Interski 2027 Contract Signing Makes Return to U.S. Official
The return of the Interski Congress to the United States for the first time since 1968 was made official at the contract signing between Interski International, represented by President Eric Sheckleton and Vice-President Stéphane Cattin, and PSIA-AASI, represented by CEO Peggy Hiller, on Feb. 3 in Vail, Colorado — where the event will take place in April 2027.
Held every four years, Interski is an inspirational event that brings together snowsports instructors from around the world to share educational innovations and top teaching techniques.
Big news coming out of the signing was the commitment of $100,000 toward the event, made by Kent and Vicki Logan – Vail-based philanthropists and longtime supporters of snowsports instructors. “Vicki and I have always believed that instructors have been the unsung heroes of the snowsports industry,” said Kent Logan.
“Kent and Vicki have been remarkable champions for snowsports instructors here in the United States for decades and now they are impacting the world through this generous donation toward Interski 2027,” said PSIA-AASI CEO Peggy Hiller. “This support will ensure more instructors from across the United States and the world will benefit from the educational opportunities of Interski 2027 and ultimately make an impact for more guests learning on snow.”
Citing statistics that skier visits last year in the United States reached an all-time high of more than 65 million visits and generated revenues of $4.6 billion, Kent said, “The cornerstone of this growth, and most importantly, the guest experience, has rested on the shoulders of every individual ski and snowboard instructor.”
Adding that the Logan’s longtime support of PSIA-AASI has been predicated on raising public awareness of the critical importance of its role in creating a successful and safe on-mountain experience, he noted, “It is indeed an honor, and privilege, to help bring the prestigious Interski Congress back to the U.S. after nearly 60 years.”