As some of you may know from our previous facebook page post, Dave Lyon was recently named to his 5th term with the PSIA-AASI (Professional Ski Instructors of America & American Association of Snowboard) National Team. After a grueling four-day competition process held April 17 – April 21, 2016 at Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort, 30 men and women were selected from among the best ski and snowboard instructors in the United States to represent PSIA-AASI as part of the association’s 2016-20 National Team. Get a glimpse into the rigorous selection process and see him rocking the SPAC jacket while he does on this PSIA-AASI video.
Dave has been a part of this elite team of ski instructors for the last 16 years. Last summer he spent the month of September in Argentina at Interski, an annual gathering of the world’s most elite ski and snowboard instructors. Each member country sends it’s best instructors to participate demonstrations and clinics to improve ski instructing around the globe.
In addition to this prestigious recognition, Dave spent the month of August in New Zealand coaching for the US Ski Team. Along with Head Coach Ian Lockhart, Dave worked with USST’s Men’s Europa Cup Athletes. Dave worked with these athletes to improve their consistency and technique. They focused on the fundamentals of skiing including stance and balance, working the ski from side to side, tip to tail, outside ski to outside ski. Dave employed many of the same drills and techniques he uses with the athletes at SPAC.
You can learn more about Dave’s history at the Program Director page on the website.
We sure are lucky to have such an incredible talent and resource in Dave Lyon! Thank you Dave for making SPAC a phenomenal racing program for our athletes!