As we slide into November here are some events that would round out prepping for a successful season, we have something for everyone, take a look!
Adaptive: Welcoming Guests with Disabilities into Cross Country Classic Skiing Dec 9 Gold Run– Cross country skiing is a natural entry portal into snowsports for people of all ages and backgrounds, including those with disabilities. Join this interactive and game-filled session to explore group lessons with adaptive application for stand-ski guests with cognitive, behavioral health, or physical diagnoses including the use of communication tools, learning tools, and teaching methodologies applicable to all participants. BethAnn Chamberlain, US Para Nordic coach and a para Nordic athlete will make a guest appearance in the afternoon of this session.
Alpine: Fall Workshop, Dec 12-13 Winter Park: Get an early season tune-up for your technique from top PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain Divisional Trainers. Share your knowledge of contemporary skiing, teaching, and technical skills, as well as guest retention with your peers. Individual feedback will create a focus for development to take you into a successful season and beyond.
Cross Country: Rendezvous, Dec 8-9 Gold Run: The biggest skiing and teaching event of the season! Learn a new cross-country discipline, or explore modern cross-country skiing, teaching and people skills with members of the PSIA National Team and Rocky Mountain Educational Staff in a small group learning environment. This event is a must for instructors looking to enhance their cross-country ski skills, become a more effective ski instructor, or work towards a higher level of instructor certification. Many clinic topics to choose from, with 1 or 2 day options available.
Freestyle: Technical Foundations of Freestyle, Dec 6 Online– This online clinic will focus on the mechanics of freestyle and implement a freestyle lens to Movement Analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their technical understanding through group discussion as well as time spent viewing movement patterns. Participants will develop problem solving skills and knowledge of cause & effect relationships, and practice formulating lesson plans for skiers viewed from video. Emphasis will be placed on freestyle riding at beginner and intermediate levels while connecting concepts to all skill levels.
Snowboard: All Mountain Performance, Snowboard Anything! Nov 30-Dec 1 Aspen Mountain – Want to be a better snowboarder and instructor? The All-Mountain Performance clinic explores varying terrain, snow conditions and speeds to help you develop the tactics, technique, and attitude required to shred all terrain in any condition. You will also learn the skills to be a more effective instructor to enable your clients to also snowboard all terrain in any condition!
Supervisors/Managers: Choosing to Lead, Nov 22 Online – You’ve stepped up to transition from a high performing individual to a leader supervising other to reach their highest potential. Set yourself up for success by learning key management tools, tactics, and tips to effectively communicate, manage expectations with feedback, and foster engagement. Membership is not required to attend this clinic.
Telemark: Early Season Primer with Video, Dec 10-11 Loveland – This 2 day clinic will use video and the available terrain to get you ready. See your habits and movement patterns and develop a focus help you take the next step. Possible terrain choices may include groomers, easy bumps, powder, and variable conditions. While any terrain open may be skied options will be available. You should currently be comfortable on blue/intermediate terrain. Video will be used to enhance learning. Get your Tele on!