Entries by Kristi J

Big Bear Mountain Resort Leadership Positions Available!

Big Bear Mountain Resort, the premier Southern California destination, is currently looking for exemplary and capable leaders to join our management team for the ski and snowboard programs.  Our resort is comprised of two amazing mountains; Bear Mountain, known for mind-blowing amazing parks, and our family-friendly Snow Summit, with its wide-open groomers.   We are […]

PSIA-W Education Foundation – where is the money going?

Hello Members, As your new President of the PSIA-W Education Foundation, I am excited to build on this amazing legacy of helping instructors. Twenty- three years ago, I had the privilege to work with Greg Felsch and Blaine Lomen to form and incorporate the Foundation. I am very excited about the potential of the Foundation […]

Congratulations to our Lifetime Members!

  Jorg Dutschke Jorg Dutschke came to Alpine Meadows in the era where Werner Shuster was actively recruiting Austrian and French instructors. Born in Germany, Jorg was attending engineering school with Jurgen Wetzstein, Shuster’s brother and ski racing on their college circuit. Jorg was 25, and wanted to see the world, so thought he would […]

West Goes East (Far East!)

by Doug Fagel Our newest member school, Noyuki Academy The 2016-2017 season will be remembered as a win- ter full of ‘firsts’ for our resorts, schools and member- ship. One big first for the Western Division was bring- ing on our first international member school, Noyuki Academy at Hakuba Goryu Ski & Snowboard Resort in […]

Education Events 2017-18

Earn your Credits; Get ready for that Exam Fall Rally, Dec. 10-11th at Mt. Rose NorCal Rally, Jan. 21-22nd at Squaw SoCal Rally, Jan. 28-29th, Snow Summit & Bear Education Rally, March 18-19th at Mammoth Here’s what to expect: These events will help you improve your personal skiing, riding, teaching. Come prepared to have fun, […]

Welcome our new Administrative Director, Kristi Prochazka

by Mitch Dion It is with utmost pleasure that I pass the torch on to Kristi Prochazka, my co-worker these past nine years. Things have changed from when I first started here 12 years ago. My days were filled with collecting stacks of registration forms from a fax machine, and typing credit numbers into a […]

Nordic Discipline News – Fall 2017

Our Fall Festival is all Cross Country this season. We are set for Dec. 9-10, 2017 at the Tahoe Donner XC Center, which is rapidly gaining renown as one of the top facilities in the Nation. Our plan is to welcome Guest Clinician Greg Rhodes, newly selected to the PSIA-AASI National Team for Cross Country. […]

Children’s Discipline News – Fall 2017

Children’s Lessons in our industry have never been more important. Across the Nation, there is recognition of the importance of the skills needed to teach children as being essential for any instructor. West, along with the other Divisions, will move toward requiring the CS2 as a prerequisite for working on our Education staff, and is highly […]

Adaptive Discipline News – Fall 2017

The Adaptive Committee has been working to align with the Alpine and Snowboard disciplines, in offering our members a two day L1 examination. As a result we will no longer offer the In House validation program. This was a very difficult decision as this option worked well for a number of candidates.  Ultimately the committee determined that a streamlined […]