20 Years of Burton and AASI – First Chair Podcast

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

In this week’s First Chair Podcast George and I talked about the 20 year relationship between Burton and AASI, focused on improving snowboard education and equipment. We’ll be working together to tell that story and how it’s eliminated the barriers for 3-6 year olds who want to learn to snowboard. This podcast also dives in to the Burton Step-On binding which I’ve been riding for the last few weeks. Listen in to get my impressions!

PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain First Chair Podcast

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

I recently sat down with George Thomas for the new PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain “First Chair” Podcast. The podcast is a new project focused on Skiing, Riding, Certifications, Professional Development, and Mountain Lifestyle. If you’d like to listen in as George and I chat about snowboarding, the national team, and everything in between, check it out below.

Meet AASI National Demo Team member Chris Rogers who joins us to discuss his roots in snowboarding, how he got into teaching, what it was like to go through Team tryouts and how his teaching philosophy has developed throughout his career.

There are already 16 episodes with a guest list that include Nick Herrin, Scott Anfang, Ron LeMaster, Joel Gratz, Charlie MacArthur, Ellen Post Foster, and Dave Gregory!

Meet the PSIA-AASI Team…

By Chris / On / In Chris' Blog, Interviews, PSIA-AASI

psiaaasi_nationalteam_chrisrogers_headshot-4208PSIA-AASI is running an interview series called “Meet the Team.” Each segment features one team member, so you can learn a bit more about us.

Can you tell the members a little bit about yourself?
I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, where long winters make for a natural introduction to snowsports. My parents say I learned to ski before learning to walk. After graduating from high school, two buddies and I bought an RV and spent three months riding at more than 30 ski areas in Canada, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Colorado. That trip launched me into a career in snowsports, first in journalism, then in snowboard education. I live in EagleVail, and manage ski and snowboard school training at Vail Mountain.

Head over to PSIA-AASI’s site thesnowpros.org for my full interview

You can also read up on my teammates that have already been featured here

 

 

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”

Go Deeper: The Jeremy Jones Interview Pt.2

By Chris / On / In Interviews

Originally posted on SnowboarderGuide.com

In Part 2 of our interview with big-mountain freerider Jeremy Jones, we learn more about his two-year movie project, Deeper, and his recently announced snowboard company, Jones Snowboards. If you wonder what it’s like to film a big vertical descent without helis or snowmobiles, or what his 2011 board line will be like, this interview is just what you’re looking for.

Read more “Go Deeper: The Jeremy Jones Interview Pt.2”