Watch Jeb Boyd’s Presentation Celebrating PSIA-AASI’s History
In this video, PSIA-AASI National Team Coach Jeb Boyd celebrates PSIA-AASI’s 60-year history. Watch this recording taken at National Academy 2022 in Big Sky, Montana to learn how advancements in educational offerings helped make PSIA-AASI into the education association it is today.
Jeb noted the association was founded 60 years ago in Whitefish, Montana, by Curt Chase, Max Dercum, Jimmy Johnston, Bill Lash, Paul Valar, Doug Pfieffer, and Don Rhinehart.
“Our founders’ goal was to create more consistency and success for instructors and their guests across America,” said Jeb. He explained that evolution has been propelled by PSIA-AASI’s participation in Interski, the international snowsports instructors congress, which takes place at venues around the world every four years.
From the Skills Concept – a simplified teaching system based on rotary movements, edging, and pressure control – to the introduction of snowboard instruction, to the Learning ConnectionSM Model, Interski has proven to be a pivotal testing ground for the association’s teaching innovations.
In turn, Jeb said, “We bring Interski back to you. It’s how we prepare, attend, learn, reflect, and evolve from this event that helps us continue to define the essence of what makes a great instructor.”