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Alpine Resources

This is a navigation portal of links to resource documents that you should be incorporating into your development plan as you pursue the next level of certification or otherwise evolving your skills as a ski instructor.

2014-15 PSIA National Alpine Certification Standards  This document establishes the Skiing, Teaching and Professional Knowledge Standards for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 certification.

PSIA National Alpine Education Resources

Guide for New Instructors (PDF)


New Instructor E-Learning Course: This free course is a great resource for those thinking about, or just getting started in, teaching snowsports. 

PSIA-AASI Alpine Level I Certification Overview

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  • New Alpine Technical Manual (available in print, digital or combo versions) – product # 134  $39.95
  • Core Concepts for Snowsports Instructors – product # 126  $24.95
  • PSIA Adult Alpine Teaching Handbook – product # 172  $22.95
  • Tactics for All-Mountain Skiing – product # 149  $19.50
  • Cues to Effective/Ineffective Teaching – product # 17208  $5.00

PSIA National Movement Matrix : The Matrix is your one-stop shop for all ski and snowboard educational video content. Watch videos on all disciplines, including adaptive, alpine, cross country, telemark, and snowboard. Maximize your learning time by sorting the videos you want to watch by conditions, terrain, and level.

PSIA-C Movement Learning Activities for Developing Skilled Skiing

PSIA-C Alpine Certification Skiing Benchmarks

PSIA-C Movement Analysis Expectations

PSIA-C Movement Analysis Model

PSIA-C Alpine Certification Score Card

Exam Day–What to Expect

PSIA-C Level 1 Study Guide

PSIA-C Alpine Level 1 Certification Workbook and Review