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”

The Burton Stone Hut

Originally posted on SteamboatGuides.com

I was back East for a couple of weeks this fall, and took the opportunity to visit the Burton Headquarters in Burlington. In addition to visiting with old friends and touring the Craig’s prototyping facility, I saw a few things that I haven’t been able to talk about.  Continue reading “The Burton Stone Hut”