To determine the level of motor abilities and specific discrete and serial skiing skills in female ski instructor candidates and candidates for ski instructor trainees, and to test the differences between them, a study was conducted on a sample including 26 female skiers, 10 of which were candidates for ski instructor trainees and 16 were ski instructor candidates. To assess the subjects’ basic motor abilities, 8 standard motor measuring instruments were used. To assess discrete motor skills of alpine skiing, the following elements of advanced ski school were used: short slalom curves, dynamic parallel turn and deep snow skiing; whereas to test the serial motor skills, the following tests of competitive efficiency were used:slalom, giant slalom and obstacle course skiing. To test the level of statistical significance of differences between the subjects, t-test was used. In the area of motor abilities, statistically significant differences between the subjects were found in figure-of-eight with a bend test and half-squat static hold at the level of p<0.05. In the area of discrete motor skills, there were significant differences between the subjects in the timed slalom test at the level of p<0.05, and in the area of serial motor skills in the short slalom curves test at the level of p<0.001. The higher level of motor abilities and skiing skills incandidates for ski instructor trainees in relation to the ski instructor candidates contributed to the statistically significant differences between the subjects. The obtained results point to the necessity of reconstruction of future selection and ranking of ski instructor candidates and candidates for ski instructor trainees.
Key words: alpine skiing, discrete skiing skills, serial skiing skills, competitive efficiency,motor abilities.