1. Retailer Profile: Bob Remiger of New Mexico’s BootDoctors

    Retailer Profile: Bob Remiger of New Mexico’s BootDoctors

    If you’re an instructor at Taos Ski Valley—or, well, any ski area in New Mexico—you’ve no doubt heard of BootDoctors, most of you have done business there, and some of you might even have Bob Remiger and his crew on speed dial...
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  2. Why Does Instruction Matter? Members Offer Their Perspective

    Why Does Instruction Matter? Members Offer Their Perspective

    On the PSIA-AASI Facebook page, we recently posted a question asking “Why Does Instruction Matter?”

    The question was based on a section right here on TheSnowPros.org homepage, where we outline just why it’s so important for someone receive your professional support when they are trying to improve their own skiing or snowboarding, especially when entering the sport.
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  3. Max’s Product Spotlight: Slingshot Sports Is Your Paddle Board Connection

    Max’s Product Spotlight: Slingshot Sports Is Your Paddle Board Connection

    Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing sports and it happens to be an excellent cross training tool for skiing and snowboarding, allowing you to work on your balance and maintain or increase core strength through the summer.

    Slingshot Sports offers a range of SUP, kite and wake boards, from recreational to race and competition models.
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  4. Start Now to Get Ready for Your Best Season Ever

    Start Now to Get Ready for Your Best Season Ever

    It might seem a little early to start getting ready for next season, what with all the warm weather and flowers blooming. But by committing to a dryland training program right now, you can start preparing yourself for what could very well be a breakthrough season.
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  5. Snow Pros Make National News, Retail Review + 100-Year-Old Skier

    Snow Pros Make National News, Retail Review + 100-Year-Old Skier

    PSIA-AASI and national certification made the news last week, as the Senate added new language about snowboard instructors to the U.S. immigration reform bill.

    The bill recognizes that foreign ski and snowboard instructors come to teach in the U.S., but not to settle here, and added specific language regarding snowboard instructors to the “ski-instructor” clause in the bill.
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  6. Retailer Profile: Mary Fiore of Vermont’s Northern Ski Works

    Retailer Profile: Mary Fiore of Vermont’s Northern Ski Works

    Vermont might be known as the Green Mountain State, but when its hills turn white with snow, skiers and riders flock to the friendly and well-stocked confines of Northern Ski Works.

    In business for more than 30 years and with locations in Killington and Ludlow, Northern Ski Works has an extensive selection of snowsports apparel and gear—and a nod from SKI Magazine as one of the top 15 bootfitting shops in the country.
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  7. What Is Your NON-SNOW Sports Equivalent to Skiing or Snowboarding?

    What Is Your NON-SNOW Sports Equivalent to Skiing or Snowboarding?

    Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin has already received a foot of snow today—May 9th!—and it’s still coming down. Good thing the lifts are still running for all the deep spring powderhounds.

    But it does seem like most snow pros have already moved onto more warm weather minded physical activities. One of the more popular recent discussion topics on the PSIA-AASI Facebook page has been “What is Your Non-Snow Sports Equivalent to Skiing or Snowboarding?”
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  8. Product Spotlight: Yakima HoldUp Gives Your Ride a Ride

    Product Spotlight: Yakima HoldUp Gives Your Ride a Ride

    On the PSIA-AASI Facebook page we recently asked what sport you view as your non-snow equivalent to skiing and snowboarding, and mountain biking and paddling were two of the most popular results.

    Well, you need a way to carry all of that stuff. Which is why we asked our friends at Yakima to send over their suggestion for the best way to tote your gear to the headwaters or the single track. Here’s the note they sent:
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  9. Expanding Horizons: From Snow Pro Education to Endless Winters

    Expanding Horizons: From Snow Pro Education to Endless Winters

    With less than a dozen ski areas still open in North America, the winter of 2012/13 seems to be wrapping up nicely, with spring well underway despite a few late snowfalls from Tahoe to Colorado.

    But just because the lifts aren’t running at your home hill doesn’t mean you should stop improving as an instructor. Whether it’s sharpening your skills on-snow, or by tapping into PSIA-AASI’s bounty of manuals, handbooks, job aids, and online video resources, there are plenty of summer opportunities for personal growth.
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  10. Keys to Innovation, Saving Snowboarding + Who’s Still Open

    Keys to Innovation, Saving Snowboarding + Who’s Still Open

    When the National Ski Areas Association held its annual convention in Palm Spring, Calif., last week, members of the PSIA-AASI staff were in attendance, including Director of Membership Marketing and Communications Susan Urbanczyk.

    Along with the opportunity to discuss the pivotal role ski and snowboard instructors play in the overall health of the snowsports industry with some of the resort industry’s top executives, Sue said the convention’s keynote address, Driving Growth Through Innovation, was a highlight of the event. Presented by Robert Tucker, president of the innovation Resource, it focused on how everyone can embrace positive change, regardless of their resources. Here are some of the key points of the address:
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