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Please read Free Ride Accreditation for detailed information (found at www.psia-w.org website under “Alpine” then under “Free Ride Accreditation”). This 3-day event is for current Level I instructors wishing to teach guests free ride maneuvers on terrain and park features. This event will focus on assessing the skills needed to teach and demonstrate in both the park and pipe. The candidate will be assessed on 360s, Grabs, Rail Slides and Pipe Riding. It is a pass/fail format, with the candidates being required to accomplish all aspects of the minimum course requirements, both teaching and demonstrating. Candidates are expected to understand and incorporate concepts such as, speed, P.O.P., S.A.S.C., ATML, trajectory finding tools and overall park and pipe safety and etiquette.
Prerequisites: • Must be a Certified Level I Instructor, current with membership and actively working in a snowsports school. • Participants must complete the “Free Ride Written” found at www.psia-w.org under“Alpine” then under “Free Ride Accreditation”) and hand it in the first morning of the accreditation. • Participants must read the Park and Pipe Instructors Guide – Available for purchase through the Accessories Catalog found at www.thesnowpros.org
Select the event in the event Search above and will be re-directed to the national site www.thesnowpros.org for event registration. If it is your first time logging in you will use your national ID number as your username and password. We do not accept phone registration. A late registration fee of $ 20 may be assessed for signups less than two weeks from the event. Not a member with PSIA/AASI but are with another Professional Organization (NSP, USSA) or National Search not working, use one of these forms:
School Director Approval is required. Your Request must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the date you propose. You will be contacted if the request is approved.
Did you know, customized events can be arranged. We strongly encourage participating in the current events we have scheduled on our Calendar however if you are so inclined to organize a group with your school Directors approval with a minimum of 5 participants, you may complete a Traveling Event Request. Not all traveling events will be approved. Please look at Calendar of Blackout Dates prior to submitting a request.
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Registration fees are not refunded for last minute cancellations. To avoid paying fees, cancel at least 10 business days prior to the event. **Western Division reserves the right to cancel any event if it lacks registration by the published date. All fees will be refunded.