Online & On Snow

Event: Women’s Summit 2024: In•spire (ON SNOW)
Dates: Sunday, February 25 through Wednesday, February 28
Location: Solitude, UT (discounted lodging will be available)
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 20
Cost: $540 members / $540 + $35 for non-members (either Ski Patrol or USSA)
Cost Includes: Lift tickets, keynote speaker, all sessions, and après ski events
Registration deadline: Sunday, February 18

Event: Women’s Virtual Summit (ONLINE)
Thursday, February 22 through Friday, February 23, 2024
Location: Online

More details to come in early December. 

Women’s Summit 2024

Come to the Women’s Summit to In•spire — breathe in the encouragement of an aspirational group of women; learn from the best of our educators and team members from around the country; and In•spire — motivate each other to find the confidence you need to advance your snowsports career as an instructor, patroller, or industry leader. Alpine, Cross Country, Snowboard, and Telemark disciplines are all welcome!

Ski or ride with PSIA-AASI National Team members and Alumni Team members including Brenna Kelleher, Zoe Mavis, Ann Schorling, Stephanie Wilkerson, Emily Lovett, Heidi Ettlinger, Mermer Blakeslee, and Carol Levine; and top female educators from across the country.

Speakers include:

    • Keynote: Pamela Lemons, PhD, CMPC, Sports Psychology Consultant
    • Dee Byrne- CEO Palisades Tahoe
    • Amber Broadaway, Solitude COO
    • Peggy Hiller, PSIA-AASI CEO
    • Kelly Pawlak, NSAA CEO
    • Deirdra Walsh, Park City Resort COO
    • Mermer Blakeslee, author and former Team Member
    • Ann Schorling, PSIA-AASI National Team member, Interski Keynote
    • Christine Baker, Big Sky VP of Mountain Sports
    • Heidi Ettlinger, former PSIA-AASI Team member
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Women’s Summit 2024 Agenda

Personal ski/ride skill development will be enhanced through careful use of the Learning Connection Model. Participants will be grouped by skill, aspirations, and goals. Shorter afternoon options will be offered to enhance the overall theme.

Sunday, Feb. 25:

5 – 8 p.m. MT – Registration Opens and Cocktails

6 – 7 p.m. MT – Keynote “Dare to be Extra” – Dr. Pamela Lemons

Dr. Pamela Lemons holds a bachelor’s degree in Music, a master’s degree in Counseling, a Ph.D. in Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport, and a certificate in Life Coaching. She has pursued a career as both a clarinet player and Conductor. During her career in sports, Dr. Lemons has worked extensively with Olympic athletes, medal winners, and World Champions. Dr. Lemons has consulted with a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, professional and sales associations, as well as higher educational institutions.

7 – 8 p.m. MT – Meet the Coaches/Group Assignments

Monday, Feb. 26 – Day 1:

9 – 2 p.m. MT – On hill with group

2:30 – 4 p.m. MT – Options

  • Continue with group or
  • “Engaging and Inspiring Mentoring” – Stephanie Wilkerson: PSIA-AASI National Team Member.
  • “Getting What We Want/Need” – Christine Baker: VP Mountain Sports Big Sky Resort.
  • “Gear focus”– Leslie Baker-Brown and Barclay Rappaport.

5 – 8 p.m. MT –  Apres Ski

5:30-6:30 p.m. MT – Ann Schorling – Interski 2023 Presentation on “Gender Equity in Snowsports Instruction” with Q&A to follow

Tuesday, Feb. 27 – Day 2:

9 – 2 p.m. MT – on hill with group

2:30 – 4 p.m. MT – options

  • Continue with group or
  • “Self-coaching: managing stress and competition in a helpful way” – Mermer Blakeslee, PSIA-AASI National Team Alumni
  • Hosting Awesome Womens Events– Heidi Ettlinger: Demo Team Alumni
  • Gear focus– Leslie Baker-Brown and Barclay Rappaport

5 – 8 p.m. MT – The Effect of Implicit Bias on Career Growth and Development

Facilitated Panel Discussion Featuring:

  • Dee Byrne- CEO Palisades Tahoe
  • Amber Broadway- CEO Solitude Mountain Resort
  • Kelly Pawlak – CEO NSAA
  • Deirdre Walsh – CEO Park City Mountain Resort
  • Peggy Hiller – CEO PSIA/AASI
  • Stephanie Cox – CEO NSP

Wednesday Feb. 28 – Day 3:

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. MT – On snow with coaches

2 p.m. MT – Finale  Groups gather together for a fun wrap-up and sendoff.

National Ski Patrol members buckle a sled

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Dana Forbes Reports on the Women’s Summit 2019
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Day 2 Report from the Women’s Summit at Squaw
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A Look at Clinics Offered During the Women’s Summit