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Online Written Exams
Online Written Exams
Nov 28 2016 – Apr 1 2017 all-day
Online Written Exams Professional Knowledge Exam for Alpine, Snowboard & Telemark The online professional knowledge written exam is available for Alpine, Snowboard and Telemark. No Snowsports Directors Signature is required for the online portion of the exam, so you may register online if you wish. After your registration has been processed, you will receive a separate email with a link to your exam (this is not automatic – we have to send it to you from the office) so please allow for some time for the link to reach you. Save the link until you are ready to take the exam. The passing score is 75% Members who wish to pursue the on snow exams for Level 2 or 3 will be required to pass the online Professional Knowledge exam 30 days prior to registering for the on-hill exam process. For the Level 1 exam, please verify the timeline with your trainer. The online exam consists of randomly selected multiple-choice questions, and you will have a time limit, it will be further explained in your confirmation information. The time limit begins after you accept the terms and conditions online. Open to: All PSIA-NW Members Requirements: PSIA-NW Membership Level I online exam must be complete with a passing score sent to your trainer before you may participate in the on snow exam All Level 2 and 3 online exams must be completed with a passing score no less than 30 days prior to the on-snow exam module you intend to take ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Alpine Online Written Exams: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Snowboard Online Written Exams: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Telemark Online Written Exams: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3  
Winter Blast-3 Day
Winter Blast-3 Day @ Crystal Mountain
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day
Winter Blast-3 Day @ Crystal Mountain | Enumclaw | Washington | United States
**This event is FULL and CLOSED. There is a wait list for the event now, please email your completed registration form to info@psia-nw.org to get on the wait list. We are trying out the three day option for Winter Blast this season. Depending on the number who choose to participate in the three day, you may have a different clinic leader on Wednesday. We look forward to seeing what the traction is for a three day option. Confirmed National Team Member are: Stephen Helfenbein, Come to Crystal Mountain and find out why this is our premiere PSIA National Alpine Team event, with current and/or past team members. You’ll have hosted breakfast each morning at the hill, a fun dinner Monday night and lunch on the hill Tuesday and Wednesday. “What is the PSIA National Alpine Team?” you ask. Our National Alpine Team is comprised of the “best of the best” from throughout the country. They are full time winter sports professionals who are excited to come share their passion of the sport with you. Improve your skiing with current and past PSIA National Alpine Team Members at Crystal Mountain You’ll be treated to breakfast each morning, an après ski with clinicians Monday afternoon and lunch with the group on Tuesday. See what all the hype is about! Small class size guaranteed. Event also supported by Crystal Mountain.
Oregon Certification Training – 6 Weeks
Oregon Certification Training – 6 Weeks @ Mt. Bachelor
Mar 1 all-day
Event registration is now closed. Central Oregon This season at Mt.Bachelor we will be offering one six-week certification training program. These comprehensive training sessions will guide you through all areas; Skiing, Teaching and Professional Knowledge that are to be expected in your quest for the pin. You will receive individual attention and personal feedback on your skiing and teaching performance to set you up for a successful outcome, be it this season or a few seasons down the road. The 6 week program sessions will cover a variety of materials. Expect: Video review of your skiing, coaching through skiing tasks, movement analysis, Peer teaching, building progressions, and understanding of PSIA Skills concept, teaching cycle and terminology. 6 week program dates – Wednesday’s (9-4pm): January 18th and 25th  February 1st, 8th, and 15th March 1st – Final Cost $325  
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CLOSED – Divisional Academy
CLOSED – Divisional Academy @ Mt. Hood Meadows
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
CLOSED - Divisional Academy @ Mt. Hood Meadows | Mount Hood | Oregon | United States
Registration for Divisional Academy is now closed!  **Please note participation Friday is required. Divisional Academy is a spectacular three day event led by current and past Northwest Technical Team Members and other talented Divisional staff who will be at your disposal for personal improvement. You will group up with others who have similar goals while you work (and play) for the next three days. Open to any member in good standing, alpine and snowboard specific clinic content. Lodging Information and Options Looking for lodging options? Cooper Spur, just down the street from Meadows has lodging and is offering a 10% discount on rooms booked before the 19th of February – make sure and let them know you are with PSIA. Just call 541.352.6692 to make your reservation. To see what it’s all about you can visit the website at http://cooperspur.com/lodges/. The Cascade Ski Lodge in Government Camp is offering up space in the lodge to non-lodge members as another option for lodging. Normally the lodge is only available to members and their immediate guests however, their BOD OK’d  non member PSIA participants to stay at the CSC Lodge the 9-12th of  March with the following: Thursday  March 9th $21/ night per person, $38/ night per person for Friday and Saturday with dinner and breakfast included.  Max of 25 individuals – you must contact them ahead to confirm lodging and food. You can find out more here: http://cascadeskiclub.org/content/about.aspx Or view photos of the lodge here: http://cascadeskiclub.org/content/gallerypublic.aspx See you there.
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Putting the FUN in Fundamentals
Putting the FUN in Fundamentals @ Offered at Summit Central and Lookout Pass
Mar 12 all-day
Mt. Bachelor Putting the FUN in Fundamentals has cancelled. Please choose from Summit Central or Lookout Pass and send in your registration form to the office.
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Closed-New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine
Closed-New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine @ Crystal Mountain
Mar 18 all-day
Closed-New Pro? Let's Go! - Alpine @ Crystal Mountain | Washington | United States
This clinic is designed specifically for instructors who took a Level I exam and will fulfill the education requirement for 1 season. Slide into a clinic with a Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for a day of fun, skiing and/or riding. It’s not all about talk, or books, or dues – it’s about having fun and sharing the passion for the mountain experience. Participants can expect to share the day with fellow instructors, possibly from other schools, while skiing or riding with a clinician who shares some information about the organization, the educational opportunities and to help them “Learn, Teach and Inspire” as a snowsport education pro. Valid ONLY for instructors who took their Level I during this season or last season. Some resorts support this event with lift tickets and as support information becomes available it will be posted here. ** Please Note: If you sign up for this event and do not show up, a $25 cancellation fee will apply.
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Closed-Big Mountain All Mountain
Closed-Big Mountain All Mountain @ Crystal Mountain & Schweitzer
Mar 19 all-day
The worlds of powder hound and the park rat are on a collision course. Combine technical freestyle principles to silky pow and steep slopes. Develop techniques for selecting  lines, tricks and tactics on natural features.
Closed-New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine
Closed-New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine @ Mt. Spokane
Mar 19 all-day
Closed-New Pro? Let's Go! - Alpine @ Mt. Spokane | Mead | Washington | United States
This clinic is designed specifically for instructors who took a Level I exam and will fulfill the education requirement for 1 season. Slide into a clinic with a Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for a day of fun, skiing and/or riding. It’s not all about talk, or books, or dues – it’s about having fun and sharing the passion for the mountain experience. Participants can expect to share the day with fellow instructors, possibly from other schools, while skiing or riding with a clinician who shares some information about the organization, the educational opportunities and to help them “Learn, Teach and Inspire” as a snowsport education pro. Valid ONLY for instructors who took their Level I during this season or last season. ** Please Note: If you sign up for this event and do not show up, a $25 cancellation fee will apply.
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Alpine Level II Exam Modules – Alyeska
Alpine Level II Exam Modules – Alyeska @ Alyeska
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day
Alpine Level II Exam Modules – Skiing on Monday, Teaching Professional Knowledge on Tuesday The exam process  is split up into two modules/components – take the entire exam in one weekend or season or split it up and spread it out. If you plan to take both exam modules you will need to sign up for both via faxed/emailed event application. No on-line event application for exams. Please refer to the Alpine Certification Guide(s) for pre-requisites to taking exams. You must complete the written exam at least FOUR WEEKS prior to taking ANY on-snow module.
Alpine Level III Exam Modules – Alyeska
Alpine Level III Exam Modules – Alyeska @ Alyeska
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day
Alpine Level III Exam Modules – Skiing on Monday, Teaching Professional Knowledge on Tuesday The exam process  is split up into two modules/components – take the entire exam in one weekend or season or split it up and spread it out. If you plan to take both exam modules you will need to sign up for both via faxed/emailed event application. Please refer to the Alpine Guide(s) for pre-requisites to taking exams. You must be Level II certified in the discipline in which you wish to take your Level III exam. You must complete the written exam a minimum of FOUR WEEKS prior to taking ANY on-snow module. No on-line event application for exams.
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CLOSED – New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine
CLOSED – New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine @ Alpental
Mar 25 all-day
CLOSED - New Pro? Let's Go! - Alpine @ Alpental | North Bend | Washington | United States
This clinic is designed specifically for instructors who took a Level I exam and will fulfill the education requirement for 1 season. Slide into a clinic with a Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for a day of fun, skiing and/or riding. It’s not all about talk, or books, or dues – it’s about having fun and sharing the passion for the mountain experience. Participants can expect to share the day with fellow instructors, possibly from other schools, while skiing or riding with a clinician who shares some information about the organization, the educational opportunities and to help them “Learn, Teach and Inspire” as a snowsport education pro. Valid ONLY for instructors who took their Level I during this season or last season. Some resorts support this event with lift tickets and as support information becomes available it will be posted here. ** Please Note: If you sign up for this event and do not show up, a $25 cancellation fee will apply.
Closed-Alpine Level II Exam Modules – Schweitzer
Closed-Alpine Level II Exam Modules – Schweitzer @ Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
All exam applications must be received ten business days before the exam date (i.e., the business day before) to be processed and on time. If lack of sign ups, the exam will not be able to run. If applications are received after (i.e., 9 business days or less), they will be processed with a late fee and only filled if there is space available. Please plan for your exam and sign up ahead of time. Alpine Level II Exam Modules – Skiing on Saturday, Teaching Professional Knowledge on Sunday The exam process  is split up into two modules/components – take the entire exam in one weekend or season or split it up and spread it out. If you plan to take both exam modules you will need to sign up for both via faxed/emailed event application. Please refer to the Alpine/Snowboard Certification Guide(s) for pre-requisites to taking exams. You must be Level I certified in the discipline in which you wish to take your Level II exam. The written exam needs to be passed prior to taking ANY on-snow module – one month BEFORE the date of the exam. No on-line event application for exams.
CLOSED-Alpine Level III Exam Modules – Schweitzer
CLOSED-Alpine Level III Exam Modules – Schweitzer @ Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
All exam applications must be received ten business days before the exam date (i.e., the business day before – in this case Friday the 10th of March) to be processed and on time. If lack of sign ups, the exam will not be able to run. If applications are received after (i.e., 9 business days or less), they will be processed with a late fee and only filled if there is space available. Please plan for your exam and sign up ahead of time. Alpine Level III Exam Modules – Skiing on Saturday, Teaching Professional Knowledge on Sunday No Snowboard Level III exam at this venue The exam process  is split up into two modules/components – take the entire exam in one weekend or season or split it up and spread it out. If you plan to take both exam modules you will need to sign up for both via faxed/emailed event application. Please refer to the Alpine, Snowboard and/or Nordic Certification Guide(s) for pre-requisites to taking exams. You must be Level I certified in the discipline in which you wish to take your Level II exam. The written exam needs to be passed prior to taking ANY on-snow module – one month BEFORE the date of the exam. No on-line event application for exams.
Closed-New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine
Closed-New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine @ Whitefish
Mar 25 all-day
Closed-New Pro? Let's Go! - Alpine @ Whitefish  | Whitefish | Montana | United States
This clinic is designed specifically for instructors who took a Level I exam and will fulfill the education requirement for 1 season. Slide into a clinic with a Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for a day of fun, skiing and/or riding. It’s not all about talk, or books, or dues – it’s about having fun and sharing the passion for the mountain experience. Participants can expect to share the day with fellow instructors, possibly from other schools, while skiing or riding with a clinician who shares some information about the organization, the educational opportunities and to help them “Learn, Teach and Inspire” as a snowsport education pro. Valid ONLY for instructors who took their Level I during this season or last season. Some resorts support this event with lift tickets and as support information becomes available it will be posted here. ** Please Note: If you sign up for this event and do not show up, a $25 cancellation fee will apply.
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Anthony Lakes 8:00 am
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Anthony Lakes @ Anthony Lakes
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Alpine level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online alpine written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate. You must have permission from your trainer at your snow sports school to register for this on-snow exam.    
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CLOSED – New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine
CLOSED – New Pro? Let’s Go! – Alpine @ Schweitzer
Mar 26 all-day
CLOSED - New Pro? Let's Go! - Alpine @ Schweitzer | Idaho | United States
This clinic is designed specifically for instructors who took a Level I exam and will fulfill the education requirement for 1 season. Slide into a clinic with a Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for a day of fun, skiing and/or riding. It’s not all about talk, or books, or dues – it’s about having fun and sharing the passion for the mountain experience. Participants can expect to share the day with fellow instructors, possibly from other schools, while skiing or riding with a clinician who shares some information about the organization, the educational opportunities and to help them “Learn, Teach and Inspire” as a snowsport education pro. Valid ONLY for instructors who took their Level I during this season or last season. Some resorts support this event with lift tickets and as support information becomes available it will be posted here. ** Please Note: If you sign up for this event and do not show up, a $25 cancellation fee will apply.
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Alyeska 8:00 am
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Alyeska @ Alyeska
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Alpine level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online alpine written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Hoodoo 8:00 am
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Hoodoo @ Hoodoo
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Alpine level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online alpine written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Ullr 8:00 am
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Ullr @ Ullr
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Alpine level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online alpine written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
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Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Lookout Pass 8:00 am
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Lookout Pass @ Lookout Pass
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Alpine level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online alpine written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Hood Meadows 8:00 am
Alpine Level 1 On-Snow Exam-Mt. Hood Meadows @ Mt. Hood Meadows
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is the on-snow portion of the Alpine level 1 exam. Please make sure your synopsis and online alpine written exam are done prior to the on-snow portion or you will not be able to participate.      
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