Women’s Summit

Event: Women’s Summit 2020
Dates: March 1 – 4, 2020
Location: Snowbird, Utah
Rate: $360, and after Jan. 1, rate increases to $400 (includes three days of lift tickets and all apres ski events)

Travel Accommodations: Book on your own.

Lodging: Call 800.232.9542 to secure special group rates at The Lodge at Snowbird. Or, book at https://reservations.snowbird.com/ and use group code PSIA20.
CEUs: 18 for 3 days (6 CEUs per day.)
Open to: PSIA-AASI members and National Ski Patrol and USSA members. (If you’re a non-PSIA-AASI, heads up that you’ll create an account when you register.)

Scholarship Opportunity: Review this information and apply by Friday, Nov. 8.

Key Deadlines

  • Early registration ends Jan 1, 2020
  • Registration ends Feb 1, 2020
  • Cancel before Feb 14, 2020 to receive a full refund
  • Cancel between Feb 14, 2020 and Feb 21, 2020 to receive a 50% refund
  • Cancellations after Feb 21, 2020 are non-refundable
Registration for this event is closed.  Please call 303.987.9390 to be put on wait list. 

Women’s Summit brings together women from across all PSIA-AASI divisions and disciplines, for four days of empowerment and inspiration. This year’s event focuses on leadership in the snowsports industry. By attending you will:

  • Gain the tools you need to advance in the snowsports industry
  • Network with industry leaders, PSIA-AASI National Team members, NSP leaders, and motivated women from around the country.
  • Learn from keynote speakers Mermer Blakeslee, past member of the PSIA-AASI National Team and accomplished author, and Kelly Pawlak, National Ski Areas Association president.

Design your own experience and select from the education tracks below, which will be led by experts in their fields. Each evening, you’ll gather for talks and social opportunities to broaden your knowledge and networking.

Education Tracks (select one)

  • Tryout Track: For Level III candidates motivated to succeed as an Examiner or a Demonstration “demo” Team member. Must be actively pursuing candidacy. Participants will be coached by past or current demo team members. Content includes on-snow, teaching, and indoor presentation performance skills.
  • Certification Prep Track: For Level I and II candidates actively pursuing certification. Ski or ride with your group in the morning, choose from several on snow options or indoor lectures in the afternoon.
  • General Ski/Ride Improvement: Explore the mountain each morning with a guide/coach. Groups will be split by desire for challenge or comfort and quantity of coaching. There will be a ski improvement option for patrollers. Afternoon on snow options are available and may include trees, bumps, cruising, sled work and teaching.
  • Leadership & Learning: For those interested in pursuing resort leadership roles, at PSIA-AASI or in the snowsports industry. Receive guidance each morning through facilitated on-hill discussions while exploring the resort. Afternoon options include on hill or indoor lectures.

Confirmed Leaders

  • Mermer Blakeslee, Past PSIA-AASI National Team Member, Noted Author, Eastern Division Clinician/Examiner, Creator and director of PowerLearn®, Off-Piste Prep for Women, and The Fear Workshop at Windham Mountain.
  • Carol Levine, Past PSIA-AASI National Team Member; Western Division Clinician, Past National Demo Team selector, Former Training Manager Vail/Beaver Creek Ski Schools
  • Patti Banks, Rocky Mountain Cross Country Chairperson and Clinician/Examiner; Rocky Mountain Telemark Clinician/Examiner and past Telemark Chairperson
  • Tina Biddle, Snowbird Ski Patrol Director
  • Heather Fielding-Owen, Intermountain Examiner/Clinician
  • Amy Gann, PSIA-AASI National Team Member; Eastern Clinician/Examiner
  • Jo Garuccio, Intermountain Clincian/Examiner, Competitive Triathlete.
  • Renee Godin-Campbell, Intermountain Clinician/Examiner
  • Maggie Loring, Snowbird Mountain School Director, National Director’s Taskforce, Intermountain Director Chairperson, Intermountain Clinician/Examiner
  • Jamie Mackintosh, Intermountain Clinician/Examiner, Past Board member, Jackson Hole Women’s Camp, Steeps Camp and Race Camp coach
  • Jenn Metz, Rocky Mountain Clinician/Examiner, Alpine Education Committe Member, published author, Warren Miller featured artist, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • Kelly Pawlak, NSAA President and CEO
  • Leigh Pierinni, East, Rocky Mountain and West Clinician/Examiner, Former PSIA-RM Regional Team Member
  • Ann Schorling, PSIA-AASI National Team Member; Intermountain Clinician/Examiner
Sunday, March 1
2 – 6 p.m
5 – 6 p.m.
Keynote – Mermer Blakeslee

Knowing When to Learn, When to Perform
6 – 7 p.m.
National Ski Patrol “Get Acquainted” Meet-Up
6 – 8 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Monday, March 2
8:30 – 9 a.m.
Morning Welcome
9 a.m. – Noon
On-Snow Sessions
Noon – 1 p.m.
1 – 3:30 p.m.
Indoor Workshop

Discovering the People Skills Fundamental
1 – 4 p.m.
On-Snow Sessions
2 – 3 p.m.
Indoor Presentation
4 – 5 p.m.

How I Navigated the “Boys Club” of the Snowsports Industry
Kelly Pawlak
5 – 7 p.m.
Après Ski
Tuesday, March 3
8:30 – 9 a.m.
Morning Welcome
9 a.m. – Noon
On-Snow Sessions
Noon – 1 p.m.
1 – 3:30 pm
Indoor Workshop

Using the Feedback Loop for Learning and Performance
1 – 3:30 p.m.
Presentation Practice
1 – 4 p.m.
On-Snow Sessions
2 -3 p.m.
Indoor Presentation

Becoming a Mentor
4 – 5 p.m.
Industry Roundtable
Learn from Industry Leaders about their challenges and successes, what’s new in their part of the world, and what keeps them excited.
Constance Beverly, Share Winter CEO
Barclay Rappeport, Marker Dalbello Volkl USA eCommerce & Promotions
Maggie Loring, Snowbird Mountain School Director and more.

5 -7 p.m.
Après Ski
Wednesday, March 4
8:30 – 9 a.m.
Morning Welcome
9 a.m. – Noon
On-Snow Sessions
Noon – 1 p.m.
1 – 4 p.m.
On-Snow Sessions
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Contact PSIA-AASI Member Services

Listen to Coverage from Previous Women’s Summit Events 

Dana Forbes Reports on the Women’s Summit 2019
Day 1 Report from the Women’s Summit at Squaw
Day 2 Report from the Women’s Summit at Squaw
Fran Tone & Julie Matises Chat Women’s Summit
A Look at Clinics Offered During the Women’s Summit