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Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)


Definition: The Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) is the premier organization offering training and certification for U.S. Ski Instructors.

THe PSIA was founded in 1961 to set a national training method and to certify instructors in this training model. In 1964 the organization standardized a system and published "The Official American Ski Technique" (AST) manual.

Tim is PSIA Certified Level III ski instructor.

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