This week on the First Chair podcast, George Thomas learns how PSIA-AASI members can get more involved with the organization. He also checks in with the crew down at Eric Lipton Ski Camps in Chile to find out what summer training is really all about. And lastly, find out why keeping things simple is so important as a snowsports instructor.
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How to Get More Involved with PSIA-AASI with Dana Forbes
Want to get more involved with PSIA-AASI? Listen in as Dana Forbes, the CEO of PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain, talks about how PSIA-AASI members can get more engaged with the organization. She discusses the different volunteer opportunities open to members and how you can get started.
Dana also talks about the often-under-utilized scholarship opportunities which provide $60,000 in funding annually to allow members to continue their educational pursuits in the snowsports industry.
Behind the Scenes with Eric Lipton Ski Camps
Check in with the crew at Eric Lipton Ski Camps at Ski Portillo Chile. The cast includes Eric Lipton, Julia Johnson, Chris Ohman, Emily Absalom, Wade Kotula, Christine Gibbons, Dean Gibbons, and Kaylin Richardson.
Tune in to find out why expert skiers (even two-time Olympians) and instructors can benefit from a summer on the snow, what all experts and beginners have in common, and the biggest takeaways from a week skiing in the Southern Hemisphere.
Keep it Simple! With Jonathan Ballou, Brenna Kelleher, and Matt Boyd
Host George Thomas shares a few words with PSIA Alpine team members Jonathan Ballou, Matt Boyd, and Brenna Kelleher to discuss the importance of simplicity in ski instruction.
Topics include how instructors can better read body language, why you don’t want to overwhelm beginner skiers, and how to best utilize your time during short lessons.