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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!

    08.09.22: National Team Member Eric Rolls Shares His Summer Adventures

    08.09.22: National Team Member Eric Rolls Shares His Summer Adventures

    Catch up with PSIA-AASI National Team members as they share their summer adventures and how it keeps them on their game for winter. Here’s what AASI Snowboard Team Coach Eric Rolls has been doing this summer (hint: running the rivers.) Read more about Eric’s summer adventures: http://tiny.cc/mhcuuz

    • 14 min
    08.05.22: National Team Member Zoe Mavis Shares Her Summer Adventures

    08.05.22: National Team Member Zoe Mavis Shares Her Summer Adventures

    Catch up with PSIA-AASI National Team members as they share their summer adventures and how it keeps them on their game for winter. Here’s what PSIA Alpine Team member Zoe Mavis has been doing this summer (hint: river guiding.) Read more about Zoe’s summer adventures: http://tiny.cc/7icuuz

    • 10 min
    07.31.22: National Team Member Emily Lovett Shares Her Summer Adventures

    07.31.22: National Team Member Emily Lovett Shares Her Summer Adventures

    Catch up with PSIA-AASI National Team members as they share their summer adventures and how it keeps them on their game for winter. Here’s what PSIA Cross Country Team Coach Emily Lovett has been doing this summer (hint: cycling in Italy.) Stay active this summer with these outdoor and online education opportunities: http://tiny.cc/9owtuz

    • 11 min
    07.28.22: National Team Member Kevin Jordan Shares His Summer Adventures

    07.28.22: National Team Member Kevin Jordan Shares His Summer Adventures

    Catch up with PSIA-AASI National Team members as they share their summer adventures and how it keeps them on their game for winter. Here’s what PSIA Alpine Team member Kevin Jordan has been doing this summer (hint: mountain biking.) Learn about PSIA-AASI’s partnership with PMBIA: http://tiny.cc/PMBIA

    • 15 min
    07.06.22: Michael Rogan Returns to Deep Snow in Portillo, Chile

    07.06.22: Michael Rogan Returns to Deep Snow in Portillo, Chile

    First Chair catches up with PSIA Alpine Team Coach Michael Rogan, who is back staffing his favorite “summer job,” working as the Director of Operations in Portillo, Chile. Rogan missed traveling to South America for the past two winters in Chile due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Here, he talks about good early snowfall at the resort, its attraction to the World Cup skiing community, and why instructors can keep their skills sharp this summer by seeking international education opportunities. Learn more: http://tiny.cc/ak9tuz

    • 12 min
    06.27.22: Former PSIA Alpine Team Coach Mike Porter Remembers Ron LeMaster

    06.27.22: Former PSIA Alpine Team Coach Mike Porter Remembers Ron LeMaster

    First Chair catches up with former PSIA Alpine Team Coach Mike Porter who pays tribute to the mastery of Ron LeMaster. Ron served as an icon in the industry as an author, innovator, and consummate professional – whether on snow coaching athletes or shooting photos and videos of the best the sport of skiing produced. He was honored posthumously with PSIA-AASI’s Educational Excellence Award.

    Nominators for Ron’s recognition included current PSIA Alpine Team Coach Michael Rogan; U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame member and Alpine Team alumna Ellen Post Foster; and presenters Carol Levine (former Alpine Team member), Mike Porter, and Ron Kipp (PSIA examiner, ski coach, and sport scientist).

    Watch the 2022 PSIA-AASI Awards & Recognition Ceremony: http://tiny.cc/lcnsuz

    Learn More About Ron: http://tiny.cc/ocnsuz

    Read Ron’s Fall 32 Degrees Article: http://tiny.cc/qcnsuz

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 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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