Application for the 2020 PSIA-AASI National Team

By Chris / On / In Chris' Blog, PSIA-AASI

Last week I submitted my application to try out for a second term on the PSIA-AASI National Team. This video is just one part of the application process, the next step is the on-snow selections in April.

Serving on the 2016-20 National Team has been an incredible honor. We worked hard to create the future of PSIA and AASI, and I’m trying out for a second term because I want to continue serving the membership and the organization, and to continue the work that this team started. 

I started filming and editing this year’s application video months ago, but in the end, threw it away and started from scratch right before applications were due. Much of the video work we do goes through multiple rounds of edits and cuts, and for this year’s application video, I was feeling like trying something different.

So here it is: 5 minutes of unscripted, live video, shot sometime around 2am, sandwiched between travel home from clinics in Minnesota for PSIA-AASI Central Division, and a Level 1 Exam in Rocky Mountain Division.

Let me know what you think about the video in the comments!

First Chair: E-Learning Course Helps PE Teachers to Teach Snowboarding Indoors

By Chris / On / In Podcasts, PSIA-AASI

AASI and Burton have been partnering on snowboard education and equipment for more than 20 years, and in the last year we’ve been collaborating on specific education highlighting the evolution of teaching kids. This winter we rolled out the “Kids Can Snowboard Too” project, a campaign to educate kids, parents, instructors, and resorts about the advancements in equipment, instruction, and terrain available to create successful lessons for 3-6 year olds.

Read more “First Chair: E-Learning Course Helps PE Teachers to Teach Snowboarding Indoors”

PSIA-AASI 2016-20 Teams Announcement

By Chris / On / In PSIA-AASI

From PSIA-AASI:

After a grueling four-day competition and selection process held April 17 โ€“ April 21 at Breckenridge, Colorado, the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) is pleased to announce the names of the PSIA-AASI members selected from 81 total candidates to serve on the 2016-20 PSIA-AASI team.

These 81 snowsports instructors, some of the best instructors in the United States, converged upon the slopes of Breckenridge for the selection process and contended throughout the event with variable and challenging conditions. The selection process began on Monday for alpine and snowboard disciplines and on Tuesday for the nordic and adaptive disciplines.

Head over to PSIA-AASI thesnowpros.org for the full story