PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Training Course

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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.

PSIA Level 1 Qualification

PSIA Level 1 Training & Assessment Course

PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Qualification

Active offer the PSIA Level 1 ski instructor training & assessment qualification course utilising the American Rockies, the Austrian Alps and the UK in the Highlands of Scotland. 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. The PSIA level 1 ski instructor training course is not only recognised in Scotland, and the UK, it is globally renown and internationally recognised across the world.

Coaching Environment 

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

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

What is included?

USA + Scotland & Austria Training & PSIA Assessment3 Weeks Ski Instructor Training in Colorado, 2 Weeks Ski school assisting in  the UK (Scotland), 2 Week training & PSIA assessment  course in AustriaOptions to add on Accommodation in USA, Scotland & Austria.
Austria Training Week & PSIA Assessment7 Days of Training prior to the three day PSIA Level 1 ski instructor assessment course.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 Ski Instructor: Qualification Pathway Options

2 Weeks Ski School Assisting in ScotlandFREE: – contact us direct for application to this.

Assessment Course (Austria)

3 days of assessment


Training Week & Assessment (Austria)

7 days training & 3 days assessment.


3 Weeks in the USA Training 

+ 7 days  Training in Austria

+ 3 days assessment.


PSIA Level 1 Qualification Training – Breckenridge, Colorado (USA) 

In December, we base ourselves in Breckenridge, Colorado, deep in the Rocky Mountains for three weeks of ski instructor training. 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 only to develop your skills through teaching, but also 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.

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. This is a seven day training course follwed by a three day PSIA level 1 Ski instructor assessment course.

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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