Rocky Mountain Cross Country Rendezvous
December 8-9, 2022
Gold Run, Summit County Colorado
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.
- 1 Day Option – Dec 8 or 9, 2022 – $120
- 2 Day Option – Dec 8-9, 2022 – $240
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Clinic Topics & Schedule
Classic/Skate Ski Improvement – Offered Day 1 and Day 2
Prerequisites: Intermediate Classic/Skate Skills
Hone and update your X-C skiing skills and knowledge. This one or two-day clinic is designed to help participants improve their skate and/or classic skiing and teaching skills. Get personal feedback on your push off, weight transfer, and glide while solidifying your knowledge of various Skate and Classic maneuvers. Participants will be split into groups based on skiing abilities and goals and focus on one discipline (skate or classic) each day.
Learn to Classic / Creating a Positive Experience for Beginners – Offered Day 1 Only
This is a combined clinic for both novice skiers looking to learn how to skate ski for the first time and experienced ski instructors wanting to learn new ways to develop effective beginner teaching progressions. We will develop progressions foster learning in a welcoming learning/teaching environment for everyone.(key areas covered: personal ski improvement, teaching skills, people skills)
Skate & Classic Skiing Pattern Breakers – Offered Day 2 Only
Prerequisites: Intermediate Skate/Classic Skills
Skiing skills develop over hours, days, and years of practice. Over time everyone develops movement patterns that are both productive and unproductive to efficient skiing. Changing movement patterns can be one of the most important, and often frustrating, things to do to improve your skiing. In this clinic we will explore unconventional ways to change your perception and performance. (key areas covered: personal skiing improvement, technical skills, people skills, teaching skills)
Games, Drills & Skills for Kids – Offered Day 1 Only
Prerequisites: Intermediate Classic and Skate Skills
If you are coaching or teaching kids on skis then you know that the key to a successful outing is keeping the kids moving and having fun. But how do you ensure that they are learning something along the way? In this clinic, you’ll learn a variety of games and drills that will keep the fun level high and the learning continuous. (key areas covered: children/kids, teaching skills, people skills)
Learn to Skate / Creating a Positive Experience for Beginners – Offered Day 2 Only
This is a combined clinic for both novice skiers looking to learn how to skate ski for the first time and experienced ski instructors wanting to learn new ways to develop effective beginner teaching progressions. We will develop progressions foster learning in a welcoming learning/teaching environment for everyone. (key areas covered: personal ski improvement, teaching skills, people skills)
Adaptability – Welcoming Guests with Disabilities into Cross Country Classic Style Lessons
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.