East Madison, N.H. — Approximately 20 ski instructors will be at King Pine Ski Area this weekend seeking their Alpine Level 1 certification from the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). Examiners from the Eastern Division of PSIA will spend two days evaluating the candidates against national certification standards for ski teaching. According to the PSIA-AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) website, certification standards provide a consistent training framework for instructors and represent a standard of competency for ski teaching across the United States that is transferrable from division to division. No matter where you live, once an instructor is certified by PSIA or AASI, they’ll teach from the same platform and to the same standards as PSIA-AASI members from across the country.
“We are excited to be the host ski area for this PSIA Level 1 Exam event,” said Trisha Jacobson, King Pine Ski Area’s Director of Ski and Snowboard School. “Though many of our ski and snowboard instructors, coaches and trainers are already PSIA and AASI Level 1, 2 and 3 certified, this is the first time that King Pine has been the host ski area for a certification exam. I am proud of our 12 new instructor candidates who have been working hard with our training staff to prepare for this event. We also look forward to welcoming instructors from several other ski areas who will be joining us for this event. We wish all the candidates success this weekend and beyond as they join PSIA, expand their professional expertise and bring it all back to their ski areas and into their lessons!”
About The PSIA and AASI
With more than 10,600 members, the Eastern Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA-E) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) is the largest of the nine divisions that make up PSIA and AASI. The Eastern Division members represent nearly 35% of more than 31,400 national members. Members live and work in seven regions up and down the East Coast, teaching for more than 250 snowsports schools.
About King Pine
King Pine Ski Area, located in Madison, New Hampshire, is part of Purity Spring Resort and has a rich tradition of delivering outdoor fun and family recreation. Conveniently located between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Purity Spring Resort has been owned and operated by the Hoyt family since the late 1800s and today offers a variety of year-round family destinations, including Tohkomeupog – Camp for Boys , The Lodges Retreat Center at Tohkomeupog, Traditions Restaurant, The Mill Indoor Pool & Fitness Center, Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort, The Bluffs RV Resort (exclusively for adults), Purity Spring Resort and King Pine Ski Area.
Written By Thomas Prindle
Director of Marketing, Purity Spring Resort