Professional Development Update: Preparing for a Certification Exam
Now that the holidays are behind us, many instructors are really getting into their training mode, especially those preparing for an exam. The successful instructors at exams often spend many hours preparing for the event.
So what’s exactly involved with “training?” That, of course, depends on many things with the common elements of: putting a plan together based on the time available, understanding what you are expected to know and do to earn the credential, gaining knowledge of the subject matter, putting the knowledge into practice, and practicing any physical skills you’ll need to demonstrate.
Herbert Schneider, Rossignol, 50th Anniversaries & More
On December 28, Cranmore Mountain Resort honored PSIA-AASI pioneer and U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame member Herbert Schneider by dedicating a brand new chairlift in his honor.
The new Schneider Triple Chair, built by Doppelmayr, replaces the old East Double Chair. It was named for Schneider, who was a member of the 1962 PSIA Interski delegation—the first official PSIA group to attend Interski—authored the book Let’s Go Skiing, was Cranmore’s former general manager, and is an honorary lifetime member of PSIA-AASI.
Need to Burn Some Holiday Calories? Why Not Try Cross-Country Skiing?
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are two great options for warding off unwanted weight gain during the over-indulgent holiday season. In fact, getting out in the winter months on snowshoes or cross-country skis are both great activities for burning up hundreds of calories.
NSAA: Ski Areas Prevail in Water Rights Litigation
Ski areas across the country are responding positively today to news that a federal district court in Colorado has struck down a controversial U.S. Forest Service water policy that would have required resorts to transfer ownership of valuable water rights to the U.S. government without compensation.
NSAA Journal Editorial: There's No Such Thing as ‘Sidecountry’
The truth about “sidecountry” is that it doesn’t actually exist – at least as far as the ski industry’s leading avalanche and snow science experts, the U.S. Forest Service, ski area risk managers, patrollers, and other experts are concerned. While it’s difficult to discern its origin, the term sidecountry is likely a marketer’s brainchild. And there are similar terms, such as slackcountry, backcountry-lite and others that have been added to skiers’ and snowboarders’ lexicon in recent years.