Mikaela Shiffrin skis her way to record slalom victory and won her 41st World Cup slalom, breaking a tie with Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark for the career record, Saturday in Levi, Finland. Read about her “lucky” victory. Also, see how you can up your own on-snow game by registering for and attending the Women’s Summit March 1—4 in Snowbird, Utah.
New PSIA-AASI Scholarships
PSIA-AASI created three new scholarships to create more educational resources for schools, instructors, and military veterans who are working in the outdoor industry.
Small Snowsports School Scholarships
This scholarship gives small snowsports schools across the country, who are PSIA-AASI Member Schools, access to educational events and education leaders, such as PSIA-AASI National Team members, who provide experiences that may be career-changing.
Certification or Specialist Education Track Scholarship
This scholarship program awards members and non-members with funds to pursue a certification or specialist education track. These scholarships help offset expenses related to preparing for and attending a certification or specialist credential during the 2019-20 season.
Veteran Workforce and Education Track Scholarship
In partnership with the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, this scholarship program awards active and non-active military PSIA-AASI members and non-PSIA-AASI members with an education opportunity that supports veterans as they transition to and pursue a career in the outdoor industry during the 2019-20 season.
Learn more about these, and all National and Division Scholarships, and application deadlines.
Snowsports Industry Mourns Death of Jake Burton Carpenter
The Burlington Free Press reported last week that, “Jake Burton Carpenter, the man who changed the game on the mountain by fulfilling a grand vision of what a snowboard could be, died Wednesday night of complications stemming from a relapse of testicular cancer. He was 65.”
According to the paper, “In an email sent to the staff at Burton, CEO John Lacy called Burton “our founder, the soul of snowboarding, the one who gave us the sport we love so much.”” Read what your fellow instructors are saying about this amazing innovator, and add your own thoughts on the PSIA-AASI Facebook page.
Ski Star Glen Plake Relishes his New Role as an Instructor
In a recent interview with SKI Magazine, ski legend Glen Plake shared his stoke about the commitment it took for him to earn his Level III alpine certification, working as a PSIA Examiner, and using instruction to share the sport with others.