The Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of
Snowboard Instructors (AASI) are organizations that provide a consistent training
framework to help ski and snowboard instructors meet certification goals. They represent a
minimum standard of competency needed as instructors advance in each level of
certification. The standards are the same across the United States, transferrable from
division to division. Tyrol Basin Ski and Snowboard Area is proud to have our certified
instructors and all that they bring to our Snow Sports School. These instructors are experts
of their trade and are passionate about sharing the ski/snowboard experience with others.
“Certifications are badges of honor that symbolize your credibility and expertise.” -
JEREMY CABALKA: Level 3 Certified Snowboard Instructor
Tyrol Basin Snowboard Techincal Director
Jeremy Cabalka is a Level 3 Snowboard Instructor, certified by the American Association
Jeremy has been coaching snowboarding for 5+ years and golf for 20+ years. This experience has enabled him to communicate more effectively when teaching, as he has experience in multiple areas of instruction. Jeremy is an innately talented teacher who will inspire any rider to improve their skills. His positive attitude and passion are contagious to any one he comes into contact with. He speaks to both children and adults with his ingenious teaching techniques; and has the skill to gratify the true beginner, accomplished expert, and any one in between. If you’re looking for a communicative, spirited instructor to help you make some turns on your snowboard, Jeremy is your guy!
NATHAN HAMMERSLEY: Level 2 Alpine Ski Instructor and Freestyle Specialist
Nathan Hammersley is a Level 2 Alpine Ski Instructor, certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). He is also certified by PSIA as a Freestyle Specialist.
Nathan first started teaching at Tyrol Basin in 1991, and continued teaching both children
DAVID YOUNGQUIST: Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor and Children’s Specialist
David “Dave” Youngquist is a Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor, certified by the Professional
Dave began skiing when he was 8 years old, and first learned in the UP of Michigan. He later started skiing with "Snow Star" in the late 1970’s. Dave began teaching at Tyrol Basin in 2012, and has excelled in his capacity to teach children and adults of all ages and ability levels. Dave is especially talented in his ability to teach and relate to children, as this is his area of expertise. If you’re looking for an extremely kind-hearted and well-rounded instructor for your
AL BOAKE: Level 3 Certified Alpine Ski Instructor
Al Boake has been a Level 3 Alpine Ski Instructor, certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), for 40 years. He is also certified by PSIA in the Primary Movements Teaching System (PMTS). Additionally, Al is a loyal member to PSIA, as he has been a pin holder for 40+ years.
Al is a State of Wisconsin Licensed Professional Engineer and was educated locally at UW Madison, where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). In the off-season, he enjoys fly fishing, travel, and home improvement.
Al first learned to ski at Tyrol Basin when he was young, and was taught by the former director, Roy Aserlind. Al has skied in an impressive 21 US states, 10 countries, 4 continents, 2 hemispheres, and at over 200 ski areas in his life thus far. Al has a plethora of knowledge and experience in the ski industry. Additionally, Al is extremely competent skier, and is proficient at examining other skiers and actuating what skills they can improve on. He enjoys teaching established skiers who want to improve and refine their skills. If you’re looking for some upper level training with an incredibly conversant instructor, Al is your guy!
DAVID EGE: Level 1 Certified Alpine Ski Instructor
David “Dave” Ege is a Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor, certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). He is also the former Snow Sports Director of Tyrol Basin.
Aside from ski instructing, Dave is a pilot, an attorney, and a flight instructor; certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was educated at the University of Florida, the University of Wyoming, and is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
Dave first learned to ski at Tyrol Basin, and later began working for Tyrol as a lift operator and a snow maker in the 70’s. He then returned to Tyrol in 2012 as an instructor and later took on the role as the Snow Sports Director. Dave enjoys travel, as he has skied at nearly 40 resorts in North America. His favorite ski destination is Whistler-Blackcomb, B.C. One day, he hopes to ski south of the equator.
Dave has extensive experience working in the ski industry. He is an exceptional teacher and mentor who enjoys teaching to all ability levels. If you're looking for an incredibly energetic and witty instructor for either yourself or your child, Dave is your guy!