Entries by Kristi J

The New Teaching Snowsports Manual

The manual is now available for purchase here New ‘Teaching Snowsports Manual’: Q&A with Dave Schuiling A new Teaching Snowsports Manual will be available for purchase next month. This teaching resource brings to life PSIA-AASI’s Learning Connection components of people skills, teaching skills, and technical skills. Included is critical advice on communication, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, effective […]

The Snowboard Level 3 Teach exam

  If you are actively participating in preparing to take your AASI Level 3 Teach Module, then you’ve already shown a commitment to snowboard education that most never have. You’ve likely put in a lot of hours on snow, taught dozens of lessons, and taken many opportunities to train toward this goal. At least I […]

The Snowboard Level 2 Teach Module

AASI Western Division The Level II Teach Module Written by Asa, built by many. Of the many reasons to read this document, three of them are most likely that; ● You are beginning your Level II certification journey and want to know what to expect before you dive in. ● You have successfully passed your […]

Turn your Spring Cleaning into a Tax Write-Off!

There are multiple ways you can give to the PSIA-AASI Western Education Foundation: Volunteer Turn your spring cleaning into a tax write off!  We are re-designing and modernizing our Truckee Office that serves the administration for the Education Foundation and PSIA-AASI Western Membership.  We are looking for lightly used donations as listed below.  If you […]

AASI goes Mandarin Chinese

Right after Spring Convention 2018, in Mammoth, CA, PSIA held their first Snowboard Level 1 exam in the U.S. in Mandarin Chinese. This was a 5-day prep and exam with the same standards and protocols as a regular Snowboard Level 1, but taught in Chinese for a group of international snowboarders who want to be […]

Spring US Ski and Snowboard Education Events

Still looking to improve your skiing/snowboarding after Convention is over? Here are some more events from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Sport Education, as well as some Womens’ coaching clinics. Questions? Contact sporteducation@usskiandsnowboard.org 2018 Sport Education Spring Events! Alpine Clinics: April 30-May 1, 2018 in Mammoth, CA – Women Only Alpine Level 100 Clinic [register here] May 2, […]

PSIA-W welcomes our new board members

Thank you everyone for running for or voting in our members of our Board of Directors election. There are 3 who were re-elected, and one new member, Terry Peters. You can find out more about each member here. Re-Elected: Artie Castro My name is Artie Castro, and I have had the pleasure of serving on […]

Catching up with Nic Fiore Award Winner Steve Evenson

Last Fall, PSIA-AASI West presented the Nic Fiore Award to Steve Evenson. The Fiore Award honors a hard working member who has served the Division and the membership at a grassroots level. The award is named in honor of Nic Fiore, who passed away in 2009, and for over five decades dedicated himself to help […]

Women’s Summit Snowboard Component Welcomes Lea Logal

Lea Logal is leading a board component at Women’s Summit March 19-21 at Squaw The Women’s Summit is a 3 day event with an extensive variety of indoor and outdoor clinic sessions, fantastic speakers, and collaborative opportunities for women at every turn.  Getting women’s involved and keeping women involved in snowsports is becoming increasingly imperative for […]

You are Invited to the Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge

“Operation Rebound Vets go From the Frontline to the Finishline”  Nordic Challenge Charitable event is on March 10-11, 2018 at Sierra At Tahoe. We all become challenged athletes eventually. Operation Rebound is a veteran component of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.  It is a tax write off for non vets who take the OR Nordic Challenge. […]