Invitation to the PSIA-AASI Snowboard Team Selections

12734222_10153819966010734_7022616746895350202_n (1)“The most important gift that you receive by taking action in the direction of your dreams is not attaining your dreams, it’s you growing stronger and becoming a stronger version of yourself through the challenges, through the resistance, and because it’s hard.” Elliot Hulse

I’m beyond excited to receive an invite to the next step of the 2016 PSIA-AASI National Team selections, and I’m stoked to head to Breckenridge in April with 60 of the most passionate ski and snowboard instructors and trainers in the world! Thank you to my friends, family, colleagues, and mentors who’ve helped and supported me in this crazy, awesome career. It’s been a wild 12 years, and it just keeps getting better!

Up Close and Personal for PSIA-AASI

2015-12-20 10_33_58-Chris Rogers (@chrisrogersvail) • Instagram photos and videosIn 1998 I took a roadtrip with two good friends that launched a career in the snowsports industry. Because of that trip I started teaching snowboarding and  joined the American Association of Snowboard Instructors 11 years ago. At the time I thought I’d teach for a year or two, but then something happened, and stumbled into my dream career.

Learn a little more about that trip and about my journey through the ski and snowboard industry in this 5 minute interview – part of my application to the 2016 PSIA-AASI Snowboard Team.  Continue reading “Up Close and Personal for PSIA-AASI”

Snow Bullying and Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” Animated Spoken Word

Originally posted on SnowboarderGuide.com

We all know people who were bullied, or affected by bullying, in school. Spoken Word poet Shane Koyczan and a team of animators have created beautiful, awesome, moving piece of art about bullying, titled “To This Day.” Check it out below the fold. Continue reading “Snow Bullying and Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” Animated Spoken Word”