PSIA-AASI National Team Trains for Interski at Vail
The PSIA-AASI National Team enjoyed a few extra days of training for Interski 2023 at Vail, Colorado thanks to the generosity of Vail Valley residents Kent and Vicki Logan.
“The Logans made it all possible,” said PSIA-AASI National Team Head Coach Jeb Boyd. “Kent and Vicki helped sponsor the team’s travel and lodging expenses, and also coordinated with Vail to secure some private training runs for us to practice. Without the Logan’s support, this training would not have happened.”
The training coincided with PSIA-AASI outerwear and baselayer Official Supplier The North Face unveiling custom uniforms designed specifically for the team to wear to Interski 2023. The red, white, and blue outerwear will be worn by team members as they represent United States ski snowboard instructors at this international event.
Held every four years, Interski Congress brings top snowsports instructors together from more than 40 countries to share their teaching techniques. The event includes indoor and on-snow presentations, as well as skiing and riding and teaching demonstrations. Interski 2023 will take place Sunday, March 26 through Friday, March 31 in Levi, Finland.
“We collaborated with PSIA-AASI to create these modern designs to give team members something they’ll be proud to wear every time they’re on snow,” said The North Face Sales Associate Kevin McNeil.
PSIA Alpine Team Coach Michael Rogan said the training event provided the team the opportunity to finalize their presentations for Interski and interact with Vail’s instructors.
“The Vail Ski and Ride School, along with the Logan family, were incredible hosts,” said Michael.
“We’re now very prepared to go to Interski and represent PSIA-AASI and our member schools. The info we will present, and the info we will learn and bring back, will help us all be better educators of skiing and snowboarding.”
Vail Ski and Snowboard School Manager of Training and Quality Francis Do said the event provided his instruction staff with a rare opportunity to share time on and off snow with the national team.
“Having the team at Vail created a huge buzz and excitement,” said Francis. “Our pros got to meet team members. Greg Willis, our director, loved the message Jeb Boyd and Michael Rogan shared on how PSIA-AASI’s goal is to create effective learning experiences, not just great teachers.”
PSIA Cross Country Team Coach Emily Lovett said the opportunity to train together couldn’t have come at a better time.
“Being able to spend extended time together at a groomed Nordic Center was a huge benefit,” said Emily. “There was synergy in knowing all the disciplines were at the same place preparing for the event. “