Mt. Hood Meadows Alpine Training

Alpine Training & Ongoing Education

Our goal is to provide the best possible training to help you with ongoing education and be successful in exam preparation.
We provide on-snow training along with utilizing visual media through video and movement analysis, assessment of PSIA/AASI materials, and others, much of it through Zoom and e-learning materials through the “Covid Era”.
Every clinic you take will improve your own skiing. We also give you the tools necessary to make an exceptional lesson each and every time. This is life-long learning, and it’s FREE.

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What Does PSIA/AASI Mean For You?

PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) is a national organization recognized and utilized by hundreds of resorts around the United States.
Mt. Hood Meadows is a PSIA/AASI certified snowsports school. We are the largest school in the Northwest with an impressive array of divisional staff, tech team members, examiners, and others. There is no better place to train  than here at Mt. Hood Meadows.

10 Reasons To Get Certified

1. Wage Bump!!! (Wage Matrix HERE)
2. Endless lessons = Endless improvement
3. Bomb-proof instructor = better tips
4. Get better lessons
5. Transferable to other resorts
6. Access to education materials
7. Have you seen Stormey’s pin collection?
8. Massive deals on outdoor gear
9. Discounts at non-NW resorts
10. Best everest training with your friends

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Alpine Exam Preparation

Exam preparation is a large part of our training program at Meadows. Many of our clinics are dedicated to different aspects of making successful PSIA/AASI exam candidates. Click in the sidebars for the resources available for each level of certification.

PSIA Exams

Click below for specific info:

10 Tips For Great Exam Prep

1. Find your training crew
2. Motivate each other to ride more!
3. Practice your tech knowledge
4. Actually read the manuals
5. Speak the jargon out loud
6. Ride the tasks everyday
7. Get lots of video & do MA
8. Ride switch (scare yourself just a little)
9. Write out the progressions
10. Teach to your peers

Reading Materials

Most of our training manuals are found in print, digital, or as an audiobook. These are only available to PSIA/AASI members:
Alpine Technical Manual
Adult Alpine Teaching Manual
Teaching Snowsports Manual
Fitness For Skiing & Snowboarding 
Children’s Instruction Manual
Freestyle Technical Manual

Alpine Movement Analysis

What is Movement Analysis?


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