PSIA-AASI and Cardo Systems Announce Partnership

The Wireless Intercom System Lets Skiers and Riders Communicate on the Slopes

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (September 28, 2022) – The Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) recently partnered with Cardo Systems, makers of wireless intercom solutions, providing instructors a new breed of real-time feedback to one another and to their students.

Cardo Systems allows groups to seamlessly communicate with each other hands-free and on the go, without the need for an internet or cellular signal. After inventing the motorcycle communication market in 2004, Cardo Systems is now the world’s market leader with close to a million units in use in the United States alone. They now plan to introduce the same technology to skiers and snowboarders.

The Cardo Systems hands-free PACKTALK Outdoor allows instructors to talk with each other as they train or provide real-time feedback to their students during lessons. The system creates a living connection that does not require cellular data or Wi-Fi coverage.

“Partnering with PSIA-AASI – the gold standard to provide education for ski and snowboard instructors – means we can provide new efficiencies for the learning experience while assisting instructors in teaching their students,” said Asaf Schnitzer, Head of Outdoor Business at Cardo.

Schnitzer explained that ski and ride schools and instructors who choose to use the Cardo PACKTALK Outdoor device can stay in constant connection to others, making on snow experiences more fun, efficient, and safe.

“We’re excited to partner with Cardo Systems to provide our members with a tool to communicate on the hill with groups,” said PSIA-AASI Interim Chief Executive Officer Tom Spiess, CAE. “Working with Cardo Systems can help increase learning and engagement. This way, students can stay engaged to accelerating their learning and get better faster.”

Watch this video to see Cardo in action:

PSIA-AASI members and PSIA-AASI Member Schools can learn more about Cardo Systems ski school specific and personal device options by logging in and viewing the Pro Offer page.

Editor’s Note

To learn more about partnership opportunities, or to connect with Tom Spiess or Asaf Schnitzer, contact Katrina Brinkerhoff at 720.963.4825 or .

About Cardo Systems

Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle riders, outdoor sports, and work-teams. Since its inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth and mesh motorcycle communication systems. The company’s products, now available in over 85 countries, are the world’s leading communication devices for the motorcycle industry.


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