Getting your pro orders in early for the hottest deals on new gear. PSIA-AASI has six
new pro offer pages this winter, including
Salomon, Atomic, Elan, Alpina, Flow Snowboards, and RAMP Sports. Check out all
the new gear on the pro offers page in the
Member Center at TheSnowPros.org.
LOCATION: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
YEARS IN THE BIZ: 8
WEBSITE: MountainKhakis.com, Mountain
Khaki’s pro purchase program can be accessed
via the member login at TheSnowPros.org.
WHY THE Y ROCK: The motto says it all: Mountain
Khakis are “Built for the Mountain Life.” As the
Official Après Pant of PSIA-AASI, they provide the
perfect apparel option for PSIA-AASI members
who make outdoor adventure a way of life. Their
“rugged yet refined” design approach is perfect for
everything from base camp to boardroom.
WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Established in 2003,
Mountain Khakis launched its product line with
“the best damn khakis on the planet.” Outfitting everyone from ranch hands to golf pros,
corporate execs to ski bums, they’ve ignited
an incredibly loyal fan base. Mountain Khakis
quickly became the best-selling pants in the
outdoor industry, and with the mission to be the
best mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand,
the company launched its Original Mountain
Tops collection of shirts, sweaters, vests, and
jackets in August 2011. They now outfit the
outdoor enthusiast from head-to-toe.
American Snow, the new
book covering PSIA-AASI’s amazing 50-year
story of instructional
Not knowing the incredible history of U.S.
ski and snowboard instruction.
Skiing in 10-year-old boots that are two
sizes too big. Take advantage of your
PSIA-AASI member pro offers this year
and upgrade your gear before it’s all gone!
PSIA-AASI’s CS1 and CS2 credentialing,
with a spot-on focus for kids’ needs that
provides comprehensive instructional
tools for customizing every kind of lesson.
Cookie cutter lessons.
Alpine touring bindings. Skiing’s fast-growing SUV category of ski bindings
lets skiers ski hard and tour for the
powder as well.
Boot packing while your friends skin for
Where Do You Read
Kristy Aserlind, a PSIA-certified Level
III instructor at Mt. Hood Meadows,
Oregon, writes: “I was absorbed in 32
Degrees during my recent trip to the
Westmann Islands, in Iceland. This
photo was taken on the waterfront in
Heimaey, the only inhabited island in
the Westmann Islands. The town was
buried in lava and ash when a nearby
volcano erupted in 1973.
“We didn't make it to the Hlidarfjall
ski area,” she continues, “but we were
there during the first snowfall of the
year in Akureyri!”
For her efforts, Kristy will receive
a $25 gift certificate to the PSIA-
AASI Accessories Catalog. Have a
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shot that features you, the magazine,
and a similarly out-of-the-ordinary
spot? Send it—and some info on how
you came to be there—to lineup@
thesnowpros.org. You just might be
a contender for our next gift-certificate giveaway!
Road Trip Worth Taking Want to get the inside scoop on next year’s
gear and industry happenings? Make plans to be in Denver January 26–29, 2012, to attend
the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) show. The SIA Snow Show is the industry’s largest
trade event globally and is also host to the first international On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest.
As a PSIA-AASI member you are able to register and attend this industry insider event. Visit
SnowSports.org for more information on the event and learn how you can be “in the know” on
the latest trends and topics surrounding the snowsports industry.