Travel Uphill to Earn Your Turns
Join the ski touring movement. Learn how to earn your turns by skinning up and—yes!—skiing down. SKI Magazine and the Professional Ski Instructors of America created a new online course Earn Your Turns: Uphill Skiing 101, which covers the essential gear, skills, and strategies for inbounds adventures. Pro instructor and uphilling expert Charlie MacArthur will teach you everything you need to know to unlock the beauty and fun of skiing uphill.
How to Raise a Skier
PSIA-AASI also teamed up with SKI Magazine to create a new e-learning course for parents on How to Raise a Skier, taught by parents Aleks (Alpine Level III) and Brian Smith (PSIA-AASI National Team). This course is essential for anyone who wants to get their kids to become lifelong snowsports enthusiasts.
Hear Brian discuss the creation of this resource, tips instructors and parents can use when teaching kids, and how this course benefits you.
Vermont Ski Industry Saves Energy with 668 Different Projects
InTheSnow.com shared that a recent Vermont Ski Areas Energy Savings Impact Report from Efficiency Vermont revealed that Vermont ski areas have completed 668 projects since 2000, including low-e snowguns, compressed air right sizing, and lift terminal heater controls.
According to the website, “The anticipated lifetime savings of these projects combined is more than 989M kilowatt hours of electricity – equivalent to the power used by 400K homes annually – and 1.77B tons of CO2 equivalent. The avoided lifetime costs to the Vermont ski industry are estimated at more than $175M.”
Read PSIA-AASI’s “Statement on Sustainability.”
Matrix: Dynamic Stability for Skiing and Riding
It’s not too late to ramp up your preparation program for carving up the snow this winter. The “Functional Movement & Dynamic Stability for Skiing and Riding” presentation, delivered by PSIA-AASI National Team member Greg Rhodes at National Academy 2019 in Big Sky, Montana, can help you get your body ready for the winter.