Alpine

Certification Pathway

Membership & Certification Information

  • Join the Rocky Mountain Division and the PSIA-AASI National Organization by paying the annual dues
  • Members without certification are referred to as “Registered Members”
  • Membership must be current in order to attend any events through PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain
  • Members can attend events under the age of 16 but will not be awarded any certification until they turn 16

Alpine Level 1 Certification

Alpine Level 1

Alpine Level 2 Certification

Alpine Level 2

 

Alpine Level 3 Certification

Alpine Level 3

Alpine RMT Certificate

Prerequisites:

  • Alpine Level 3 Certification
  • Children’s Specialist 2

Requirements:

  • Successful Completion of the Freestyle Specialist 1 before RMT qualification can be awarded.
  • Successfully Pass the Entrance Ski Assessment
  • Once the Ski Entrance Assessment has been passed, the candidate is entered into the newly redesigned RMT process for the 2017-18 season.  The new design represents a significant change to the RMT experience and a significant philosophical change to the development of trainers in the Rocky Mountain Division.  For more information on the new process, you can find the Alpine RMT Program Guide under Alpine Education Materials

 

Additional Info for Alpine Certification

  • 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.

Education Materials


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Non-Discipline Specific Outlines
Wheels-Up: Checklist for the Downhill Mountain Bike Skills Clinic145.8 KB
Wheels Up: Downhill Skills Mountain Bike Clinic165.2 KB
SUP - Intro to Stand up Paddle Board Clinic Outline175.8 KB
SUP event Checklist - Intro to Stand up Paddle Board202.4 KB
PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
Performance Based Tuning & Waxing642.4 KB
Alpine Documents
National Certification Standards & Performance Guide55.8 KB
04. PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
Alpine Course Outlines
Technical Foundations18.6 KB
Managing Splits And The Family Private38.6 KB
Success Teaching Seniors40.7 KB
301 MA On-Snow64.0 KB
Precision Skiing 20172.2 KB
Precision Skiing 30174.5 KB
Fall Workshop78.7 KB
Alpine Tricks of the Trees85.1 KB
Alpine Boot Balancing & Alignment Outline86.7 KB
Performance Bumps Outline87.7 KB
Teaching Practice 30187.7 KB
Teaching Practice 20188.1 KB
History Of Skiing88.2 KB
Extreme Mountain Performance90.0 KB
Women's All Mountain Performance101.2 KB
201 MA Online101.5 KB
201 MA On-Snow102.1 KB
Frontside Backside Outline112.6 KB
Cruising the Groomers Outline116.6 KB
301 MA Indoor Outline116.9 KB
Edwin Terrell Memorial Clinic117.1 KB
201 MA Indoor117.9 KB
301 MA Online121.0 KB
Tip it & Rip it Outline123.4 KB
Alpine MSM Overview135.7 KB
Advanced Skiing Applications Outline136.9 KB
Alpine Certification Update Outline155.0 KB
Telemark for Alpine Certification159.3 KB
Skate to Ski Clinic Outline181.7 KB
Technical Foundations Handout6.5 MB
Alpine Level 1
4. Alpine Level 1 Assessment Form0.0 B
National Certification Standards & Performance Guide0.0 B
IDP Teaching Standards24.6 KB
2. Alpine Level 1 Assessment Training and Development Guide82.9 KB
7. Alpine Level 1 Pro Tips89.5 KB
IDP Skiing Standards137.6 KB
3. Alpine Level 1 Assessment Prep Outline148.3 KB
6. Alpine Level 1 Teaching Presentation Progression Examples149.6 KB
IDP MA Standards152.7 KB
1. Alpine Level 1 Assessment Overview257.5 KB
Alpine Know Before You Go Final296.6 KB
Supplemental Assessment Standards for Adaptive Alpine Participants627.0 KB
New Snowsports Instructor Guide5.3 MB
Alpine Level 2
4. Alpine Level 2 MA and Technical Assessment Form0.0 B
5. Alpine Level 2 Skiing Assessment Form0.0 B
6. Alpine Level 2 Teaching Assessment Form0.0 B
IDP Teaching Standards24.6 KB
7. Alpine Level 2 Goal Statement Worksheet73.7 KB
National Certification Standards & Performance Guide114.9 KB
IDP Skiing Standards137.6 KB
IDP MA Standards152.7 KB
2. Alpine Level 2 Teaching Assessment Overview222.6 KB
3. Alpine Level 2 Ski Assessment Overview223.5 KB
1. Alpine Level 2 Movement Analysis Assessment Overview288.5 KB
Alpine Know Before You Go Final296.6 KB
Supplemental Assessment Standards for Adaptive Alpine Participants627.0 KB
Alpine Level 3
5. Alpine Level 3 Skiing Assessment Form0.0 B
4. Alpine Level 3 MA and Technical Assessment Form0.0 B
6. Alpine Level 3 Teaching Assessment Form0.0 B
IDP Teaching Standards24.6 KB
National Certification Standards & Performance Guide114.9 KB
IDP Skiing Standards137.6 KB
IDP MA Standards152.7 KB
2. Alpine Level 3 Teach Assessment Overview224.9 KB
3. Alpine Level 3 Ski Assessment Overview226.9 KB
1. Alpine Level 3 Movement Analysis Assessment Overview230.4 KB
Alpine Know Before You Go Final296.6 KB
Supplemental Assessment Standards for Adaptive Alpine Participants627.0 KB
Alpine RMT
Training By Objective15.6 KB
Clinic Outline Handout - Blank70.5 KB
Alpine RMT Training & Teaching Assessment Outline81.6 KB
Alpine RMT Entrance Assessment Form96.3 KB
Alpine RMT Technical/ MA Assessment Outline100.8 KB
Alpine RMT Skiing Assessment Outline138.1 KB
Alpine RMT Training & Teaching Module Clinic Outline175.4 KB
Alpine RMT Skiing Module Clinic Outline188.2 KB
Alpine RMT Technical/ M.A. Clinic Outline193.2 KB
Alpine RMT Skiing Assessment Form221.4 KB
Alpine RMT Technical/ MA Assessment Form272.0 KB
Advanced Skiing Applications Outline344.5 KB
Alpine RMT Teaching & Training Assessment Form354.6 KB
Alpine RMT Program Guide441.1 KB
Kolbs Handout628.8 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

Alpine Level 1 Certification

  • Participants must be a current PSIA-AASI member in order to attend events. You can join at this link. 
  • Complete the following online E-Learning Modules:
  • If participants are affiliated with a ski school and have completed new hire 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

 

Alpine Level 1 Prep Course:

Loveland – December 2-3, 2022
Vail – January 10-11, 2023
Eldora – February 9-10, 2023

 

Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Assessments:

Breckenridge – November 28-30, 2022
Loveland – December 9-11, 2022
Winter Park – December 12-14, 2022
Steamboat – December 14-16, 2022
Vail – December 14-16, 2022
Crested Butte – January 4-6, 2023
Vail – January 9-11, 2023
Keystone – January 11-13, 2023
Winter Park – January 18-20, 2023
Red River – January 20-22, 2023
Breckenridge – January 23-25, 2023
Monarch – January 25-27, 2023
Eldora – January 25-27, 2023
Arizona Snowbowl – January 27-29, 2023
Steamboat – February 1-3, 2023
Snowmass – February 1-3, 2023
Purgatory – February 1-3, 2023
Beaver Creek – February 6-8, 2023
Taos – February 8-10, 2023
Granby Ranch – February 14-16, 2023
Copper – February 14-16, 2023
Angel Fire – February 22-24, 2023
Telluride – February 27-March 1, 2023
Buttermilk – March 1-3, 2023
Santa Fe – March 6-8, 2023
Powderhorn – March 25-27, 2023
Ski Cooper – April 3-5, 2023
Breckenridge – April 12-14, 2023
Loveland – April 24-26, 2023

Alpine Level 2 Prerequisites:

  • Children’s Specialist 1 is a required prerequisite and must be passed in order to attend the Alpine Level 2 On-Snow Assessments
  • Attend One Additional Event Prerequisite from the list below (must be taken after Alpine Level 1)
  • Pass Alpine Level 2 Professional Knowledge Exam at least 1 week before the start of the assessment

Teaching Electives

Children’s Specialist 1 *Must pass in order to attend Alpine Level 2 Assessment

Breckenridge – November 29-30, 2022
Loveland – December 10-11, 2022
Winter Park – December 13-14, 2022
Vail – December 15-16, 2022
Copper – January 5-6, 2023
Vail – January 9-10, 2023
Keystone – January 12-13, 2023
Powderhorn – January 18-19, 2023
Winter Park – January 19-20, 2023
Breckenridge – January 24-25, 2023
Telluride – January 31-February 1, 2023
Monarch – February 1-2, 2023
Buttermilk – February 2-3, 2023
Beaver Creek – February 7-8, 2023
Steamboat – February 9-10, 2023
Ski Cooper – February 13-14, 2023
Red River – February 15-16, 2023
Eldora – February 23-24, 2023
Crested Butte – February 27-28, 2023
Arizona Snowbowl – March 4-5, 2023
Taos – March 6-7, 2023
Santa Fe – March 8-9, 2023
Purgatory – March 25-26, 2023
Loveland – March 28-29, 2023
Loveland – April 25-26, 2023

Alpine Teaching Practice 201

Aspen Mountain – November 30-December 1, 2022
Copper – February 15-16, 2023
Taos – March 6-7, 2023

Certification in Another Discipline (if taken after Alpine Level 1)

 

Technical Electives

Boot Balancing & Alignment

Summit County – November 13, 2022
Vail – April 15-16, 2023

Movement Analysis 201 On-Snow or Indoor/Online

On-Snow – Breckenridge – November 28, 2022
Online Webinar – November 30 & December 7, 2022
On-Snow – Buttermilk – February 1, 2023
On-Snow – Taos – February 9, 2023
Online Webinar – March 29 & April 12, 2023
On-Snow – Loveland – April 24, 2023

Technical Foundations Clinic

Summit Country – November 12, 2022

USSA Coaches Qualification (Must Submit as Non-PSIA Clinic Credit)

 

Skiing Electives

Precision Skiing 201

Aspen Highlands – January 5, 2023
Vail – January 9, 2023
Breckenridge – January 23, 2023
Telluride – January 30, 2023
Snowmass – February 3, 2023
2-Day Camp – Beaver Creek – February 7-8, 2023
Eldora – February 10, 2023
Red River – February 14, 2023
Steamboat – February 16, 2023
Arizona Snowbowl – March 3, 2023
Loveland – March 28, 2023

Freestyle Specialist 

FS1 – Telluride – February 6-8, 2023
FS1 – Copper – February 8-10, 2023
FS2 – Copper – February 8-10,2023
FS3 – Copper – February 8-10, 2023
FS1 – Buttermilk – March 1-3, 2023
FS1 – Steamboat – March 7-9, 2023
FS1 – Arizona Snowbowl – March 10-12, 2023
FS1 – Vail – April 3-5, 2023

Telemark Skiing for Alpine Certification

Winter Park – January 19-20, 2023

 

Alpine Level 2 On-Snow Assessments:

 

Movement Analysis/Technical Assessment

Steamboat – February 1, 2023
Breckenridge – February 13, 2023
Aspen Highlands – March 1, 2023
Eldora – March 7, 2023
Angel Fire – March 22, 2023
Vail – April 5, 2023
A-Basin – May 1, 2023

Teach Assessment

Steamboat – February 2, 2023
Breckenridge – February 14, 2023
Aspen Highlands – March 2, 2023
Eldora – March 8, 2023
Angel Fire – March 23, 2023
Vail – April 6, 2023
A-Basin – May 2, 2023

Ski Assessment

Steamboat – February 3, 2023
Breckenridge – February 15, 2023
Aspen Highlands – March 3, 2023
Eldora – March 9, 2023
Angel Fire – March 24, 2023
Vail – April 7, 2023
A-Basin – May 3, 2023

Alpine Level 3 Prerequisites:

  • Children’s Specialist 2 is a prerequisite that must be passed before attending the Alpine Level 3 On-Snow Assessment
  • Attend One Additional Event Prerequisite from the list below (must be taken after Alpine Level 2)
  • Pass Alpine Level III Professional Knowledge Exam at least 1 week before the start of the assessment
  • No electives used to fulfill the Alpine Level 2 prerequisites can be used towards Alpine Level 3

Teaching Electives

Children’s Specialist 2 *Must pass in order to attend Alpine Level 3 certification

Breckenridge – November 29-30, 2022
Copper – January 5-6, 2023
Vail – January 9-10, 2023
Breckenridge – January 24-25, 2023
Monarch – February 2-3, 2023
Beaver Creek – February 7-8, 2023
Steamboat – February 9-10, 2023
Angel Fire – February 23-24, 2023
Buttermilk – March 1-2, 2023
Loveland – March 28-29, 2023
Vail – April 15-16, 2023
Loveland – April 25-26, 2023

Alpine Teaching Practice 301

Breckenridge – January 24-25, 2023
Snowmass – February 1-2, 2023

Certification in Another Discipline (if taken after Alpine Level 2)

 

Technical Electives

Boot Balancing & Alignment

Summit County – November 13, 2022
Vail – April 15-16, 2023

Movement Analysis 301 On-Snow or Indoor/Online

Online – November 30 & December 7, 2022
On-Snow – January 9, 2023
Online – March 29 & April 12, 2023
Loveland – April 25, 2023

Technical Foundations Clinic

Summit Country – November 12, 2022

USSA Coaches Qualification (Must Submit as Non-PSIA Clinic Credit)

 

Skiing Electives

Precision Skiing 301

Aspen Highlands – January 6, 2023
Breckenridge – January 24, 2023
Two-Day Camp – Beaver Creek – February 7-8, 2023
Taos – February 10, 2023
Copper – February 14, 2023
Loveland – March 29, 2023

Freestyle Specialist 

FS1 – Telluride – February 6-8, 2023
FS1 – Copper – February 8-10, 2023
FS2 – Copper – February 8-10,2023
FS3 – Copper – February 8-10, 2023
FS1 – Buttermilk – March 1-3, 2023
FS1 – Steamboat – March 7-9, 2023
FS1 – Arizona Snowbowl – March 10-12, 2023
FS1 – Vail – April 3-5, 2023

Telemark Skiing for Alpine Certification

Winter Park – January 19-20, 2023

 

Alpine Level 3 On-Snow Assessments:

 

Movement Analysis/Technical Assessment

Breckenridge – February 13, 2023
Aspen Highlands – March 1, 2023
Vail – April 5, 2023
A-Basin – May 1, 2023

Teach Assessment

Breckenridge – February 14, 2023
Aspen Highlands – March 2, 2023
Vail – April 6, 2023
A-Basin – May 2, 2023

Ski Assessment

Breckenridge – February 15, 2023
Aspen Highlands – March 3, 2023
Vail – April 7, 2023
A-Basin – May 3, 2023

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