1. Climate Change, Olympic Medals + Vail’s Big Utah Move

    Climate Change, Olympic Medals + Vail’s Big Utah Move

    On May 29, 108 ski areas from around the United States joined with 40 other businesses, Ceres and its BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) in signing the Climate Declaration, which calls upon federal policymakers to seize the American economic opportunity of addressing climate change.
     
    “It is obvious that the success of ski business operations depends greatly on climate, which is why we are so invested in programs that keep our slopes sustainable. But our actions alone won’t be enough without strong policies,” said Brent Giles, Chief Sustainability Officer for Powdr Corp.
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  2. Snow Pro Survey Results—Setting Goals and What Makes a Good Lesson

    Snow Pro Survey Results—Setting Goals and What Makes a Good Lesson

    Happy June everyone! With only a handful of ski areas still open this weekend, unless you’re heading to South America or Australia, it looks like it’s time to start looking forward to next season.

    In the interest of getting some clear goals established for next season right now, the latest Snow Pro Survey asked just what are your top priorities for the next time you’re on snow. We also wanted to know what you think are the most important aspects of a good lesson. Your answers are below.
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  3. Max’s Product Spotlight: Bushnell and Summer Pro Deals

    Max’s Product Spotlight: Bushnell and Summer Pro Deals

    Did you know that your membership also gives you access to great summer/crossover products available from our valued official suppliers?

    Bolle is a great example; within the pages of the Bushnell/Bolle/Serengeti pro page you will find a vast selection of high quality optics. Shop sport specific sunglasses for biking, marine sports, golf or driving; Bolle and Serengeti offer the highest quality lens and frame options available for your outdoor endeavors.

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  4. Off-Season Edge: Alpine Team Member Jeb Boyd on the Importance of Cross-Training

    Off-Season Edge: Alpine Team Member Jeb Boyd on the Importance of Cross-Training

    At National Academy 2013 in Snowbird, Utah, PSIA Alpine Team member Jeb Boyd’s “Ages and Stages: The Aging Athlete” presentation struck a chord as a result of the wide diversity of age groups in the room.

    That’s because when Boyd asked who the aging athlete is, the resounding answer was, “It’s all of us.”
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  5. Winter’s Last Stand, Ski Area Sale + Passing of a Pioneer

    Winter’s Last Stand, Ski Area Sale + Passing of a Pioneer

    Winter made more than a curtain call over Memorial Day weekend, with ski areas across the country either celebrating closing day, reopening or experiencing blizzard conditions.

    Snowbird celebrated a banner year of more than 400 inches of snowfall with lifts running until 2 p.m. followed by a costume contest on Monday. While Aspen, which received substantial snowfall since initially closing for the season, reopened for the long weekend.
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  6. Conversion Cup Rewards Resorts for Creating New Skiers and Snowboarders

    Conversion Cup Rewards Resorts for Creating New Skiers and Snowboarders

    Earlier this month, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) named New Jersey’s Mountain Creek Resort as the winner of its third annual Conversion Cup Challenge, sponsored by Head Wintersports.

    The announcement was made during NSAA’s National Convention and Tradeshow in
    Palm Springs, California. Other finalists for the Cup included Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor (winner of the 2012 Cup) and Pennsylvania’s Camelback Mountain Resort. Conversion Cup applications are judged on a number of key skier and snowboarder conversion indicators including:
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  7. Great Information Galore in Your Top Tips for New Instructors

    Great Information Galore in Your Top Tips for New Instructors

    When we went to the PSIA-AASI Facebook page to ask ‘What Advice Would You Give to a New Instructor?’ dozens of thoughtful, insightful responses came pouring in.

    What you had to say in those responses not only provides the kind of useful information that any budding ski or snowboard instructor can easily implement into their own emerging instructional process, but also shows how you keep learning, and looking for new ways to provide a better experience for your students.
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  8. Max’s Product Spotlight: PowerGrip Helps Store Your Gear

    Max’s Product Spotlight: PowerGrip Helps Store Your Gear

    Even if you’re hitting the slopes for one last spring fling this Memorial Day Weekend (maybe at some place like Aspen, which is re-opening just for the occasion), it’s time for that annual spring tradition of hanging up the skis and snowboards, and bringing the biking, golfing, fishing and other summer gear out and making it all easily accessible.

    A great product to help with your seasonal garage organization is the PowerGrip; the solution for hanging skis or snowboards, or even skateboards and wakeboards, vertically on any wall.
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  9. Registration Opens for Nation’s Premier Adaptive Winter Sports Event

    Registration Opens for Nation’s Premier Adaptive Winter Sports Event

    Mark your calendars! Scheduled for Breckenridge, Colorado, December 2-8, 2013 the Hartford Ski Spectacular is the best place to clinic and network with the nation’s top adaptive instructors. And registration is now open for “The nation’s premier adaptive winter sports event.”

    Put on by Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA), the overall event annually draws more than 850 participants. For instructors and instructor trainees, PSIA-AASI certified examiners and clinicians will teach the latest in adaptive teaching methods.
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  10. Who’s Open, Slope Safety, Destination Skiers + Vermont Upgrades

    Who’s Open, Slope Safety, Destination Skiers + Vermont Upgrades

    If you are looking to get bragging for skiing or snowboarding on Memorial Day weekend, there are eight ski areas in North America that are ready to help you make that happen. Here is the short list of long season enablers from SnowBrains.com:

    Timberline, OR = September
    Crystal Mountain, WA = June 16th (weekends only)
    Arapahoe Basin, CO = June 2nd
    Killington, VT = June 2nd (weekends only)
    Mammoth, CA = May 27th
    Snowbird, UT = May 27th (weekend only)
    Mt. Bachelor, OR = May 27th
    Whistler, B.C. = May 27th (glacier skiing opens June 22nd – July 28th)
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