Good Luck to our Colleagues at PSIA-AASI National Team Tryouts!

In two weeks, 30 of our passionate, dedicated colleagues will try out for an elite national team made up of the top ski and snowboard instructors from across the United States: the Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) National Team. 

This team sets the standard for snowsports instruction in the US. During four-year terms, the team members provide education, certification, training, and development opportunities to improve the knowledge and ability of snow sports instructors across the country and within Vail Resorts – and enhance the ski and snowboard experience for all. Vail Resorts’ Ski & Snowboard Schools are proud member schools of PSIA-AASI, and there are currently 10 Vail Resorts employees on the National Team, hailing from resorts across the United States. 

Thirty of our employees have been selected to try out for the new team. To be selected for try-outs, all of them have already gone through a rigorous regional process and proven their skill and passion for continually improving snowsports instruction.  

  • Todd Ainsworth, Okemo  
  • Lynnea Anderson, Northstar 
  • Robin Barnes, Heavenly 
  • Jack Bentley, Northstar 
  • Paul Bowman, Keystone 
  • Frank Cartwright, Hunter 
  • Chris Caruso, Vail 
  • Ryan Christofferson, Heavenly 
  • Ben Debenedictis, Stowe 
  • Brian Donovan, Mt. Snow 
  • Dusty Dyar, Crested Butte 
  • Amy Gan, Mt. Snow 
  • Nate Gardner, Stowe 
  • Stefan Gosch, Park City 
  • Mike Hafer, Breckenridge 
  • Chuck Hewitt, Vail 
  • Kolby Knox, Vail 
  • Lea Logal, Northstar 
  • Mike Ma, Mt. Snow 
  • Luke Martin, Okemo 
  • Justin Shawn Mclennan, Park City 
  • HannoMerrit, Heavenly 
  • Peter Novom, Okemo 
  • Charles Phelan, Vail 
  • Ben Potts, Breckenridge 
  • Keri Reid, Okemo 
  • Keith Rodney, Mt. Snow 
  • Chris Rogers, Vail 
  • Lyndsey Stevens, Vail 
  • Tyler Sullivan, Beaver Creek

We want to recognize our colleagues for their accomplishments to be selected for this tryout, and for all of their efforts to prepare, and wish them good luck as they try out for the team in Breckenridge in two weeks!