Minnesota Area Opens, Lindsey Wants to Race the Men + Grateful Dead Snowboards
While all eyes have been on Colorado in expectation of Loveland Ski Area or Arapahoe Basin getting the 2012-13 ski season off to an early start, Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls, Minnesota went and scooped everyone with a surprise October 7th opening.
Max’s Product Spotlight: Icebreaker Hats and Socks
In this first installment of a new regular feature here on TheSnowPros.org site, longtime PSIA-AASI Merchandise Coordinator/Warehouse Manager Max Felix puts a spotlight on some of the top ski and snowboard products available to PSIA-AASI members.
PSIA-AASI Adaptive Academy Returns to Breckenridge
Scheduled for Breckenridge, Colorado, December 2-9, the Hartford Ski Spectacular is the best place to clinic and network with the nation’s top adaptive instructors.
Snow Pro Survey Results, HOF for Burtons & Snowmaking Begins
You provided nearly 2,300 responses to our first interactive survey here at the new Snow Pros website, and judging from the results, great snow and fresh skis are at the top of your new season want list.
Illegal Ski Lessons Make International News
Illegal ski lessons were in the news over the weekend, with ski areas announcing plans to crack down on the practice from Colorado to Austria.
Meeting of the Minds—The YC Interconnect
Most snow pros are aware of Interski, the international congress of ski and snowboard instruction held every four years at various locations around the globe. But what would happen if U.S. ski and snowboard schools convened annually to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the American snowsports scene right here at home?
Top Team Picks—Off-Snow Activities
With Snow Pros across the country gearing up to return to the mountains, we asked several PSIA-AASI Team members what their favorite off-snow activities are, especially as they try to fit in one last paddle or spin on the mountain bike.
Entry Level Instructor’s Guides Start the Season Early
A lot of new and potential ski and snowboard instructors are getting a head start on the winter, thanks to PSIA-AASI’s Entry Level Instructor’s Guides.
Plake Survives Avalanche, Mission Ridge Avoids Fire
Rescuers called off a search today for six climbers still missing after a massive avalanche struck Base Camp Three on Mount Manaslu in Nepal. The slide killed at least nine climbers, according to Associated Press reports, and took American skier and PSIA member Glen Plake more than 300 meters down the mountain.