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!
Matt Boyd opens up on his thoughts about teaching as we catch the first tram ride of the day!
National Adaptive Team member Geoff Krill joins us to discuss teaching adaptive skiing. We spent with Geoff as he was leading his group so were able to talk with instructors throughout the afternoon who were attempting to turn on sit skis. We have quotes from the participants included in the interview.
Coach of the Alpine National Team Michael Rogan touches on a number of topics as we discuss goals for the team with our membership, leading up to Interski, PSIA on the global stage, core concepts, USSA and cutting edge technology.
National Team member Jonathan Ballou joins us for a discussion about movement analysis!
Rob Sogard and Ellen Post Foster join us for a discussion about the updated Core Concepts manual which they are in the process of developing.
National Team member Heidi Ettlinger joins us from the high speed quad for a quick discussion about putting together a progression for National Academy.
PSIA Director of Education Dave Schuiling checks in following a stellar Day One of 2017 National Academy!
Kevin Ashley joins us from the Snowbird Tram to discuss Microsoft's AI project with PSIA AASI. Fascinating stuff!
First chair ride of the 2017 PSIA AASI National Academy with Snowbird Utah's Nona Weatherbee. Nona is a National Academy vet who discusses why she enjoys this week of skiing and learning!
Newly inducted into the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, Ellen Post Foster joins us for a discussion of her experiences at the recent HoF ceremonies at Stowe, VT.
PSIA/AASI Director of Education Dave Schuiling joins us for a preview of the 2017 National Academy which begins Monday 4/17 at Snowbird, UT!
Chris Rogers joins us to discuss both the upcoming National Academy and Rider Rally!
CRMT Abe Hoffman joins us to discuss safe class handling with kids. It's Spring Break and nearing end of season and we're facing variable snow conditions with guests from low elevation. Abe shares ideas on how to work with both your students and how to talk with their parents.
AASI National Team member Chris Rogers joins us to talk about the new Burton Step On Binding and the positive effect this will have on teaching.
Vail Mountain Training Manager Chris Rogers joins us to talk about safe riding and skiing during Spring Break.