Training Academy

 PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI Training Academy


The Rocky Mountain Training Academy is designed for those individuals considering a career in teaching skiing or snowboarding. The course will provide insight to the job of an instructor and specific training and certifications. After 9 days, attendees with possess the skills and qualifications that will transfer to their success in the snowsports industry.  The course will be conducted on-snow as well as in a classroom setting during one evening indoor technical session. Our top level PSIA-RM-AASI education staff members will spend 9 days and 1 evening group dinner providing you with interactive presentations and plenty of practice to better your teaching, movement analysis and sliding skills.  The course will provide each participant 4 days of training and the opportunity to obtain their PSIA Level 1 Certification and Children’s Specialist 1 qualification. Don’t miss out on this inaugural opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry and take your skiing and teaching skills to the next level.


Additional Information

  • The Level 1 and Children’s Specialist 1 require successful completion of the exam before it can be awarded.
  • Attendance in the Children’s Specialist 1 requires successful completion of the Level 1 Exam, if a participants in unsuccessful at the Level 1 Exam a refund for the Children’s Specialist 1 exam days will be provided

Alpine Training Academy will be held December 2-11th, 2019 (one day off Dec. 5th)

  • Alpine Level 1 Prep Clinic December 2-4, 2019 at Breckenridge
  • Alpine Level 1 Exam December 6-8, 2019 at Loveland
  • Children’s Specialist 1 Prep Clinic December 9, 2019 in the Summit County Area
  • Children’s Specialist 1 Exam December 10-11, 2019 in the Summit County Area


  • Pricing for the 10-day Academy is $1,300 and includes:
    • 19-20 PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI membership
    • Lift tickets at each resort
    • There will be one indoor training session with dinner included
    • You will be sent the Alpine Technical Manual and the Snowsports Teaching Manual once registering
    • Deadline to register is 11/13/2019
    • Please contact the office prior to booking anything non-refundable (lodging, flight, etc) to make sure we have proper numbers to run the event.

Lodging Information

  • Lodging info: PSIA receives a 15% discount through choice hotels –  follow the steps below to make a reservation. I would recommend staying in the Silverthorne/Frisco/Dillon area for the RM Training Academy. Let me know if further questions come up. Have a wonderful day!
    Steps to Book Online:
    • On sorting page, select destination / and input dates
    • Click on “Special Rates” and then select “special rate/corp ID”
    • Enter 0024550 and confirm PSIA
    • Click on “Find Hotels”
    • From there, select desired hotel and proceed as a normal check out (discount will be applied)

Transportation & Meals

  • It will be the participant’s responsibility to provide transportation to and from all events. There is a bus service that runs between the resorts, find more information at this link
  • Dinner will be provided at the one evening sessions, all other meals will be provided by the participant




How to Sign Up

Step 1: Join as a PSIA-Rocky Mountain-AASI member! Annual dues are $123/year.

Join as a New Member Here

Step 2: Once you have joined as a new member, you can sign up for the full 9-day Training Academy.

Sign Up for ALPINE April Training Academy


National Website

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Member Portal

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RM Member Services

PO Box 775143
2300 Mt. Werner Circle, Unit C2/C3
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone: (970) 879-8335
Fax: (970) 879-6760
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8-5 pm