The Central Division provides quality control and evaluation guidelines for alpine skiing based upon the technical standards and fundamentals established through PSIA-AASI. Many NSP members also belong to PSIA-AASI and have tested to achieve Credentialing through that organization. PSIA-AASI Level II and higher certified patrollers are eligible to be approved, once calibrated, as senior alpine evaluators for their region, and as determined appropriate they might also be asked to serve in a QA role for other region evaluations.
The ASE program was developed in the central division to allow non-PSIA-AASI certified alpine seniors to study and test within the NSP to also become accredited as a senior alpine evaluator without the PSIA-AASI requirement. Testing is offered yearly as needed, to be hosted by one of the regions.
Note: Be sure to scroll down below for links to ASE program resources.
Following is a video that is shown at the beginning of the ASE testing – made available to any qualified individual interested in the program.
ASE Program Resources
- ASE Program Overview
- Senior Ski/Ride Evaluator Pathways
- ASE Candidate Nomination and Preparation Process
- ASE Training Program
- ASE Recommended Study Materials
- ASE Six Benchmarks for Success
- ASE Score Card
- ASE Technical Vocabulary
- ASE – Five Fundamentals of Alpine Skiing
- ASE – Five Fundamentals with Picture
- ASE – Movement Analysis Process
- ASE – How to Conduct a Senior On-Hill Evaluation
- ASE Videos
- ASE Video Notes