Tips From the Snow Pros

Written By: The Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI)

There’s no substitute for a lesson from a snow pro. Whether it’s your first time on snow or you’ve been skiing your whole life, everyone can benefit from a lesson with a professional instructor. Until the next time you’re able to get on the snow, The Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) have some great tips for you to make the most of your ski season.

Meet the PSAI-AASI Teams

PSIA-AASI Teams are formed every four years following a rigorous selection process; they set the standards for U.S. snowsports instruction. Check out clips from the Go With A Pro television show on YouTube featuring the PSIA-AASI Teams.

Learn more about what you can expect from professional ski and snowboard instruction and find tips from industry partners on the PSIA-AASI site.

Video tutorials from the pros

Presented by the PSIA-AASI Teams, this collection of videos features varying terrain and snow conditions so you can see correct technique at work in several real-life situations. Whether you’re a newcomer or looking to turn your skills up a notch, these videos have tips for your skill level.



See all PSIA-AASI videos on YouTube.

Why Ski ?

Ski Lessons - SnowlinkIt may seem intimidating, but getting started in snowsports is a lot easier than you think. Millions of people gear up every season to slide around on this natural wonder we call snow and you can be part of the fun too. Ask anyone who hits the slopes why they do it—you’ll hear answers you might not believe until you give snowsports a try for yourself.

Here’s what the PSIA-AASI teams have to say about why you should try skiing:.

“It’s the most exciting sport there is. Period! In what other sport do you have the freedom to explore the mountains like you do on skis? The thrill of sliding downhill is like nothing else.” – Bobby Murphy, PSIA Alpine Team Alum      


“As a skier with a disability, I enjoy the freedom to go anywhere I want, unrestricted to a sidewalk or ramp. The exhilaration of speed and the rush of skiing a steep slope make me feel alive.” – Bill Bowness, PSIA-AASI Former Adaptive Team Coach


“No matter who you are or where you’re from, a snow sport will help you view the world in a different way.” – David Oliver, PSIA Alpine Team


“It’s a great way to do something fun and healthy during the winter.” – Eric Rolls, AASI Snowboard Team


“Skiing empowers you with a unique freedom of movement and self-expression. It’s a sport that you’ll enjoy on day one and for the rest of your life!” – Eric Lipton, PSIA Alpine Team


“It’s a great way to pass the time in the winter. Instead of dreading snow, you start wishing for it. The feeling of sliding down a hill with something attached to your feet is awesome. It’s so fun and it’s a great way to exercise, and pretty much anyone can do it with a little help from an experienced instructor.” – Tommy Morsch, AASI Snowboard Team


“Snow play is so much fun, and a great confidence builder for all kinds of life situations.” – Scott McGee, PSIA Nordic Team Coach


“It gives a whole new perspective on winter. Snow becomes desirable, not dreaded.” – Matt Boyd, PSIA Alpine Team