First Chair Podcasts: Adaptive Instructors, Technique + Movement Analysis

May is here and ski areas across the country – especially in California and Colorado – are still spinning the lifts. Both Colorado and Utah reported powder days on Tuesday, with Snowbird-based snow pros lighting up social media with some decidedly midwinter looking shots. 

Whether you’re already gardening, or plan on making a few more turns, these new First Chair Podcasts will give you plenty to think about, or practice on the slopes.


Remember, you can listen all the PSIA-AASI First Chair podcasts on iTunesSoundCloud, or Google Podcasts


How Your Tactics Determine Your Technique

Live from National Academy 2019 at Big Sky, Montana, First Chair catches up with PSIA Alpine Team member Josh Fogg. Learn from Josh about how to dial in your tactics for how you want your skis to perform – such as speed, location of your skis, and how you want the ski to interact with the snow. Focusing on small tactics like these will help you enhance your overall skiing performance.


Learn About the World of Adaptive Instructors

Live from Spring Symposium in Sun Valley, Idaho, First Chair catches up with Melody Buell, who works as a divisional clinic leader for the PSIA-AASI Northwest Division. Melody shares her experience about what it’s like to enable more instructors to provide excellent education for their students to support their disability.

How the Fundamentals Help with Movement Analysis

Live from National Academy, PSIA Alpine Team member Stephen Helfenbein discuss that while the Skills Concept establishes what you need to do with your skis, it’s doesn’t tell you how to do it or define your technique. The Five Alpine Skiing Fundamentals provide the best practices for how to apply these skills effectively to maximize your, or your student’s technique – they bring the Skills Concept to life.

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