Eric, Nick, and I jumped on a call with George to talk about the return of Rider Rally the pros/cons of the Rally vs National Academy. I always enjoy the energy Rolls and Alfieri bring to our group podcasts! Check it out
Last week we recorded this episode of Last Call while I was on an evening splitboard skin up Beaver Creek to enjoy some fresh snow. Tune in to hear George and I chat about splitboarding, equipment, and uphill access at resorts.
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.
Get ready for your upcoming winter! Dust out the cobwebs, set your goals, and prep for your teaching season with the “back-to-school” tips in our latest episode of First Chair, Last Call.
PSIA-AASI just dropped another edition of our First Chair, Last Call podcast. This one ties into PSIA-AASI’s new vision statement “Adventures in Education,” and is about following your passion, pathways to a career in the industry, and a little of my journey through the industry. Read more “First Chair, Last Call: Passion, Career Paths, and Adventures in Education”
Following up on my article on paddleboarding as a great activity for training ski and snowboard fitness and balance in the Spring issue of 32 Degrees, George Thomas and sat down a couple weeks ago to record another podcast for our Last Call edition of PSIA-AASI’s First Chair. Hope you enjoy it, let me know if there are things you want George and I to chat about in our next podcast!
One of the awesome things about being on the AASI National Team is the projects we get to work on that impact the whole industry.
Earlier this spring, teammate Amy Gan and I met up with Burton’s Global Experience Manager Shaun Cattanach at Eldora Mountain Resort for one of those projects, a video to promote learn to snowboard programs for young kids to show at the National Ski Areas Association’s National Convention.
Not only was it a fun project to create and film, it carried an important message to ski area managers from across the country. I’m really happy with how the video turned out and love its message about improvements to children’s snowboard education through advancements in equipment, terrain, and teaching.