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PSIA Names Its Top Ski Instructors

PSIA Names Its Top Ski Instructors
2012 PSIA Alpine Demonstration Team
Everything you need to know about skiing, you can learn from these 14 pros.

Every four years, the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) hosts what is known among its members as one of the most grueling tryouts on snow. The mission: To identify the very best ski teachers from around the country who can represent the organization, perform outreach, educate and train budding instructors and push the sport of skiing to new levels. Just receiving an invitation to the tryouts is an enormous honor.

Ski Moguls Like Moseley

Ski Moguls Like Moseley
Jonny Moseley on Jonny Moseley's run
Olympic champ Jonny Moseley helps you (finally) conquer the bumps.

Last fall, Jonny Moseley strode into my office with a bone to pick. “Moguls don’t need to be as hard as everyone makes them,” he insisted. As the magazine’s instruction editor and a mediocre-at-best bump skier, I was all ears if a little skeptical. I constantly hear from readers who want to improve their mogul technique, but can any of us really hope to shred like Moseley? What’s more, can an Olympic champ who pinballs zipper lines in his sleep break it down in terms we mortals can understand?

Summer Skiing South of the Border

Summer vacation in Bariloche, Argentina
Summer vacation in Bariloche, Argentina
Don’t put your skis away just yet, there’s still plenty of skiing.

Although recent storms around the country have improved skiing conditions considerably, this season as a whole has been one of the toughest in decades. Thanks for nothing, La Nina.

We certainly won’t blame you for pulling out the bicycles, the golf clubs and the kayaks—heck, that’s what we did this weekend as temperatures in Boulder reached the upper 70s—but don’t write this year off as a wash just yet. There’s no correlation between winter weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere and those below the Equator, which means this might be the year to pack your bags and head south.

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