Entries by Kristi J

Announcing an Exciting & Dynamic Opportunity in the Snowsports Industry

Announcing an Exciting & Dynamic Opportunity in the Snowsports Industry PSIA-AASI Western Division Education Director We are pleased to announce a rewarding, challenging and fun educational leadership opportunity for PSIA-AASI Western Division for the 2020-21 season.  We seek a self-motivated professional to work closely with the Western Division operational discipline task force and administrative leaders. […]

Thanksgiving Thoughts

I will always remember Thanksgiving day of 2010 as a turning point in my life. A literal turning point, actually, since it was my very first time snowboarding.  I had skied all my life since I was three years old, going on one week-long trip a year to Tahoe, usually in November, April, or May, […]

Skiing Into a Healthy Old Age

This is part of an article that was originally written by Peter J. Dorsen, M.D. and published in a 1991 issue of The Professional Skier. Let’s hear it for skiing – it’s a wonderfully forgiving pastime into old age. Most of us who live to ski are concerned that we’ll be able to continue our […]

Fitness for Skiing and Snowboarding Guide

NEW and free as a digital version to PSIA-AASI members, the new Fitness for Skiing and Snowboarding guide includes a great lineup of exercises that will help you improve your individual fitness so you can build greater endurance and strength – which means longer and healthier seasons! This guide is perfect for professional instructors who […]

Helping Scared Skiers

This article originally appeared in The Professional Skier in the 1990’s written by Jules Older When you’re an instructor, it’s all too easy to forget what a scary sport skiing is. After all, the mountain is your office, your place of work. Except for your bedroom, it’s where you spend the most time. But for […]


The great thing about passion is that it’s infectious. Knowing your “why” will help you stay committed to your dream and help others get on board, too. I became a PSIA member in 2009 so I could gain the confidence of my students and respect within the industry as a certified teacher   – Laurie Johnson […]

Learning, Sharing and Networking at the 2019 Professional Development Day

Here are a few reasons WHY our members attend Professional Development Day! You can never have enough education, and when you stop seeking to improve yourself, that is the day you start going downhill. We all owe it to our students and the instructors we reach with our example to continue our development. – Glen […]

Snowsports lessons from around the world: Interski 2019

An Excerpt of this article can be found in the 2019 Fall edge Newsletter in print and digital By: Mamood Sabahi, PSIA-W Ed Staff / Alpine Examiner Every four years Interski holds the world’s largest congress for the exchange of Snowsports methodologies and techniques between the member nations. For over 60 years Interski has made […]

Staying Strong all Season: Protect your shoulder

Protect Your Shoulder This Ski Season   By guest author and physical therapist Laura Garcia   You are bombing down your favorite run, you catch an edge and find yourself creating a yard sale down the mountain. Your arm is outstretched one direction and your body another. When the snow settles you feel an intense […]