The Snowboard DECL (Division Education and Clinic Leader) team is a group of highly trained instructors who are responsible for running the various Snowboard clinics and assessments that the Division offers.
Members of this team have have been hand-selected from the Snowboard Educational Staff; for more information on this process, take a look at this page.
Eric RollsRegion V Rep
Currently residing in Salt Lake City Utah, Eric teaches and conducts training at The Canyons Resort. Along with working for the PSIA-AASI Intermountain Education Staff, Eric follows his passion for coaching athletes as a Head Coach with Team Utah at Brighton Resort.
Eric is a big advocate for freestyle and creating a fun environment for learning snowboarding. He is known to come up with a creative approach to clinics and likes to leave all participants stoked about learning something new. Whether it’s a silly snowboard ground trick, coaching someone to throw spins in the park, or a clinic that creates new ways to teach snowboarding, Eric is very passionate about snowboarding and it shows through his riding and enthusiastic words.
Hometown: Elmira, NY
Resort: Canyons, UT
Sponsors: NeverSummer, Burton, Anon, RED, Hestra
Favorite run: Tuckerman’s Chute (Jay Peak, VT)
Favorite on-mountain restaurant: The Farm (Canyons Resort, UT)
Favorite travel destination: St. Anton, Austria
Favorite food: Maple Bacon Doughnut
Apres style: A beer with friends or rest before live music at night.
Playlist: Led Zeppelin, Jurassic 5, Galactic, Soulive, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mars Volta, Medeski Martin Wood, Pretty Lights
Currently reading: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Most memorable riding moment: Landing the Double Decker cliff drop under the Tram at Jay Peak in a blind fog. It felt surreal landing blind and riding away through waist-deep powpow!
First snowboarding outfit: Burton Surfwear outfit (circa Late ’80s). Teal pants w/ black knees. Matching purple, teal, black, white, and gray splatter-pattern jacket. Still have it and wear it on Gaper Day (April 1st) and torchlight parades.
The best thing about snowboarding: Snowboarding creates a unique culture that prides itself on individual expression, self discovery through challenges we choose, and awesome sensations that are specific to ridin
Home Resort: Canyons, UT
“I am very passionate about promoting fun and connection with others through creativity on snow. I thrive from learning and collecting information so I can use it for good, not evil.”
USSA Coach L300
PSIA/AASI Children Specialist 2
PSIA/AASI Freestyle Specialist 2
AASI National Team, Terms-2008-2012 & 2012-2016
NOLS/WMI Wilderness First Responder
Canyons Resort Training Manager