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Award Pays Tribute to Einar Aas The family of well-known member, snowsports school director, PSIA national and divisional Board member Einar Aas, who passed away in July 2008 after a valiant fight against cancer, stand with the award presented to him posthumously for “excellence in snowsports school management” during the 2008 Snowsports School Management Seminar December 3 at Killington, VT. Pictured (l to r) are Einar’s son Sven, widow Nancy Duryee-Aas, her daughter Lauren and Einar’s longtime colleague at Ski Butternut (MA), Dennis Fahey. After the presentation, PSIA-E/AASI Executive Director Michael Mendrick announced the creation of the “Einar Aas Award for Excellence in Snowsports School Management.” This new award will be presented annually at the Snowsports School Management Seminar banquet beginning in December of 2009. “This is a great way to both honor a school director for a career of contribution to snowsports school management as well as keep the spirit of Einar Aas alive year after year,” said Mendrick.

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Burton has again teamed up with the Eastern Division with two programs to recognize members who attain their first – or next – certification levels during the 2008/2009 season. Attain AASI Level I Certification Recognition Program All AASI Eastern Division Members who attain their Level I during the 08/09 season will automatically be entered to win one of 7 Burton backpacks (estimated retail $60). One backpack will be awarded per region (7 regions) Successful Level I candidates from all of the Season 2008/2009 AASI Level I exams will be entered to win this recognition award. Winners of the Burton backpackss will be selected after the last Level I exam (Killington). The backpacks will be shipped or presented to the winner(s) as appropriate after the drawing. The winners of the Burton backpacks will also be announced in the Spring SnowPro issue. NOTE: Candidates will be entered into the contest based on the region where they passed the exam. Attain AASI Level II and Level III Certification Recognition Program All AASI Eastern Division Members who attain their Level II during the 08/09 season will be automatically entered to win a pair of Burton bindings (estimated retail $200-$250). Successful Level II candidates from all of the Season 2008/2009 AASI Level II exams will be entered to win this recognition award. The winner of the Burton bindings will be selected after the last Level II exam (Killington) where the bindings will be awarded. The winner of the Burton bindings will also be announced in the Spring SnowPro issue. All AASI Eastern Division Members who attain their Level III during the 08/09 season will be automatically entered to win a Burton snowboard (estimated retail $500). The winner of the snowboard will be selected after the Level III exam (Killington) where the board will be awarded. The winner of the Burton snowboard will also be announced in the Spring SnowPro issue. “GO FOR IT” and GOOD LUCK in the drawings! ■

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Profile for PSIA-E/AASI

Winter 2009  

Volume 35, Number 4

Winter 2009  

Volume 35, Number 4

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