New E-Learning Courses, Snow Show Access, Ski Uphill + Ertl’s Success Story

Two new free e-learning courses are now available, including a skill and safety education course created in partnership with PSIA-AASI Official Supplier Sno-Go, and an introduction to working with children. 

Sno-Go provides instructors with the skills and safety education needed to teach Sno-Go lessons. Completion of this course gives insight into the features of a Sno-Go, the riding basics, how to ride the chairlift and different techniques to master different levels of terrain. The course is free for anyone. 

Introduction to Working with Children takes parts from the Children’s Specialist 1 e-learning course. This course will teach you the concepts that can be applied to teaching scenarios presented when working with children at your resort. Broaden your knowledge and application of children’s development in teaching snowsports to be a more effective and successful snowsports instructor. This course is also free for anyone.

Join SIA, Get Free Access to the Snow Show

SIA wants you to join the industry’s largest member-owned trade association. For $50 you can lead the industry forward alongside suppliers, retailers, and resorts. You can also get free access to the Snow Show, which takes place in Denver Jan. 29-31.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to SIA’s educational platform and industry intelligence.
  • Free SIA Participation Study.
  • Free access to Ski Mechanics Learning Center.

Contact Colin Edwards at to learn more.

Learn How to Earn Your Turns

Join the ski touring movement. Learn how to earn your turns by skinning up and skiing down. SKI Magazine and PSIA 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.

Katie Ertl Featured in Aspen News

Former PSIA Alpine Team member and PSIA-AASI Team Manager Katie Ertl was recently featured in the Aspen News. In a featured titled, “Katie Ertl is Breaking Barriers in the Male-Dominated Ski Industry,” the Aspen native discusses what took to earn her role as senior vice president of mountain operations for Aspen Skiing Co. Ertl is also the subject of a feature in the Spring Issue of 32 Degrees.

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