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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!

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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!

    03.01.21: Chris Rogers and Nabil Rahman Chat About Spot Insurance

    03.01.21: Chris Rogers and Nabil Rahman Chat About Spot Insurance

    First Chair catches up with AASI Snowboard Team member, Chris Rogers, and Nabil Rahman, from Spot Insurance. PSIA-AASI’s newest Official Supplier offers PSIA-AASI members instructor-specific injury insurance. For just $50, individual instructors can secure up to $20,000 in coverage if they become injured skiing or snowboarding. Spot is also partnering with ski resorts and ski schools across the United States and can offer you single-day injury coverage for your ski school and for your resort customers for as low as $5 per day at checkout. Log in to the Pro Offers page to see how to take advantage of this offer. https://members.thesnowpros.org/products/pro-offers

    • 15 min
    02.24.21 Leigh Perini Reports on What’s Happening at the Women’s Virtual Summit

    02.24.21 Leigh Perini Reports on What’s Happening at the Women’s Virtual Summit

    Leigh Perini chats about why you should make plans to attend the Women’s Virtual Summit, Sunday, Feb. 28, and Monday, March 1, 2021, featuring a kickoff keynote with Women’s Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Julie Foudy. This event virtually brings together women from across PSIA-AASI divisions, different disciplines, and professional snowsports associations for online learning and networking Attend the kickoff keynote and you’ll also be entered to win an official USA Women’s Soccer jersey, courtesy of PSIA-AASI Official Supplier Volkswagen. Learn more and register now: https://www.thesnowpros.org/events/womens-summit/

    • 12 min
    02.23.21: Head Coach Jeb Boyd Chats Team Selection for PSIA-AASI National Team

    02.23.21: Head Coach Jeb Boyd Chats Team Selection for PSIA-AASI National Team

    First Chair catches up with Jeb Boyd, head coach for the PSIA-AASI National Team about Team Selection that happens this April 2021. This event will help PSIA-AASI to select the nation’s best instructors to represent the organization at its highest education level. Team members are responsible for promoting, supporting, and assisting with the development of PSIA-AASI education materials, programs, and activities at all levels. They set the standard for U.S. snowsports instruction and embody the ski and snowboard experience. Meet the current PSIA-AASI National Team: https://www.thesnowpros.org/who-we-are/teams/

    • 14 min
    02.17.21: Tim Kenney Chats About Education, Events & Webinars

    02.17.21: Tim Kenney Chats About Education, Events & Webinars

    First Chair catches up with Tim Kenney, education and events manager for the PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain division about what it’s been like to create and host education and events this season. Tune in to get the scoop about what type of training is available to you from across the country. Use this calendar to find an event or webinar near you: https://www.thesnowpros.org/events/event-calendar/

    • 17 min
    02.11.21: Registration Rates Increase on 2/12 for National Academy

    02.11.21: Registration Rates Increase on 2/12 for National Academy

    PSIA-AASI National Team Head Coach, Jeb Boyd, and PSIA-AASI Director of Education, Dave Schuiling chat about why you should register now for Adaptive Academy, Cross Country Academy, National Academy, Rider Rally, and Telemark Academy, scheduled for Breckenridge, Colorado, the week of April 12. Hurry! Registration rates increase $100 after February 12. Register now: https://www.thesnowpros.org/events/national-academy/

    • 14 min
    02.11.21: Post Level I Assessment with Francis Do

    02.11.21: Post Level I Assessment with Francis Do

    First Chair catches up with Francis Do about what it’s been like this season to lead assessments and instructors chat and share their stories after this post-Level I assessment. Francis chats about how well-prepared everyone has been this season because there’s so much information that’s now online.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Ed Younglove ,

Staying Connected

Good advice. Thanks Ed.

Werkerbee007 ,

Just bad

Was hoping to get something out of this podcast but the information density is extremely low and the audio quality of the call in interview-ees is terrible.

AdjusterMartinPhd ,

Valuable insights!

This podcast is a great way to infuse your knowledge of mountain skiing and riding. George is a skilled interviewer, adept at eliciting valuable insights from his guests on the cast. I listen to these more than once, they are packed full of useful information and really fun to listen to!

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