Alpine All Mountain PerformanceIf you like to explore varying terrain, snow conditions and speeds, sign up here! Develop the tactics, technique and attitude required to ski all terrain in any condition. You will also learn the skills to be a more effective instructor to enable your clients to also ski all terrain in any condition!
Alpine Boot Balancing & Alignment*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Alpine Levels 2 & 3.* This two-day equipment-oriented clinic will focus on balancing and alignment issues for all alpine and telemark skiers. Topics include biomechanics, equipment considerations and individual skier characteristics and alignment aspects.
Alpine Certification UpdateThis two-day clinic is required once every four years as part of all alpine level 2 and 3 certified member's continuing education. The educational content that is covered through the certification process is constantly evolving and is representative of guest needs, member school needs, and the direction of the national organization. This clinic evolves with the certification process and is designed to accomplish our membership’s goal of being current in their understanding and practice as a certified professional. The clinic content is updated and redesigned each year to provide you with the most updated and current information on teaching methodology, technical understanding, and personal skiing to help you perform at the top of your game for your guests. Participants will be exposed to new ideas and information, receive skiing feedback based on their certification level, and have opportunities to share questions and ideas about the state of snowsports instruction and the industry.
Alpine Edwin Terrell Memorial ClinicThis clinic and Scholarship Fund is in dedication to Edwin Terrell, who was an exceptional athlete, ski instructor and Divisional Clinic Leader from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Edwin had an enthusiastic hunger for self-improvement. In his memory, this clinic provides a unique open-minded exploration into the big picture of movement and natural behaviors utilizing information from other sports. The Edwin Terrell Memorial Clinic is a Southern District clinic open to all Rocky Mountain members with one scholarship per Southern District Ski School available.
Alpine Extreme Mountain PerformanceExplore the technical and tactical aspects of skiing steep, off-piste terrain in all types of snow conditions. Participants will develop optimal ski and body performance in extreme terrain, and achieve efficiency in all terrain and snow conditions. Group participation will facilitate greater understandings of cause and effect relationships and improve feedback accuracy at high skiing levels. This course builds on foundations from the All Mountain Performance course.
Alpine Fall WorkshopGet an early season tune-up for your technique from top PSIA-Rocky Mountain Divisional Trainers. Share your knowledge of contemporary skiing, teaching and technical skills, as well as guest retention with your peers. Individual feedback with video will create a focus for development to take you into a successful season and beyond.
Alpine Freestyle Jibber's ParadiseThis two-day clinic will be broken up into four sessions (2 AM sessions & 2 PM sessions); these four sessions will consist of Rails, Jumps, Halfpipe & Flatland. We will explore skiing intermediate to advanced level maneuvers and tricks as well as rails, half pipes, jumps, and a variety of switch skiing applications. Utilizing the latest in teaching concepts and methodologies we will explore the overall freestyle experience. Improve personal skiing as technical and the mechanical aspect of freestyle skiing is explained. Have fun learning to improve the skills we have while getting the needed feedback and alterations needed to gain confidence and technique. Twin tip skis are not required but highly recommended. Padding, although not required, is also recommended. It has helped settle the nerves of some participants. Example: hip pads, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets, etc.
Alpine Freestyle FiestaFiesta time in the Rockies, come join our Alpine Freestyle Educators and other fellow jibbers for two full days of flying and sliding in the terrain parks. This party is made up of four 1/2-day sessions, to include rails, jumps, pipe and flats. There will be different ability levels but don't let that spicy chili detour you. We can mariachi no matter what your ability, from never-even-tried-it all the way to RMT practice. We can all enjoy! Sombrero's optional, this clinic replaces the Freestyle Improvement Clinic. VIVA LA FREESTYLE!! Twin Tip skis are NOT required but do assist in the performance of some exercises.
Alpine Freestyle Specialist 1This course is for instructors teaching guests basic introductory freestyle maneuvers and terrain park features. Two days of the course are clinic days focused on the fundamental skills needed to teach basic freestyle lessons. The last day is a scored evaluation that verifies participant’s performance, teaching and understanding at the divisional standard. Prior to arrival the candidates must download & complete the Freestyle Workbook. Twin Tip skis are NOT required but do assist in the performance of some exercises.
Alpine Freestyle Specialist 2/3Freestyle Specialist 2: This course is for instructors wanting to attain an Intermediate level credential regarding their skiing and teaching skills on the larger terrain features in the Rocky Mountain Division. This two day evaluation process is broken into one day of teaching & technical evaluation. There will be a comprehensive teaching segment as well as an on mountain MA session on the first day. The second day is focused on evaluation of the skiing/terrain park maneuvers. This evaluation is a direct reflection of the prerequisite improvement clinics (Freestyle Fiesta or Jibber’s paradise) and the personal growth of the candidate from the time of FS1 as it may relate to the divisional standard. Freestyle Specialist 3: This course is for instructors wanting to attain an advanced level credential regarding their skiing and teaching skills on the largest terrain features in the Rocky Mountain Division. This two day evaluation process is broken into one day of teaching & technical evaluation. There will be a comprehensive teaching segment as well as an on mountain MA session on the first day. The second day is focused on evaluation of the skiing/terrain park maneuvers. This evaluation is a direct reflection of the prerequisite improvement clinics (jibber’s paradise) and the personal growth of the candidate from the time of FS2 as it may relate to the divisional standard.
Alpine History of SkiingThis clinic will explore the interaction of factors that influenced the development of skiing, ski technique and ski instruction. Focusing on the truths of anatomy and physics as they apply to skiing, participants will identify cause and affect relationships from historical ski techniques and how these relate to teaching. Learn and share ideas about how to pace your lessons while addressing movement, psychological and equipment needs when making various historical movement patterns more contemporary.
Alpine Masters of Learning (Formerly Strength Based Learning)The evolutionary next generation of “Strength Based Learning” this clinic delivers comprehensive insights that will elevate your skills and your passion for teaching. Clinic leader Leon Littlebird Desmoineaux has developed teaching clinics for 30 years and facilitated instructor clinics for all of the major ski schools in PSIA-RM. His sessions are highly rated by participants for developing new teaching skills, feeling new sensations in their own skiing and having fun in this two-day interactive session. The core of this two-day session revolves around identifying and building on each participants strengths as a teacher and learner. For both skiers and snowboarders, this clinic delivers compelling information, innovative ideas and is well-known for being a lot of fun.
Alpine Movement Analysis 201 Indoor*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 2.* This one day indoor clinic will introduce the Movement Analysis Process and enhance skills required to describe ski and body performances in each phase of the turn. We will analyze how these performances in one phase of a turn affect performances in another phase of the turn. Learn to prescribe movements for a lesson to encourage positive changes. Some time may be spent investigating skill mechanics, however, participants will be expected to bring a fundamental understanding from Technical Foundations.
Alpine Movement Analysis 201 On-Snow*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 2.* A one day on-snow clinic that will focus on applying and further developing the skills needed to demonstrate an understanding of the movement analysis process for Level 2 Certification by analyzing each other’s skiing using tasks from Level 2 Certification Skiing tasks and maneuvers.
Alpine Movement Analysis 301 Indoor*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 3.* This one day indoor clinic will focus on advanced application of Movement Analysis. Participants will learn to describe ski & body performances of the skills concept considering duration, intensity, rate & timing. Participants will analyze body to ski relationships, how one phase of a turn effects another, skill to skill relationships and some motivational/understanding considerations. Participants will begin filtering for root causes and develop relevant prescriptions for change in advanced skiers.
Alpine Movement Analysis 301 On-Snow*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 3.* A one day on-snow clinic that will focus on applying and further developing the skills needed to demonstrate an understanding of the movement analysis process for Level 3 Certification by analyzing each other’s skiing using tasks from Level 3 Certification Skiing tasks and maneuvers.
Alpine Performance BumpsThis clinic will focus on skill development and tactics for exceptional mogul skiing. Coaching will highlight specific feedback on personal performance and demonstrations.
Alpine Precision Skiing 201*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 2.* This one day on-snow session is optional, but highly recommended, for those members seeking Alpine Level 2 Certification. Explore movements using the Level 2 exam tasks that will improve your personal skiing in the intermediate to advanced intermediate zone.
Alpine Precision Skiing 301*This clinic is one of the suggested prerequisites for Level 3.* This one day, on-snow session is for those members seeking Alpine Level 3 Certification. Explore movements that exist in high level contemporary skiing and anchor learning as personal skiing is improved. Practice required maneuvers for Level 3 Certification and understand the technical implications relating to teaching advanced level students.
Alpine Race ClinicLearn to race or improve your racing technique! Get excellent coaching on carving your turns as applied to the specific tactical applications necessary in the gates. Practice on NASTAR-type courses with coaching from qualified Rocky Mountain Divisional Educators. Take new skills into the NASTAR course and improve your time. Proudly earn your medal and satisfy the appropriate NASTAR requirement for all levels of Alpine Certification! Helmets required.
Alpine Rocky Mountain AcademyThis event will give you the opportunity to ski and ride with PSIA-AASI Alpine, Snowboard and, Telemark National Team Members, some of the best and most dedicated trainers our country has to offer. Experience top level coaching, tailor made challenges, and expand your horizons with the latest information from across the county and around the world. Come to Steamboat in January to ski and ride the legendary Champagne Powder and find out why so many of RM instructors make this THE event of their season. Advanced skiing or riding skills are recommended.
Alpine Teaching Beginner BumpsThis clinic focuses on helping guests learn fundamental movements and tactics in easy bumps. Participants will discover ways to make bumps more fun and less intimidating for guests by exploring skill-developing tasks, progressions and tactics. Participants will also receive feedback on their own skiing relative to the basic skill development used with guests.
Alpine Teaching Contemporary SkiingWork on improving methods, progressions and strategies to facilitate accurate movement patterns for your guests and to maximize modern ski usage. Improve your personal technique and understanding of modern day equipment along the way. Skiing in this clinic will be primarily on groomed terrain.
Alpine Teaching Prep 201This on-snow interactive clinic is designed to enhance teaching skills in the intermediate zone. Whether preparing for an exam or making more effective connections with level 5-7 skiers, spend two days understanding, developing and delivering successful lesson plans. We will use the level 2 exam criteria as a template to organize and explore the components of good teaching. Practice teaching in a relaxed, fun environment with peers and level 2 examiners. Receive feedback about strengths and create a plan to increase success at an exam and with your guests.
Alpine Teaching Prep 301This on-snow interactive clinic is designed to enhance teaching skills in the advanced zone. Whether preparing for an exam or making more effective connections with level 8-9 skiers, spend two days understanding, developing and delivering successful lesson plans. We will use the level 3 exam criteria as a template to organize and explore the components of good teaching. Practice teaching in a relaxed, fun environment with peers and level 3 examiners. Receive feedback about strengths and create a plan to increase success at an exam and with your guests.
Alpine The Whole of It - Broken DownThis two-day clinic is designed to improve your fundamental skiing mechanics. By focusing on how the five fundamentals blend, all aspects of your skiing will improve. This clinic is delivered in a coaching style so you will be skiing a lot. Be ready to see, feel and own some major changes after these two days!
Alpine Women's WorkshopTop women clinic leaders from the PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain Divisional Educators provide insight, knowledge and inspiration for women participants. Must be Level 8 or 9 skier. Improve teaching skills by learning to address equipment issues and tailor lesson content and other considerations to the physical and psychological profile of women. At the same time, take skiing to new heights in a supportive, challenging environment.
Alpine 401 Clinic Leading & Presentation SkillsDesigned for Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection candidates and area resort trainers, this clinic offers an overview of the skill sets required to be a RM Trainer and the RM resource materials for developing instructors. These two, indoor days will explore the mechanics of public speaking and training in an indoor setting. It will offer insight on presenting concepts contained in the PSIA-RM Technical Foundations, Teaching and Movement Analysis Clinics. We will also practice designing and achieving training objectives, balancing trainee and organizational needs, delivering experiential training and evaluating training. Be prepared to practice presenting technical concepts in a casual, indoor environment of peers and RMT Selectors. Emphasis will be on experimentation and development. Participants will receive feedback about their presentations and recommendation for further development with regard to home area training and/or the Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection.
Alpine 401 On Snow Clinic Leading SkillsDesigned for Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection candidates and area resort trainers, this clinic continues to develop training skills that were introduced in 401 Clinic Leading and Presentation Skills. Spend two days on snow developing clinic objectives to synthesize organizational and participant needs. Experiment with activities and progression lines to meet specific objectives. Practice precise communication skills in front of your peers while learning strategies to coach them towards excellence. Practice giving feedback and receive suggestions for improvement.
Alpine 401 Technical Foundations & Movement AnalysisDesigned for Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection candidates and area resort trainers, this indoor clinic offers advanced technical skills training and an introduction to the RM resource materials for developing instructors. It will explore the development of technical knowledge and its application to movement analysis as well as developing technical knowledge in entry-level instructors. The course offers insight on presenting concepts contained in the PSIA-RM Movement Analysis Clinics. Be prepared to present technical concepts and analyze peer level skiing as well as present ideas for training entry-level instructors in Movement Analysis. Candidates will receive feedback on their performance and ideas for development.
Alpine Precision Skiing 401This two-day on-snow session is designed for those attending Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection and current level 3 certified instructors interested in improving their technical skiing in all terrain and conditions. Explore movements that exist in high level contemporary skiing and anchor learning as personal skiing is improved. Participants will ski ALL available terrain (including Double-Black Diamond and inbound extreme terrain/conditions). Focus on gaining versatility to create a multitude of outcomes for a variety of applications.
Alpine Level 1 Exam Prep CourseWhether you are new to the industry or you are an experienced pro and want to get better at teaching beginner skiers, this course is designed to prepare you for elements of the Level 1 Exam. Spend the day on-snow exploring aspects of teaching, movement analysis and skiing demonstrations for the beginner zone.
Alpine Level 1 ExamPlease come prepared to ski each of the 3 days for this exam. The Level 1 Exam is a trade certification validating a candidate’s ability to effectively work with beginning skiers (levels 1-4). It consists of a prerequisite e-learning course that is followed by 3 on-snow coaching and evaluation days. Teaching, technical understanding/movement analysis and skiing demonstration skills are all attributes of successful Level 1 instructors. Our professional staff will inspire you to work hard and learn more! Coaching and guided practice are hallmarks of the level 1 exam. Come prepared to enhance your skills as a teacher and as a skier and also to make new friends. Those candidates successfully completing the 3-day exam and all requirements are awarded the PSIA Level 1 Certification. You must attend all three days of the exam continuously. If a candidate is unsuccessful in any portion of the exam, he/she will be invited to re-take those portions. Contact the office directly to schedule a retake day. Day 1: Skiing Demonstration This on-snow session will focus on personal skiing skills and demonstrations specific to the beginner zone. We will explore green, blue and maybe some easy black terrain. Skiing skills will be tied to technical understanding and to teaching application. Feedback and coaching will be provided to help candidates meet the Level 1 skiing standard. Day 2: Movement Analysis/Technical This on-snow session will focus on how to apply the skills concept by analyzing ski and body performance in beginner skiers. Practice, observing other candidates and guests, describing cause and effect relationships and prescribing changes that will enhance skiing performance. Receive feedback and coaching from your examiner to help you succeed. Day 3: Teaching Candidates will apply steps in the teaching cycle and make short presentations to the group. You will be asked to track steps in the cycle and activities as others present. Practice, observe and receive coaching from your examiner to become more effective with your beginner zone guests.
Alpine Level 2 ExamLevel 2 is a trade certification validating a candidates successful experiences, demonstration and lesson planning ability, and technical understanding as it pertains to level 5, 6, and 7 skiers, up to and including entry level bumps and entry level black terrain. Day 1: Movement Analysis/Technical Exam Day 1 of the Level 2 Certification Exam starts INDOORS. Candidates will view video clips of skier at various levels and complete a movement analysis. Candidates will share their movement analysis descriptions with examiners and discuss cause and effect relationships. Candidates will utilize descriptions of body-part specific movements, and then go on snow to demonstrate their technical understanding. Day 2: On-Snow Teaching Exam Candidates will be expected to show their ability to apply the ATS Teaching Cycle and the GCT Model with a variety of Level 5 to 7 Guests. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate class handling skills, ability to engage the group and create progressions relevant to technical goals. Day 3: On-Snow Skiing Exam Day 3 of the Level 2 Certification Exam is spent entirely on snow. Candidates will ski with their designated group and work through the Level 2 Skiing Maneuvers while being scored based on the current level
Alpine Level 3 ExamLevel 3 is a trade certification validating a candidate's successful experiences, demonstration and lesson planning ability, and technical understanding as it pertains to level 8 and 9 skiers on all terrain, including basic freestyle, double black bumps and variable terrain. Day 1: On-Snow MA/Technical Exam Watch video of advanced-level skier and describe body-part specific movement patterns with cause and effect relationships. Move on snow to watch peer group with the same focus. Day 2: On-Snow Teaching Exam Candidates will be expected to use the Guest Centered Teaching model to analyze guest motivations and understanding. Candidates will then be given a task/scenario to teach on the hill that will include relevant technical information. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate class handling skills, ability to engage the group and create progressions relevant to technical goals. Day 3: On-Snow Skiing Exam For first-time candidates only. The skiing tasks are divided into three sections – Highlighted, Basic Blended Blended, and Applied. Feedback and scores will be given regarding your performance in relationship to the Level 3 Standard. Please see task descriptors in the IDP or the videos on the RM website for the list of possible tasks. Each section can be passed individually and will remain valid for three years while candidates attempt to pass the remaining sections. Day 3: Ski Retake For those who have passed two of the three ski modules (Applied, Basic Blended, Highlighted). Retake the portion of your Level 3 Exam.
Alpine RMT ExamDay 1: Demonstration Skills, All Mountain Skiing & Technical Candidates ski through stations with emphasis on specific tasks or maneuvers, followed by all-mountain skiing in the bumps and off-piste. Be prepared for anything! Movement Analysis will be indoors utilizing video. Be prepared to demonstrate your usage of the RM MA Model as it pertains to training, Cert Level 1,2 and 3 instructors. Day 2: On-Snow Clinic Leading Skills Candidates will be on-snow all day. Candidates will be assigned a topic the night before, and will lead the group for up to 45 minutes to demonstrate clinic-leading skills. Candidates are expected to state a training objective, achieve that objective, solicit participation, give accurate feedback and effect changes in understanding or movement patterns in the group. Day 3: Skiing & Indoor Presentation Skills Candidates ski through stations with emphasis on specific tasks or maneuvers, followed by all-mountain skiing in the bumps and off-piste. Spend the afternoon indoors. Candidates will give a 15 minute training presentation from the Technical Foundations DVD
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