December Training Update

Vail Snow Pros,

Lots going on as we enter the holiday season!

Kudos on Safety

Thank you for your continued focus on safety this season; let’s keep it up! Watch out for those around you, participate in active warmup, and get in to SafeFit if you do have nagging issues!

Season Kickoff Make-Up

If you missed Season Kickoff, the make-up presentation is now ready for you! You’ll be receiving an email from your POD with further details in the next day or two.

Orange Park Pass Update

This season we’re aligning the Orange Park Pass across Vail Resorts to be a “coaching” only pass. Instructors with Orange Park Passes are allowed to take students into small parks or onto designated small features and provide coaching and instruction without demonstration. Instructors with Orange Park Passes are not permitted to ski or ride over terrain park features during the lesson.

We will begin offering Orange Park Pass training clinics once Bwana and Golden Peak terrain parks are open. Green and Blue Park Passes that allow more advanced park instruction are obtained through the PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain Freestyle Specialist program.

Rocky Mountain Regional Selections for National Team Tryouts

Vail Ski & Snowboard School is conducting specialized clinics and training to help interested instructors prepare for Rocky Mountain Regional Selections. If you are interested in trying out for the PSIA-AASI National Team, please set up a meeting with your Pod Training Manager to learn more about RM Regional Selections Training.

Website and Social Media

Keep track of everything that’s going on at the Vail Ski & Snowboard School

Vail Ski & Snowboard School Website:

You can use the Links menu in the top right for quick access to your schedule, Fit to Ride, The Lift (Safety Quiz), and the R&G. Anything that’s password protected on this site uses $now2015

Your first time accessing The Lift for the Safety Quiz your password is still Password1

Social Media




If you take a photo or stumble across something that you think would make a great share on one of our sites – especially as it relates to training, learning, education, professional development, or just cool stuff, please forward to me. Could be a photo from training, a good clean joke, or a great TED Talk you just watched. Feel free to follow and interact, or not!

Let the snow fly,

Chris Rogers

Manager of Training & Quality, Vail Ski & Snowboard School