Alpine

Certification Pathway

Registered Member

Join the Rocky Mountain Division and the PSIA-AASI National Organization by paying the annual dues.

Alpine Level 1 Certification

  • Minimum 16 years of Age
  • Complete online E-Learning Module prior to assessment
  • If you are affiliated with a ski school and have completed in-house training, you may go directly to the Level 1 assessment, if not you must first attend the 2-day Level 1 prep clinic before attending the Level 1 on-snow assessment
  • Attend 3-Day Alpine Level 1 Assessment

 

Alpine Level 2 Certification

Prerequisites

  • Alpine Level 1 Certified or minimum of Snowboard, Adaptive or Tele Level 2 Certified
  • Attend 2 of the following electives
    • Children’s Specialist 1
    • Alpine Teaching Practice 201
    • Certification in Another Discipline (if taken after Alpine Level 1)
    • Boot Balancing and Alignment
    • Movement Analysis 201 Indoor Clinic
    • Movement Analysis 201 On-Snow Clinic
    • Technical Foundations Indoor Clinic
    • USSA Coaches Qualification
    • Precision Skiing 201 (1 day)
    • Precision Skiing 201 Camp (2 day)
    • Freestyle Specialist 1
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • Pass Level 2 Online Assessment
  • Complete the Level 2 Proficiency Log

 

Requirements

  • Pass all portions of Children’s Specialist 1 (this counts as one of the 2 Electives, the CS1 must be passed to receive your Alpine Level 2)
  • Pass 3-part Level 2 On-Snow Assessment

 

Alpine Level 3 Certification

Prerequisites

  • Alpine Level 2 Certified
  • Attend 2 of the following electives
    • Children’s Specialist 2
    • Alpine Teaching Practice 301
    • Certification Taken in Another Discipline (if taken after Alpine Level 2)
    • Boot Balancing and Alignment
    • Movement Analysis 301 Indoor Clinic
    • Movement Analysis 301 On-Snow Clinic
    • Technical Foundations Indoor Clinic
    • Precision Skiing 301 (1 day)
    • Precision Skiing 301 Camp (2 day)
    • Freestyle Specialist – any level
    • USSA Coaches Certification (taken after L2)
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • Pass Level 3 Online Assessment
  • Complete Level 3 Proficiency Log

 

Requirements

  • Pass all portions of Children’s Specialist 2 (this counts as one of the 2 Electives, the CS2 must be passed to receive your Alpine Level 3)
  • Pass 3-Part Level 3 On-Snow Assessment
  • *No electives used to meet the Level 2 Certification requirements can be used to fulfill the requirements for the Level 3 Certification*

 

Additional Info for All 3 Levels

  • Exams are offered as a 3 day block or as 1 day modules throughout the season.  They can be taken all 3 days at once or individually within the 3 day block.
  • Any part of the level 2 and 3 assessments can be retaken individually if not passed.
  • Assessments (whether passed or failed) count toward a member’s credit hour requirement.
  • Written assessments are now  offered on-line.
  • If using the CS1 or CS2 as an elective for Level 2 or 3 certification, this must be completed before starting any portion of the certification.

Reference Materials


NameSize
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Non-Discipline Specific Outlines
SUP event Checklist - Intro to Stand up Paddle Board202.4 KB
Experience-Driven Learning & Teaching Lab w/ Horst Abraham204.2 KB
Experience-Driven Learning & Teaching Lab Narrative60.9 KB
Experience-Driven Learning & Teaching Lab - Prework76.2 KB
PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
Wheels-Up: Downhill Mountain Bike Skills Clinic40.0 KB
SUP - Intro to Stand up Paddle Board Clinic Outline175.8 KB
Supervisor Skills Workshop Agenda166.0 KB
Supervisor Skills Workshop78.8 KB
Performance Based Tuning & Waxing642.4 KB
Wheels-Up: Checklist for the Downhill Mountain Bike Skills Clinic148.9 KB
Alpine Documents
Alpine E1 Application 2019105.8 KB
GCT Grid Guide56.1 KB
GCT Skier Assessment Worksheet11.1 KB
National Certification Standards55.8 KB
Alpine Course Outlines
201 MA Indoor44.2 KB
201 MA On-Snow51.7 KB
301 MA Indoor63.9 KB
301 MA On-Snow64.0 KB
401 Technical Foundations & Movement Analysis Outline229.6 KB
401 Clinic Leading & Presentation Skills611.1 KB
Advanced Skiing Applications Outline344.5 KB
All Mountain Performance203.6 KB
Boot Balancing Alignment66.4 KB
Alpine Certification Update Outline155.0 KB
Cruising the Groomers Outline116.6 KB
Edwin Terrell Memorial Clinic97.4 KB
Level 2 Assessment Preview Outline130.4 KB
Extreme Mountain Performance41.0 KB
Fall Workshop39.2 KB
Foundations of Freestyle156.3 KB
Alpine Freestyle Spring Session outline74.0 KB
Frontside Backside Outline108.0 KB
History Of Skiing166.6 KB
Managing Splits And The Family Private38.6 KB
Nastar Clinic38.8 KB
Performance Bumps39.6 KB
Precision Skiing 20138.9 KB
Precision Skiing 30156.1 KB
PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
Success Teaching Seniors40.7 KB
Teaching Beginning Bumps18.3 KB
Teaching Practice 20117.9 KB
Teaching Practice 30117.8 KB
Teaching Contemporary Skiing251.7 KB
Technical Foundations Handout6.5 MB
Technical Foundations18.6 KB
The Whole Of It, Broken Down41.5 KB
Tip it & Rip it Outline123.4 KB
Women's Workshop Outline136.7 KB
Women's Clinic Handout1.7 MB
Alpine Level 1
IDP Teaching Standards24.6 KB
IDP MA Standards148.8 KB
Alpine Level 1 Assessment Form76.5 KB
Alpine Level 1 Exam Outline297.6 KB
Alpine Level 1 Exam Prep Outline469.3 KB
Alpine Level 1 Exam Proficiency Log329.5 KB
Supplemental Exam Standards for Adaptive Alpine Participants627.0 KB
New Snowsports Instructor Guide5.3 MB
IDP Skiing Standards137.6 KB
Alpine Level 2
IDP Teaching Standards24.6 KB
IDP MA Standards148.8 KB
Alpine Level 2 Assessment Outline220.3 KB
Alpine Level 2 Assessment Form76.0 KB
Alpine Level 2 Goal Sheet73.7 KB
Alpine Level 2 Proficiency Log293.5 KB
Supplemental Exam Standards for Adaptive Alpine Participants627.0 KB
IDP Skiing Standards137.6 KB
Alpine Level 3
IDP Teaching Standards24.6 KB
IDP MA Standards148.8 KB
Alpine Level 3 Assessment Outline263.7 KB
Alpine Level 3 Movement Analysis Assessment Form533.4 KB
Alpine Level 3 Ski Assessment Form60.7 KB
Alpine Level 3 Teach Assessment Form65.1 KB
Alpine Level 3 Proficiency Log280.7 KB
Supplemental Exam Standards for Adaptive Alpine Participants627.0 KB
IDP Skiing Standards137.6 KB
Alpine RMT
401 Technical Foundations & Movement Analysis Outline229.6 KB
401 Clinic Leading & Presentation Skills611.1 KB
Advanced Skiing Applications Outline344.5 KB
Clinic Outline Handout - Blank70.5 KB
Kolbs Handout628.8 KB
Alpine RMT Program Guide413.6 KB
Training By Objective15.6 KB
Alpine Freestyle Specialist RMT
Alpine Freestyle RMT Assessment Outline80.0 KB
FT-Basic Freestyle To Enhance Motor Skill Development71.5 KB
FT-Experiential Learning Freestyle72.0 KB
Training By Objective347.6 KB

Demonstration Videos

The Alpine Demonstration Videos are provided as a visual reference for your training. All Demonstration Videos are now hosted on the Matrix at thesnowpros.org.  You will need to log in to your thesnowpros.org account to gain access to the Matrix Videos.  If you are having log-in problems please call 303-987-9390

LEVEL 1 Alpine Demonstration Videos

LEVEL 2 Alpine Demonstration Videos

LEVEL 3 Alpine Demonstration Videos

Level II Video Interviews

You can find the Level 2 Teaching Exam interviews HERE

National Website

To access the PSIA-AASI National website visit www.thesnowpros.org

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