PSIA-AASI’s free e-learning courses are available to professional snowsports instructors and non-members who want to improve their ski and snowboard skills.
Registration for the W.I.S.E., Women Invited Supported Elevated, mentorship series at Mammoth Mountain, California, on Dec. 6 and 7, closes Sunday, Dec. 3. Also, learn how biomechanics can influence female riders in this Winter 2024 32 Degrees article.
Come October, November, and December, resorts across the country are prepping newly hired instructors – the future of our profession – for their first seasons. If you’re a seasoned snowsports professional, think back to your training as a new hire. Was it life-changing? Too much information? Indoors? On-snow? A combination of both? The fact that you kept at this teaching thing must mean you got something out of it… and your trainers saw something in you.
Underneath the overall level of success in 2021-22, two intersecting trends are impacting ski and ride schools: a decline in the number of students in snowsports lessons and evolving guest expectations when it comes to instruction (and the resort experience overall). How snowsports schools and individual instructors react to these trends will play a significant factor in the future of snowsports instruction.