Education Materials to Help You Succeed

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Want to boost your overall teaching skills; pursue Level I, II, or III certification; or get certified in a second or third discipline? PSIA-AASI’s world-class education materials are the tools you’ll need to succeed.

Core Education Resources for all Snowsports Instructors

Entry-Level
Entry-Level Instructor’s Guide (e-learning modules)
New Snowsports Instructor Guide (PDF)
Park and Pipe Instructor’s Guide

Adaptive
Adaptive Snowsports Instruction (free resource)
Adaptive Snowboard Guide (PDF)
Fundamental Mechanics of Alpine Skiing Across Adaptive Disciplines (available in two formats)
PDF (free) 
Print version

Alpine
Alpine Technical Manual
Adult Alpine Teaching Handbook
Children’s Alpine Teaching Handbook
Tactics for All-Mountain Skiing
Children’s Ski and Snowboard Movement Guide
Visual Cues to Effective/Ineffective Skiing, 2nd ed.
Visual Cues to Effective/Ineffective Teaching
Alpine Skiing: Tip of the Day Card
A Ski Instructor's Guide to The Physics and Bio-mechanics of Skiing (PDF)

Snowboard
Snowboard Technical Manual
Snowboard Teaching Handbook
Children’s Ski and Snowboard Movement Guide
Snowboarding: Tip of the Day Card
Pathways to Superior Snowboard Lessons (PDF)

Cross Country
Cross Country Technical Manual
Cross Country Skiing: Tip of the Day Card

Telemark
Telemark Technical Manual
Telemark Skiing: Tip of the Day Card

Children’s
Children’s Instruction Manual, 2nd ed.
Children’s Alpine Teaching Handbook
Snowboard Teaching Handbook
Children’s Ski and Snowboard Movement Guide
Captain Zembo’s Ski & Snowboard Teaching Guide for Kids, 2nd ed.

Freestyle
Park and Pipe Instructor’s Guide
Freeskiing: Tip of the Day Card
Freestyle: Tip of the Day Card

Note: The resources listed here represent materials produced at the national level, often with the collaboration of the PSIA-AASI Teams and division education staff. Divisions also produce their own materials, so if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, check your division’s website.