Defensive Skiing & Riding – First Chair Podcast

By Chris / On / In Interviews, PSIA-AASI, PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain, Vail

Last week George Thomas and I connected for the first episode of our new weekly series as part of PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain “First Chair” Podcast . The podcast is a new project focused on Skiing, Riding, Certifications, Professional Development, and Mountain Lifestyle. Last week’s podcast was focused on defensive skiing and riding during spring break, check it out!

2016 GoPro Mountain Games

By Chris / On / In Chris' Blog, Vail

In the few short years since GoPro took over the Mountain Games at Vail, it’s transformed into one of my favorite events hosted in the Vail valley.

While we host all kinds of winter events in Vail, and the Burton US Open is one of the highlights of the year, the GoPro games manage to pull together a large and diverse group of athletes and fans that wouldn’t congregate in one place except for an event this big and eclectic. Honestly, the best part of this event isn’t any specific discipline (although SUP Cross was amazing to watch and I plan on entering next year), but the energy and excitement of the crowd and the collection of people.

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Up Close and Personal for PSIA-AASI

By Chris / On / In PSIA-AASI, PSIA-AASI Alaska, PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain, Vail

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.  Read more “Up Close and Personal for PSIA-AASI”