doug Coombs was one of the world’s greatest big mountain skiers. When he died in 2006, his wife Emily established the Coombs Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to empowering socioeconomically challenged kids through the sport of skiing. &ldqu...
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  9. Member Spotlight: Northern Rocky Mountain Division's Paul Neuman

    Member Spotlight: Northern Rocky Mountain Division's Paul Neuman

    Welcome to Member Spotlight, a new feature designed to give 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 part-time pursuit balan...
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  10. Snow Pro Social Media Scoops: How to Deal with Bad Lesson Splits

    Snow Pro Social Media Scoops: How to Deal with Bad Lesson Splits

    The PSIA-AASI Facebook page is a great resource for snow pros. Along with all the latest news and educational updates it’s also a place where you can share ideas and insight with your friends and colleagues.

    A recent post asking, “How do you deal with bad lesson splits?” solicited all sorts of smart responses. Below are just a few of the helpful comments. A second series of tips will be published later this month.
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