Women’s Summit 2024 Wraps Up Successful Few Days in Solitude, Utah

Women’s Summit 2024 took place in Solitude, Utah, at the end of February, giving attendees the opportunity to share the encouragement of an aspirational group of women, while learning from the best of PSIA-AASI’s educators and team members from around the country.

Uniting educational and inspirational leaders from across the country, Women’s Summit provided the perfect venue for attendees to motivate each other to find the confidence to advance their snowsports careers as instructors, patrollers, or industry leaders.

PSIA-AASI National Team members and Alumni Team members, including Brenna Kelleher, Zoe Mavis, Ann Schorling, Stephanie Wilkerson, Emily Lovett, Heidi Ettlinger, Mermer Blakeslee, and Carol Levine, and top female educators from across the country were on site to ski, ride, and workshop with other snowsports professionals from across the country.

Individual speakers included:

    • Keynote: Pamela Lemons, PhD, CMPC, Sports Psychology Consultant
    • Dee Byrne, Palisades Tahoe CEO
    • Amber Broadaway, Solitude COO
    • Peggy Hiller, PSIA-AASI CEO
    • Kelly Pawlak, NSAA CEO
    • Deirdra Walsh, Park City Resort COO
    • Mermer Blakeslee, author and former PSIA-AASI National Team member
    • Ann Schorling, PSIA-AASI National Team member, Interski Keynote
    • Christine Baker, Big Sky VP of Mountain Sports
    • Heidi Ettlinger, former PSIA-AASI National Team member

In this new PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcast, hosted by George Thomas, Ying Liu, Alpine Level II and Telemark Level I instructor at Oregon’s Mt. Hood Meadows, shares her highlights from Women’s Summit, including how she helped lead a mentorship session showcasing how everyone can bring something unique to the table to benefit other attendees. She also talks about the informative panel discussion with the female leaders of PSIA-AASI, NSAA, NSP, and Solitude. You can listen to more First Chair Podcasts on Soundcloud and on Spotify.