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”

Go Deeper: The Jeremy Jones Interview Pt.1

By Chris / On / In Interviews

Originally posted on SnowboarderGuide.com

Jeremy Jones is the reigning king of big mountain snowboarding. He’s appeared in countless snowboard films, devouring lines that would have eaten most riders, and he was on the front line of bringing more freestyle moves into big mountain riding. His convictions about reducing the industry’s environmental impact led him to start the non-profit organization Protect Our Winters, he’s on year two of a two-year video project called Deeper, and he’s just resigned from Rossignal to start his own company, Jones Snowboards. We sat down with Jeremy last week to get the scoop on his many projects. Read more “Go Deeper: The Jeremy Jones Interview Pt.1”

Andreas Wiig- A Quick Interview with the Backcountry Machine

By Chris / On / In Interviews

Originally posted on SnowboarderGuide.com

Andreas Wiig is a driven, powerful snowboarder who’s smooth style stands out on all types of terrain. Snowboarding first captured Andreas at a young age in Norway where rough snow and ice conditions did not deter him from learning, but instead pushed him to focus himself and thrive in any condition. Now, in his professional career, he takes snowboarding to a new level. He charges anything he is going to hit and does it with machine-like force and precision. Andreas spends time in both Norway and the US and continues to be an inspiration to many worldwide. If you aren’t lucky enough to catch up with him on a snowboard, you may find him bartending in wild Alaska. Read more “Andreas Wiig- A Quick Interview with the Backcountry Machine”