Published On: October 13, 2019By 5.6 min read

Here are a few reasons WHY our members attend Professional Development Day!

  • You can never have enough education, and when you stop seeking to improve yourself, that is the day you start going downhill. We all owe it to our students and the instructors we reach with our example to continue our development. – Glen Smith
  • Early and convenient. helps generate excitement for the season to come! – Barb Goebel
  • Needed the education credits and this date/event was one that I could make time to drive up for. – Randy Hirai
  • Effort to further my knowledge of ski industry trends, and to enhance my ability to teach and coach students more effectively. – Valerie Flash
  • I’m into fitness, need the ed credits and the information will benefit my team…interested in climate change info too – Gary Martin
  • Get to see and meet interesting people I had never met and catch up with some I hadn’t seen in years and it also helps an old fart gently kick off the coming season. – Lamar Parker
  • Required to get learning credits each year and I get valuable info – Diana Leeds
  • A good way to start the season and pick up some new ideas – Norman Stoller
  • I am an education junkie – Josh Bridges
  • To collaborate with instructors off the snow “preseason” mental task. – Laurie Johnson
  • Fits into my schedule and a great way to being networking with others. – Cindy Allen
  • I get inspiration, knowledge and camaraderie when I attend – John Whiting
  • I am excited to hear about the new Fitness Manual, and hearing it firsthand from Chris and Doug is an added bonus! – Katherine Hayes Rodriguez
  • Professional Development! There is so much to learn, and I enjoy all the different formats available. – Kim Manuel
  • The more info I have the more effective I can be. – Ed Stein
  • To begin early my season’s focus on skiing; a mental reset after the summer so I can get the best of the winter with an early focus. – Jim Rogers
  • Get current with my CEU and it’s a good way for me to get this season going pumped up for the upcoming season like the Warren Miller’s flick– Victor Ybiernas
  • Because it is close to home – Danny Salem
  • To earn my credits to keep my PSIA Cert active – Peter Hayes
  • Helps kick start my preparation for the upcoming ski season. I enjoy the Development day for me to start thinking about skiing…. specifically the mental and teaching part of it. I also enjoy catching with folks that I don’t get to see as often as I used to. – Chummy Prestowitz
  • I’m excited about the learning opportunities – Alan Markow
  • I see it as a great way to digest interesting and thought-provoking ideas that further my knowledge base. – Mark Boitano
  • The topics are interesting. I find that I can apply what I learn to my current job. Actually, it is PSIA that made me think about brain science. – Nat Le Galloudec
  • My wind-up to get me amped for the coming season like the latest Warren Miller movie. It helps kick off a two-month process of anticipation, culminating (Ullr willing!) in first tracks by late November. – Steve Ikeda
  • Interesting and I see some long-time friends. – Carol Sims
  • I look forward to experiencing a multi-dimensional exchange on the sport that we all love. – Ernest Brown
  • I found it to be an interesting and helpful program for kicking off my ski season. It has a lot of great educational content, and it’s a chance to reconnect with instructor friends I haven’t seen since last Spring. – Tad Sheldon
  • For growing, improving, and better understanding the technical, mental, physical, and emotional aspects of skiing and in the art and craft of coaching, supporting, and guiding others (and myself) in learning, and improving, that person’s skills and art of skiing. – Hiro Oishi
  • To get a perspective on where PSIA is heading – Victor Nastasia
  • Great way to kick off the season while obtaining ed credits. – Sue Spain
  • I want to keep my Alpine Level 1 instructor credential up to date and to accumulate more knowledge about snow sports. – Ang Dorjee
  • Great to meet up with other instructors from the industry, there are typically some I have known for decades, great to re-connect and pick up ed credits – Jerry Murphy
  • Learning, Sharing and Networking with my life long colleagues is both and honor and blessing and a great excuse to come up early or stay late and ride my mountain bike in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area. – Craig Albright
  • Because it’s a great way to reconnect with friends from last year and to maybe learn something new that will help me be a better instructor. – Dick
  • I need Ed credits this season and in the past have found the early season dry land has proven a good way to kick off the season – Betty Heian
  • Easy for me to make it happen and am due to take educational credits – Karen Roske
  • to kick off the ski season with some hopefully good discussion topics with fellow instructors. – Jim Sanchez
  • Meeting with friends and getting information. – Ann Marie Bruner
  • It takes care of my education requirement and it is close to home – Tom Waters
  • I needed CE credits and it was convenient for me – Laurel Kalange
  • I know that I will be getting updated material that will help make this upcoming season not only richer for me but for my students. Having so many of my colleagues in attendance will help me reconnect after a long summer and further encourage me. It is always a pleasure to reconnect before the season begins and be able to share ideas. – Judie Markow
  • Gets me thinking and preparing for the upcoming season, a great preseason warm-up! – Suzie Benge
  • Help with my professional development as an instructor. I’m taking the leap and leaving Mtn Ops, going to ski school this season. Looking forward to it. – Mark Johnson
  • Gain some perspective early in the season. I’m going into this season open-minded and hope to bring energy to the event. – Ronnie Schoff
  • I find it very informative, and some of the presenters get “deep into the weeds” such that they end up really expanding my thinking and understanding, – Lisa Maehler
  • I like to attend my education credits early in the season so I am on top of all the newest teaching ideas for the knew season. – Mary Beth Quinn