Certification

Ski instructor training at Cascade Mountain

Training for PSIA Level One

Beginning in December, I’ve been working with everyone going for PSIA Level I. We’ve had a number of meetings to train so far and they’ve gone really great. Here’s a summary of our sessions: Day One (12/5/18) – Introduction Went over requirements Started teaching 20 minute segments of the beginner lesson on the snow Everyone […]

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Some More PSIA Level 2 Exam Tips

Over the last, few weeks, I’ve been working with the instructors going for their Level 1 (along with training new hires) but last week I was able to work with an instructor going for Level 2. This inspired me to write up a few tips that will help people going for the Level 2 exam. […]

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PSIA Level 2 Exam Help

It’s that time of the year when people are going for Level 2 Alpine. I know that because I was studying hard just 2 years ago. Last night at our weekly clinic, I was helping to give feedback to others who are going for Level 2 this year. Next week, I’ll be giving even more […]

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Congrats to New Level 1 Instructors!

We all had a fun weekend at Cascade-Fest this year. I was honored to help coach 2 PSIA Level 1 Alpine candidates and they (Andre and Dani) both passed! They put in the work and they deserve it. I also got my PSIA Children’s Specialist 1 Accreditation.

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PSIA Level 1 Exam Study Guide is Out!

Need Help Passing the PSIA Level 1 Exam? After the successful release of my book for the PSIA Level 2 Exam, I’ve released a book to help ski instructors pass the PSIA Level 1 Exam. The book is called: My Journey to Level 1: What Helped Me Pass the PSIA Level 1 Exam. In the […]

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Congratulations Passing Level 1

Last weekend, all 4 of the PSIA Level 1 candidates I helped train passed their Level 1 Alpine Certification! We only met a few times for training because of the holidays and the lack of snow we had but we made the most of it and I saw improvement in a short amount of time. […]

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PSIA Level 1 Sample Exam Questions

Here are some sample PSIA Level I questions I came up with for the Level 1 candidates I was training last night: We can glide (parallel) and stop using a wedge. Using a parallel progression, introduce turning. We can glide (parallel) and stop using a wedge. Using a wedge progression, introduce turning. We are never-ever […]

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More PSIA Level 2 Exam Questions and Resources

Sample Teaching Assignments and Information Hey, I found some more resources to help you study for the PSIA Level 2 exam! Level 2 Flash Cards (freezingblue.com) They’re trying to sell an app on this page but they have a few sample exam questions there, so check it out and see if you can answer them. […]

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PSIA Level 2 Book Published!

Well, it took some time to put together but I’m proud of it. I have a lot of people to thank for working with me over the years. There’s no way I could have reached Level 2 or written the book alone. I’m happy to be able to publish this resource with the hopes of […]

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Level 2 Certified!

Well, I’ve been waiting to take the PSIA Level 2 Alpine exam for a while. We tried to have it at Cascade for 2 years but we didn’t have enough people so I went up to Marquette, MI at the end of the season and took it – and PASSED IT! It’s a 3 day […]

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