Event Schedule

¦¦¦ACE Team Exam

Dates: Thursday, March 3, 2022 - Friday, March 4, 2022 from 8:45 am - 4:00 pm ET (2 Days)
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Location: Stowe (VT) (For event check-in, please go to the Midway Lodge. Please refer to their website for lodging options, directions and more information on the resort. - Registration)

Event Code: 322CS0303A

Registration Information:
- Early Bird Price: $230.00 (available through Wednesday, February 16)
- Standard Price: $255.00
- CEUs: 12

Event Prerequisite(s): Current PSIA-AASI Membership, Children's Specialist 2, Level 3 Certification

Registration Closes: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 11:59 pm ET

Online Registration: CLOSED

Offline Registration: Please call the Eastern office (518) 452-6095 during regular hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm EST.

Course Description:

Open to Level III Members in any discipline who have Children's Specialist 2 professional designation. The first day candidates will go through a skiing / snowboarding assessment. Candidates should be prepared to ski/ride all open trails and terrain. First day results will be posted and a cut made. This is necessary because there a limit to the number of people that can be fairly evaluated in teaching on the second day. Candidates should expect to coach peers in a variety of situations related to teaching kids, including off-piste and freestyle, as well as addressing behavioral challenges. Although it is not a requirement, it is strongly recommended for a candidate to be multi-discipline. Current information on this season's tryout can be found here: https://www.psia-e.org/ed/eastern-staff-tryouts-development-teams

Additional Event Details:

Thank you for your interest in the PSIA-AASI Eastern Division ACE Team. To be accepted to the tryout for the ACE Team you must register for the exam & submit a registration packet no later than 11:59 PM on January 31, 2022. More specific details on format, scoring process and expectations will be provided prior to the tryout.

1. Previous relevant experience (300-500 words): For example, life experience teaching children's snowsports and/or managing a children's program, coaching a sport, running clinics, etc. This does not have to be a resume, although it can be.

2. Personal Essay (300-500 words): Why are you interested in joining the ACE team? What unique qualities and skills make you suitable for the ACE Team as opposed to another education staff position such as Development Team?

3. "Myth Buster" Writing Sample (500-750 words): Identify a widely accepted belief, theory, or approach to teaching children snowsports and dispute its merit. Please include any outside reference sources. If relevant to the argument, include the age range or development stage of the children. You are welcome to use photos, video, or drawings to support your opinion.

The registration and application packet must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on January 31, 2022.

Bonnie Kolber

ACE Team Coach 



  • Up to 14 days prior to the event: $20.00 fee

  • During the two weeks prior to the event: $25.00 fee


  • Up to 14 days prior to the event: $20.00 fee

  • During the two weeks prior to the event: $50.00 fee

  • Notice to the office must be made no later than 4:30pm on last business day before the event.

    IF YOU DO NOT SHOW AT YOUR EVENT AND DO NOT CONTACT US by 4:30pm on last business day before the event: No refund.

    IF YOUR CHECK IS RETURNED TO US: Checks returned for insufficient funds will not be redeposited. The registration will be voided unless such checks or charges are replaced by certified check, money order or cash prior to the event. For returned checks, this must include a processing charge of $25.00.


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    Event Participant Safety Policy

    Skiing and riding are athletic and physically demanding activities. It is the expectation of PSIA-AASI Eastern Division that each participant attending an event or exam shall possess the requisite level of fitness and stamina to participate safely, on all appropriate terrain and at a pace consistent with other members of the group. As such, PSIA-AASI Eastern Division reserves the right to have education staff reassign participants in any event that may pose a risk to themselves or others or consistently impede the progress of the group to another, more skill and fitness-appropriate event. In such a situation, an appropriate event will be recommended and the member may be transferred to that event at no charge (other than any difference in event costs) or a full refund of the originally registered event will be provided.


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