PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor

From: £300.00

PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor: Qualification Pathway Options

2 Weeks Ski School Assisting in ScotlandFREE: – contact us direct for application to this.
Assessment Course (Austria)

12th – 14th April 2020

Training Week (Austria) – 7 out of 10 days ski training

1st – 11th April 2020

Training Week & Assessment (Austria)

1st -14th April 2020

3 Week Training (USA) Training & Assessment  2 Weeks (Austria) 

(30th Nov – 21st 2019 Dec  1st – 14th April 2020)



PSIA Level 1 Qualification

PSIA Level 1 Training & Assessment Course

Payment Methods

The Course can be booked & paid direct online.  Payment can also be made via cheque or bank transfer.  For more payment details please contact the bookings team direct.

Course Requirements

  1. Be 16 years of age, or older.
  2. Be a current employee of a Snowsports School.
  3. Completed a minimum of 50 hours of teaching/training.
  4. Be a current Registered Member of PSIA-AASI. 
  5. Complete the Alpine Level I E-Learning Course prior to exam.
  6. The Level I Workbook is recommended prior to exam.
  7. Successfully pass an on snow exam


PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Qualification

Active offer the PSIA Level 1 ski instructor qualification. This course delivers an internationally recognised ski instructor qualification allowing successful candidates to teach beginner and intermediate skills in an Alpine environment.

Course Overview

The PSIA Level 1 ski instructor qualification consists of an assessment of basic skiing skills, teaching skills, and professional knowledge. Consisting of technical and mechanical knowledge as well as guest services, PSIA, the ski industry, and risk management. The assessment is a three day program consisting of a combination of training and evaluation. The first day will be dedicated to training and coaching the candidates in their areas of need(s). During the second day an assessment as to the candidate’s ability to meet the Level I National Standard will be made. Candidates should certainly be prepared to lead the group through some basic ski instruction scenarios.

Coaching Environment 

During any training, Active coaches will provide a constant personal development programme including video feedback sessions to make sure you are full prepared for the exam. In Addition, teaching sessions, stepping stones, ski school shadowing, mountain safety, ski maintenance, bumps and piste performance will be coached.

PSIA level 1 ski instructor qualification

What is included?

USA/Scotland & Austria Training & PSIA Assessment3 Weeks Ski Training in Colorado, 2 Weeks Ski school assisting in Scotland, 2 Week training & PSIA assessment  in AustriaOptions to add on Accommodation in USA, Scotland & Austria.
Austria Training Week1 Week ski Training in Austria to assess ability level prior to booking AssessmentOptions to add on Accommodation in Austria.
Austria Training Week & PSIA Assessment2 Weeks Training & PSIA Assessment. 7 days training prior to exam.Options to add on Accommodation in Austria.
PSIA Assessment3 Day AssessmentOptions to add on Accommodation in Austria.

For Accommodation options – please contact us direct for more information. 

What is not included?

FlightsAirport Transfers
Technical EquipmentAccommodation & Food
Lift PassesInsurance
PSIA Membership 

PSIA Level 1 Qualification Location; Training; Breckenridge, Colorado (USA) 

We base ourselves in Breckenridge, Colorado, deep in the Rocky Mountains. This is the perfect ski centre to train at. Its high altitude (the town sits at 9,600ft) and has a huge expanse of runs. Your training will take you step by step through the UK Snowlife Awards, helping you to establish good technique, basic coaching skills as well as piste awareness.

Our aim is to not only develop your skills through teaching, but through self-discovery. Half of each day is lesson based, the rest you are free to explore the mountains. This helps promote a feeling of independence as well as making the most of your time on the slopes. While training in Breckenridge, we will stay at the Grand Timber Lodge. Located at the foot Peak 8 one of the main slopes, the luxury Lodge is the perfect combination of convenience and comfort.

Breckenridge Colorado
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Stubai Alps; Austria

PSIA Level 1 Qualification; Training & Assessment (Austria)

We will be basing the course in the Stubai area of Austria near Innsbruck which has ideal training pistes.

Accommodation is optional at Hotel Rosegarten. Above all, the hotel is located close to the slopes where the training and course takes place; and as such is the ideal location. Furthermore, the hotel has a number of 5* facilities including Spa, Bistro and Restaurant.

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