Rider Rally, Synchro Ski Championships + Matrix
Monday, April 30, 2018
Instructors Excel at Aspen World Synchro Championships
The Aspen World Synchro Championships were held April 8 on Aspen Mountain, with dozens of instructors from around the world competing in the synchronized ski competition. According Jenny Williams, a board member of the Aspen Divas Team, the competition is, “The perfect way to close the winter season in the northern hemisphere. The championships expose international ski instructors to their elite peers, forcing them to perform to the highest technical level as a team.”
Spectators filled the deck at Bonnies Restaurant to watch the athletes compete on the same slope that was used for demonstrations at the 1968 Aspen Interski. The 50th anniversary of that landmark event was celebrated on the mountain and at a special event in town the evening of the April 7.
Team Whistler wins Aspen World Synchro Championship on Ajax
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The 16th edition of the Aspen World Synchro Championships wrapped up Saturday on Aspen Mountain, with team "Whistler" taking home the top honors at the conclusion of the three-part competition.
Whistler took second in Friday's race portion and first in the bumps portion before also winning Saturday's highlight, the synchro contest on the North American trail, to finish with a final score of 996.05. Argenteam finished second overall with 990.75 points after winning the race event and taking second in the bumps and synchro contests.
Aspen Daily Times - Aspen Divas
Friday, April 6, 2018
Members of the Aspen Divas synchronized ski team signal the start of a short practice session on Aspen Mountain on Thursday afternoon. The team was preparing for a weekend of events during the Aspen Synchronized Skiing World Championships, which include a handful of events on Aspen Mountain over the next three days.
Diva's Breakfast Fundraiser
Diva's Valentine Fundraiser
The Diva Group Inc hosts a gathering for female pros!
PSIA Member Spotlight: Rock Mountains Division's Audra Schmidt
Friday, September 22, 2017
Welcome to the Member Spotlight, an online feature on TheSnowPros.org that gives well-deserved shine to some of the incredibly skillful and devoted ski and snowboard instructors who make up PSIA-AASI. Whether instruction is a full-time career or a part-time pursuit balanced with other endeavors, PSIA-AASI members have valuable insights to share, gleaned from their experiences on snow.
Name: Audra Schmidt
Primary discipline: Alpine
PSIA-AASI Division: Rocky Mountain
The Aspen Times - Argenteam wins World Synchro Title on Ajax
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Aspen World Synchro Championships concluded Sunday on Aspen Mountain, with “Argenteam,” a team of Argentine skiers, winning the 2017 title. Taking second in the overall was the Aspen Demo Team, followed by the Whistler Demo Team.
Aspen Team Diva, which took fifth overall in the 14-team field, took first in the women’s division, followed by the Beaver Creek Epic Chix and the Aspen Diva-Ettes.
Aspen World Synchro Championships wrap up Sunday on Aspen Mountain
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Founded 20 years ago by Jerry Berg, Aspen Team Diva began as a way for women to empower women. While that's still the case, they also are one of the country's best showcases for synchronized skiing.
Every year since 2003, Aspen Team Diva has helped host the Aspen World Synchro Championships. This includes the 2017 competition, which concludes Sunday on Aspen Mountain.
"You get to know all these girls from different places," said Carolina Vivo, who has competed with Aspen Team Diva since 2014. "You can feel a huge sense of community and friendship — a huge support from an incredible group of women from all over the world."
Argentine snowboard team tries hand at synchronized competition
Friday, April 7, 2017
Seth Johns has a solid understanding of the Spanish language, and will use it when need be. Otherwise, he prefers to stick to his native tongue when conversing with the seven Argentine snowboarders who now call him coach.
"I speak English so I can be very clear and concise in my verbiage. And so they have to stop arguing and bickering and pay attention to what I'm saying," Johns said. "But it is very nice to be able to speak to them in their native tongue and they understand the majority of what I'm saying. When you are bridging cultural gaps, being able to speak the language is great."
Telluride teams combine ski and song
Thursday, Februrary 2, 2017
Synchro Ski Championships this weekend.
A unique skiing event will grace the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort this Saturday with a finesse and form that can only be found in the sport of synchronized skiing.
For the first time, Telski will host the National Synchro Ski Championships. “The three-part event will display the best in synchro skiing from around the country,” states a Telski news release.
Telluride to Host National Synchro Ski Championships in 2017 - November 10, 2016
San Martin a diario - Excellent Argentinian results at the Aspen World Synchro Championship 2016 - April, 2016
The Aspen Times - Synchronized Skiers take stage at Aspen Mountain - April 12, 2016
El Cordillerano - Outsanding performance achieved by Argentine Ski Instructors at the Aspen World Synchro Championship 2016 - April 9, 2016
Aspen Daily Times - Aspen Skiing Co. pros practice their technique - March 21, 2016
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The Aspen Times - Aspen World Synchro Championships return - April 3, 2015
The Aspen Times - Aspen Team Diva: Synchro Champs - April 9, 2014
Aspen Daily News - All Together Now - April 8, 2014
The Aspen Times - Aspen Snowmass Skiers win Nastar title - April 8, 2014
The Aspen Times - Synchro skiers prep for Aspen Worlds - April 5, 2014
The Aspen Times - Synchro skiing returns to Aspen - April 4, 2014
The Aspen Times - Aspen Demo Team wins synchro - April 7, 2013
Aspen Daily News - All together now - April 6, 2013
The Aspen Times - Ski instructors sync up on Aspen Mountain - April 5, 2013
Brochure - Annual Skiing & Coaching Week for Women - February 13
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Zest Mag - Hit the Slopes - December 2011
Zest Magazine - "Life coaching conquered my ski fears" - December 1st, 2011
The Times UK - Psych yourself up with the girls in pink and go for it - October 15 2011
Ski Louise.com - "Powder 8s Canadian Championships" - 2011
The Central Line - PSIA Central Division Publication - "Synchro Competition at the 50/50" - Page 8 - Mid Winter 2011
The Arctic Turn - PSIA Alaska Division Publication - "Synchro Competition at the 50/50" - Page 6 - Winter 2011
Instructor to Instructor - PSIA Rock Mountain Division Publication - "Synchro Competition at the 50/50" - Pg 11 - Winter 2011
The Instructors Edge - PSIA Intermountain Publication - "Synchro Competition at the 50/50" - Page 12 - Winter 2011
Ski Independence Blog - Self help and skiing?! Really?? - March 11, 2011
Fall 2009-10 PSIA-AASI Newsletter - From the President - Pg 10 - February 11
Metro.co.uk - "Practice makes Perfect" - October 4th, 2010
PSIA Northern Rocky Mountain Publication - "Are you Trainable?" - Page 9 - Fall 2010
Snowmass Scene - "Women ski pros are true Divas" - April 14-20, 2010
The Aspen Daily News - "Tight competition at the Aspen World Synchro Championships" - April 7, 2010
The Aspen Times -"Powder 8 Championships in Aspen produce new winners"- March 5, 2010
The Aspen Times -"Aspen duos lead in Powder 8 Championships"- March 5, 2010
Vail Daily - "Beaver Creek Powder 8 skiers third in New England" - February 10, 2010
Synchro Poster - April 2009
The Aspen Times - "Synchronized Skiing, Dressing" - April 6, 2009
The Aspen Times - "Let's take it from the Top" - March 30, 2009
In Snowmass - Cover Photo featuring Diva member Kelly Beairsto - Spring 2009
Snowmass Sun - "Powder Perfection" - Feb 4-10, 2009
Aspen Daily News - Athlete Profile - Kelly Beairsto - April 14, 2008
The Aspen Times - "Local synchro team third on home show" - April 8, 2008
Aspen Daily News - "Athlete Profile - Karina Alder" - April 3, 2008
Aspen Daily News - "Editors Pick - Diva Ski Week" - January 14, 2008
Aspen Magazine - "Powder Power" - January 2008
Aspen Snowmass Advertisement - 2007/2008 Season
Vail - Daily - "All together now: Synchro team wins again" - May 3, 2007
Aspen Daily News - "Synchronizsed Divas" - April 7, 2007
Aspen Daily News - "Synchronized Skiing Competition on Ajax" - April 5, 2007
Aspen Daily News - "Duplicity" - March 3, 2007
Aspen Snowmass Advertisement - 2006/2007 Season
The Aspen Times - "Photo" - April 5, 2006
Vail Daily - "Beaver Creek dominates World Synchro Champs" - April 7, 2006
The Aspen Times - "Divas rule the slope" - April 4, 2006
The Aspen Times - "Divas in sync" - April 9, 2005
The Aspen Times - "Synchro championship comes to Ajax on Friday" - April 5, 2005
Aspen Magazine - "Aspen Snowmass advert" - Midwinter 2005
The Aspen Times - "Turkish Delight" - April 7, 2004
"Avalanche Brochure featuring Karina Alder" - Winter 2003
"Battle of the Ski Schools at Whistler - April 2002
Ski Mag - "Battle of the Ski Schools" - March - April 2002
Pique News Magazine - Battle of the Ski Schools turns 15 - April 5, 2002
Ski Mag - "Battle of the Ski Schools" - March 30, 2000
Ski Magazine - "Battle of the Ski Schools" & "Getting in Sync" - March - April 2000
"Battle of the Ski Schools" Brochure - 2000
Windsurfing Magazine - "Sailing Synchronicity"
Ski Mag - "New directions for U.S. Demo Team" - March-April 1999
"Battle of the Ski Schools" Poster 1999
Vail Daily - "Austrians win Battle of the Ski Schools" & "Ramsaus rhythm leads to synchro gold"- April 25,1999
The Aspen Times - "Synchronized Ski team eyes world championship" - March 22, 1999
Vail Daily - Synchro crown stays in Vail - April 19,1998
Vail Daily - Vail Snowell leads World Synchro Championships after round one - April 18,1998
Aspen Daily News - Photo - December 9, 1997
The Daily Gleaner - "Mammoth achievement for Fredrictonian Beairsto" - 1997
Ski Mag - The Top 100 - October 1997