Alpine Event Descriptions

Alpine – Alpine Level 1 Exam What: The Level 1 exam is designed as the first step in the certification process. The weekend gives instructors an opportunity to have their skiing, teaching and technical skills evaluated against PSIA National Standards for Level 1 certification. The candidate will receive a written evaluation at the end of the weekend. Why: The Level I exam gives the candidate an opportunity to learn collaboratively with the PSIA C education staff as well as other candidates. The Level I exam is the beginning step in the exam process for instructors who wish to expand their teaching careers. The candidate has the opportunity to enhance their teaching, skiing, and technical skills. How: The exam consists of two days. Day 1 consists of a clinic lead by an education staff member to demonstrate teaching skills for beginning skiers using the Y-Model and skiing skills from first turns to basic parallel. Day 2 is an exam based on the format learned in day one. In Day 2 an education staff member will evaluate the candidates skiing skills, teaching skills and technical skills against PSIA National Standards for Level 1. *All Written Exams & E-learning Courses must be taken online prior to registering for the on-snow portion of the exam. To take your written exam please click here. Alpine – Alpine Level 2 SKI Exam Module What: The Level 2 Ski exam is designed as the second step in the certification process. The 1-day event gives instructors an opportunity to demonstrate their grasp of the 5-fundamentals and utilization of skill blending relative to the PSIA National Standards for Level 2 Certified Instructors. Candidates will perform tasks intended to highlight individual fundamentals, along with those that test the ability to adjust ski and body performance to suit a variety of situations. Candidates will perform demonstration tasks representing various stepping stones within the Intermediate Zone. The candidate will receive a written evaluation at the end of the day. Why: The Level 2 Ski exam gives the candidate an opportunity to see, show, and share movements with the PSIA C education staff as well as other candidates. The Level 2 Ski exam is the next step after Level 1 in the exam process for instructors who wish to expand their teaching careers. The candidate has the opportunity to enhance their teaching, skiing and technical skills at a higher level. How: The Ski exam consists of a single day with a pair of examiners and a group of participants. The candidates Skiing, Demonstration, and Decision Making is evaluated relative to PSIA national standards for Level 2. The skiing portion will be an evaluation of contemporary skiing ability and the application of skiing skills throughout different movement pools. Candidates who are successful at their Skiing Exam Module retain the modular pass so long as they remain current in dues and education. The Ski and Teach Modules may be taken in any order, however, All Alpine Written Exams & E-learning Courses must be taken online prior to registering for the on-snow portion of the exam. To take your written exam please click here.   Alpine – Alpine Level 2 TEACH Exam Module What: The Level 2 Teach exam is designed as the second step in the certification process. The 1-day event gives instructors an opportunity to demonstrate their teaching, technical, and demonstration abilities relative to the PSIA National Standards for Level 2 Certification. Candidates will evaluate a student with a given profile, developing and presenting a lesson plan suitable for that student. Criteria for evaluation includes the suitability of the exercises, task explanation and application, accuracy of demonstrations, participant feedback, and a post-teach review. The candidate will receive a written evaluation at the end of the day. Why: The Level 2 Ski exam gives the candidate an opportunity to see, show, and share movements with the PSIA C education staff as well as other candidates. The Level 2 Teach exam module is the next step after Level 1 in the exam process for instructors who wish to expand their teaching careers. The candidate has the opportunity to enhance their teaching, skiing and technical skills at a higher level. How: The Teach exam consists of a single day with a pair of examiners and a group of participants. The candidates ability to assess the student, develop a lesson plan that integrates the students profile, present via the teaching model, and discuss their teaching decisions relative to the PSIA national standards for Level 2. Candidates who are successful at their Teaching Exam Module retain the modular pass so long as they remain current in dues and education. Ski and Tech Modules may be taken in any order, however, All Alpine Written Exams & E-learning Courses must be taken online prior to registering for the on-snow portion of the exam. To take your written exam please click here.   Alpine – Alpine Level 3 SKI Exam Module What: The Level 3 Ski exam is designed as the third step in the certification process. The 1-day event gives instructors an opportunity to demonstrate their grasp of the 5-fundamentals and utilization of skill blending relative to the PSIA National Standards for Level 3 Certified Instructors. Candidates will perform tasks intended to highlight individual fundamentals, along with those that test the ability to adjust ski and body performance to suit a variety of situations. Candidates will perform demonstration tasks representing various stepping stones within the Advanced Zone. The candidate will receive a written evaluation at the end of the day. Why: The Level 3 Ski exam gives the candidate an opportunity to see, show, and share movements with the PSIA C education staff as well as other candidates. The Level 3 Ski exam is the next step after Level 2 in the exam process for instructors who wish to expand their teaching careers. The candidate has the opportunity to enhance their teaching, skiing and technical skills at a higher level. How: The Ski exam consists of a single day with a pair of examiners and a group of participants. The candidates Skiing, Demonstration, and Decision Making is evaluated relative to PSIA … Continue reading Alpine Event Descriptions