What division Dawg?
Have you seen the PSIA-E study guide?
Possible Selected Skiing Tasks
¾ Short radius turns in fall line – maintain constant speed and radius
¾ Medium radius turns – maintain constant speed and radius
¾ Free runs
¾ Lane change – five short turns, change on the 5th turn (width of a grooming lane)
¾ Medium/Short/Medium (ski an hourglass)
¾ Medium radius turns – moderate speed to VERY slow speed, back to moderate
¾ Short radius turns accelerating OR decelerating
¾ Traverse – weight basically even; uphill knee and hip slightly forward
1. traverse from point A to point B – maintain a straight line
2. ride the natural sidecut of the ski
¾ Skating/stepping/tracking maneuvers
¾ Wedge Turns
¾ Spontaneous Christies – vary the turn radius, speed, terrain
¾ Open Parallel – vary the turn radius
Candidates must be able to ski any intermediate bumps. The focus will be on accuracy and
speed control, so as to be able to lead students down the terrain.
¾ Falling leaf – alternating diagonal sideslipping
¾ Ski only on the inside ski – make only slight direction changes on easy terrain; maintain
functional alignment of body parts
¾ Skate down the fall line (on easy terrain)
¾ Stem christies
¾ Open parallel turns – NO poles
These exam tasks as well as differing lines, speeds, terrain, turn sizes, and the possibility of
gates and half pipe make up the Level II Part 1 - Skiing Exam. Terrain and Mountain conditions
may or may not be suitable for some of these tasks.