The "fair/fixed" exam thread has brought out a lot of instructors and non instructors alike, looking at the instructor certification process. One thing that seems to be lacking is the status of many of the people posting.
I don't want this to become a "who's better?" thread, I would be interested in the instructors posting what their current status is. Since not all the instructors have applied for an "instructor badge" on Epicski, maybe we should put some info about ourselves up..
I think it would help a lot of people looking in from the outside, understand where everyone is coming from.
This is only if you are willing to let people know where you are. AGAIN This is not meant to be an "ego" thread.
Maybe we should set a format..
Seasons teaching (please note PT or FT)
System/discipline/Division (multiples are fine. ie CSIA/PSIA/AASI and several people are in multiple divisions)
Level and year if you want.
If you like resort or resorts you work at
Any other notes that might be helpful, ie: former examiner, no longer teaching, no longer pursuing higher certs (reasons not necessary)
And since I am asking, it's only fair I put my info up.
Years skiing. 51-ish
Seasons teaching 16 (all part time)
Level 2 Passed L3 ski (Feb 2016)
Resort Sugarbowl, California
Masterfit University, Master boot fitter/Dark arts
(edit for status/teaching as part time)
added known "systems"
PSIA = Professional Ski Instructors of America (or Please Say I'm Awesome)
AASI = American Association of Snowboard Instructors
USSA = United States Ski and Snowboard Association
CSIA = Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance
BASI = British Association of Snowsports
CSCF = Canadian Ski Coaches Federation
ISIA = International Ski Instructors Alliance
IASI = Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors
NZSIA = New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance
Feel free to send me more via PM. please