Entries by Kristi J

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 […]

Snowboard Discipline News – Fall 2017

Share the Stoke What a summer it has been.We are all still enjoying memories of last winter’s great riding, while at this moment enjoying the “Surf to Snow Event.” At AASI we are there for you in all seasons. One of the coolest things about last season was all the new faces at our resorts and […]

President’s Message by Greg Lyons – from the Edge 2017

President’s Message by Greg Lyons, President PSIA/AASI-West Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. – George S. Patton My self-imposed challenge in 2017 is to ski at least one day every month. I was able to ski until the end of April at my home resort of Heavenly. Mt Rose […]

Alpine Discipline News – Fall 2017

When asked for the solution to society’s woes, Henry David Thoreau famously quipped: “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity…” Well that quote has always stuck with me, partly because it’s brief (and redundant) enough so that a ski instructor like me might remember it, but primarily because it rings true to my experience about life, and more importantly […]