First Chair: PSIA-AASI Podcast
Summary: More than 32,000 individuals belong to PSIA-AASI (Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors), making it the world’s largest organization dedicated to skiing and snowboarding. Listen in to hear how PSIA-AASI gets people stoked on the ski and snowboard experience. Join us and turn your passion into a profession. Or, take a lesson from us. Friends don’t let friends teach friends. Let the snow fly!
Eric Lipton joins us to discuss his roots in skiing and his path to becoming an instructor leading to this summer's Eric Lipton Ski Training. Eric also touches on a topic of vital importance to the snowsports industry - beginner conversion.
PSIA Nordic National Team member Emily Lovett joins us to discuss her recent article on Dynamic Balance, why this is important and some off season exercises which should improve your skiing/snowboarding next season
Steven Nyman and Michael Rogan discuss motivation from both the athlete's and coach's point of view. We focus on Steven's comeback from injury has he prepares himself for next season. Photo: Steven Nyman coaching at the American Downhiller Camp.
PSIA National Alpine Team manager Jeb Boyd joins us with tips on improving our MA skills during the off season!
Stacey Gerrish joins us to discuss things we can do to improve our skiing and teaching during the offseason!
Coach of the National Alpine Team Michael Rogan to discuss a variety of topics from coaching/teaching technical skills, working with World Cup athletes and motivational drive with individuals from Ski Team athletes, to ski school guests to us as instructors
Jeb Boyd joins us for a look back at the '16/'17 season and learning experiences by the National Team which they'll bring to next season. Jeb also discusses how to keep the stoke alive during the off season and thoughts on how to work on both your skiing and teaching during the summer months. Photo by Grant Nakamura
Jonathan Ballou joins us via speaker phone from Hintertux, Austria where he is wrapping up two days with the Danish Ski School.
Stacey Gerrish is the ultimate Snow Pro having made a career in ski instruction. As well as being the Training Manager of Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School, Stacey is serves as the PSIA-RM Children’s Committee Chair, PSIA-RM Education Staff Member and keeps up her racing side as a USSA Sports Educator!
National Alpine Team member Robin Barnes joins us for a discussion of the recent women's program at Mammoth: Chix on Stix!
Jonathan Ballou checks in from Hintertux, Austria with an update on working with the Czech Republic team (APUL) focused on examiner training and Interski selection.
Jonathan Ballou checks in from Austria while between projects. We focus on his latest instructional video productions as well as PSIA's growing involvement with other countries.
Chris Rogers joins us to talk about next week's Rider Rally. Registration was expanded and 13 spots remain! Photo by Grant Nakamura
Meet Heidi Ettlinger of the PSIA National Team!
National Alpine Team Manager Jeb Boyd joins us to discuss goals for the teams and benefits to our members.