Alpine Level 1 Exam - Loveland

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Registration Deadline 11/1/2019 Members and candidates with disabilities (whether physical or cognitive), who are considering applying for a certification exam must contact the Steamboat Springs office at least four weeks in advance of the scheduled test or exam to provide notice of their requested reasonable accommodation and to discuss their situations before the registration deadline date. Requests for accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

If you are not affiliated with a Snowsports School or have not gone through a new hire training clinic at a Snowsports School prior to your attendance of the Alpine Level 1 Exam, you MUST attend the Level 1 Exam Prep prior to attending the Level 1 Exam.


Prerequisites: PSIA/AASI membership, completion of the level 1 e-learning component.

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.

There will be an online E-Learning moduel (LMS) that you must complete at least 72 hours before the start of the on-snow certification. Click this link for directions on how to complete the LMS:

Suggested Reading Materials at Level 1:

  • Core Concepts Manual
  • Alpine Technical Manual

Purchase these and other educational materials online at the HERE

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. 


Event Materials can be downloaded at the following link under the 'Alpine Level 1' section:

November 22nd, 2019 8:30 AM   through   November 24th, 2019 4:00 PM
Loveland Ski Area
Loveland Ski Area, CO
United States
Phone: 9708798335
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $ 330.00
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Event Specific Details
Event Accounting Code 2-4000-4-61
Event Category Alpine
This event is a prerequisite for...
CEUs 18
General Prerequisites PSIA - AASI Membership
Adaptive Prerequisites
Alpine Prerequisites
Alpine Freestyle Prerequisites
Children Prerequisites
Cross Country Prerequisites
Snowboard Prerequisites
Telemark Prerequisites
Admin & Staff Only No

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