Events

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Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no additional fee if registration is cancelled or switched before the published deadline date.
  • 50% cancellation OR switch fee if the registration is cancelled or switched after the published deadline but up to 24 hours before the event.
  • The 50% fee will be waived if the registrant provides a person, at least one week before the event, as your replacement for a cancellation or switch. This person will need to pay the registrant directly for the cost of the event.
  • If registrant cancels or is a “no show” within 24 hours of the event, no refunds will be administered.
  • Medically verified cancellations will receive a 100% refund if a written doctor’s verification and request for a refund are received in the RM office within two weeks after the event.

Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing & Technical Prep Clinic

This clinic is a prerequisite to the Adaptive Alpine Level 1 & 2 Certification. Participants are introduced to the functional skiing tasks and movements needed to effectively teach adaptive alpine lessons. Clinic participants also receive training in adaptive teaching, lesson planning, and movement analysis. Part of the course is taught indoors and part of it is on the snow. Please go to the Ed Materials section of the website and DOWNLOAD the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Professional Development Log and the Level 1 & 2 Adaptive Alpine Exam Material. Work on the Professional Development Log with your home area trainers and bring it, along with the Level 1 & 2 Adaptive Alpine Exam Material, to the clinic.

Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing & Technical Exam

This is a one-day validation of skiing, teaching and technical understanding for levels 1-6 as applied to adaptive alpine students. Candidates are evaluated on the Application Maneuvers and Fundamental Skiing Maneuvers used in teaching adaptive lessons. They are also assessed on their knowledge of skiing and teaching concepts and terminology, as well as their ability to perform movement analysis of a stand up skier. Upon successful completion of the Adaptive Functional Skiing Exam, candidates may take Specialty Exams in Bi-Ski & Mono Ski; Cognitive and Visually Impaired; or 3-Track, 4-Track & Slider.

Adaptive Alpine 3-Track & 4-Track & Slider Exam

This is a one-day Specialty Exam in which candidates will be verified in skiing, teaching, medical & technical knowledge and competent use of 3-Track, 4-Track and Slider adaptive equipment.  *You will be required to download the development log for each specialty exam, as well as complete the online quiz at least one week before attending the exam.

Adaptive Alpine Bi-Ski & Mono-Ski Exam

This is a one-day Specialty Exam in which candidates will be verified in their skiing, teaching, medical & technical knowledge competent use of  and bi-ski and mono-ski adaptive equipment. *You will be required to download the take home written exam and the development log for each specialty exam.*

Adaptive Alpine Cognitive & Visually Impaired Exam

This is a one-day Specialty Exam in which candidates will be verified in their skiing, teaching, medical & technical knowledge and competent use of specialized adaptive equipment relative to students with cognitive and visual disabilities.  *You will be required to download the take home written exam and the development log for each specialty exam.*

Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Prep Clinic

This 2-day clinic will focus on teaching, movement analysis and technical understanding for adaptive skiing levels 1-9.  All aspects of adaptive specialties will be addressed through interaction and discussion.  Please download any relevant materials from the Rocky Mountain website to enhance your preparation for this clinic.

Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Exam

This 2-day verification requires teaching and technical proficiency for levels 1-9 in all terrain and for all of the Adaptive Specialties.  A written test will be administered during the exam.  For a complete listing of Level 3 requirements and standards, please visit the RM website.

Adaptive Alpine RMT Prep Clinic

This 2-day clinic is a prerequisite for Adaptive Rocky Mountain Trainer. Participants will receive feedback on teaching skills, movement analysis and technical understanding as it relates to Adaptive Functional Skiing. Candidates will do video analysis and peer review as it relates to training other instructors in Adaptive Specialties. Please Download any relevant materials from the Rocky Mountain website to enhance your preparation for this clinic.

Adaptive Alpine RMT Exam

Candidates for Adaptive Rocky Mountain Trainer will be evaluated on skiing, teaching & technical knowledge and clinic leading skills.  Successful candidates will demonstrate skiing the functional tasks, 2-track, adaptive specialties, and the bi-ski & mono-ski on groomed green & blue terrain at the Trainer Standard. Successful completion of the Adaptive Rocky Mountain Trainer Exam is a prerequisite for application as an Adaptive Advanced Educator for PSIA-RM.

Adaptive Alpine Ski Bike as an Adaptive Tool

This one day clinic will introduce ski-bikes as adaptive tools to get our students back on the mountain or just keep them out there a little longer. Learn who might be a candidate for adaptive ski-bike and any individual adjustments needed. Discuss and practice beginner to intermediate progression including safe chairlift loads and hands-on assists.

Adaptive Alpine Tethering Tune Up

This clinic is intended for instructors who have already tethered sit-down equipment and would like more practice and tune-up tethering skills.  Get hands-on practice with the latest sit-down equipment and refine your skills with both hand-held and fixed outrigger tethering.  This clinic will also cover common terrain tactics and adjustments for varying snow conditions.

Adaptive Snowboard Level 1 ITC

This three-day ITC will introduce candidates to teaching snowboarding to students with special needs. It is intended as a broad overview of teaching snowboarding and of some of the disabilities you will encounter and will include a verification of your riding as well as teaching skills. The  AASI-RM Adaptive Snowboard Resource Guide is available online and it is highly recommended that you read this prior to day 1 of the ITC.

Day 1 – Riding

The first clinic day covers riding through skidded turns (Levels 1 – 4). Personal snowboarding skills will be developed in bumps, carving, switch riding, freestyle and demonstration images. Technical aspects of the sport will be covered in relationship to their impact on effective riding. This clinic will include ASB (Adaptive Snowboard) specific Riding Tasks and a verification of riding ability at the Level 1 Certified Standard

Day 2 – Movement Analysis

This clinic provides a solid foundation of primary snowboarding skills and in-depth observation skills. Focus will be on delivering clear and concise descriptions of snowboarding movements in student centered language and how those concepts relate to Adaptive Teaching. Cause and effect relationships and how movement analysis is integrated into the teaching model will be covered.  Throughout the day we will also be discussing riding challenges specific to Students with Visual and Cognitive Impairments.

Day 3 – Teaching & Adaptive Specialties

This clinic explores the many aspects of teaching snowboarding with special emphasis on understanding and using the Teaching Model with students. Skills covered include recognizing learning styles and developing teaching progressions and adapting those to the special needs of our students. A variety of progressions as well as adaptive teaching aids will be explored.

Adaptive Snowboard Physical Stand-Up Prep Clinic

This two-day course is a recommended but not mandatory perquisites for the Adaptive Snowboard Physical Stand-Up exam. A workbook will be available online or be mailed to the candidate upon request and needs to be completed and brought to Day 1 of the prep.

Day 1 will include discussion of disabilities and medications. Participants will learn about and practice assessments for this population. We will discuss different student scenarios and ways to use adaptive equipment. The specialty specific riding tasks will also be practiced throughout both days.

Day 2will include teaching and technical information on adaptive equipment such as outriggers, rider bar, bamboo pole, etc.,  and adaptations of the standard snowboard progression that are needed for this population. Hands-on use of adaptive equipment.

Adaptive Snowboard Physical Stand-Up Exam

This one-day validation requires proficiency at riding and teaching Adaptive Snowboarding in levels 1-5 and physical disabilities allowing participants to ride stand-up. AASI/ATS teaching and technical concepts as they apply to each student. Disability-specific knowledge, Adaptive equipment specific knowledge, riding, safety, adaptive assists, medical and equipment assessment of adaptive riders. A short written exam will be given at the end of the day. (If the candidates have not completed the work-book in the prep clinic, it needs to be handed in.) Any safety portion of the exam that is failed is a cpmplete fail, and the participant needs to retake the exam. For more information and certification materials please visit www.psia-rm.org adaptive site. Candidates must make arrangements to bring adaptive equipment to the exam.

Adaptive Snowboard Cognitive, Visually Impaired & Hard of Hearing Prep Clinic

This two-day course is a recommended but not mandatory prerequisite for the adaptive snowboarding Cog/VI/HOH Exam. A workbook is available online at www.psia-rm.org. The first day will include discussion of disabilities and medications.  Participants will learn about and practice assessments for this population and address different guiding styles.  The specialty specific riding tasks will also be practiced throughout both days. The second day will include teaching and technical information on adaptive equipment.  There will be hands-on use of adaptive equipment and adaptations of the standard snowboard progression that are needed for this population.

Adaptive Snowboard Cognitive, Visually Impaired & Hard of Hearing Exam

This one-day validation requires proficiency at riding and teaching Adaptive Snowboarding in levels 1-5 and these adaptive specialties: cognitive, visually impaired and hard of hearing related disabilities. AASI/ATS teaching and technical concepts as they apply to each specialty. Disability-specific knowledge, riding, safety, adaptive assists, medical and equipment assessments of adaptive riders.  A short written exam will be given at the end of the day. Any failed safety portion of the exam requires the participant to retake the full exam.  For more information and certification materials please visit www.psia-rm.org adaptive site.

 

Adaptive Snowboard Physical Sit-Down Prep Clinic

This two-day course is a recommended but not mandatory prerequisite for the Adaptive Snowboarding Physical Sit-Down exam.  Participants need to bring equipment necessary to teach this population.

A workbook will be available online or be mailed to the candidate upon request and needs to be completed and brought to Day 1 of the prep.

Day 1 will include discussion of disabilities/abilities and medications.  Participants will learn about and practice assessments for this population and explore different student set-ups. The specialty specific riding tasks will also be practiced throughout both days.

Day 2 will include teaching and technical information on adaptive equipment, hands-on practice of assists and tethering. Equipment specific progressions and adaptations of the standard snowboard progression that are needed for this population.

Adaptive Snowboard Physical Sit-Down Exam

This one-day validation requires proficiency at teaching Adaptive Snowboarding in levels 1-5 in physical sit-down disabilities and necessary riding ability to safely assist these students (min. level 6).  AASI/ATS teaching and technical concepts as they apply to each specialty and specific equipment, disability-specific knowledge, riding, safety, adaptive assists, medical and equipment assessment of adaptive riders. A short written exam will be given at the end of the day.

Any safety portion of the exam that is failed is a complete fail, and the participant needs to retake the exam.  For more information and certification materials please visit the Rocky Mountain website.  Candidates must make arrangements to bring adaptive equipment to this exam.

Alpine Advanced Skiing Applications

This two-day on-snow session is designed for current Level 3 certified instructors who are interested in developing their skills towards the Rocky Mountain Trainer (RMT) entrance exam. This course is also for current level 3 certified instructors interested in improving their technical skiing in a challenging, focused and feedback-intensive environment.  Participants will develop their understanding of, and ability to apply concepts that define modern, high performance skiing.  Participants will ski ALL available terrain (including Double-Black Diamond and inbound extreme terrain/conditions).

Alpine All Mountain Performance

If you like to explore varying terrain, snow conditions and speeds, sign up here! Develop the tactics, technique and attitude required to ski all terrain in any condition.   You will also learn the skills to be a more effective instructor to enable your clients to also ski all terrain in any condition!

Alpine Boot Balancing & Alignment

*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Alpine Levels 2 & 3.*

This two-day equipment-oriented clinic will focus on balancing and alignment issues for all alpine and telemark skiers. Topics include biomechanics, equipment considerations and individual skier characteristics and alignment aspects.

Alpine Certification Update

This two-day clinic is required  once every four years as part of all alpine level 2 and 3 certified member’s continuing education.  The educational content that is covered through the certification process is constantly evolving and is representative of guest needs, member school needs, and the direction of the national organization. This clinic evolves with the certification process and is designed to accomplish our membership’s goal of being current in their understanding and practice as a certified professional.  The clinic content is updated and redesigned each year to provide you with the most updated and current information on teaching methodology, technical understanding, and personal skiing to help you perform at the top of your game for your guests.

Participants will be exposed to new ideas and information, receive skiing feedback based on their certification level, and have opportunities to share questions and ideas about the state of snowsports instruction and the industry.

Alpine Edwin Terrell Memorial Clinic

This clinic and Scholarship Fund is in dedication to Edwin Terrell, who was an exceptional athlete, ski instructor and Divisional Clinic Leader from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Edwin had an enthusiastic hunger for self-improvement. In his memory, this clinic provides a unique open-minded exploration into the big picture of movement and natural behaviors utilizing information from other sports. The Edwin Terrell Memorial Clinic is a Southern District clinic open to all Rocky Mountain members with one scholarship per Southern District Ski School available.

Alpine Extreme Mountain Performance

Explore the technical and tactical aspects of skiing steep, off-piste terrain in all types of snow conditions.  Participants will develop optimal ski and body performance in extreme terrain, and achieve efficiency in all terrain and snow conditions.  Group participation will facilitate greater understandings of cause and effect relationships and improve feedback accuracy at high skiing levels.  This course builds on foundations from the All Mountain Performance course.

Alpine Fall Workshop

Get an early season tune-up for your technique from top PSIA-Rocky Mountain Divisional Trainers. Share your knowledge of contemporary skiing, teaching and technical skills, as well as guest retention with your peers. Individual feedback with video will create a focus for development to take you into a successful season and beyond.

Alpine Freestyle Jibber’s Paradise

This two-day clinic will be broken up into four sessions (2 AM sessions & 2 PM sessions); these four sessions will consist of Rails, Jumps, Halfpipe & Flatland. We will explore skiing intermediate to advanced level maneuvers and tricks as well as rails, half pipes, jumps, and a variety of switch skiing applications. Utilizing the latest in teaching concepts and methodologies we will explore the overall freestyle experience. Improve personal skiing as technical and the mechanical aspect of freestyle skiing is explained. Have fun learning to improve the skills we have while getting the needed feedback and alterations needed to gain confidence and technique.

Twin tip skis are not required but highly recommended. Padding, although not required, is also recommended. It has helped settle the nerves of some participants. Example: hip pads, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets, etc. 

Alpine Freestyle Fiesta

Fiesta time in the Rockies, come join our Alpine Freestyle Educators and other fellow jibbers for two full days of flying and sliding in the terrain parks. This party is made up of four 1/2-day sessions, to include rails, jumps, pipe and flats. There will be different ability levels but don’t let that spicy chili detour you. We can mariachi no matter what your ability, from never-even-tried-it all the way to RMT practice. We can all enjoy! Sombrero’s optional, this clinic replaces the Freestyle Improvement Clinic. VIVA LA FREESTYLE!!

Twin Tip skis are NOT required but do assist in the performance of some exercises.

Alpine Freestyle Specialist 1

This course is for instructors teaching guests basic introductory freestyle maneuvers and Terrain Park features. The first day of the course is a clinic focused on the fundamental skills needed to teach basic freestyle lessons. The 2nd and 3rd days are a scored evaluation that verifies participant’s performance, teaching and understanding at the divisional standard. There will be a comprehensive teaching segment as well as an on mountain MA session on the 2nd day.  The 3rd day is focused on evaluation of the skiing/ terrain park maneuvers.   Prior to arrival the candidates must download & complete the Freestyle Workbook.

Twin Tip skis are NOT required but do assist in the performance of some exercises.

Alpine Freestyle Specialist 2/3

Freestyle Specialist 2:

This course is for instructors wanting to attain an Intermediate level credential regarding their skiing and teaching skills on the larger terrain features in the Rocky Mountain Division. This three day evaluation process is broken into one day Prep, one day of teaching & technical evaluation and a final day of skiing maneuvers. There will be a comprehensive teaching segment as well as an on mountain MA session on the 2nd day.  The 3rd day is focused on evaluation of the skiing/ terrain park maneuvers. This evaluation is a direct reflection of the per-requisite improvement clinics (Freestyle Fiesta or Jibber’s paradise) and the personal growth of the candidate from the time of FS-1 as it may relate to the divisional standard. All candidates must complete the Freestyle Specialist 2 Workbook.

Candidates must have an Alpine Freestyle Specialist 1 or be a current Alpine Cert II with confidence of terrain park features. 

 

Freestyle Specialist 3:

 This course is for instructors wanting to attain an advanced level credential regarding their skiing and teaching skills on the largest terrain features in the Rocky Mountain Division. This three day evaluation process is broken into one day Prep, one day of teaching & technical evaluation and a final day of skiing maneuvers. There will be a comprehensive teaching segment as well as an on mountain MA session on the 2nd day.  The 3rd day is focused on evaluation of the skiing/ terrain park maneuvers. This evaluation is a direct reflection of the per-requisite improvement clinics (jibber’s paradise) and the personal growth of the candidate from the time of FS-2 as it may relate to the divisional standard.

Candidates must have an Alpine Freestyle Specialist 1 or 2 and must complete the Freestyle Specialist 3 Workbook. 

Alpine History of Skiing

This clinic will explore the interaction of factors that influenced the development of skiing, ski technique and ski instruction. Focusing on the truths of anatomy and physics as they apply to skiing, participants will identify cause and affect relationships from historical ski techniques and how these relate to teaching. Learn and share ideas about how to pace your lessons while addressing movement, psychological and equipment needs when making various historical movement patterns more contemporary.

Alpine Masters of Learning (Formerly Strength Based Learning)

The evolutionary next generation of “Strength Based Learning” this clinic delivers comprehensive insights that will elevate your skills and your passion for teaching.  Clinic leader Leon Littlebird Desmoineaux has developed teaching clinics for 30 years and facilitated instructor clinics for all of the major ski schools in PSIA-RM.  His sessions are highly rated by participants for developing new teaching skills, feeling new sensations in their own skiing and having fun in this two-day interactive session.  The core of this two-day session revolves around identifying and building on each participants strengths as a teacher and learner. For both skiers and snowboarders, this clinic delivers compelling information, innovative ideas and is well-known for being a lot of fun.

Alpine Movement Analysis 201 Indoor

*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 2.*

This one day indoor clinic will introduce the Movement Analysis Process and enhance skills required to describe ski and body performances in each phase of the turn. We will analyze how these performances in one phase of a turn affect performances in another phase of the turn. Learn to prescribe movements for a lesson to encourage positive changes. Some time may be spent investigating skill mechanics, however, participants will be expected to bring a fundamental understanding from Technical Foundations.

Alpine Movement Analysis 201 On-Snow

*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 2.*

A one day on-snow clinic that will focus on applying and further developing the skills needed to demonstrate an understanding of the movement analysis process for Level 2 Certification by analyzing each other’s skiing using tasks from Level 2 Certification Skiing tasks and maneuvers.

Alpine Movement Analysis 301 Indoor

*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 3.*

This one day indoor clinic will focus on advanced application of Movement Analysis. Participants will learn to describe ski & body performances of the skills concept considering duration, intensity, rate & timing. Participants will analyze body to ski relationships, how one phase of a turn effects another, skill to skill relationships and some motivational/understanding considerations. Participants will begin filtering for root causes and develop relevant prescriptions for change in advanced skiers.

Alpine Movement Analysis 301 On-Snow

*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 3.*

A one day on-snow clinic that will focus on applying and further developing the skills needed to demonstrate an understanding of the movement analysis process for Level 3 Certification by analyzing each other’s skiing using tasks from Level 3 Certification Skiing tasks and maneuvers.

Alpine Performance Bumps

This clinic will focus on skill development and tactics for exceptional mogul skiing. Coaching will highlight specific feedback on personal performance and demonstrations.

Alpine Precision Skiing 201

*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 2.*

This one day on-snow session is optional, but highly recommended, for those members seeking Alpine Level 2 Certification.  Explore movements using the Level 2 exam tasks that will improve your personal skiing in the intermediate to advanced intermediate zone.

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lpine Precision Skiing 301

*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 3.*

This one day, on-snow session is for those members seeking Alpine Level 3 Certification. Explore movements that exist in high level contemporary skiing and anchor learning as personal skiing is improved.  Practice required maneuvers for Level 3 Certification and understand the technical implications relating to teaching advanced level students.

Alpine Race Clinic

Learn to race or improve your racing technique! Get excellent coaching on carving your turns as applied to the specific tactical applications necessary in the gates. Practice on NASTAR-type courses with coaching from qualified Rocky Mountain Divisional Educators. Take new skills into the NASTAR course and improve your time. Proudly earn your medal and satisfy the appropriate NASTAR requirement for all levels of Alpine Certification! Helmets required.

Alpine Rocky Mountain Academy

This event will give you the opportunity to ski and ride with PSIA-AASI Alpine, Snowboard and, Telemark National Team Members, some of the best and most dedicated trainers our country has to offer.   Experience top level coaching, tailor made challenges, and expand your horizons with the latest information from across the county and around the world.  Come to Steamboat in January to ski and ride the legendary Champagne Powder and find out why so many of RM instructors make this THE event of their season.   Advanced skiing or riding skills are recommended.

Alpine Teaching Beginner Bumps

This clinic focuses on helping guests learn fundamental movements and tactics in easy bumps. Participants will discover ways to make bumps more fun and less intimidating for guests by exploring skill-developing tasks, progressions and tactics. Participants will also receive feedback on their own skiing relative to the basic skill development used with guests.

Alpine Teaching Contemporary Skiing

Work on improving methods, progressions and strategies to facilitate accurate movement patterns for your guests and to maximize modern ski usage.  Improve your personal technique and understanding of modern day equipment along the way. Skiing in this clinic will be primarily on groomed terrain.

Alpine Teaching Prep 201

This on-snow interactive clinic is designed to enhance teaching skills in the intermediate zone.  Whether preparing for an exam or making more effective connections with level 5-7 skiers, spend two days understanding, developing and delivering successful lesson plans.  We will use the level 2 exam criteria as a template to organize and explore the components of good teaching.  Practice teaching in a relaxed, fun environment with peers and level 2 examiners.  Receive feedback about strengths and create a plan to increase success at an exam and with your guests.

Alpine Teaching Prep 301

This on-snow interactive clinic is designed to enhance teaching skills in the advanced zone.  Whether preparing for an exam or making more effective connections with level 8-9 skiers, spend two days understanding, developing and delivering successful lesson plans.  We will use the level 3 exam criteria as a template to organize and explore the components of good teaching.  Practice teaching in a relaxed, fun environment with peers and level 3 examiners.  Receive feedback about strengths and create a plan to increase success at an exam and with your guests.

Alpine The Whole of It – Broken Down

This two-day clinic is designed to improve your fundamental skiing mechanics. By focusing on how the five fundamentals blend, all aspects of your skiing will improve. This clinic is delivered in a coaching style so you will be skiing a lot. Be ready to see, feel and own some major changes after these two days!

Alpine Women’s Workshop

Top women clinic leaders from the PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain Divisional Educators provide insight, knowledge and inspiration for women participants. Must be Level 8 or 9 skier. Improve teaching skills by learning to address equipment issues and tailor lesson content and other considerations to the physical and psychological profile of women. At the same time, take skiing to new heights in a supportive, challenging environment.

Alpine 401 Clinic Leading & Presentation Skills

Designed for Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection candidates and area resort trainers, this 2 day clinic will introduce and develop the skill sets required for leading both indoor and on-snow training.  Day one/ Indoor: You will explore the mechanics of public speaking and training, how to create realistic and tangible objectives and training to achieve stated objectives using experiential training components in a casual indoor setting of peers and RMT selectors.  Day two/ On-Snow: You will focus skills learned in day to the on-snow environment, experiment with activities and progression lines to meet specific objectives.  Practice precise communication skills in front of your peers while learning strategies to coach them towards excellence. Practice giving feedback and receive suggestions for improvement.

Come prepared to present skiing and technical concepts in both an indoor and outdoor environment of peers and RMT Selectors.  Emphasis will be on experimentation and development. Participants will receive feedback about their presentations and recommendation for further development with regard to home area training and/or the Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection

 

Alpine 401 Technical Foundations & Movement Analysis

Designed for Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection candidates and area resort trainers, this indoor clinic offers advanced technical skills training and an introduction to the RM resource materials for developing instructors.  It will explore the development of technical knowledge and its application to movement analysis as well as developing technical knowledge in entry-level instructors.  The course offers insight on presenting concepts contained in the PSIA-RM Movement Analysis Clinics.  Be prepared to present technical concepts and analyze peer level skiing as well as present ideas for training entry-level instructors in Movement Analysis.  Candidates will receive feedback on their performance and ideas for development.

 

Alpine Level 1 Exam Prep Course

Whether you are new to the industry or you are an experienced pro and want to get better at teaching beginner skiers, this course is designed to prepare you for elements of the Level 1 Exam.  Spend 2 days on-snow exploring aspects of teaching, movement analysis and skiing demonstrations for the beginner zone.   This entry level, discounted course will boost your skills and resume when looking to land that first industry job

Alpine Level 1 Exam

Please come prepared to ski each of the 3 days for this exam.

The Level 1 Exam is a trade certification validating a candidate’s ability to effectively work with beginning skiers (levels 1-4).  It consists of a prerequisite e-learning course that is followed by 3 on-snow coaching and evaluation days.  Teaching, technical understanding/movement analysis and skiing demonstration skills are all attributes of successful Level 1 instructors.

Our professional staff will inspire you to work hard and learn more!  Coaching and guided practice are hallmarks of the level 1 exam.  Come prepared to enhance your skills as a teacher and as a skier and also to make new friends. Those candidates successfully completing the 3-day exam and all requirements are awarded the PSIA Level 1 Certification.

You must attend all three days of the exam continuously.  If a candidate is unsuccessful in any portion of the exam, he/she will be invited to re-take those portions.  Contact the office directly to schedule a retake day.

Day 1: Skiing Demonstration

This on-snow session will focus on personal skiing skills and demonstrations specific to the beginner zone.  We will explore green, blue and maybe some easy black terrain.  Skiing skills will be tied to technical understanding and to teaching application.  Feedback and coaching will be provided to help candidates meet the Level 1 skiing standard.

Day 2: Movement Analysis/Technical

This on-snow session will focus on how to apply the skills concept by analyzing ski and body performance in beginner skiers.  Practice, observing other candidates and guests, describing cause and effect relationships and prescribing changes that will enhance skiing performance.   Receive feedback and coaching from your examiner to help you succeed.

Day 3: Teaching

Candidates will apply steps in the teaching cycle and make short presentations to the group.  You will be asked to track steps in the cycle and activities as others present.  Practice, observe and receive coaching from your examiner to become more effective with your beginner zone guests.

Alpine Level 2 Exam

Level 2 is a trade certification validating a candidates successful experiences, demonstration and lesson planning ability, and technical understanding as it pertains to level 5, 6, and 7 skiers, up to and including entry level bumps and entry level black terrain.

Day 1: Movement Analysis/Technical Exam

Day 1 of the Level 2 Certification Exam starts INDOORS. Candidates will view video clips of skier at various levels and complete a movement analysis.  Candidates will share their movement analysis descriptions with examiners and discuss cause and effect relationships.  Candidates will utilize descriptions of body-part specific movements, and then go on snow to demonstrate their technical understanding.

Day 2: On-Snow Teaching Exam

Candidates will be expected to show their ability to apply the ATS Teaching Cycle and the GCT Model with a variety of Level 5 to 7 Guests.  Candidates will be expected to demonstrate class handling skills, ability to engage the group and create progressions relevant to technical goals.

Day 3: On-Snow Skiing Exam

Day 3 of the Level 2 Certification Exam is spent entirely on snow.  Candidates will ski with their designated group and work through the Level 2 Skiing Maneuvers while being scored based on the current level

 

Alpine Level 3 Exam

Level 3 is a trade certification validating a candidate’s successful experiences, demonstration and lesson planning ability, and technical understanding as it pertains to level 8 and 9 skiers on all terrain, including basic freestyle, double black bumps and variable terrain.

Day 1: On-Snow MA/Technical Exam

Watch video of advanced-level skier and describe body-part specific movement patterns with cause and effect relationships.  Move on snow to watch peer group with the same focus.

Day 2: On-Snow Teaching Exam

Candidates will be expected to use the Guest Centered Teaching model to analyze guest motivations and understanding.  Candidates will then be given a task/scenario to teach on the hill that will include relevant technical information.  Candidates will be expected to demonstrate class handling skills, ability to engage the group and create progressions relevant to technical goals.

Day 3: On-Snow Skiing Exam

For first-time candidates only.  The skiing tasks are divided into three sections – Highlighted, Basic Blended Blended, and Applied.  Feedback and scores will be given regarding your performance in relationship to the Level 3 Standard. Please see task descriptors in the IDP or the videos on the RM website for the list of possible tasks.  Each section can be passed individually and will remain valid for three years while candidates attempt to pass the remaining sections.

Day 3: Ski Retake

For those who have passed two of the three ski modules (Applied, Basic Blended, Highlighted). Retake the portion of your Level 3 Exam.

Alpine RMT Exam

Day 1: Demonstration Skills, All Mountain Skiing & Technical

Candidates ski through stations with emphasis on specific tasks or maneuvers, followed by all-mountain skiing in the bumps and off-piste. Be prepared for anything! Movement Analysis will be indoors utilizing video.  Be prepared to demonstrate your usage of the RM MA Model as it pertains to training, Cert Level 1,2 and 3 instructors.

Day 2: On-Snow Clinic Leading Skills

Candidates will be on-snow all day.  Candidates will be assigned a topic the night before, and will lead the group for up to 45 minutes to demonstrate clinic-leading skills. Candidates are expected to state a training objective, achieve that objective, solicit participation, give accurate feedback and effect changes in understanding or movement patterns in the group.

Day 3: Skiing & Indoor Presentation Skills

Candidates ski through stations with emphasis on specific tasks or maneuvers, followed by all-mountain skiing in the bumps and off-piste. Spend the afternoon indoors.  Candidates will give a 15 minute training presentation from the Technical Foundations DVD

 

Children’s Managing Variety within the Family Private Lesson

This two-day on-snow clinic will focus on strategies for managing a variety of levels and ages within a family private lesson.

Topics will include:

* Setting yourself up for success – goal setting; who wants what and who’s in charge? Who ultimately has the say in what goes on – Dad? Mom? The kids? You?

* Terrain choices – Minimize terrain and maximize challenge

* Breaking the ice – conversation starters for the whole family rather than the family spokesperson

* Managing the individuals within the group and facilitating change with various levels.

Children’s Specialist 1

This in-depth two-day on snow event will include topics for teaching children of all ages within levels 1 through 5. Topics include games and exercises to develop skills and enhance movement patterns, movement analysis, and usage of the C.A.P. model. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this event to recognize knowledge, skill, and expertise as a children’s specialist 1. (Please refer to the PSIA/AASI National Standards document for a more complete description of children’s specialist 1. This document is on the PSIA-RM website under children’s reference materials.)

Candidates will be evaluated as follows: an online comprehension quiz which needs to be completed PRIOR to attending the CS1, completion of the online workbook which is turned in at the CS1 event, and on snow teaching scenarios along with movement analysis during the on-snow CS1 event. The CS1 facilitator will provide each candidate with suggestions for areas of improvement at the candidate’s request during the event.

Children’s Specialist 2

Children’s Specialist 2 is a 3-day on snow event. You must sign up for each of the three days below, and all 3 days must be taken as a “block” all at the same time, at the same location. All participants are required to complete the CS2 Online quiz successfully before attending the CS2 event and download and complete the Children’s Specialist 2 Workbook and Study Guide prior to attending Children’s Specialist 2. Please bring your completed workbook with you; it will be collected when you check in for the event. Put your name on each page.

Children’s Specialist 2 is a three-day on-snow scored examination process. It is open to candidates of any discipline that have previously achieved level II certification. The Child Specialist 2 is one of the most informational and job-specific events offered in PSIA-RM. The event focuses on the specifics of child development and the application of this knowledge when teaching. Participants will need to integrate their technical understanding of the CAP model with movement analysis and scored teaching activities for children ages 3-teen, levels 5 and higher. Participants are evaluated on their knowledge and expertise in teaching children and are awarded Children’s Specialist 2 upon successful completion of the 3-day event, the online quiz, and completion of the CS2 workbook. (Please refer to the PSIA/AASI National Standards document for a more complete description of children’s specialist 2. This document is on the PSIA-RM website under children’s reference materials.)

401 On Snow Children’s Clinic Leading

This course is designed for Children’s Rocky Mountain Trainer candidates and area resort children’s trainers. The clinic will cover an overview of the skill sets required to becoming an RM Trainer. Participants will complete exercises and activities similar to those expected at the Children’s RMT selection. Multi-discipline groups will participate in objective building, on-snow clinic leading, movement analysis, indoor presentations, and technical knowledge development. Insight to RM Children’s products and preparing candidates for Children’s Specialists will be a common theme throughout the two days. Clinic leading and presentations will focus on experiential learning using creative, movement based learning activities and experiences to share knowledge.

Children’s RMT Exam

This course is designed to verify a candidate’s ability to develop and lead a variety of children’s clinics at their home resort, including preparation clinics for CS1 and CS2. A successful candidate will pass all sections of the exam and become a Children’s Rocky Mountain Trainer. Candidates will be asked to lead multi-discipline on-snow clinics, demonstrate level appropriate children’s movement analysis, and lead indoor presentations. Candidate’s workbooks will be reviewed and examiners will choose one of the clinic outlines from the workbook for the candidate to lead during the event.  Clinic leading and presentations will focus on experiential learning using creative and movement based learning activities to share knowledge.

Learn to Cross Country Classic Ski

This is a clinic for people who want to learn how to Classic at a Cross Country Ski Area. Designed for first time XC skiers and people with some ability, these clinics are taught by PSIA-XC Educators. It is the participant’s responsibility to rent or bring the proper equipment.

Learn to Cross Country Skate Ski

This is a clinic for people who want to learn how to skate at a Cross Country Ski Area. Designed for first time XC skiers and people with some Skating ability, these clinics are taught by PSIA-XC Educators. It is the participant’s responsibility to rent or bring the proper equipment.

Cross Country Skate Beyond Level 2

A National XC Team member and will incorporate the latest topics from the international cross country world to take your skiing beyond the level 2 zone. Content will cover fresh new concepts in teaching and skiing from this Fall’s National Team Training. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Cross Country Skate & Classic Improvement

Hone your XC skiing skills and update your Nordic knowledge. This two-day clinic is a non-certification based event designed to help participants improve their Skate & Classic skiing and teaching skills. Get personal feedback while solidifying your knowledge of various Skate and Classic maneuvers. Video analysis is often used. Depending on the weather and group goals, you may skate ski one day and classic ski another day, or you may do one in the morning and one in the afternoon of both days.

Cross Country Ski Technique for New Coaches

Ski Technique for New Coaches is a two day course offered at the Nordic Cross Country Rendezvous. Participants may attend the first day only with the second day being optional. This course is designed for new coaches or parents of junior cross country skiers. The course will include philosophy of coaching, teaching techniques, specific skiing drills, movement analysis utilizing video, and personal skiing improvement. Both classic and skate skiing will be offered to participants. If you are a new coach or an involved parent with your local club or team, this course will offer a valuable experience.

Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic

This clinic is designed for instructors who are new to Cross Country instruction and/or have no prior PSIA certification. Develop teaching methodology while improving technical knowledge and personal skiing skills in both Classic and Skate techniques. Skiing maneuvers will be demonstrated and developed through practice and feedback. This clinic is a prerequisite for Level 1 Certification. *Participants are required to download and bring the XC Level 1 Certification Workbook from PSIA-RM website to this clinic.*

Cross Country Level 1 Exam

Participants will be evaluated in a friendly, non-threatening manner in areas of Cross Country teaching, personal skiing skills and technical knowledge for both Classic and Skate technique. Teaching scenarios, group and individual movement analysis and plenty of skiing will be the venues for participants to demonstrate their understanding of modern Cross-Country teaching and skiing. The XC Level 1 Certification Workbook (please download from PSIA-RM website) must be completed and turned in at the certification event. Participants who meet or exceed the standard will be certified Level 1 at the completion of the course.

Cross Country Level 2/3 Prep Clinic

Designed to help you improve and fine-tune your Nordic teaching skills, personal skiing and technical knowledge for both Classic and Skate technique, this clinic will prepare you for your Level 2/3 Certification. Participants are required to download & bring the XC Level 2/3 Certification Workbook from PSIA-RM website to this clinic.

Cross Country Level 2/3 Exam

Participants will be evaluated in a friendly, non-threatening manner in areas of Cross Country teaching, personal skiing skills and technical knowledge for both Classic and Skate technique. Teaching scenarios, group and individual movement analysis, and plenty of skiing will be the avenues for participants to demonstrate their understanding of modern Cross Country teaching and skiing. The XC Level 2/3 Certification Workbook (which can be downloaded from the PSIA-RM website) must be completed and turned in at the certification event.

Cross Country RMT Prep Clinic

This is a high-level workshop is for instructors who desire to improve their skiing and clinic leading skills beyond Level 3 Certification. Exactly what will be covered in this clinic will be formatted around participant goals. Topics covered could include: cutting-edge Classic and Skate technique, upper level teaching progressions, advanced training methodology along with preparation for becoming a XC Rocky Mountain Trainer. This is not necessarily an exam prep clinic, but is a prerequisite for Cross Country Trainer. The XC RM Trainer Workbook (which can be downloaded from the PSIA-RM website), may be covered during this event.

Cross Country RMT Exam

The XC 401 Workshop is a prerequisite for Trainer’s Examination and should be taken within two years of this exam. Candidate must have 25 verifiable teaching hours as a clinic leader at home area. Must submit ski school director’s letter of recommendation & completed application by designated deadline. Download application and workbook from the web. Workbook must be completed and brought to first day of the event.

This 2-day event will be a validation of both classic and diagonal cross country skiing, training and technical knowledge at the trainer level. Candidates will be expected to perform high level tasks, demos and free skiing; perform movement analysis and training of peers and participate in technical discussions on XC skiing.

Technical Foundations

This one-day indoor clinic focuses on the technical aspects of contemporary snowsports.  Spend time learning about the biomechanics and basic physics of snowsports.  Explore the  terminology, what it means and how the concepts relate to skiers and /or riders. Learn how you can apply these technical foundations to your skiing, teaching and movement analysis.

Supervisor Skills Workshop

The transition from individual contributor to people leader is one of the most difficult and challenging times in anyone’s career.  With the seasonality and nature of the resort business, many new supervisors and managers learn their new roles by trial and error. This 3-day workshop is designed to reduce the learning curve and help new supervisors, managers, and team leaders be successful sooner and with less stress and anxiety. The course will provide participants with an interactive learning environment to build essential skills for leading others in the workplace. The session is designed to give both aspiring leaders and current supervisors new skills and techniques for success in leading people. In looking at making this workshop as effective as possible for your team, we designed it in two parts – an initial two-day session to give a framework and information. Then a follow-up one day to provide a time for supervisors to come back to together and gain additional development after the busy time around the holidays.  As part of the program, managers will also be provided with information to support supervisors as they grow and develop. 

Snowboard AMP: All Mountain Performance

Want to be a better snowboarder and instructor? The All Mountain Performance clinic explores varying terrain, snow conditions and speeds to help you develop the tactics, technique, and attitude required to shred all terrain in any condition. You will also learn the skills to be a more effective instructor to enable your clients to also snowboard all terrain in any condition. AASI Level 1 is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

Snowboard Freestyle Fiesta

Fiesta Time in the Rockies, come join our Freestyle Educators and other fellow freestyle junkies for two full days of flying and sliding in the terrain parks and on natural terrain.  We can mariachi no matter what your ability, from never-even-tried-it all the way to advanced specialist practice.  We can all enjoy!  Sombrero’s optional.

Snowboard Half Pipe Improvement

This two-day clinic will cover all aspects of riding the half-pipe.  This includes introduction through getting comfortable, getting more amplitude, grabs, and spins. You will also explore different teaching progressions and movement analysis methods when in the pipe.  You will be given lots of personal feedback to improve as well as tricks to teach and coach it. This course is designed as an additional resource to aid in the attainment of the freestyle specialist credential and level 2 or 3 certifications.

Please note specific characteristics of features are variable based on what is available from resort to resort.  The clinic leader will do their best to choose features that are most appropriate to assessing the skills relative to the standard.  AASI-RM reserves the right to cancel this event when weather conditions require it.

Snowboard Tricks of the Trees

Calling all Level 1 riders and above that want to sharpen their riding and teaching skills in the trees.  This clinic will explore contemporary technique and movements that will help you master the trees as well as the newest developments in teaching that will help you help your clients slip in and out of the trees with confidence.  Join us for 2 days of off piste pleasure while we seek out the best trees that the Rocky Mountains have to offer.  Terrain utilized will range from groomers to bumps to crud and powder.  Expect direct feedback on your riding, idea sharing and plenty of shredding! (This clinic cannot be used as a prerequisite for Level 2 or Level 3)

Snowboard Ride 201

Improve your riding skills and versatility with two days of riding, coaching and feedback. The Level 2 riding tasks may be utilized to develop skills while applying the tasks to a variety of terrain and conditions. This session may also be utilized as the Ride Preview 201 prerequisite before the Level 2 exam. Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the Level 2 riding standard. 

Snowboard Ride 301

Improve your riding skills and versatility with two days of riding, coaching and feedback. The Level 3 riding tasks may be utilized to develop skills while applying the tasks to a variety of terrain and conditions. This session may also be utilized as the Ride Preview 301 prerequisite before the Level 3 exam. Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the Level 3 riding standard.

Snowboard Ride 401

Improve your riding skills and versatility with two days of riding, coaching and feedback. The RMT riding tasks may be utilized to develop skills while applying the tasks to a variety of terrain and conditions. Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the RMT riding standard as well as developing their own personal riding skills.  Plan on doing anything and going anywhere in this all out all mountain Shred-quest.

Snowboard Rocky Mountain Academy

This event will give you the opportunity to ski and ride with PSIA-AASI Alpine, Snowboard and, Telemark National Team Members, some of the best and most dedicated trainers our country has to offer.   Experience top level coaching, tailor made challenges, and expand your horizons with the latest information from across the county and around the world.  Come to Steamboat in January to ski and ride the legendary Champagne Powder and find out why so many of RM instructors make this THE event of their season.   Advanced skiing or riding skills are recommended.

Snowboard Certification Update

This two-day clinic is required to be taken once every four years as part of snowboard certified Level 2 and 3 member’s continuing education.  The educational content that is covered through the certification process is constantly evolving and is representative of guest needs, member school needs, and the direction of the national organization. This clinic evolves with the certification process and is designed to accomplish our membership’s goal of being current in their understanding and practice as a certified professional.  The clinic content is updated and redesigned each year to provide you with the most updated and current information on teaching methodology, technical understanding, and personal riding to help you perform at the top of your game for your guests.

Participants will be exposed to new ideas and information, receive riding feedback based on their certification level, and have opportunities to share questions and ideas about the state of snowsports instruction and the industry.

Snowskate 101 Session

 

Intermediate snowskate skills required. For snowboarders, Snowskate represents a way to explore our roots (skateboarding and surfing) in a venue that’s familiar. The clinic structure will focus on mileage and teambuilding through the experience as we explore different tactics all over the mountain. If you’re interested in something new and exciting that will turn heads everywhere you go, come join us. Snowskating is gaining serious momentum in the industry, and this is an opportunity to see where it will evolve in the future. As snowsports educators, we can play an instrumental role in its growth.

 

 

Snowboard Freestyle Specialist 1 Preview & Exam

This one-day clinic and two-day exam will cover all aspects of freestyle including a better understanding of the level 1 Freestyle specialist exam standards.

During the one day clinic participants will spend time riding all different facets of freestyle such as jumps, rails/jibs, pipe, flatland and all-mountain. You will also explore different teaching progressions and movement analysis methods when in and outside the park. You will be given feedback where you currently stand within the level 1 Freestyle Specialist standard. 

During the two day exam candidates will be evaluated according to the standards of level 1 Freestyle Specialist. To attain this freestyle specialist level, a candidate must successfully meet the standards of Instruction, Movement Analysis and Riding Skills. Concepts, skills and ideas from the candidate’s previous certifications should be shown throughout the evaluation process.

Please note specific characteristics of features are variable based on what is available from resort to resort. The clinic leader will do their best to choose features that are most appropriate to assessing the skills relative to the standard. AASI-RM reserves the right to cancel this event when weather conditions require it.

Snowboard Freestyle Specialist 2/3 Preview & Exam

This is a one day preview and two-day exam in which on day 1 candidates will cover all aspects of freestyle including a better understanding of the level 2 and 3 Freestyle specialist exam and on day 2 they will be assessed through their teaching and movement analysis abilities. Then on the third day their riding abilities.

Please note specific characteristics of features are variable based on what is available from resort to resort. The clinic leader will do their best to choose features that are most appropriate to assessing the skills relative to the standard. AASI-RM reserves the right to cancel this event when weather conditions require it.

Snowboard ITC

Participants must complete the online e-learning module (LMS) before attending the on-snow event.

Day 1: Movement Analysis

This course provides a solid foundation of snowboarding skills and in-depth observation skills.  Focus will be on delivering clear and concise descriptions of snowboarding movements in student-centered language.  Cause-and-effect relationships and how movement analysis is integrated into the teaching model will be covered.  Video and on-snow application of material will anchor concepts.  Completion of the Snowboard Level 1 Study Guide is mandatory prior to attendance at this course.  As part of the overall ITC Course, this course will end with a written quiz and a verification of movement analysis knowledge at the Level 1 Certified Standard.

 

Day 2: Instruction

This course explores the many aspects of teaching snowboarding with special emphasis on understanding and using the Teaching Model with students.  Skills covered include recognizing learning styles and developing teaching progressions.  A variety of progressions will be explored, dictated by the participation of the group.  Completion of the Snowboard Level 1 Study Guide is mandatory prior to attendance at this course.  As part of the overall ITC Course, this clinic will end with a written quiz and a verification of teaching knowledge at the Level 1 Certified Standard.

 

Day 3: Ride

This course covers riding, first day through skidded turns (Levels 1 – 4).  Personal snowboarding skills will be developed in bumps, carving, switch riding, freestyle and demonstration images.  Technical aspects of the sport, such as: snowboard design, bindings and stance, will also be covered in relationship to their impact on effective riding.  Completion of the Snowboard Level 1 Study Guide is mandatory prior to attendance at this clinic.  As part of the overall ITC Course, this course will include a verification of riding ability at the Level 1 Certified Standard.

Snowboard Level 2 Preview

Day 1: Movement Analysis

Preview the level 2 exam standards and movement analysis requirements as you prepare for certification.  You will be given feedback where you currently stand in the national exam standard for movement analysis and the technical applications of teaching levels 5-7.  Participants will gain a clearer picture of their ability to observe, describe and analyze board performance and body movements.  Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional clinics to aid in your development.

Day 2: Ride

Preview the level 2 exam standards and exam riding task requirements as you prepare for your Level 2 Riding certification exam.  This 1 day session is also designed for those wishing to improve their personal riding skills using the L2 riding tasks.  Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the L2 riding standard.   Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional sessions to aid in your development.

Day 3: Instruction

Preview the level 2 exam standards and exam teaching requirements as you prepare for your Level 2 Instruction certification exam.  This 1 day session is also designed for those wishing to improve their teaching knowledge for level 5-7 snowboarders.  Participants will gain a clearer picture of their ability to develop successful lessons utilizing progression building within the teaching model.  Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional sessions to aid in your development.

Snowboard Level 3 Preview

Day 1: Instruction

Preview the level 3 exam standards and exam teaching requirements as you prepare for your Level 3 Instruction certification exam. You will be given feedback where you currently stand in the national exam standard for instruction and the technical applications of teaching levels 8 & 9.  Participants will gain a clearer picture of their ability to develop successful advanced level lessons utilizing MA and progression building within the teaching model.  Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional sessions to aid in your development.

Day 2: Ride

Preview the level 3 exam standards and exam riding task requirements as you prepare for your Level 3 Riding certification exam.  You will be given feedback where you currently stand in the national exam standard for riding free-ride, freestyle, and specific tasks at levels 8 & 9.  Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the L3 riding standard.  Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional sessions to aid in your development.

Day 3: Movement Analysis

Preview the level 3 exam standards and movement analysis requirements as you prepare for certification.  You will be given feedback where you currently stand in the national exam standard for movement analysis and the technical applications of teaching levels 8 & 9.  Participants will gain a clearer picture of their ability to accurately observe, describe and analyze advanced board performance and body movements.  Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional clinics to aid in your development.

Snowboard Level 2 Exam

Day 1: Movement Analysis

This is the first day of a three day validation. Candidates will be tested on movement analysis both on-snow and indoors, with a written test from video; intermediate-advanced levels. If unsuccessful at any day of the exam, candidates may re-take that section at another date until successful in all areas.

Day 2: Instruction 

Candidates will be tested on teaching knowledge and skill for intermediate-advanced level students, including movement analysis and developing progressions using the Teaching Model.

Day 3: Ride

This is the third day of a 3-part validation. Candidates will be tested on demonstrating clear riding images for intermediate-advanced level students including all-mountain terrain, freestyle and other teaching maneuvers.

Snowboard Level 3 Exam

Day 1: Instruction

Candidates will be tested on teaching knowledge and skill for advanced-expert level students by developing peer lesson plans using the Teaching Model with emphasis on movement analysis. If unsuccessful on one day, the candidate may retake that day of the exam at another date until successful in all areas.

Day 2: Ride

This is the second day of a 3-part validation. Candidates will be tested on demonstrating clear riding images for advanced-expert level students including extreme terrain and conditions, racing, freestyle, bumps and steeps. If unsuccessful on one day, the candidate may retake that day of the exam.

Day 3: Movement Analysis

This is the third day of the 3-part validation. Candidates will be tested on movement analysis and the technical aspects of teaching snowboarding at advanced-expert levels. Candidates will be tested on movement analysis both on-snow and indoors, with a written test from video. If unsuccessful at any day of the exam, candidates may re-take that section at another date until successful in all areas.

Snowboard RMT Preview

This clinic is a prerequisite for Snowboard Rocky Mountain Trainer.  The Rocky Mountain Trainer Preview clinic is designed to introduce you to the Rocky Mountain Trainer standard and help you learn where to focus your training.

The RMT exam may include tasks, progressions, skills, and learnings from any level of certification, on any exam terrain, forward or switch. Your RMT Preview clinician will work with the group to determine specific goals and skills to develop during your 3-day clinic based on participant’s needs, available terrain and features, and snow/weather conditions.

It is important to recognize while the preview clinic layout, tasks, learning situations, and settings will be within the RMT standards and applicable to the RMT exam, it may not exactly mirror the tasks performed during your exam. Be sure to review the RMT standards prior to your preview clinic and ask for clarification if there are specific areas where you need additional feedback.

Snowboard RMT Exam

Rocky Mountain Trainer is a specialization in training other instructors and as such is different from any other certification we conduct. The RMT exam may include tasks, progressions, skills, and learnings from any level of certification, on any exam terrain, forward or switch.

It is important to recognize while the preview clinic layout, tasks, learning situations, and settings will be within the RMT standards and applicable to the RMT exam, it may not exactly mirror the tasks performed during your exam. Be sure to review the RMT standards prior to your preview clinic and ask for clarification if there are specific areas where you need additional feedback.

Rocky Mountain Trainer is a three-day process. All three days will focus on riding, movement analysis, and technical understanding. Come prepared with your equipment to ride on all three days.

Candidates will be verified as a AASI Rocky Mountain trainer in movement analysis, riding and clinic leading skills.  Successful candidates may interview for a position on the Rocky Mountain AASI Education Staff.

Learn to Telemark (Intro to Telemark Skiing)

This is a clinic for people who can already Alpine ski on green terrain and are first time Telemark skiers (or nearly so!). Participants will become familiar with Telemark equipment while learning Telemark and Alpine techniques on easy terrain. Practice with feedback from our top Telemark Education Staff and learn what it takes to become a “Nord”! It is your responsibility to bring or rent telemark equipment.

Telemark Blues & Beyond

This two-day clinic will address the needs of all Telemark skiers from intermediate, (“never-evers” please see Learn to Telemark Clinic!) to bumps and powder. Participants will be divided into groups based on ability. Video, when available, will be used to enhance learning.

Telemark Bumps

Improve your skills and refine your technique in the moguls! Participants will receive feedback on personal performance with video to enhance learning. Participants should be willing to venture onto blue, blue-black and/or black mogul runs.

Telemark Extreme Mountain Performance

Improve your skill and accuracy while working on your steeps and bump technique. Participants will get feedback on personal performance with video. Skiers must be comfortable on steep black and double-black terrain. Please note: This clinic may ski the most challenging terrain available. Anyone who does not exhibit the skills necessary to participate in this clinic will be offered the chance to join a different clinic group (or a refund if no other clinic is available).

Telemark Learn To NTN

NTN, the New Telemark Norm is here and has been for a while. Get on board with step-in Tele bindings and ski brakes. Let go of the old images and come enjoy the most modern equipment that everyone will enjoy! This is a clinic for instructors who are new to Telemark skiing and for those who are new to the new NTN Tele gear. Participants will become familiar with the new Telemark equipment while learning Telemark technique on primarily green and blue terrain with our top Telemark Education Staff. Experience the future of Telemark skiing! Arrangements will be made for discounted access “top of the line” NTN equipment.

Telemark Mini Academy

Tele Mini Academy brings together rising stars, old hands and luminaries of Telemark instruction, inviting  Snowsports educators from all divisions. Hone your skills and refine your demonstrations with members of the PSIA Nordic Team and other attendees. This event will be a great opportunity to network and get your legs and head in gear for the season ahead. Day 2: Building on skills and standards explored on Day 1, participants will be offered video and real time feedback on individual performance in relation to the standards. Participation in Day 1 is not a prerequisite for Day 2.

Telemark Rocky Mountain Academy

This event will give you the opportunity to ski and ride with PSIA-AASI Alpine, Snowboard and, Telemark National Team Members, some of the best and most dedicated trainers our country has to offer.   Experience top level coaching, tailor made challenges, and expand your horizons with the latest information from across the county and around the world.  Come to Steamboat in January to ski and ride the legendary Champagne Powder and find out why so many of RM instructors make this THE event of their season.   Advanced skiing or riding skills are recommended.

Telemark Refine Your Technique

This two-day clinic will focus on refining the skills of Telemark skiers on green and blue terrain. Learn how to make changes in your skill blend of the “DIRT” to adapt to different outcomes and changes in terrain. Improve your understanding of how refining your application of movements can enhance your performance! Video, when available, will be used to enhance learning.

Telemark Trees

Experience the beauty and enjoyment of tele skiing in the trees. Learn to apply your current skills and blend new skills to safely navigate and have fun in the trees. Participants will receive instruction and feedback on personal performance on both groomed runs and in the trees with the intent to improve technique in the trees.  Participants should be comfortable skiing groomed and ungroomed blue runs with the intention of moving off the trail and into the trees!

Telemark 401 Workshop

This high-end workshop is designed for any Level 3 Certified Telemark instructor who wants to take their skills to the next level. During these exciting two days, explore advanced training methodology, cutting edge Telemark technique and upper-level progressions and exercises. Improve your coaching for alpine and snowboard instructors crossing over to Telemark. Emphasis will be on fun, sharing ideas and personal improvement in skiing, training and technical knowledge. This is a prerequisite for Telemark Rocky Mountain Trainer.

Telemark Level 1 Exam

While working through skiing, teaching and technical elements of the Telemark Level 1, participants will enhance their personal performance and understanding. Participants are required to download and complete the Telemark Level 1 Certification Workbook from the PSIA-RM website prior to attending the exam. By utilizing the on-hill checklists, participants will enhance and monitor their progress throughout the 2 days. Please Note: This is not a clinic to learn how to Telemark ski. Participants will earn Level 1 Certification upon successfully meeting all performance requirements during the 3-day exam.

Telemark Level 2/3 Prep Clinic

Take the guessing out of your certification preparation with this two-day clinic. Gain a clear understanding of what is required to pass Telemark Level 2/3 Certification. The workshop will cover topics from the Telemark Level 2/3 Certification Workbook, which can be downloaded from the PSIA-RM website. Participants are required to bring their workbook with them to this clinic.

Telemark Level 2/3 Exam

Work through the skiing, teaching and technical elements of Level 2/3 Telemark Certification while improving personal performance and professional growth. Participants are required to download and complete the Telemark Level 2 Certification Workbook from the PSIA-RM website prior to attending. By utilizing the on-hill checklists, participants will be able to enhance and monitor progress throughout the 2 days.

Telemark RMT Prep

This clinic is designed specifically to support Telemark Trainers in preparing for Telemark Rocky Mountain Trainer. Participants will receive coaching on skiing skills as they relate to maneuvers and tasks required for Telemark RMT. High-level technical discussions and improving skills as a trainer of other instructors will also be addressed during this in-depth two days. Participants are required to download the Telemark RMT Workbook from the PSIA-RM website prior to attending this clinic. This clinic is not a prerequisite for the Telemark Trainer, but is highly recommended.

Telemark RMT Exam

This two day event will be a validation of Telemark skills in skiing, training and technical knowledge at the Trainer level. The standard for RMT is substantially higher than that of Level 3! Candidates will be expected to perform high level tasks, demos and free skiing; perform movement analysis and training of peers; and participate in technical discussions on contemporary Telemark skiing. Please come prepared! Becoming Trainer is a prerequisite for application to our Telemark Advanced Educator staff in the Rocky Mountain Division.

The following events are eligible for PSIA-RM Education credit. Check with the office for details on how to obtain credit for these events:

 

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