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Fall 2008 THE JOURNAL OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN PROFESSIONAL SKI AND SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

PSIA-ROCKY MOUNTAIN-AASI Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Educational Foundation

PSIA REPRESENTATIVES Linda Guerrette - President Member-at-Large Michael Melhauser - Vice President Front Range Bryan Olson - Secretary Western Slope Peter Donahue, Southern District Michael Chandler, Southern District Michael Green Southern District Earl Saline, Member at Large John Buhler, Front Range Joel Munn, Western Slope Kevin Roop, Western Slope Mike Teegen, Front Range Tony Britt, Member at Large

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Jonathan Ballou - Alpine Chair Patti Banks - Nordic Chair

Tony Macri - Snowboard Chair

Shawn McDermott - Children’s Chair

Ruth DeMuth - Adaptive Chair

Keeping your organization up-to-date As PSIA – Rocky Mountain – AASI attempts to keep pace with the changing technologies, we are asking for your help as members. The trend is away from printed materials to access to all information about events, membership policy changes and new products being available to members on-line and via e-mail. In order to be able to receive the most up-to-date news from the organization, we are asking that you keep your contact information current. This includes your e-mail address, your phone numbers, your member school affiliation and your US postal mailing address. This is easy to do! The RM website, http://www.psia-rm.org, allows all members to create a user name and password to have access to personal information. You may update your personal contact information, view your educational credit history and see events for which you are registered. You will need two pieces of personal information to create a user name and password so you’ll be able to access all the great features – your Rocky Mountain membership ID number and your birth date. The ID number is printed on your ID card. Most member birth dates are in their record. If you feel that yours is not there, please call the office to confirm your birth date is in your record and that the date is correct. Once you have these two pieces of information visit the site, www.psia-rm.org, and click the link just under the menu and ‘Become a Member’ link on the left-hand side of the screen. There is a Login button under ‘Already a member?’. If you have already created your user name and password, you just enter that information in the two boxes with the blue bars above them and are immediately taken to your personal page. If you have not created the user name and password, you skip over those two boxes and click on the link in the next sentence: If you have not set up your online account, click here. You will be asked for your RM ID number and birth date to set up your user name and password. Please keep track of this information since you’ll want to be visiting the site numerous times throughout the year! You will need to actually login with the information just created to have access to YOUR personal information. You may change your contact information by clicking the ‘Click here to Update Contact Information’, or change your password by clicking the ‘Click Here to Update your Account Password’. From there, please feel free to go through the site to find the latest edition of the newsletter, past editions of the newsletter, the schedule of events for the current season, policies and procedures, promotional offers, scholarship opportunities and many other features.


President’s Notes The skiing and snowboarding Buyer’s Guides are out on the newsstands, which can only mean one thing: we are closing in on a new sliding season. Fortunately, we still have a few months before we click in or strap up. If you have not been buffing out the body this summer, you still have some time to get in tip top shape for what is looking like a very busy season. The latest buzz in our division is certainly the lack of H2B visas. I personally will miss all of my international friends, but welcome the opportunities that this change opens up for all of us. We have openings for full time snowsport professionals, which we may not have had in the past. The dream of teaching skiing or snowboarding is still very much alive and well. PSIA-RM-AASI is very excited about the

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new and improved curriculum that is being developed for all of us. We are looking to become a resource center for the member schools and the members alike. The first phase of the Professional Development Series (PDS) will provide all members new options and new directions to explore, aside from the typical certification paths. There will be more details on this new program in other articles in this newsletter, as well as on our website, www.psia-rm.org. Please check it out for more information and to sign up for any of the courses being offered this season. Most of you probably watched the Olympics during the month of August. As you know, the athletes wait four years for that grand stage to show their talents and compete against others to earn the top spot in the world. We have a similar event that goes on every four years, the

National Team Tryouts. The selected team represents the country every four years at Interski. I am thrilled to take this opportunity to honor the Rocky Mountain representatives and newly selected members of the 2008-2012 National Team. These wonderfully gifted athletes and educators have devoted an enormous amount of time to training and honing their skills during the last few years with hopes of realizing their goal. Many of us have had the good fortune, and are certainly grateful to have skied or ridden with them. We have been participants in their clinics and benefited from their dedication to and knowledge of teaching skiing or snowboarding. If the opportunity arises to attend a clinic or event with one of them, sign up. You will be thankful and look forward to the next time.

The following members represented us at Mammoth this past May in hopes of realizing their dream:

Congratulations to all of you. The following members from RM were selected to the 2008-2012 National Team: Adaptive Team: - Bill Bowness (coach) Alpine Team: - Nick Herrin, Eric Bobby Murphy, David A. Oliver (freestyle specialist), and Jim Schanzenbaker Nordic Team: - Charlie MacArthur and Ross Matlock Snowboard Team: - Scott Anfang, Gregg Davis and Eric Rolls. As we prepare ourselves for the upcoming year, set some teaching, sliding, and adventure-driven goals for yourselves, and perhaps even mentoring goals, shepherding new instructors into this incredible profession. As you work on realizing your goals, you’ll forever be a learner, which allows you to empathize and connect more with your students and peers, making all of you more successful.

Board of Directors Ballot Applications 2

It’s that time of year again! Four 3-year term board positions are coming up and new Board members take office at the 2009 winter meeting. Applications are due by November 10th, 2008. You will find the application form the on the website: http://www.psia-rm.org. Or, you can call the office to obtain a copy by mail or fax.

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Board Briefs

1. Jenny MacArthur has been hired as the Training and Education Manager for the upcoming season. She reported that she has been working with the committees to get all education materials updated and that a new Professional Development Series is being developed. It will be similar to the Master Teacher Program currently in use in PSIA-E. 2. Jonathan Ballou reported that the Alpine committee’s goal for the upcoming season is to not make major changes in the products. The level 3 retake day will be held with the level 3 ski day for those taking the exam the first time. 3. A new format for smaller Alpine level 3 exams will be developed. 4. The Alpine examiner selection process will be standardized with audits and a completed professional development portfolio. 5. The Nordic committee reported that they will be using the existing Technical Foundations clinic and possibly the Teaching Theory clinic as prerequisites for the level 2/3 exam beginning in the 2009/2010 season. 6. The Adaptive committee reported that their certification processes will remain the same. They will be using the Technical Foundations clinic. 7. The Children’s committee reported that there will be a Kid’s Academy this season as a 3-day event with the option to attend single days. 8. The new Children’s Manual published by PSIA will not be necessary for Children’s Accreditation in the 2008/09 season. They anticipate revising their education materials for 2009/2010 using the new manual. 9. A core of indoor presenters will be developed for the Technical Foundations, Teaching Theory and Movement Analysis products. 10. There will be a $5 per day increase in clinic and exam fees. Fee for the written exam will now be $25. 11. PSIA-Rocky Mountain will provide funding to PSIA for help in printing the new Adaptive Snowboard Guide which was originally published by PSIA-RM. 12. The Adaptive MA video will be edited and made available to member schools for instructor training. A new Adaptive MA video will be made for use in the exams. 13. Michael Donovan and Teresa Day were granted lifetime membership. 14. The Technical Foundations clinic will be revised for use by all disciplines. 15. Commemorative pins for 5, 10 and 15 year members will be given to all members with those years of membership as determined for the 2008/09 season. 16. Details of the SWOT analysis were presented. 17. The budget for PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI was presented, revised and approved. 18. The budget for Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Educational Foundation was presented, revised and approved. 19. The Member School Management committee was dissolved and its duties will be handled by the new Member School Board committee. 20. All Board committees met, drew up two items on which to focus and will report progress at the next meeting which will be held October 18th, 2008.

Scholarship Recipients Troy Widener, son of Melinda Cain-Widener, was awarded a $500 Educational Foundation scholarship. He begins graduate studies at Colorado School of Mines this fall. Elise Krueger, daughter of Carolyn Krueger, was awarded a $500 Educational Foundation scholarship. She begins her freshman year at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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At Your Service By Dana Scronek Your…Executive Director Seems like just yesterday I was heading out on the snow in my “in the boot” mint green stretch pants about to teach my first lesson. I was 15 at the time and if you had told me then that I would be working for one of the largest divisions of PSIAAASI as the Executive Director I would never have believed it. Why? Because I was going to be an examiner and RULE the world!! Unfortunately no one told me you have to be a really good skier to be an examiner nor did they tell me I was less than stellar on skis. So since that didn’t work out I decided to settle for this. I am only kidding…note to yourself, I am usually kidding that’s what I do. So what have we been doing all summer other then eating bonbons and floating down the river? We have been working hard and are excited to announce that the RM Division is launching the NEW Professional Development Series. It is a program designed to offer an additional or alternative option to certification. Its focus is on education and job specific training. Your Snowsports School Directors, the Board of Directors and the Committees have spent years discussing the need for a program like this. This year it comes to fruition. Although Jenny MacArthur (our new Education and Training Manager, welcome Jenny!) discusses the program I can’t help but let you all know how very excited I am about it. As a past director and having presented clinics for a similar program in the east I know the potential it brings to everyone who takes part. Your experiences with the clinics will make your job easier and more fun, you will communicate better with your clients, build your return business and become an even better teacher because of understanding more in depth how it all works. There is truly no longer a dead end in your education as an instructor…it only gets better from here! For all you 5, 10 and 15 year membersthis year, to honor your dedication and longevity as a member of PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI, we will be sending you each a Commemorative Rocky Mountain Pin. I would like to thank Billy Nowell,

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who recently proposed this fantastic idea to the board and the Board of Directors for accepting the proposal. Billy will be receiving his 10 year pin this fall, join me in congratulating him. Shhh it’s a secret…a Secret Stash Special Order clinic that is. New this year will be clinics made to order. Are you a resort that does not have an Examiner or TA on staff and you want to attain certification? Maybe there is someone on Ed Staff that inspires you and you want to ski/ride with him/her. Whatever your needs, you can get stuff from the secret stash. The cost, which includes everything, will be $350 a day. This is not to be mistaken for a Traveling Clinic. Traveling clinics will still be available if you want one of our regular offerings at your home area, i.e. if you want to receive clinic credit and pay the $75 per day per person amount. All Traveling Clinic requests and Special Order Clinics need to come through your Snowsports School Director/Training Manager and can only be guaranteed if done so by Nov 15th. The Curriculum Guide is almost done! Clare Browne, our new Events Coordinator (welcome aboard Clare!), has been busy putting together the event calendar for the 2008-09 season. It should be available online by the end of September. Some changes that you may notice will be that we have condensed the events so as to offer multidiscipline events at one location. The reason this was so important was because we want you to be able to carpool and share lodging and expenses for events. Remember we are all snow bums and none of us have money so we realize how taxing the events can be on your wallet. You may also notice more ITC’s then ever before. We offered every member school that wanted one a home area ITC to cut down on your expenses while acquiring your most important certification. I would like to thank John James, Karen Frei, Scott Anfang, Bobby Palm and Barb Szwebel for the incredible amount of work they put into the new Adaptive Snowboard Guide. Even better news Rocky Mountain has teamed up with National and several other divisions to co-write a national guide that will hopefully be available in January. Until then, you can access the RM guide via the website at www.psia-rm.org If you saw a dollar bill on the street would you pick it up? Then why would you not take advantage of the many scholarships, we have available? For

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years and for different reasons, scholarships have been set up to fund the different needs of the membership. Enclosed you will find an article by Travis Crooke about his experience based on the Jim Riley Scholarship he received. I know Travis quite well and I know if he saw a dollar, he’d pick it up and put it towards his training. For more information on the scholarships check it out on our website www.psia-rm.org under member benefits. I have to apologize as it was an oversight that I failed to congratulate everyone who tried out for the National Team at Mammoth Resort in April. Rocky Mountain was well represented with 49 Alpine, Snowboard, and Nordic instructors attending. Although in my eyes they were all successful, Bobby Murphy, Nick Herrin, David Oliver and Jim Schanzenbaker made the Alpine team, Charlie MacArthur and Ross Matlock made the Nordic team and Scott Anfang, Eric Rolls and Gregg Davis made the Snowboard team. Congratulations guys! Well that’s all folks but before I go, let me say as I approach my one year anniversary, I would like to take a moment and thank everyone who contributes to this division. Do you know the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? Having been involved in an organization such as this where the vision and direction in which we go is inspired by the hard work of a team of volunteers that is comprised of our Board and Committees, I can relate all to well to that saying. Because of this army of volunteers their passion and vision will guide this division into a new era. In the years to come you will see our offerings of products move in a new direction. A direction that will provide you access to the tools you need to be better communicators and educators. You will be excited about and crave the learning process. You are PSIA-AASI and we are here to serve you.


My Quest for TA thanks to the Jim Riley Scholarship By Travis Crooke - Steamboat CO - Level 3 Trainers Accredited

The Jim Riley Memorial Scholarship is a grant offered through PSIA that is intended to assist in the development of teaching credentials of regional instructors. Last April, I was granted a portion of this grant, which allowed me to be a candidate at the Trainers Accreditation (TA) try-outs held in Breckenridge. The scholarship was the deciding factor that solidified my attendance, but I had been preparing for it from the moment I earned my level III certification. I want to thank the Jim Riley Fund and PSIA for their assistance and discuss the scholarship so others can capitalize on the fund. I am also going to outline the path I took to prepare and succeed at this event so that others aspiring to this level can develop a plan as well. Fortunately, the regional PSIA office is located in my resort town of Steamboat. They have grown to recognize my face around those parts because I generally pop in there a dozen or so times throughout the ski season. Everybody has acted as an insightful mentor when choosing events to attend and for that, I am grateful. Many of them have been instructors, supervisors, and trainers in the ski industry, so they understand the financial strain that PSIA career growth can impart upon a starving instructor such as myself. While at the office one day, Dana Scronek, our executive director, suggested I apply for a scholarship. I did not even know these existed, and was elated to discover I qualified for the Jim Riley Scholarship. Jim Riley was a lawyer and fellow ski instructor deeply involved in developing the PSIA-RM organization. He offered his legal expertise to create the by-laws of the organization and was a lifetime member of PSIA. One thousand dollars is available annually through his grant and it is intended to be used to assist in the costs of furthering one’s education in the ski instruction industry. I discovered the scholarship in December, but I began my bid for TA much earlier. In fact, I completed my alpine level III in April of 2006 and immediately set my sights on the

next stage of my development. The ’06 – ’07 season was spent developing clinics for my resort and gaining experience leading clinics on various topics such as freeriding and racing. I gave myself two years to prepare for the TA exam because I understood that I had a lot to transform in my personality and skiing before I could confidently send candidates to exams.

The first and third day comprised of evaluated ski maneuvers. TAs should be able to demonstrate any maneuver on a level I, II, or III exam, so most tasks at the TA exam incorporate a blending of multiple skills to evaluate many aspects of a candidate in a short period of time.

There are two mandatory clinics one must attend before going to TA. In addition, there are a few supplemental offerings. I highly recommend any preparatory options to which you have access. It helps finetune your strengths and alerts you of your weaker areas. In addition, you establish rapport with your clinic leaders, which in all likelihood will be examiners at TA. This in turn reinforces your dedication to the organization in their eyes.

The second day of skiing entailed a full day of clinic leading where candidates were evaluated on their ability to effectively lead a clinic that evokes noticeable change in fellow instructors. At the same time, examiners grade overall ski performance, demonstration techniques, cognitive focus, and professionalism. The second evening involved an indoor MA evaluation of a top level skier. The third day ended with indoor presentations of obscure ski topics. They were a pleasure to watch and extremely informative.

Most of my days of this past season involved wedge Christies and pivot slips. I would not trade it for anything, but I also don’t look forward to doing it again anytime soon. There was a week and a half between the time Steamboat closed and TA, so I packed my bags and moved to Breckenridge for a week to learn my way around the resort, train on the actual exam terrain, and subdue my social life so I could focus on my priorities. This last bit wasn’t easy as you fellow ski instructors know, but well, I handled it somehow.

In the end, 11 candidates passed. Unlike previous years, an overall score was the determining factor, instead of a specific passing score for each category. The idea behind this was to supply resorts with trainers that have specialties instead of trainers that are pretty good in all areas. This way, trainers can shine in their area of expertise and let other trainers that excel in other skills round out exam candidates. This new system holds candidates to a higher overall standard and encourages success in specialties they can take back to home resorts.

When exam day came, I was a lot less stressed than expected. I knew many of the candidates from various events throughout the season, and many of the examiners had also run those events. We were assigned our presentation and clinic teaching topics as we arrived. Then we booted up and went skiing!

I happened to be the last candidate to pass the exam. It’s been a long journey, but as I have discovered each time I expand my understanding, there is still so much to learn and do. I look forward to the future and working with the PSIA organization more. Thank you PSIA and Jim Riley for the scholarship and support. The Jim Riley scholarship is designed to help instructors succeed that would otherwise be financially limited, and in my case, it did just that. Thank you. All of the scholarships PSIA offers can be found on-line at http://www.psiarm.org/scholarships.php. They range from college grants to ski instruction education.

There is no way to conduct a truly objective ski exam. It’s an inherent fault in any test process. To help with the draw back, the examiners tried to rotate through stations and presentations so a large audience was evaluating the worth of each candidate. The exam lasted three days and two nights.

New Lifetime Members For their contributions over the years the following instructors were granted lifetime membership by both PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI and PSIA/AASI: Teresa Day / Michael Donovan Thank you for all your time, dedication and devotion to this organization!! FALL 2008 PSIA-RM | AASI

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Training and Education Update

Jenny MacArthur PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI Education and Training Manager

Before I jump in too deep with the goings on in the training and education realm of RM, I’m going to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Jenny MacArthur. I’ve been based out of Aspen Snowmass for the past six years and have been involved in the snowsports industry for more years than I care to admit! This passion of mine has taken me to 9 Snowsports Schools in 4 different countries in pursuit of the fluffy white stuff and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Last April I found myself in Mammoth at National Tryouts and while I didn’t make the cut, it was exciting to be on the same mountain as so many great athletes. There was some mind-boggling skiing and riding, making for some great eye candy. As the saying goes, “When one door closes, another opens” and here I am now, as Rocky Mountain’s Training and Education Manager. So, what’s going on in the Training and Education realm with PSIA/AASI - RM? Snowsport School Directors have been requesting that we offer courses that better meet the needs of the new age Snowsports Instructor. In response to this request, we have made two major changes this year. The first change relates to the way courses are offered to our members. We’ll begin with a question for you: How many courses did PSIA/AASI offer last season? a) 68 b) 95 c) 127 d) None of the Above I was surprised to learn that PSIA/AASI offered 127 courses. In the past, these courses have been listed by discipline and most members look only to their discipline for courses available. We have identified current courses that have cross discipline relevance and grouped them together to help build diversity in the way you teach and interact with the clients. This year’s curriculum guide lists all the educational courses considered to be cross discipline and job specific under the Professional Development Guide. We would encourage you to begin to expand your knowledge. Next time you’re selecting a course for your clinic credits; – choose from the expanded menu offering you courses from all disciplines. The second change is the launching of The Professional Development Series which will offer you the opportunity to earn a Bachelor or Masters Degree in Snowsports Instruction. This pathway is open to members with a minimum prerequisite of PSIA/AASI Level 2. Anyone choosing to pursue the Professional Development path will be required to take a series of core courses and elective courses. We believe these offerings will round out your education while you reach the number of credits (20) required. All courses, ‘Core’ and ‘Elective’ will be available to all disciplines of snowsports. Learn more about the Professional Development Pathway in the curriculum guide, available online www.psia-rm.org by the end of September. We are excited to announce that in addition to the existing courses, we have a few new courses including Communication and Relationship Building, X Discipline, Adaptive Mania, and The Whole of It Broken Down. That’s it for the moment – it’s time to get out and enjoy these late summer days.

Kid’s Konnection Shawn McDermott

Hi everybody, well the summer is passing and it’s time to get ready for an adventurous, exciting winter. We hope you were able to spend some time this summer getting ready for some of the new things that you will be hearing and observing from some of your students. Here are some questions for you. Anybody know who “Wall-E” is? What about the characters from “Kung Fu Panda”? Are you up to speed on Hannah Montana? Who are these guys, the Jonas Bros? Yes, we are an outdoor sport, however we have the opportunity to take materials provided from various types of media and

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transform them into teaching tools that can meet the individual needs of our students. Going along with this, we want to help you fill and understand how to use your own “toolbox” this season by offering the return of the RM Kid’s Academy. We recommend this event for anyone, from rookies to ski school trainers who are looking to go beyond the norm in “filling their toolbox”. Use it to build the greatest adventure that you can provide for your students. This seasons Kid’s Academy will be a 3 day event with the availability to attend individual days if desired. We’ll get you hooked into the newest evolution of kids thinking. Be on top of the introduction of the new PSIA Children’s Manual with an afternoon session led by a special guest speaker. Each day will build on the previous to enhance your teaching abilities and coach you on how you can develop and build successful lesson plans that

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you own. Please read this seasons curriculum guide for details on this event, as well as other products offered by the RM Children’s Education Training Team. Also this season, for those of you that spend a lot of time with upper level kid’s classes, or just want to learn the details of teaching upper level kid’s for privates or groups, we will be offering our “Master of Kid’s Levels 8 & 9” clinics. This is a great clinic that is a ton of fun, with a great mix of teaching methodology and mountain exploration. Don’t forget, our events are multi discipline, we don’t discriminate. We welcome members no matter what “tool” they are riding on. So, we look forward to seeing many of you on the slopes this season and “Remember, Be a Kid, You’ll have more fun!”


NEW COURSES for the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES MANAGING SPLITS AND THE FAMILY PRIVATE Prerequisite: PSIA/AASI Level 1 Credits: 2 Days: 2 Fee: $150.00 This two day on-snow clinic will focus on strategies for managing splits in a group or a family private. Topics will include: • Setting yourself up for success – goal setting; who wants what, and who’s in charge? Who ultimately has the say in what goes on – Dad? Mom? The kids? You? • Terrain choices – Minimize terrain and maximize the challenge • Breaking the ice – conversation starters for the whole family rather than the family spokesperson • Managing that individual that wants more than their fair share of the attention; • Facilitating change with different levels COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING Prerequisite: PSIA/AASI – Membership Credits: 2 Days: 2 Fee: $150.00 This two day clinic is designed to share with you the communication and relationship building skills necessary to turn reluctant lesson takers into passionate learners and skiers. We will share skills to enable you to break the ice, find common ground, turn a conversation from you back to the client and develop relationships that last beyond the end of that first lesson. This clinic will provide you with the skills to develop a return clientele like the best of them. This is an onsnow clinic. THE WHOLE OF IT – BROKEN DOWN Prerequisite: PSIA/AASI – Level 2 Credits: 2 Days: 2 Fee: $150.00 This 2 day clinic is designed to allow you to improve your fundamental skiing movements and utilizes the basic parallel to affect change in dynamic medium radius turns. This clinic is delivered in a coaching style so you will be skiing a lot. You will lap through a designated trail and receive individual coaching based on the changes you are implementing. Be ready to see, feel and own some major changes after these two days! THE HISTORY OF SKIING

Prerequisite: PSIA/AASI – Membership Credits: 1 Days: 1 Fee: $75.00 During this course you will compare traditional and contemporary techniques and how they have developed over the years and how they have contributed to the current generation of skiers. We will identify the constants, such as anatomy and physics, the variables of grooming and equipment and the universal variables of speed, radius and terrain and their effects on technique through the ages. ALPINE FREESTYLE FIESTA Prerequisites: PSIA/AASI Certified Level 1. Credits: 2 Days: 2 Fee: $150.00 This clinic will be broken up into four sessions (2 mornings and 2 afternoons). These four sessions will consist of rails, jumps, halfpipe and flatland. The latest teaching concepts and methodologies will be utilized as we move from beginner through to advanced maneuvers. You will receive feedback to improve your personal skiing and gain confidence as we explore rails, jumps, halfpipe and flatland. REACHING AND TEACHING CHALLENING STUDENTS Prerequisites: PSIA/AASI membership Credits: 2 Days: 2 Fee: $150.00 Learn to identify individuals with special needs and what they need to be successful in our snowsports school. We have them mainstreamed in our classes and may not even know it. Learn to choose the appropriate teaching styles and learning style to create some sort of pattern or symmetry to the chaos of balancing in motion. DESIGNED for instructors of ALL DISCIPLINES. This clinic is based on the book called Freak, Geeks, and Aspergers.

Credits: 2 Days: 2 Fee: $150.00 What is it really like to experience snowsports with a physical disability? Now you can experience it for yourself. In this clinic you will learn what it takes to sit down and ski propelling yourself with the strength of your arms, or ski on one leg. Outriggers, mono-ski, bi-ski, and sliders – please come out and experience the equipment that enables our physically disabled peers to enjoy the mountains. X-DISCIPLINE Prerequisites: PSIA/AASI membership Credits: 2 Days: 2 Fee: $150.00

Explore the similarities and differences of snowboard, alpine and telemark sliding and the movements required to ride ‘em! Increase your knowledge of other sliding sports so that you can coach a guest that “drops in” to your group, even if they’re not on your riding tool! Develop your ability to recognize the basic movement patterns that facilitate good sliding & riding, whatever the tool. Participants are encouraged to bring two sets of equipment, i.e. your predominant choice of equipment and then a second set from one of the other two, either snowboard/alpine, alpine/telemark, or telemark/snowboard. HALF PIPE IMPROVEMENT CLINIC Prerequisites: AASI Level One Certified Credits: 2 Days: 2 Fee: 150.00

This is your opportunity to develop your skills in the Half Pipe. Whether you are a novice looking for more comfort with rhythm and flow or an advanced pipe rider trying to increase your amplitude and repertoire of tricks, this clinic is open to all. This exciting, fun and fast moving clinics, will help you hone the skills you need in the half pipe to achieve those personal goals. You will be exposed to learning progressions, and techniques through video analysis and personal coaching all whilst riding some of the best pipes in our division. This clinic is designed to take your pipe riding to the next level.

ADAPTIVE MANIA Prerequisites: PSIA/AASI membership

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OCTOBER

EVENTS BY LOCATION Frisco Nordic Center

Dillon

Oct 17 Alp Technical Foundations Alp Written Test 2/3 Oct 17 Alp Tech Found. & Pres. 401 Oct 17 & 18 Oct 18 Alp Teaching Theory Oct 19 Alp Movement Analysis

Denver, REI Flagship Store Learn to be Snowsports Instructor Oct 30

Santa Fe

Learn to be Snowsports Instructor Oct 30

NOVEMBER Loveland

Snb ITC Prep Clinic Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing On-Snow Learn to Product

Nov 3 & 4 Nov 5, 6, 7 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 20, 21, 22 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 15

Breckenridge Ski Area

Adaptive Ed Staff Fall Train Nov 7, 8, 9 Clinic Leader Fall Training Nov 8 Kids’ Team Fall Training Nov 9 Freestyle Ed Staff Fall Train Nov 9 Alpine TA & Resort Trainers Nov 10 & 11 Alpine Ed Staff Fall Training Nov 10 & 11 Member School Management Nov 9, 10, 11 Snb Ed Staff Fall Training Nov 10 & 11 XC Ed Staff Fall Training Nov 10 & 11 Telemark Ed Staff Fall Train Nov 12 & 13 Snb TA & Resort Trainers Nov 12 & 13

Breckenridge Nordic Center Nordic XC Ed Staff FallTrainingNov 13 & 14

Frisco Nordic Center Nordic Rendezvous Self Improvement Classic Self Improvement Skate

DECEMBER

ridge Ski Area

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 2 Clinics Snb MA 2 Clinic Snb Ride 2 Clinic Snb Inst 2 Clinic Snb Written Test 2/3 Tele Rendezvous Tele Ski Improvement Learn to Tele Tele ITC Level 1 Prep Clinic Adaptive National Academy Adaptive Snowboarding

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Nov 27 & 28 Nov 27 & 28 Nov 27 & 28

BreckenDec 1, 2, 3 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 1, 2, 3 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 2 Dec 4 & 5 Dec 4 & 5 Dec 4 & 5 Dec 4 & 5 Dec 7 - 13 Dec 14 & 15

XC Rendezvous Self Improvement Classic Self Improvement Skate Skate & Classis Workshop Learn to Cross Country

Dec 2 & 3 Dec 2 & 3 Dec 2 & 3 Dec 2 & 3 Dec 2 & 3

Alpine Clinics Contemporary Movements Women's Workshop Tech Foundations 401 Strength Based Learning

Dec 8 & 9 Dec 8 & 9 Dec 8 & 9 Dec 8 & 9 Dec 8 & 9

Children’s Development Clinic Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1

Dec 8 & 9 Dec 8, 9, 10 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10

Aspen Mountain

Snowmass

Keystone

XC Beyond Level 3

Dec 9

Alpine ITC Level 1

Dec 9, 10, 11

Eldora

Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Dec 10 Alp Skiing

Vail

Dec 9

Dec 11

Tele Level 2/3 Prep Clinic Tele Trainers Workshop Tele Teaching Workshop

Dec 11 & 12 Dec 11 & 12 Dec 11 & 12

Children’s Accred Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing

Dec 12, 13, 14 Dec 12, 13, 14 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing

Dec 13, 14, 15 Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15

Alpine Fall Workshop Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1

Dec 2 & 3 Dec 17, 18, 19 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 17, 18, 19 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19

Beaver Creek

Sipapu

Winter Park

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Copper Mountain Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Dec 16 Alp Skiing Alpine Clinics Contemporary Movements All Mountain Performance Managing Splits & Family Private Lessons Precision Skiing 401

Steamboat

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 2 Clinics Snb MA 2 Clinic Snb Ride 2 Clinic Snb Inst 2 Clinic Snb Written Test 2/3 Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Technical Foundations Alp Written Test 2/3 Exam Prep & Perf Level 2 Exam Prep & Perf Level 3

Echo Mountain

Dec 15, 16, 17 Dec 15

Dec 17 Dec 16 & 17 Dec 16 & 17 Dec 16 & 17 Dec 16 & 17

Dec 16 & 17

Dec 15, 16, 17 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 15, 16, 17 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 16 Dec 15, 16, 17 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 16 Dec 16 Dec 16 & 17 Dec 16 & 17

Snb ITC Prep ClinicDec 15 & 16 Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing

Dec 17, 18, 19 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 17, 18, 19 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19

Adpt Functional Ski Prep

Dec 18 & 19

WinterPark NSCD

JANUARY

Aspen Highlands Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Alpine Clinics Brilliant Skiing Performance Bumps Clinic Leading Skills 401 Tele Level 1 Exam Tele Level 2/3 Exam Tele Bumps & Steeps

Copper Mountain Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 2 Clinics Snb MA 2 Clinic Snb Ride 2 Clinic Snb Inst 2 Clinic

Jan 5, 6, 7 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 6 & 7 Jan 6 & 7 Jan 6 & 7 Jan 6 & 7 Jan 28, 29, 30 Jan 28, 29, 30 Jan 29 & 30

Jan 5, 6, 7 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 5, 6, 7 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7


EVENTS BY LOCATION

Copper Mountain (cont’d) Snb Level 3 Clinics Snb Ride 3 Clinic Snb Inst 3 Clinic Snb MA 3 Clinic Snb Written Test 2/3 Snb Trainers Accred Prep Children’s Accredidation Snowboard Clinics Race Set-up, Tech, & Tactics Half Pipe Improvement Avalanche Awarenes Clinic

Jan 5, 6, 7 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 6 Jan 5, 6, 7 Jan 5, 6, 7 Jan 6 & 7 Jan 6 & 7 Jan 6 & 7 Jan 7

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Alpine Clinics Technical Foundations Precision Skiing 201 Contemporary Movements The Whole of It Adaptive Functional Ski prep Adaptive Trainers Accred prep

Jan 7, 8, 9 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 8 & 9 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 8 & 9 Jan 8 & 9 Jan 8 & 9 Jan 8 & 9

XC 2/3 Prep Clinic

Jan 8 & 9

Snb ITC Prep Clinic

Jan 8 & 9

Vail

Eldora

Taos, NM

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 3 Clinics Snb Ride 3 Clinic Snb Inst 3 Clinic Snb MA 3 Clinic Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Alpine Written Test 2/3

Jan 10, 11, 12 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 10, 11, 12 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 10, 11, 12 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 10

AdaptiveSnbd Cog/VI clinic Assest Cog/VI clinic Rocky Mountain Academy

Jan 11 & 12 Jan 11 & 12 Jan 14, 15, 16

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Alpine Tech Foundations Precision Skiing 301 Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snowboard Cert 2 Exam Snb Cert 2 MA Snb Cert 2 Instruction Snb Cert 2 Ride Snb Freestyle Clinic Snb Freestyle Accredidation

Jan 13, 14, 15 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 13, 14, 15 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 13, 14, 15 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 13 & 14 Jan 15

Steamboat Angel Fire

Edwin Terrell Clinic

Jan 24 & 25

Winter Park

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Freestyle Clinic Snb Freestyle Accredidation Alpine Clinics Tech Foundations Alpine Written Test 2/3 Teaching Theory All Mountain Performance Performance Bumps Managing Splits & Family Private Lessons Freestyle Fiesta

Jan 14, 15, 16 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 14 & 15 Jan 16 Jan 15 & 16 Jan 15 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 15 & 16 Jan 15 & 16 Jan 15 & 16 Jan 15 & 16

Keystone

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Cert 2 Exam Snb Cert 2 MA Snb Cert 2 Instruction Snb Cert 2 Ride Snb Cert 3 Exam Snb Cert 3 Instruction Snb Cert 3 Ride Snb Cert 3 MA Snb Freestyle Clinic Snb Freestyle Accredidation

Jan 26, 27, 28 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 26, 27, 28 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 26, 27, 28 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 26 & 27 Jan 28

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Contemporary Movements Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1

Jan 29, 30, 31 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 29 & 30 Jan 29, 30, 31 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Alpine Clinics Tech Foundations Alpine Written Test 2/3 Alp Movement Analysis Alp Teaching Theory Clinic Leading Skills 401 Exam Prep & Performance 2 Exam Prep & Performance 3

Jan 29, 30, 31 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 29, 30, 31 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 30 & 31 Jan 30 Jan 30 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 30 & 31 Jan 30 & 31 Jan 30 & 31

Sandia Peak

Crested Butte

February

Ride the extreme!

Carbondale

Technical Foundations Alpine Written Test 2/3

Breckenridge

Tele Trainers Accred prep Alpine ITC Level 1

Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Alpine Clinics Tech Foundations Precision Skiing 201 Alpine Written Test 2/3 Contemporary Movements All Mountain Performance Teaching Beginner Bumps Nastar Race Clinic Childrens Development Clinic Children’s 3-6 Endorsement

Jan 22 Jan 22 Jan 8 & 9

Jan 26, 27, 28 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 27 & 28 Jan 27 Jan 27 Jan 27 Jan 27 & 28 Jan 27 & 28 Jan 27 & 28 Jan 27 & 28 Jan 27 & 28 Jan 27 & 28

A-Basin

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing

Feb 3, 4, 5 Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5

Alpine Cert 2 Exam Teaching Exam MA/Technical Exam Skiing Exam Alpine Cert 3 Exam Preview Day Teaching Exam MA/Technical Exam Skiing Exam/Ski Retake

Feb 3, 4, 5 Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 3, 4, 5, 6 Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 6

Adaptive Level 1 Exam Functional Skiing Exam 3/4 Track Exam Mono/Bi Ski Exam Cog/VI Exam Masters of Kids Levels 8 & 9 Clinic Leading Skills 401

Feb 3, 4, 5, 6 Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb 9 & 10 Feb 9 & 10

Aspen Highlands

Winter Park

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FEBRUARY Telluride

EVENTS BY LOCATION Keystone

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Children’s Accredidation Alpine Clinics Alpine Written Test 2/3 Teaching Theory Precision Skiing 201 Precision Skiing 301 Precision Skiing 401 Tech Foundations 401 All Mountain Performance Extreme Mtn Performance Big Mountain Freestyle Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 2 Clinics Snb MA 2 Clinic Snb Ride 2 Clinic Snb Inst 2 Clinic Snb Level 3 Clinics Snb Ride 3 Clinic Feb 6 Snb Inst 3 Clinic Snb MA 3 Clinic Snb Written Test 2/3 Snb Intro to Freestyle Cross Country Workshop

Feb 6, 7, 8 Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 6, 7, 8 Feb 7 & 8 Feb 7 Feb 7 Feb 7 Feb 7 Feb 7 & 8 Feb 7 & 8 Feb 7 & 8 Feb 7 & 8 Feb 7 & 8 Feb 6, 7, 8 Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 6, 7, 8 Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 6, 7, 8

Alp Tech Foundations Alpine Cert 2 Exam MA/Technical Exam Teaching Exam Skiing Exam

Feb 7 Feb 8, 9, 10 Feb 8 Feb 9 Feb 10

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 2 Clinics Snb MA 2 Clinic Snb Ride 2 Clinic Snb Inst 2 Clinic Snb Level 3 Clinics Snb Ride 3 Clinic Feb 9 Snb Inst 3 Clinic Snb MA 3 Clinic Snowboard Cert 2 Exam Snb Cert 2 MA Snb Cert 2 Instruction Snb Cert 2 Ride Snb Cert 3 Exam Snb Cert 3 Instruction Snb Cert 3 Ride Snb Cert 3 MA Snb Written Test 2/3 Snb Freesyle Accred Clinic Snb Freestyle Accredidation Children’s Academy

Feb 9, 10, 11 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 9, 10, 11 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 9, 10, 11

Sunrise

Snowmass

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Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Alpine Cert 2 Exam MA/Technical Exam Teaching Exam Skiing Exam Alpine Clinics Precision SKiing 301 Teaching Beginner Bumps Strength Based Learning Reaching/Teaching Challenging Students Cross Country Level 2/3 Exam

Feb 9, 10, 11 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 9, 10, 11 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 10 & 11 Feb 10 Feb 10 & 11 Feb 10 & 11 Feb 10 & 11

XC Level 1 Prep Clinic XC Level 1 Exam

Feb 11 & 12 Feb 13

Feb 26 & 27

Snow Mountain Ranch

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing

Echo Mountain

Alpine Rail Ridine Improve.

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Adaptive Snb Ride Exam Adaptive Snd Stand-Up Exam

Feb 20, 21, 22 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 21 Feb 22

Ski Apache

Beaver Creek

Red River

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing

Feb 11, 12, 13 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing

Feb 11, 12, 13 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1

Feb 17, 18, 19 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 119 Feb 17, 18, 19 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19

Purgatory Monarch

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Feb 18

Feb 19

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 2 Clinics Snb MA 2 Clinic Snb Ride 2 Clinic Snb Inst 2 Clinic Snb Written Test 2/3

Love that corduroy!

Feb 18, 19, 20 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20

Alpine Jumping Improve.

Arizona Snowbowl

Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 7 Feb 7 & 8 Feb 7 & 8

Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 9, 10, 11 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 9, 10, 11 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 10 Feb 9 & 10 Feb 11 Feb 23, 24, 25

Wolf Creek

Alpine Basic Freestlye Accred Alpine Interm Freestyle Accred Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Adaptive Functional Ski Exam Alpine Clinics Technical Foundations Alp Written Test 2/3 Teaching Theory Movement Analysis Precision Skiing 201 Precision Skiing 301 History of Skiing/Teaching Seniors Contemporary Movements All Mountain Performance Performance Bumps Tech Foundations 401 Children’s 3-6 Endorsement

Steamboat

Deb Armstrong Race Clinic

March

Powderhorn

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing

Feb 23, 24, 25 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 25 Feb 23, 24, 25 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 25 Feb 24 Feb 25, 26, 27 Feb 25, 26, 27 Feb 25, 26, 27 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 27 Feb 25, 26, 27 Feb 25 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 27 Feb 26 & 27

Feb 26 & 27 Feb 26 & 27 Feb 26 & 27 Feb 26 & 27 Feb 26 & 27

Feb 28 & Mar 1

Mar 2, 3, 4 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 2, 3, 4 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 4

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Vail

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 2 Clinics Snb MA 2 Clinic Snb Ride 2 Clinic Snb Inst 2 Clinic Snb Level 3 Clinics Snb Ride 3 Clinic Snb Inst 3 Clinic Snb MA 3 Clinic Snb Written Test 2/3 Snowboard Cert 2 Exam Snb Cert 2 MA Snb Cert 2 Instruction Snb Cert 2 Ride Snowboard Cert 3 Exam Snb Cert 3 Instruction Snb Cert 3 Ride Snb Cert 3 MA Adaptive Snb Cog/VI Exam Adaptive Snb MA/Ride Exam

Winterpark

EVENTS BY LOCATION

Mar 2, 3, 4 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 2, 3, 4 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 2, 3, 4 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 3 Mar 2, 3, 4 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 2, 3, 4 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 Feb 28 Feb 29

Adaptive Trainers Accred Exam Mar 5 & 6 Adaptive Level 3 Exam Mar 5 & 6

Steamboat

Alpine Cert 2 Exam Teaching Exam MA/Technical Exam Skiing Exam Alpine Cert 3 Exam Preview Day Teaching Exam MA/Technical Exam Skiing Exam/Ski Retake

Mar 3, 4, 5 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 3, 4, 5, 6 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 6

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1

Mar 3, 4, 5 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 3, 4, 5 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Children’s Accredidation

Mar 8, 9, 10 Mar 8 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 8, 9, 10

XC Trainers Accreditation

Mar 12 & 13

Snowboard Cert 2 Exam Snb Cert 2 MA Snb Cert 2 Instruction Snb Cert 2 Ride Alpine Cert 2 Exam Teaching Exam MA/Technical Exam Skiing Exam Alpine Cert 3 Exam Teaching Exam MA/Technical Exam Skiing Exam

Mar 23, 24, 25 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 23, 24, 25 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 23, 24, 25 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 25

Powderhorn

Sunrise

Gold Run Taos, NM

RIGHTEOUS!! Taos, NM

Tele Level 1 Exam Mar 20, 21, 22 Tele Level 2/3 ExamMar 20, 21, 22 Tele Bumps & Steeps Mar 20, 21, 22 Southern District Spring Fling Mar 21 & 22 Precision Skiing 201 Mar 21 All Mountain Performance Mar 21 & 22 Brillian Skiing Mar 21 & 22 Extreme Mountain Perf. Mar 21 & 22 Teaching Beginner Bumps Mar 21 & 22 Women’s Clinic Mar 21 & 22 The Whole of It Mar 21 & 22 Strength Based Learning Mar 21 & 22 Alp Freestyle Fiesta Mar 21 & 22 Alp Big Mountain Freestyle Mar 21 & 22 Intro to Snowboarding Mar 21 & 22 Snb Ride Improvement 201 Mar 21 & 22

Loveland

Alpine ITC Level 1 Alp Indoor Overview Alp Teaching/MA Alp Skiing Alpine Clinics Precision Skiing 201 Precision Skiing 301 Precision Skiing 401 Performance Bumps Contemporary Movements Clinic Leading Skills Boot Balancing

Mar 23, 24, 25 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 24 & 25 Mar 24 Mar 24 Mar 24 & 25 Mar 24 & 25 Mar 24 & 25 Mar 24 & 25 Mar 24 & 25

Copper

Snowboard Cert 2 Exam Snb Cert 2 MA Snb Cert 2 Instruction Snb Cert 2 Ride Snb Trainers Accred Exam Snb Freestlye Accred Clinic Snb Freestlye Accred

Dillon

Alp Technical Foundations Alp Written Test 2/3

APRIL

Snowmass

Mar 30, 31, Apr 1 Mar 30 Mar 31 Apr 1 Mar 30, 31, Apr 1 Mar 30 & 31 Apr 1 Mar 30 Mar 30

Alpine Clinics Contemporary Movements Teaching Beginner Bumps All Mountain Performance Nastar Race Clinic

Apr 3 & 4 Apr 3 & 4 Apr 3 & 4 Apr 3 & 4 Apr 3 & 4

Adapt Functional Ski Exam Adapt Mono/Bi Ski Exam Adapt Cog/VI Ski Exam Adapt 3/4 Track Exam

Apr 4 Apr 5 Apr 6 Apr 7

Loveland

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Breckenridge

EVENTS BY LOCATION

Snowboard Cert 2 Exam Snb Cert 2 MA Snb Cert 2 Instruction Snb Cert 2 Ride Snowboard Cert 3 Exam Snb Cert 3 Instruction Snb Cert 3 Ride Snb Cert 3 MA Adapt Functional Ski Exam Adapt Mono/Bi Exam Apr 15 Tele Trainers Accred Alpine Trainers Accred

Apr 6, 7, 8 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 6, 7, 8 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 14

Alpine Cert 2 Exam Teaching Exam MA/Technical Exam Skiing Exam Alpine Cert 3 Exam Teaching Exam MA/Technical Exam Skiing Exam

Apr 14, 15, 16 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 14, 15, 16 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16

Snb ITC Level 1 Snb ITC Inst 1 Snb ITC MA 1 Snb ITC Ride 1 Snb Level 2 Clinics Snb MA 2 Clinic Snb Ride 2 Clinic Snb Inst 2 Clinic Snb Written Test 2/3

Apr 20, 21, 22 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 20, 21, 22 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 21

Vail

A-Basin

Apr 14 & 15 Apr 20, 21, 22

National Rendezvous Early season training and great fun

Patti Banks, Nordic chairperson. Have trouble finding the time to take a PSIA clinic? Want to try something new? If the answer is yes then come to our Nordic Rendezvous!!!!! It’s a great way to jump-start your season by getting personal feedback on your Telemark or Cross Country skiing, or simply learn a new discipline while meeting other great people. December 2nd and 3rd is the Cross Country skiing part of the Rendezvous held at the Frisco Nordic Center. This Cross Country portion is open to nonmembers of PSIA as well as its members. If you have never done any track skiing,

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Vail Spring Fling!

Spring Fling is a stand-alone event that celebrates a great season, good skiing and riding, friends, and our 25, 35 & 45 year members. This event hosts a party, awards and food for all participants. Please note that clinics offered at Spring Fling are priced at a little higher rate than other events.

Master of Kids Levels 8/9 Alpine Clinics Contemporary Mvmnts All Mtn Performance Brilliant Skiing Teach Beginner Bumps Women’s Clinic Strength Based Learning X Discipline Freestyle Fiesta 25 Year Pin Clinic 35 Year Pin Clinic 45 Year Pin Clinic Snowboard Clinics Ride Improvement 201 Ride Improvement 301 Ride Improvement 400 Snowboard Bumps Womens’ Clinic Intro to Freestyle Telemark Clinics Learn to Tele Tele Ski Improvement Tele Womens Clinic Adaptive Clinics Adaptive Mania

Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19 Apr 18 & 19

Aspen Highlands Alpine Clinics Extreme Mountain Perf All Mountain Performance Contemporary Movements

MAY

A-Basin

Snowboard Cert 2 Exam Snb Cert 2 MA Snb Cert 2 Instruction Snb Cert 2 Ride Alpine Clinics Contemporary Movements All Mountain Performance Performance Bumps Snowboard Clinics Ride Improvement 201 Ride Improvement 301 Tele Clinics Tele Ski Improvement

Apr 25 & 26 Apr 25 & 26 Apr 25 & 26 Apr 26 & 26

Apr 30, May 1, 2 Apr 30 May 1 May 2 May 2 & 3 May 2 & 3 May 2 & 3 May 2 & 3 May 2 & 3 May 2 & 3 May 2 & 3 May 2 & 3 May 2 & 3

*Dates and clinics are subject to change*

this is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches RM has to offer. Cross country skiing is a great aerobic workout and it dials in your ability to balance on some very skinny skis. The clinics offered at this year’s Rendezvous are: Ski Improvement in both classic and skate, Learn To classic or skate, Teaching Tips, as well as video analysis. Classic and skate clinics are offered both days. Rental gear is available at the Frisco Nordic center (970- 668-0866). December 4th and 5th is the Telemark portion of the Rendezvous, which is held at Breckenridge Ski Resort. This year, we’re offering: Learn to Telemark, Tele Ski Improvement for all levels, as well as a Tele Level 1 Prep Clinic. Video analysis is also available. If you get bored with skiing early season with only groomed runs open, tele skiing will keep you challenged on the groomers as well as working on all skills needed for alpine skiing and even some for snowboarding. Half price rental gear available at Mountain

PSIA-RM | AASI FALL 2008

Outfitters in Breckenridge (970 4532201). You can come for 1 day or all 4 days. Remember that if you free your heel you can better your balance, strength, and skiing skills. I look forward to seeing you there.


The Snowboard World By Tony Macri

I hope this article finds everybody enjoying a healthy and fun summer. As you begin to wrap up your summer activities and watch the leaves change color, I hope you are getting as excited about the upcoming season as we are. After a busy summer of planning, we have continued to develop our curriculum offerings. New this season is a half pipe improvement clinic. This clinic will focus on improving your skills in the pipe from beginner all the way through to advanced. We recognize that not everyone has the opportunity to ride the pipe that much, especially since some of you may work at resorts that don’t have a pipe. We have found that when some folks go to either a certification prep clinic or a freestyle accred clinic, some of you want to spend the majority of the time in the pipe. And while we would love to spend all day in the pipe with you, this can be difficult at these events because we also need to spend time on other facets of the exam process. This event will be the answer. You will get some excellent coaching with progressions and video analysis to help improve your pipe riding. Lastly we recognize that this season most of you will be very busy with the lack of the international employees and most of the schools may be under staffed. Please look at the schedule as soon as you can and plan accordingly. Get those last rides on that mountain bike in and prepare those legs for another long season of epic powder days. Catch ya on the slopes.

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Employment Opportunities New Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Children's Program Manager

Angel Fire offers competitive pay, great training opportunities, and limited employee housing. Please fill out an online application at www.angelfireresort.com or mail your resume to: Angel Fire Resort Attn: Ski and Snowboard School PO Box 130 Angel Fire, NM 87710 505-377-4287

Job includes overseeing all aspects of leadership, administration, staff management and guest interaction regarding all children's programs. Children's programs include Children's Rental Department, 3 year old indoor and ski program, 4-6 year old ski program and 7-12 year old ski program. Children's Manager also assists in monitoring all aspects of revenue generation to meet or exceed budget expections. Ski and Snowboard Instructors

PSIA Level 1, 2 and 3 Certified Ski Instructors AASI Level 1, 2 and 3 Certified Snowboard Instructors

For more information visit our website at www.TellurideSkiResort.com and look under employment or call Nicholas Herrin - Assistant Ski School Director nherrin@tellurideskiresort.com 970.728.7501

Arapahoe Basin - The Legend! A Basin Snowsports School is experiencing record setting growth! If you have a passion for teaching Skiing, Snowboarding or Telemark A-Basin is the best place for you to make a real impact.

• Longest season in Colorado; October to June •N B ew Montezuma Bowl increased our terrain by 80% • BEmployee Pass includes 14 Colorado Resorts including:Vail,Beaver Creek,Keystone & Breckenridge • Great in-house training from PSIA Education Staff • Competitive wages; Incentive programs; Health and Dental Benefits • Direct hiring possible through interview for qualified candidates; especially: PSIA Cert. 2 & 3;AASI Cert 1, 2, 3; and Children’s Instructors

Become part of the Legend call: 800-272-7246 Arapahoe Basin – A Great Place to Work! Burt Skall Courtney Whitman Snowsports Director Human Resources Manager 970-513-5707 970-513-5732 burts@a-basin.net courtneyd@a-basin.net.

Angel Fire Ski and Snowboard Schools are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

PSIA Level 1, 2, and 3 certified Ski Instructors AASI Level 1, 2, and 3 certified Snowboard Instructors

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If you are interested in joining our team, please contact: Susanne Long Keniley, P.O. Box1424, Sandia Park, NM 87047 or skeniley@gmail.com CB Mountain Schools

Have you ever thought about teaching at Crested Butte?

Challenge Aspen is seeking qualified instructors for its adaptive ski program.Applicants must be team players, flexible and willing to work with persons having various disabilities in a one-on-one lesson environment. Alpine and Adaptive Level 1 PSIA or ISIA certification preferred. Pre-employment drug testing is required. Please send resume and references to: Challenge Aspen P.O. Box M Aspen, CO 81612 Attn: Sarah Williams 970-923-0578

Now is the time to join our growing school. Enjoy the challenge of our famous terrain.

Pursue your next level of certification with our dedicated and talented training team. Contact: Charlie Farnan - Director, CB Mountain Schools cfarnan@cbmr.com - 970-349-2309 Business Office

SKI & RIDE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES! Adult and Youth Snowboard Instructors Adult and Youth Ski Instructors

ARE YOU READY TO GO FURTHER?

It’s a new era at the Keystone Ski & Ride School and we’re looking for great people to teach great lessons. If you like to think in terms of what’s possible, this could be for you!

• Instructor positions available both full-time and parttime in Adult, Children, Ski & Snowboard. • Supervisory positions available.

Please send resumes to keystoneskiandride@vailresorts.com or call 970-496-4946 www.skijob1.com

Go to www.coppercolorado.com for details and to apply. Call 970-968-3060 with questions.

JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM OF SKI/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS Excellent Training program, competitive incentive based pay system and an exceptional mountain on which to work and play. Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is looking for the following positions for the upcoming winter season: Certified Ski Instructors. Non-Certified Ski Instructors. Certified Snowboard Instructors. Non-Certified Snowboard Instructors. KVC Ski Instructors for pre-school children. Supervisor Positions Available! Alpine Team and SB Team Supervisors Visit our website for detailed job description.

Sandia Peak Ski Area, located 30 minutes from Albuquerque, is accepting applications for ski and snowboard instructors. Part-time and full-time seasonal positions begin midDecember through mid-March. An interest to instruct and work with children as well as adults a plus. Guest-centered attitude a must!

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Please visit our website at www.steamboat.com and follow the employment link or call: Human Resources Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation at 970-871-5132 We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer


Teach in the Sunshine of New Mexico Want to work in one of North America’s most spectacular mountain environments? Come experience the Biggest Skiing in America and live the dream. We have full and part-time positions available in our SnowSports School. Our SnowSports Instructors: • Are enthusiastic about skiing and riding and want to pass that on! • Are able to “teach” to individual styles of learning. • Are willing to learn new skills. • Are certified Alpine or Snowboard Instructors. Benefits • Certification Training • Season Pass • Equipment Deals • End-of-Season Bonus We don’t just talk about being a great place to work, we live it… Please apply at careers@moonlightbasin.com. We can also be contacted at: light Basin, Attn: Human Resources PO Box 160040, Big Sky, MT 59716 Fax: 406-993-6606

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Park City Mountain Resort Ski & Snowboard School is now hiring adult and children ski/snowboard instructors and supervisors for the 20082009 winter season. We offer competitive wages and benefits with flexible work commitments from full-time (4, 5 or 6 days per week) to as few as 16 days per season. Be a part of a Resort that is consistently ranked a Top-10 destination by both SKI and Transworld Snowboarding magazines. Our unique Kid’s Signature 5 program, which guarantees a student-to-instructor ratio of 5-to-1 and lunch in one of our on-mountain restaurants, is a perfect fit for a child instruction specialist. The authentic town of Park City is an ideal setting to live, work and train. Experience Utah’s legendary powder, the country’s top-rated terrain parks and endless off-mountain recreational opportunities Park City Mountain Resort offers competitive wages and benefits with flexible work commitments from full-time (4, 5 or 6 days per week) to as few as 16 days per season. Interested applicants should have adequate knowledge of PSIA/AASI or equivalent teaching methods and should be PSIA/AASI level 1 certified or higher. Candidates should be skilled at demonstrating contemporary skiing or riding to adults and/or children in group and private situations. Apply online at www.pcmr.com/jobs or via email to tomp@pcski.com.

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Or send your resume to: Tom Pettigrew Park City Mountain Resort, Ski and Snowboard School Director P.O. Box 39 Park City, UT 84060 Monarch Ski and Ride School is recruiting a fun

Extremely Competitive Wages Training from in-house PSIA-RM Ed. Staff Large Customer Base Great Town with Low Living Cost Moderate Climate Friendly Environment Excellent Skiing and Riding Sound good? Contact Larry Schneider at lschneider@skiapache.com or 505-336-4356, ext 220

SKI AND SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS, TECHS, AND CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS Do you have a passion for the outdoors and a love of working with people? Would you like to work with a team of fun-loving skiers and riders? Do you crave a position that offers a chnce to positively affect people's lives? If so, consider joining the full or part-time professional staff at the world's largest ski and snowboard school for individuals with disabilities - National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) located at Winter Park Resort. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a desire to acquire, at minimum, PSIA/AASI Level I adaptive certification by February of the teaching season (scholarship help available), and be interested in working with children and adults with various medical diagnoses. Benefits include free skiing at many Colorado ski areas, employee discounts, and the knowledge that you are making a true difference in the lives of people with special needs. Log onto our website at www.nscd.org to find out more about NSCD! Please send your letter of interest and resume to:

Responsibilities include teaching children and adult group and private lessons, providing preseason & on-going staff training, running lineups, and handling guest concerns. Must have a strong personality and work ethic. High School diploma or equivalent (GED) required. Five years full-time ski instructor and at least PSIA Level 2 certification or equivalent skill are recommended. Children's accreditation preferred. One-year supervisory experience, demonstrated leadership and management skills, and strong background in guest service are desirable. The salary for this position will be based on qualifications and experience. Please send resume and cover letter to lessons@echomt.com Any questions regarding this postion, please contact Ski and Ride School Director Mitch Beede at 303.325.7347 x4

Ski Apache Ski and Snowboard School is looking for quality Snowsports instructors

Beth Fox PO Box 1290 Winter Park, CO 80482 Fax: 970-726-4112 E-mail: bfox@nscd.org

loving staff for the winter of 2008-2009. Qualified instructors can build schedules that vary from ten to ninety days of commitment. Our 100% natural snow base and 350+ inches of snowfall provide for memorable guest and instructor experiences. Send resume to: Jack Sciacca Director of Instruction #1 Powder Place Monarch , CO 81227 jack@skimonarch.com Hiring takes place in early November!

Sipapu Ski Resort, located 25 miles from Taos on Highway 518, is accepting applications for Full Time Ski School Assistant. Needs to be PSIA/AASI Level 1 Certified or better with a minimum of 5 years experience in the ski industry. Management and/or Supervisor experience required. Business computer expertise highly desirable. To join the Family Friendly, Family Fun area contact Sue Leslie, Ski School Director at skisue@wisudg.com or call (575) 587-2087 Send resume to: Sipapu Ski Resort Attn: Ski School HC65 Rt. Box 29 Vadito, NM 87579 Other positions also available including full/parttime instructors and Ski Shop Manager.

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National Report Fall 2008 Peter Donahue-ASEA Representative

The past year has been one of furious activity for the ASEA, the American Snowsports Education Association, and our national affiliate. Despite the budgetary setbacks requiring this year’s dues increase, the national office staff has done an extraordinary job bringing numerous projects to fruition, while adding many more to the pipeline. What this means to you, our individual member, is greater value from PSIA/AASI in the form of improved manuals and publications, new and updated online resources, and new and renewed relationships with national suppliers and sponsors. Here is a summary:

PROJECTS AND MATERIALS: • A completely redesigned magazine, 32 Degrees, employing a cross discipline format for our increasingly multi-discipline certified membership. • An all new website to go live this fall, providing a better user interface for online catalog shopping, document research, and links to an extensive and growing list of Sponsors/industry partners for members-only purchases. • The Movement Matrix online resource. Check out psia.org for the latest video resource library. For a $14.95 annual membership fee, you gain access to an extensive array of video clips, drills, and exercises, cross-referenced to provide situation-specific information for teaching. Wondering what to do with that multi-day class on their first powder day? Log on. • Snowboard and Nordic versions of the Matrix coming this fall, and ongoing additions to all versions provided through partnership with our divisions. • Cues to effective/ ineffective teaching card set. (Six two-sided waterproof cards with simple, useful teaching information.) • New Children’s Instruction Manual to be released this fall. This extensive re-write contains a tremendous wealth of practical information for a new instructor, as well as in-depth material for the Children’s specialist or Accreditation candidate. • Get a Clue Park and Pipe resource booklet instructional booklet with information on park etiquette and safety. Rossignol distributed 20,000 copies last year through their Terrain Park Challenge Event. Get a Clue will receive broader distribution this year through our partnership with Subaru. • AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) partnership. The PSIA Nordic Team spearheaded a partnership with AMGA to create an Instructor’s Ski Guide Course, designed for skiers and riders to learn skills for guiding out of bounds tours accessible from ski resorts. PSIA/AASI Level III certification is a course pre-requisite. Check out the AMGA website this fall for details on where courses will be offered. • Renewed Sponsorship/Supplier agreements with Swix, Blizzard/Tecnica Booster Strap, Burton/Red/Anon, Bushnell (Bolle), Dale, Duofold, Dynastar/Lange, Elan/Dalbello, Grabber, Leki, Nordica, Reusch, Rossignol, Swany,Volkl/Marker, and Rudy Project, not to mention our strong relationships with Patagonia and Subaru who signed multi-year contracts last year. Additionally, new Official Suppliers signed on for multi-year agreements: POC (helmets eyewear, protection), Salomon, Todi (footware), Turtle Fur, Twenty-Two Designs (Telemark bindings), Purl Wax, and The Skier’s Edge Company. Log on to your member profile page on the national website, click on “Promotional Offers” in your bookshelf column in the left margin, and follow links to access special pricing for PSIA/AASI members. EVENTS: • National Academy: Visiting national team members from Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and Argentina was the highlight last April, with evening presentations about their national teaching systems. This year’s proposal is to create a National Children’s Education Track. The Divisional children’s program directors will meet in early October for a planning session. • The AASI Rider Rally: The Rally enters its second year as a national event and is scheduled for Taos next spring. Mark your calendars; this will be a stellar event! • The PSIA-AASI Teams selection: Held every four years, this year’s selection was held for the first time at Mammoth Mt. California in April/May, and it was the largest and most diverse selection to date. The new PSIA Alpine Team includes one Park and Pipe specialist, and our own David A. Oliver was the one who got the nod. Congratulations D.O.! This partial list of ASEA projects and events gives you an idea of the benefits you receive as a member of our national association. Be sure to take advantage of them! Make a handful of pro-purchases from our suppliers, or buy a few Christmas presents from the PSIA-AASI Accessories Catalog, and you have more than made up the cost of an annual membership in savings. In the coming years, you can expect even more, as the impact of improved national/divisional cooperation is realized. Stay Tuned! PSIA-ROCKY MOUNTAIN-AASI PO Box 775143 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

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