Who Should Take This Course?
The CSIA Level 1 Certification Course is open to anyone with an interest in learning about how toteach skiing. Candidates on the Level 1 Course will explore skiing technique and teaching methodson Beginner up to Intermediate terrain.Prerequisites:• 14 years of age on the first day of the Course• Confident parallel skiing on Intermediate terrain
Am I Ready?
CSIA Level 1 Certification includes skiing and teaching assessment and evaluation. In order to helpyou achieve success on the Course, consider the following preparation, if available to you:• Spend time working or volunteering at a Snow School, to experience entry level lessons inaction• Book a lesson at a Snow School with a current CSIA Course Conductor to enhance your skiingability and gain insight into the Level 1 Standard
The CSIA Level 1 Course is designed to introduce and develop the basic skills for teaching newskiers of all ages with a focus on teaching children.Time will be spent exploring:• How to teach safely in the age of COVID-19• Collaborative Teaching Approaches and Lesson Planning• CSIA Technical Concepts• Ski Improvement• Guest Service and Communication SkillsCandidates will receive coaching on their skiing, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with thegoal of reaching the Level 1 Standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions andstrategies for long-term development. The successful Candidate is certified to teach first-time skiersthrough Intermediate level students.
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