Interski 2023: Brenna Kelleher on the Technical Presentations
Held every four years, Interski is an international event that brings together top snowsports instructors from more than 40 countries. The PSIA-AASI National Team attends to present their latest teaching techniques and get insight into new ideas to bring back home to members. The discussions that take place at the event help PSIA-AASI refine its approach to training instructors and improving the guest experience.
Here, PSIA Alpine Team member Brenna Kelleher discusses her preparation for technical presentations at Interski 2023 in Levi, Finland, March 26 through March 31.
What are you most excited about in anticipation of Interski 2023?
I’m most excited to attend the on-snow events and reconnect with some of the other team members I met at the last Interski in Pamporovo, Bulgaria in 2019. Also, it’s always exciting to watch the technical demonstrations.
What are you presenting, and how does it complement the entire team presentation?
I’m working on my indoor and on-snow technical presentation, and I’m excited to up the technical aspects of the on-snow presentations from the last Interski where I also lead a technical presentation. I’m striving to do better!
What are you most interested in learning from the other countries and presentations?
I’m most interested in how the European countries are tackling the guest experience and what it means to them, as they are generally more technically focused.
What does the Interski 2023 theme, “The Guest Experience is Everything,” mean to you and PSIA-AASI’s approach to snowsports instruction?
This is what we do. American instructors are particularly in tune with creating solid guest experiences. So, I am looking forward to showcasing to the rest of the world how a positive guest experience transfers to learning.