Here you will find some of the downloads available to help you in your training and understanding of the PSIA-NW Telemark process.
The purpose of these guides is to provide exam candidates, school trainers, divisional clinic leaders and examiners with an established outline to reference while preparing for, participating in, and administering the PSIA-NW Certification Level I, II, and III exams for either Telemark (XCD).
Download the Telemark Exam Guide rev 2000
The tasks are designed to be training tools for skill development. It is not so important that you master any given task; rather the tasks are in place to highlight the skills that should be present. Not all the tasks may be used in the exam, nor are they graded as pass/fail. What is being assessed is your application of the skills and your ability to properly blend them to create efficient movements. Revised November 2011
Download the Telemark Level I Tasks (PDF)
Download the Telemark Level II Tasks (PDF)
Download the Telemark Level III Tasks (PDF)
Telemark National Standards
These documents are the current PSIA Certification Standards. Referenced to Core Concepts and PSIA’s Alpine Technical Manual and PSIA’s Telemark Technical Manual (2014). You will find references and text from these documents included in the Certification Guides.
Download Telemark Standards 2015 (PDF)
These two documents describe the Visual Cues of Efficient and Inefficient body movements in Telemark skiing. Use them to help your movement analysis.
Download the Telemark Efficient Movements 07
Download the Telemark Inefficient Movements 07