Best of the Best: PSIA Demo Team Selected

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If you think it's tough to make SKI's Top 100 Instructor list, try landing a spot on the PSIA Alpine Demo Team. Arguably the finest teachers in the country, team members are selected every four years, following rigorous regional and national tryouts. Its 15 members are ambassadors of PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and are the embodiment of the American Teaching System (ATS). But the demo team's real function is to train and be mentors for ski instructors throughout the U.S. These outstanding teachers are often available for lessons at their home resorts:

Terry Barbour
-Stowe, Vt.

Chris Fellows
-NASTC/Sugar Bowl, Calif.

Katy Fry
-Aspen, Colo.

Megan Harvey
-Aspen, Colo.

Chris Kastner
-Crystal Mountain, Wash.

Dave Lyon
-Lyon Ski School/Stevens Pass, Wash.

Charlie McArthur
-Aspen, Colo.

Jill Sickels-Matlock
-Crested Butte, Colo.

Kevin Mitchell
-Northstar-at-Tahoe, Calif.

Doug Pierini J
-Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Michael Rogan
-Heavenly, Calif.

Jim Schauzenbaker
-Aspen, Colo.

Rob Sogard
-Snowbird, Utah

Carl Underkoffler
-Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Sean Warman
-Heavenly, Calif.

Dave Merriam
-Head Teams Coach, Stowe, Vt.

Shawn Smith
-Alpine Coach, Copper Mountain, Colo.