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post #31 of 48
CSIA III is an ISIA cert.
post #32 of 48
PSIA III= ISIA cert
post #33 of 48
Correct. CSIA Level 3 is a "full" cert. Level 4 is beyond. Here's the stuff for Level 4.

http://www.snowpro.com/posts/admin/e/20060221124028.pdf

Very interesting stuff. CandianSnowPro will have more info on this than me.
post #34 of 48
thanks Big E...
T-Square - I know sort of ... my instructor failed exam by 1 mark... beat their race pacesetters though! (I collect instructors that do this btw)

tief schnee... yes and APSI 2 = ISIA cert too (we like to rub it in because the septics never believe us)
post #35 of 48
Deer Valley has 187 level III instructors, 26 current and emeritus examiners, and 21 Accredited Trainers.

Park City Mountain Resort has 34 level III instructors, 2 examiners (One who just left Deer Valley), and 2 accredited trainers.
post #36 of 48
Wow! I didn't know full cert was that rare. Here it is a minimum requirement for full timers. So most of our staff of 1400 are at or above that level. Part timers are also strongly encouraged to develop and grow towards this goal as well. IMO it is this corporate commitment to providing continuing education and training that makes us all better teachers.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Wow! I didn't know full cert was that rare. Here it is a minimum requirement for full timers. So most of our staff of 1400 are at or above that level. Part timers are also strongly encouraged to develop and grow towards this goal as well. IMO it is this corporate commitment to providing continuing education and training that makes us all better teachers.
No wonder they are that rare everywhere else, sounds like you guys have most of them!!!

L
post #38 of 48
Send a couple back to the tri-stae area please
post #39 of 48
Maybe you could ask them directly when you come out here next season.
I wonder, does anyone know how many full certs there are in PSIA-E? How many are in or near NY/NJ? Ron White should know something about this?
post #40 of 48
http://www.psia-e.org/wwa/staff/

Who's Who in PSIA-E
Scroll down for the list
post #41 of 48
I vaguely recall that level 3s made up somewhere around 15-20% of the membership. At 11,000 members for PSIA-E that would be somewhere between 1650-2200.
post #42 of 48
15% I would have never guessed. This is a number (the %) that would be nice to know. Maybe we will get an answer from PSIA.



If this number is there, PSIA should be presenting this...I feel if they did, more folks would go for it. As I am coming up in the ranks--LIII is touted as a "rare thing". I would not consider 15% rare by any means. Might not even call it special. Now I just deflated my spirit. Guess I will have to go for Dev Team to feel special.:
post #43 of 48
Well, well
I asked PSIA-E for the numbers and low and behold (drumroll please) ...

Alpine Level 3s are approximately 17% of the alpine membership

Note: This is for the Eastern division only!
post #44 of 48
Never would have guessed. Reading some of the responses, it appears the West is over 50%.
post #45 of 48
Midweek, I am the only LIII on full time. Weekends, there are 45 or so, including 3 examiners, 1 dev team, 1 ACE, 3 not active examiners and 3 DCLs. There are 40 to 50 LII and about the same number of LIs.

RW
post #46 of 48
I suspect the total percentage would be similar nationwide. Two out of ten seems reasonable. Of course places like Aspen skew thing a little but there are so many smaller resorts that have different minimum standards. Anyone know for sure?
post #47 of 48
I seem to remember hearing that there was a single Level 4 exam offered as an experiment. I think it might have been done in PSIA-RM, but I'm not positive. I dodn't remember the full story, but I would assume that there might be 1 or 2 level 4 instructors floating around (although they would all be pretty old).
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by SoCalSki
I seem to remember hearing that there was a single Level 4 exam offered as an experiment. I think it might have been done in PSIA-RM, but I'm not positive. I dodn't remember the full story, but I would assume that there might be 1 or 2 level 4 instructors floating around (although they would all be pretty old).
Well, I guess I'm in Rocky Mountain, but how would we find out who took it?
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