First Chair Podcasts: People Skills, Interski Highlights + International Education

This is the last full week of lift service for many ski areas across the country. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning.

These three new First Chair Podcasts from Interski 2019 and the slopes of Pamporovo, Bulgaria, will give you plenty of great ideas to ponder this spring, or even provide a preview for what you can expect to experience starting next week at National Academy, Rider Rally, and Telemark Academy in Big Sky, Montana.

Remember, you can listen all the PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcasts on iTunesSoundCloud, or Stitcher 

People Skills On-Snow Clinic

Recorded during Interski 2019, listen to AASI Snowboard Team member Eric Rolls present the USA’s ‘People Skills’ portion of The Learning Connection during this on-snow clinic. Learn how using interpersonal skills, such as trust, communication, self-awareness and social awareness can help ensure a strong future for snowsports.

Interski Highlights with Michael Rogan

Listen to PSIA Alpine Team Coach Michael Rogan and PSIA-AASI members of the USA delegation share their thoughts during opening day of Interski 2019 in Pamporovo, Bulgaria. The event kicked off under blue skies with more than 500 attendees from around the world coming together to share ideas about how they can have a personal impact on growing snowsports in a changing market.

What the Countries Taught Each Other

PSIA-AASI Team Manager Jeb Boyd shares what happened each day at Interski and what attendees learned from each other country’s teaching methodologies.