Entries by Kristi J

Be a kid again – go to camp!

Lets face it – kids these days have so many options when it comes to snowboarding camps. From Woodward camps to High Cascade to developmental groms teams, there is definitely no shortage of opportunities for kids to go to a camp and get quality coaching on the hill and fun times at camp. Don’t you […]

Ramp Up Your Park Game

  Did you Know PSIA-AASI West holds Freestyle Session Events?  This is a 3 day focused freestyle training, you will have the opportunity to ride one of the best parks in North America with some of our best PSIA-AASI freestyle staff. What is a Freestyle session? A Freestyle Session is an education event and an exam […]

Still Time to Register for 2017 Women’s Summit

The 2017 Women’s Summit is still open for registration! New this year are Tele and Cross Country clinics.  Check out the  Event Guide for more details. Participants are welcome to attend one day or all three. Guest speakers and apres activities each night. Register for 2017 Women’s Summit If you are already registered…share the above link […]

The Last Lesson

By Crook Rusty   My wife and I were having dinner one night when the phone rang. It was an old friend from my past. This man was not a bosom buddy, but he had been a friend for years. We had worked in the same ski school for years, and in the last years he had worked […]

Winter Sport Injury Prevention

At our October “Professional Development Day” sponsored by  the PSIA-W Education Foundation, attendees received some great information on Injury Prevention for skiers provided by Barton Health. Michelle and Barton have generously provided this handout for those who could not make it . Enjoy and ski free! (Injury Free Courtney Carmichael, PT, DPT Michelle Appelle, PT, OCS the […]

Nordic Symposium Teams with Fall Rally

Greetings all fellow nords and those interested in becoming a nord, Time to dust off the gear and join us at Fall Rally, Dec. 11-12 at Northstar. LOTS OF NORDIC! Our Fall Rally will include Nordic clinics on Sunday and Monday (Snow Willing.) Whether you are preparing for Telemark or Cross Country Certification, or just […]

Disabilities at PSIA/AASI Examinations

By Brent Kuemmerle and Dan Stormer If you are looking ahead to a certification event in our Division and have a disability, you may be wondering what to expect and how to best prepare. As examiners and educators for the Western Division, we are proud of the work that our association has done to raise […]

Lessons on the Road to Passing the Level 3

by Ali Macgrain Attaining the level 3 had long been a personal goal of mine, ever since I did my first season in the USA. The road was a long and arduous one, but that made the success all the sweeter!   Along the way I met some truly inspiring individuals who coached me not […]