New Podcasts: First Chair Catches Up with Michael Rogan in Portillo, Chile

PSIA-AASI First Chair podcasts provide timely insight into what’s happening in the world of snowsports instruction, even in the middle of summer.

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Michael Rogan Returns to Deep Snow in Portillo, Chile

In this podcast, First Chair catches up with PSIA Alpine Team Coach Michael Rogan. Michael is back staffing his favorite “summer job,” working as the Director of Operations in Portillo, Chile. He missed traveling to Chile the past two winters due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Here, he talks about good early snowfall at the resort, its attraction to the World Cup skiing community, and how instructors can keep their skills sharp this summer by seeking international education opportunities. Learn more in this article.

Charlie Rockwell & Jani Sutherland Reflect on Receiving the PSIA-AASI Lifetime Achievement Award

In these two podcasts, First Chair catches up with Charlie Rockwell and Jani Sutherland, who were both individually honored with the PSIA-AASI Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognized exceptional members who developed projects affecting the association on a national level while demonstrating devotion and self-sacrifice in their role.