PE 255 Ski Instructor Training • 2 Cr.


This course prepares students for future employment as a PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor. Students receive ski instructor training, learn about progressive teaching techniques and employ risk assessments. The class meets at BC campus, an Indoor Ski Center and Snoqualmie pass. A Summit at Snoqualmie ski pass is provided. Carpooling is encouraged since transportation is not provided. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Minimal prior skiing experience required.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Students will be eligible for the Level 1 Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) exam 
  • Identify PSIA instructional progression for ski or snowboard students 
  • Assess safety risks in a variety of mountain conditions 
  • Match appropriate ski equipment and safety gear to a student experience level 
  • Clearly articulate safety rules and regulations on the mountain