NEWS OF NOTE LINEUP Appendix on Alpine Skiing Fundamentals Added to Alpine Technical Manual

PSIA’s Alpine Technical Manual now contains an appendix on the Alpine Skiing Fundamentals at the heart of great skiing.

These fundamentals are: Q Control the relationship of the center of mass to the base of support to direct pressure along the length of the skis

Q Control pressure from ski to ski and direct pressure toward the outside ski

Q Control edge angles through a combina- tion of inclination and angulation

Q Control the skis’ rotation with leg rota- tion, separate from the upper body,

Q Regulate the magnitude of pressure created through ski/snow interaction.

The appendix explores the history of and need for the five Alpine Skiing Fundamen- tals, how they apply to the Skills Concept, and how the fundamentals influence alpine ski teaching. All new purchases of the digital

edition include the appendix. If you bought the digital edition of the Alpine Technical Manual before January 30, 2019, and access it through the Snow Pro Library app avail- able for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire users, simply download the updated manual through the app. If you access the manual on a PC through the Digital Manuals page at, the version is automati- cally updated. In addition, the appendix has been pack-

aged as a supplement to the print edition of the manual. New purchases of the print edition – as of January 30, 2019 – include the appendix. If you bought the print version of the Alpine Technical Manual before January 30, 2019, or simply want this print resource

on the Alpine Skiing Fundamentals, you can: Q Order and pick up the printed appendix for free at the PSIA-AASI Warehouse in Lakewood, Colorado

As outlined in the Alpine Skiing Fundamentals, skillful skiers control pressure from ski to ski and direct pressure toward the outside ski to suit conditions, intent, and terrain.

Q Order the appendix through the online Accessories Catalog at thesnowspros. org and have it shipped to you by U.S. Mail for $5.00.

Kent and Vicki Logan Receive PSIA-AASI’s Distinguished Service Award

Kent and Vicki Logan were honored with PSIA-AASI’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2018 Logan Academy for their commit- ment to improving instructors’ access to snowsports training through two programs:

For their support of instructor training, Vicki and Kent Logan received PSIA-AASI’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award,

the Logan Scholarship and Logan Academy. The Logan Scholarship, established in 2002, provides continuing education and profes- sional growth by gifting funds for instruc- tors to travel to National Academy. The couple also created the Logan Academy at Vail, a three-day event that brings nine PSIA- AASI National Team Members to the resort to provide enhanced training to instruc- tors who show strong performance, keen interest in training, and significant poten- tial for future contributions to the industry. The Logans have also established a “Small Champions” program for adaptive instruc- tors, which benefits local children who are mentally and physically challenged. The pair are committed to helping ski

and snowboard instructors improve – so they can help more people learn the sports.

The Logans believe instructors are a crucial part of the guest experience, and instruc- tors are key to the sustainability of skiing and snowboarding. In accepting the award, Kent Logan said the Logan Scholarship came about because “I was very close to the ski school and wanted to do something to show my appreciation. I’m a big believer in feeding strength. If you have something that works, keep trying to build on that same formula.” Listen to these PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcasts to get more insight into Logan Academy, as well as the Logan family’s

tremendous support of snowsports instruction: Q Learn More About Logan Academy

Q Logan Academy Finale + Key Interviews with Kent Logan & More

Member School Map lets You Explore the Snow Pro Network

Do you want to learn more about the snow pro community? Now you can see PSIA- AASI member schools from across the country all in one place – the new PSIA- AASI Member School Map at thesnowpros. org. Visit to see the map and explore schools across divisions.

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Use the zoom function and the drag the map to navigate. Each member school is indicated by a mountain icon, and differ- ent colors correspond to each of the eight divisions. After selecting a member school, you can link to their website or call them on the phone to learn more about them!



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