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CSIA level 2 technical assessment

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Hi guys, I passed my PSIA level 1 this summer and am now working in canada and looking to take my CSIA level 2 in february. I am not familiar with the CSIA as a system and was wondering if the style of skiing it encourages is different to that of the PSIA? I was also wondering what I will be assessed on specifically during the level 2 exam. I am fairly confident on groomed slopes but have little experience in bumps and varied terrain, and was wondering how much of the assessment takes places in these conditions, and how well I have to ski them? Thanks for your help, Sarah
post #2 of 9
Yes, there are definite differences. Get into some CSIA instructor clinics as soon as possible. One of the biggest things you will have to watch out for is avoiding too much flex in the ankle.

Also I don't think you can skip CSIA L1, check with them.
post #3 of 9
Sarah,

Have you seen the CSIA course prep video?
post #4 of 9
You learn to teach terrain adaptation (ie: intro to bumps) in level 2 and should should competency skiing in at least easy "blue" bumps.
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Sarah,

Have you seen the CSIA course prep video?
Having just checked out the link, above, it looks like you'll also need to be able to read French??








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Yes, there are definite differences. Get into some CSIA instructor clinics as soon as possible. One of the biggest things you will have to watch out for is avoiding too much flex in the ankle.
That depends if you have too much flex in the ankle or not.....

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Also I don't think you can skip CSIA L1, check with them.
No skipping.
post #7 of 9
Contact the CSIA national office (go through http://www.snowpro.com/csia/e/) and ask about foreign equivalencies to see if PSIA 1 & past experience will serve as an acceptable prerequisite for the CSIA 2 course.

Contact the regional office for the area you plan to work in (e.g. http://www.snowprobc.com for BC, http://www.snowproab.com for Alberta, http://www.csiaontario.com for Ontario) to see if your PSIA status would allow you to participate in any regional development events to train for the Level 2 course.

If the Level 1 course does turn out to be a requirement, the regional sites will have the schedules for the local Level 1 courses.
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Having just checked out the link, above, it looks like you'll also need to be able to read French??

It's Canada, Eh? They have do it in both languages.
post #9 of 9
Yes remeber you must lay your skiis "side by each" in Canada and wear your toook ta kept dem hears from freezin eh.
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