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  • There will be no additional fee if registration is cancelled or switched 21 days before the start of the on-snow event.
  • 50% cancellation OR switch fee if the registration is cancelled or switched within 21 days of the event start but up to 72 hours before the clinic/Level 1 Exam or 1 week before the Level 2/3/RMT Exam.
  • The 50% fee will be waived if the registrant provides a person, at least one week before the event, as your replacement for a cancellation or switch. This person will need to pay the registrant directly for the cost of the event.
  • If registrant cancels or is a “no show” within 72 hours of the clinic/Level 1 exam or within 1 week of the Level 2/3/RMT Exam, no refunds will be administered.
  • Medically verified cancellations will receive a 100% refund if a written doctor’s verification and request for a refund are received in the RM office within two weeks after the event.

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  • If an event is full, participants can place themselves on a waitlist by registering online and providing a form of payment to be charged if a spot opens up (debit card, credit card or paypal are acceptable forms of payment).
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Adaptive Alpine Teaching, Technical & Skiing Prep Clinic

This 2-day session is geared for PSIA Adaptive level 1-2 candidates working toward their level 1 or 2 certification. Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the Adaptive L 1-2 Skiing Standard;   Required prerequisite Course:  Alpine L1 E-Learning Course – Free. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Exam

This is a one-day validation of skiing, teaching and technical understanding for levels 1-6 as applied to adaptive alpine students. Candidates are evaluated on the Application Maneuvers and Fundamental Skiing Maneuvers used in teaching adaptive lessons. They are also assessed on their knowledge of skiing and teaching concepts and terminology, as well as their ability to perform movement analysis of a stand up skier. Upon successful completion of the Adaptive Functional Skiing Exam, candidates may take Specialty Exams in Bi-Ski & Mono Ski; Cognitive and Visually Impaired; or 3-Track, 4-Track & Slider. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event. Notes: As of the 14-15 season, you may pass the Functional Skiing Exam at a Level 1 or Level 2. If you took your exam prior to the 14-15 season you must re-sit the Functional Skiing Exam and pass at a Level 2.  For details on the Level 1 and 2 scoring, see the Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Scorecard on the Adaptive Alpine Reference Materials section of the PSIA-RM website. / You must bring your completed Adaptive Alpine Functional Skiing Professional Development Log to the exam. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Adaptive Alpine 3-Track & 4-Track & Slider Exam

This is a one-day Specialty Exam in which candidates will be verified in skiing, teaching, medical & technical knowledge and competent use of 3-Track, 4-Track and Slider adaptive equipment.

Adaptive Alpine Bi-Ski & Mono-Ski Exam

This is a one-day Specialty Exam in which candidates will be verified in their skiing, teaching, medical & technical knowledge and competent use of mono-ski and bi-ski adaptive equipment.

Adaptive Alpine Cognitive & Visually Impaired Exam

This is a one-day Specialty Exam in which candidates are verified in their skiing, teaching, medical & technical knowledge and competent use of specialized adaptive equipment relative to students with cognitive disabilities and visual impairments.

Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Prep Clinic

This two-day clinic is a prerequisite to the Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Certification. It focuses on teaching, movement analysis and technical understanding for adaptive skiing levels 1-9.  All aspects of adaptive specialties are addressed through interaction and discussion.  Part of the course is taught indoors and part of it is on the snow. Please go to the Ed Materials section of the website and DOWNLOAD the Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Professional Development Log and the Level 3 Adaptive Alpine Exam Material. Work on the Professional Development Log with your home area trainers and bring it, along with the Level 3 Adaptive Alpine Exam Material, to the clinic.

Adaptive Alpine Level 3 Exam

A three-day interactive workshop addressing comprehensive guest assessment relative to equipment selection, set-up and use in broader applications; upper level skill development in personal and adapted alpine discipline skiing; and strategies to meet the unique learning needs of guests with a wide variety of diagnoses.

Adaptive Alpine RMT Prep Clinic

A two-day workshop format session focusing upon skills needed to be an effective instructor trainer in the adapted snowsports industry.

Adaptive Alpine RMT Exam

Candidates for Adaptive Alpine Rocky Mountain Trainer are evaluated on skiing, teaching & technical knowledge, and clinic leading skills. Successful candidates demonstrate skiing at the Trainer Standard for the functional skiing tasks, 2-track skiing, and all of the adaptive specialties.

Adaptive Alpine Ski Bike Clinic

This one day clinic will introduce ski-bikes as adaptive tools to get our students back on the mountain or just keep them out there a little longer. Learn who might be a candidate for adaptive ski-bike and any individual adjustments needed. Discuss and practice beginner to intermediate progression including safe chairlift loads and hands-on assists. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Adaptive Alpine Tethering Tune Up

This clinic is intended for instructors who have already tethered sit-down equipment and would like more practice and tune-up tethering skills.  Get hands-on practice with the latest sit-down equipment and refine your skills with both hand-held and fixed outrigger tethering.  This clinic will also cover common terrain tactics and adjustments for varying snow conditions. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Adaptive Alpine Sit Down Tethering Foundations

This clinic is intended for instructors who have little to no tethering experience and would like more tethering practice and receive feedback for tethering skill development.  Participants will have the opportunity to get practical experience tethering both hand-held and fixed outrigger biski set-ups.  This clinic will also cover tethering safety, basic terrain tactics and adjustments for varying snow conditions. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event. Attendance at this clinic is required for instructors who have no tethering experience and are planning to attend the Adaptive Level 1 Biski exam.

Adaptive Alpine Webinars:

Seeing Sliding Differently:  This interactive clinic serves as a base for any snowsports instructor seeking information on effectively connecting with and teaching guests with various visual diagnoses from slight to high impact on the guests’ vision. It also includes valuable information for teaching students with auditory or kinesthetic sensory preferences. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Brains That Work Differently: This interactive clinic serves as a base for any ski or snowboard instructor seeking information on effectively connecting with and teaching guests who have mild to significant cognitive-related challenges, from stroke survivors to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Due to the increasing prevalence of students with cognitive diagnoses in typical educational activities and the growing number of senior sliders, this clinic is valuable for all snow sports instructors.  Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event

Understanding and Addressing Behavior in Adaptive and other Snowsports Lessons: This interactive clinic serves as a base for any snowsports instructor seeking information on understanding and addressing behavior in snowsports lessons. Additionally, content will offer insights into connecting with guests and preventing behaviors that negatively affect learning by individuals or class participants. Instructors preparing for adaptive certification may find this course helpful. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

 

Adaptive Alpine Successful Lessons for Guests with Behavior Challenges

This 1-day session is geared for PSIA instructors of any discipline looking to gain a deeper understanding of the unique attributes, abilities, and challenges of snowsports lesson guests. Learn how to perform a simple assessment to gather information on cognition, communication and learning preferences, behavior considerations and safety precautions. Practice using this information to create and implement pathways to successful lessons for these distinctive learners. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Adaptive Alpine Upward Mobility

Adaptive skiers often choose to split their time between sit and stand skiing. Join this interactive session with veteran instructors to gain a deeper understanding about physical assessment of prospective stand up skiers and tools, techniques and strategies that support stance, strength, grip, and success using various and unique adapted stand skiing equipment. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Adaptive Snowboard Level 1 ITC

This three-day ITC will introduce candidates to teaching snowboarding to students with special needs. It is intended as a broad overview of teaching snowboarding and of some of the disabilities you will encounter and will include a verification of your riding as well as teaching skills. The  AASI-RM Adaptive Snowboard Resource Guide is available online and it is highly recommended that you read this prior to day 1 of the ITC.

Day 1 – Riding

The first clinic day covers riding through skidded turns (Levels 1 – 4). Personal snowboarding skills will be developed in bumps, carving, switch riding, freestyle and demonstration images. Technical aspects of the sport will be covered in relationship to their impact on effective riding. This clinic will include ASB (Adaptive Snowboard) specific Riding Tasks and a verification of riding ability at the Level 1 Certified Standard

Day 2 – Movement Analysis

This clinic provides a solid foundation of primary snowboarding skills and in-depth observation skills. Focus will be on delivering clear and concise descriptions of snowboarding movements in student centered language and how those concepts relate to Adaptive Teaching. Cause and effect relationships and how movement analysis is integrated into the teaching model will be covered.  Throughout the day we will also be discussing riding challenges specific to Students with Visual and Cognitive Impairments.

Day 3 – Teaching & Adaptive Specialties

This clinic explores the many aspects of teaching snowboarding with special emphasis on understanding and using the Teaching Model with students. Skills covered include recognizing learning styles and developing teaching progressions and adapting those to the special needs of our students. A variety of progressions as well as adaptive teaching aids will be explored.

Adaptive Snowboard Level 2 Exam Prep

This three-day course is a prerequisite for the Adaptive Snowboard Level 2 Exam. Each day can be taken on its own or all three can be taken together, however, all three days are required prior to taking any portion of the ASB Level 2 Exam. Any individual modules taken and passed prior to the 2018-19 season will be honored and will not be required for the exam.

Day 1: Sit-Down

Will include discussion of students with disabilities best suited for sit down equipment, the characteristics of those disabilities and the medications which those students might be taking.  Participants will learn about and practice assessments for this population and explore different student scenarios and set-ups. The specialty specific riding tasks will also be practiced throughout the day. Will include teaching and technical information on adaptive equipment, including, but not limited to bi-skis, mono-skis, shredder plate, and variations of any and all devices. Candidates will be expected both to practice assists and tethering on different sit down devices and to be tethered and assisted in those devices. Equipment specific progressions and adaptations of the standard snowboard progression that are needed for this population.

Day 2: Cognitive/Visually Impaired/Hard Of Hearing Prep

Will include discussion of students with cognitive or developmental impairment, visual impairment or hearing impairment, or a combination of any or all three, the characteristics of those disabilities and the medications which those students might be taking.  Participants will learn about and practice assessments for this population and address different guiding styles.  The specialty specific riding tasks will also be practiced throughout the day. Will include teaching and technical information on adaptive equipment.  There will be hands-on use of adaptive equipment and adaptations of the standard snowboard progression that are needed for this population and candidates will be expected to practice guiding and being guided with or without adaptive equipment.

Day 3: Stand Up

Will include discussion of students with disabilities best suited for stand up equipment, the characteristics of those disabilities, and the medications which those students might be taking.  Participants will learn about and practice assessments for this population and explore different student scenarios and ways to use adaptive equipment.  The specialty specific riding tasks will also be practiced throughout the day.  Will include teaching and technical information on adaptive equipment including, but not limited to outriggers, rider bar, bamboo pole. and adaptations of the standard snowboard progression that are needed for this population.  Candidates will be expected to practice assisting and being assisted with or without adaptive equipment.

 Adaptive Snowboard Level 2 Exam

Day 1 ASB Sit-Down

This day requires proficiency at teaching and guiding students from Level 1-5 with physical disabilities best suited for riding with sit-down equipment. AASI/ATS teaching and technical concepts as they apply to each specialty and specific equipment, disability-specific knowledge, riding, safety, adaptive assists, medical and equipment assessment of adaptive riders. Candidates will also be expected to ride at a minimum of Snowboard Level 6 in a manner which provides the highest level of safety to both the candidate and the students whom he or she teaches and perform specific riding tasks designed to demonstrate proficiency in guiding sit-down students.

Day 2 ASB Cognitive/Visually Impaired/Hard Of Hearing

This day requires proficiency teaching and guiding students from Level 1-5 with these particular adaptive specialties: cognitive or developmental impairment, visually impaired and hard of hearing related disabilities or a combination of any or all. AASI/ATS teaching and technical concepts as they apply to each specialty. Disability-specific knowledge, riding, safety, adaptive assists, medical and equipment assessments of adaptive riders. Candidates will also be expected to ride at a minimum of Snowboard Level 6 in a manner which provides the highest level of safety to both the candidate and the students whom he or she teaches and perform specific riding tasks designed to demonstrate proficiency in guiding students with the aforementioned disabilities.

Day 3 ASB Physical Stand-Up

This day requires proficiency at teaching and guiding students from Level 1-5 with physical disabilities who are best suited for riding with stand-up equipment. AASI/ATS teaching and technical concepts as they apply to each student. Disability-specific knowledge, Adaptive equipment specific knowledge, riding, safety, adaptive assists, medical and equipment assessment of adaptive riders. Candidates will also be expected to ride at a minimum of Snowboard Level 6 in a manner which provides the highest level of safety to both the candidate and the students whom he or she teaches and perform specific riding tasks designed to demonstrate proficiency in guiding stand-up students.

Alpine 401 Clinic Leading & Presentation Skills

Designed for Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection candidates and area resort trainers, this 2 day clinic will introduce and develop the skill sets required for leading both indoor and on-snow training.

Day one/ Indoor: You will explore the mechanics of public speaking and training, how to create realistic and tangible objectives and training to achieve stated objectives using experiential training components in a casual indoor setting of peers and RMT selectors.

Day two/ On-Snow: Bring your skills to the on-snow environment. Experiment with activities and progression lines to meet specific objectives. Learn strategies to coach peers toward their expressed goals. Give feedback and receive suggestions for improvement.

Come prepared to present skiing and technical concepts in both an indoor and outdoor environment of peers and RMT Selectors. Emphasis will be on experimentation and development. Participants will receive feedback on their presentations and suggestions for further development regarding home area training and/or the Rocky Mountain Trainer Selection.

Alpine Advanced Skiing Applications

This is a clinic for Level 3 pros who enjoy improving their skiing. It is a medium-intensity skiing clinic that will use all available terrain (from greens to double blacks) to facilitate learning and reinforce effort. Conversations that bolster technical understanding will complement skiing that encourages exploration and experimentation. Hone your understanding of high-end performance skiing, your understanding of and your ability to influence the motivations and behaviors of your students. 

Alpine Certification Update Clinic

 This two-day clinic is recommended once every four years as part of all Level 2 and Level 3 alpine certified member’s continuing education.

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. It is designed to meet the needs of our guests, trainers, and member schools.

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 Cruising the Groomers

This is a low-intensity skiing clinic exclusively on groomed green, blue, and some black terrain. Engage in meaningful two-way conversations with the clinic leader and group members to help you recognize, reflect upon, and assess experiences and sensations to improve your skiing with turns that are more steered and skidded than carved. Help your students maximize their enjoyment of groomed trails by improving your understanding and ability to make round, smooth, rhythmic, controlled, short and long turns. In the event of snow, the clinic leader will make every attempt to find the “most groomed” terrain available.

Alpine Edwin Terrell Memorial Clinic

This 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 Performance

This high-intensity performance clinic explores the technical and tactical aspects of skiing steep off-piste terrain and all types of snow conditions for PSIA level II certified and above. We will endeavor to develop optimal ski and body performances in extreme terrain, and achieve efficiency in all terrain and snow conditions. Knowing what it takes to ski proficiently in double black terrain can help you with a wide-range of lessons. This course can help you learn to make informed terrain choices, develop a long-term lesson plans, and provide students with the “nugget” of coaching they need to expand their comfort in challenging terrain and snow conditions. This course builds on foundations from the Front Side/Back Side Clinic.

Alpine Fall Workshop

Get 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, and guest retention with your peers. Individual feedback will create a focus for development to take you into a successful season and beyond.

 Alpine Frontside-Backside

Improve your overall skiing with this two-day clinic. This medium- to high-intensity clinic enhances the precision and versatility of your skiing by moving between on- and off-piste skiing. The clinic’s all-mountain approach helps you proactively respond to changes in the snow surface using sound technique and tactical choices. We will also discuss and debrief teaching strategies and ideas for creating interpersonal connections with your students along the way.

Alpine Level 1 Assessment:

Please come prepared to ski each of the 3 days for this exam. You must attend all 3 days at once if this is your first time attending.

If you are not affiliated with a Snowsports School or have not gone through a new hire training clinic at a Snowsports School prior to your attendance of the Alpine Level 1 Exam, you MUST attend the Level 1 Exam Prep prior to attending the Level 1 Exam.

The order of days for the Alpine Level 1 Day 1: Movement Analysis, Day 2: Skiing, Day 3: Teaching.

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, People, 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.

For a complete Level 1 Exam outline, scorecard and other useful information please click here and look under the Alpine Level 1 Section.

  • Alpine Level 1 Skiing:

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.

  •  Alpine Level 1  MA

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.

  • Alpine Level 1 Teach

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 1 Prep Course

Whether 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 2 days on-snow exploring aspects of teaching, movement analysis and skiing demonstrations for the beginner zone. This entry level, discounted course will boost your skills and resume when looking to land that first industry job.

*THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED, if you are not affiliated with a ski school or have not gone through a new hire training clinic at a Snowsports School.

Alpine Level 2 Assessment

Please note, this is one day of a THREE DAY EXAM. If you would like to attend all three days, please register for the Teach and Ski days as well.

  • Alpine Level 2 MA

Level 2 is a trade certification validating a candidate’s movement analysis 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.

  • Alpine Level 2 Ski

Level 2 is a trade certification validating a candidate’s ability to safely demonstrate for and inspire level 5 to 7 skiers, up to and including entry level bumps and entry level black terrain.

ON-SNOW SKIING ASSESSMENT: The ski portion 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 Tasks while being scored based on the current level 2 National Standard. Overall results for the Level 2 Certification Exam are announced at the end of the day.

  • Alpine Level 2 Teach

Level 2 is a trade certification validating a candidate’s successful communication, goal statement, lesson planning and presentation abilities as they pertain to level 5, 6, and 7 skiers, up to and including entry level bumps and entry level black terrain.

TEACHING ASSESSMENT: Candidates will be expected to show their ability to apply the Learning Connection – Teaching and People Skills on snow in real time with their peers from Levels 5 to 7. Candidates will be expected to assess, plan with, adapt to, engage with, and recognize the success of peers relevant to common goals.

Alpine Level 3 Assessment

  • Alpine Level 3 MA

Level 3 is a trade certification validating a candidate’s movement analysis and technical understanding as it pertains level 8 and 9 skiers on all terrain, including basic freestyle, double black bumps and variable terrain.

  • Alpine Level 3 Ski

Level 3 Level 2 is a trade certification validating a candidate’s ability to safely demonstrate for and inspire level 8 and 9 skiers on all terrain, including double black bumps and variable terrain.

ON-SNOW SKIING ASSESSMENT: The skiing tasks are divided into three sections – Highlighted, Basic Blended, and Applied. Feedback and scores will be given regarding your performance in relationship to the Level 3 National Standard. Please see task descriptors in the IDP or the videos on The Matrix website for the list of possible tasks.

  • Alpine Level 3 Exam Teach

Level 3 is a trade certification validating a candidate’s successful communication, lesson planning and presentation abilities as they pertain to level 8 and 9 skiers on all terrain, including basic freestyle, double black bumps and variable terrain.

TEACHING ASSESSMENT: Candidates will be expected to show their ability to apply the Learning Connection – Teaching and People Skills on snow in real time with their peers from Levels 8-9. Candidates will be expected to assess, plan with, adapt to, engage with, and recognize the success of peers relevant to individual goals

Alpine Movement Analysis 201 Indoor

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 performance in one phase of a turn affect performance in other phases 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 one day indoor clinic will focus on advanced application of Movement Analysis. Participants will learn to describe ski and body performance, skiing fundamentals and consider 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 201-301 Indoor

This one day indoor clinic will focus on the Movement Analysis Process and enhance skills required to describe ski and body performances in each phase of the turn. We will analyze how performance in one phase of a turn affect performance in other phases 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 301 Indoor

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. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Alpine Movement Analysis 301 On Snow

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 Bumps

This high intensity clinic is focused on all aspects of fall line moguls on expert terrain. Expect a full-day of off piste skiing with appropriate warm up and cool down periods. Prepare to broaden your current application of technique and tactics in a variety of conditions and settings. The group will explore skills development and tactics for teaching students in this demanding environment. Prepare to share your fall line bump teaching tips with your peers.

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 201 Camp

This two 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. (This clinic will delve in deeper to the Level 2 Skiing tasks/standards/movements than the 1 day Precision Skiing 201 Clinic.)

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 Precision Skiing 301 Camp

This two day on-snow session is optional, (but highly recommended), for those members seeking Alpine Level 3 Certification. Explore movements using the Level 3 exam tasks that will improve your personal skiing in the intermediate to advanced intermediate zone. (This clinic will delve in deeper to the Level 3 Skiing tasks/ standards/ movements than the 1 day Precision Skiing 301 Clinic.)

Alpine Race Clinic

Learn 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.

Alpine RMT MA/Tech Module Exam

This is a one-day assessment of using technical understanding of skiing to present movement analysis of all types of skiing up to the RMT level. Please reference the RMT Program Guide for more information.

Alpine RMT On Snow Clinic Leading Skills Prep

This clinic should be used in addition to the Learning Activities from the RMT Program Guide to help you prepare for the Clinic Lead module assessment. This clinic will help develop the ability to lead organized and impromptu clinics while incorporating PSIA-AASI and Rocky Mountain standards and support material.

Alpine RMT Ski Entrance Exam

The RMT entrance exam is a skiing and technical assessment and is the first step in the Rocky Mountain Trainer (RMT) process. Through the session, candidates will be assessed on their ability to perform tasks, and variations on tasks from multiple aspects of the Level 3 task pool. To be successful, candidates must demonstrate a pattern of level 3 or above performance in all areas assessed. Successful completion is required for admittance into the RMT process. Successful candidates will be debriefed and begin planning their RMT pathway immediately following completion of the assessment.

Alpine RMT Ski Module Exam

This is a one-day assessment of the ability to display skiing skills recognizably above and beyond those normally displayed at the Level 3 Certification standard. Please reference the RMT Program Guide for more information.

Alpine Teaching Practice 201

This 2 day 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 Practice 301

This 2 day 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 Tip It & Rip It

Explore how to match skill blending and tactics to improve your on-piste high performance skiing in this medium to high intensity skiing clinic. Improve your ability to control your turn shape, turn size, and overall speed control while carving. Learn and share teaching ideas to help your students improve their on-piste skiing on a mix of groomed green, blue, and black terrain. Experience how managing terrain, pacing, and activities creates an environment that encourages exploration and experimentation. In the event of snow, the clinic leader will make every attempt to find the “most groomed” terrain available.

Alpine Women’s Workshop

Top 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. 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 Women’s All Mountain Performance

This clinic is all about challenging yourself and pushing your boundaries in an all-female, supportive environment.

Female Ed Staff members from PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain will engage participants in two days of personal ski improvement and create opportunities to explore a variety of topics including equipment choice/setup, terrain selection, technique, and tactics.

Must be confident on black, ungroomed terrain and blue-black bumps, levels 7-9. Participants will apply new concepts on snow and receive individual feedback related to their goals. Join us and gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to take your skiing to the next level.

Alpine Rocky Mountain Academy

This event will give you the opportunity to ski and ride with PSIA-AASI Alpine 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.  Find out why so many of RM instructors make this THE event of their season.   This clinic is offered on an every other season basis.  Advanced skiing or riding skills are recommended.

Alpine History of Skiing

This 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.

Children’s Clinic: Skill Based Play

Improve your teaching skills and your own sense of play and adventure on the mountain in this two day educational event. Groups will explore a deep application of the CAP model to create on-snow activities, exercises and experiences to help students become more skillful skiers and riders. This clinic will move through the intermediate zone skills (movement patterns and applications therein) and through the full range of ages and stages of development of children. Learn how to bring the concept of progressing through play into your lessons. Understand what it takes to keep young students skiing/riding and improving.

 

Children’s Specialist 1 Assessment

This two-day event is the entry-level children’s assessment for PSIA-AASI. Candidates are assessed on teaching and people skills, movement analysis and technical understanding as it relates to child development. The CS1 certificate affirms that the instructor is qualified to teach children in the beginner/novice through intermediate zones on beginner/novice terrain typically identified as “green” and intermediate “blue” terrain. Teaching situations and scenarios are relevant to child development.

The assessment includes the CS1 online e-learning course, skiing/riding teaching scenarios, movement analysis, and technical understanding. CS1 facilitators assess candidate knowledge, comprehension and application of materials throughout the 2-Day event. Active participation throughout Day 1 and Day 2 is essential for all video (online or indoor) and on snow portions of CS1. This is a two-day event with one final assessment form. If a candidate is unsuccessful at attaining CS1, both days will need to be taken again.

Please click here for directions on how to complete the Children’s Specialist 1 E-Learning Course This E-Learning course must be completed at least 72 hours prior to the start of the on-snow event. We strongly encourage candidates to review ALL the event materials, including the Study Guide, National Standards and the NEW Performance Guide. All event materials are listed through this link. Suggested educational materials for purchase include the NEW Children’s Snowsports Manual, Children’s Instruction Manual and the Teaching Snowsports Manual. Those can be purchased at this link through the Catalog.

 

Children’s Specialist 2 Assessment

NEW this winter, the CS2 is a TWO day event.

  • Day 1 Teaching and People Skills assessment.
  • Day 2 Movement Analysis and Technical Understanding assessment.
  • You must attend both days consecutively if this is your first time attending the CS2 assessment.
  • This assessment event is one of the required modules for Alpine and Snowboard Level 3.
  • NEW – Optional 1-day CS2 preview course. This is highly recommended, not required.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The CS2 workbook has been fully revised for the 2021-22 winter season. It is required to complete the 2021-22 version or the CS2 workbook for events this winter.

  • All participants are required to complete the CS2 online quiz successfully and download and complete the CS2 Workbook prior to attending the CS2 assessment. You can view the workbook at quiz at this link.
  • Please bring your completed workbook with you to the event; it will be collected when you check in. (Put your name on each page.).

CS2 is focused on synthesis and evaluation of child development for ages 3 – 18, through the advanced skiing or riding zone. Participants need to demonstrate understanding of the Learning Outcomes in teaching and people skills, movement analysis and technical application. Participants are evaluated on their knowledge and versatility in teaching children and earn Children’s Specialist 2 upon successful completion of the 2-day event, the on-line quiz, and completion of the CS2 workbook.

We strongly encourage candidates to review ALL the event materials, including the National Standards and the NEW Performance Guide. Click here to view education materials You can purchase the manuals at this link through the Catalog.

 

Children’s Specialist 2 Preview Course:

This educational event is designed to help prepare members for the CS2 Assessment. Clinicians will outline the format of the CS2 assessment process, provide demonstrations of successful teaching scenarios, movement analysis and technical applications. The one day event will also provide time to answer specific questions from the CS2 Workbook.

CS2 Preview is not required to enroll in the CS2 Assessment, but highly recommended. Members may take this course immediately before the CS2 Assessment or more in advance.

Click here to view educational materials under the “Children’s Specialist 2” section.

Please review the CS2 outline for a list of reference materials. You can purchase the manuals at this link through the Catalog.

 

Children’s Clinic: Skill Based Play

Improve your teaching skills and your own sense of play and adventure on the mountain in this two day educational event. Groups will explore a deep application of the CAP model to create on-snow activities, exercises and experiences to help students become more skillful skiers and riders. This clinic will move through the intermediate zone skills (movement patterns and applications therein) and through the full range of ages and stages of development of children. Learn how to bring the concept of progressing through play into your lessons. Understand what it takes to keep young students skiing/riding and improving.

 

Children’s Rocky Mountain Trainer Assessment

NEW for this season, the CRMT is a partial pass event.

This assessment is designed to verify a candidate’s ability to develop and lead a variety of children’s clinics at their home resort, including preparation clinics for CS1 and CS2. A successful candidate will pass all sections of the assessment to become a Children’s Rocky Mountain Trainer. Candidates will be asked to lead multi-discipline on-snow clinics, demonstrate level appropriate children’s movement analysis, and lead other presentations to advance the knowledge of their peers. Candidate’s workbooks will be submitted via email prior to the event. Clinic assignments will be given from a clinic in the workbook and/or from other references. Clinic leading and presentations will focus on experiential learning using creative and movement based learning activities to share knowledge.

Candidates must be knowledgeable of the NEW Children’s National Standards and the NEW Performance Guide. Please review all CS1 and CS2 materials prior to attending this event.

Children’s Clinic: 401 On-Snow clinic

This course is designed to prepare candidates to develop and lead a variety of children’s clinics at their home resort, including preparation clinics for CS1 and CS2. Participants will be asked to lead multi-discipline on-snow clinics, demonstrate level appropriate children’s movement analysis, and lead other presentations. Participants workbooks will be reviewed during the event and participants may be assigned a clinic to lead from their workbook and/or from other references. Clinic leading and presentations will focus on experiential learning using creative and movement based learning activities to share knowledge.

Candidates must be knowledgeable of the NEW Children’s National Standards and the NEW Performance Guide. Please review all CS1 and CS2 materials prior to attending this event.

 

Children’s Clinic: 401 online clinic

This course is designed for Children’s Rocky Mountain Trainer candidates and resort children’s trainers. An overview of the skill sets required to become an RM Children’s Trainer will be covered as participants complete exercises and activities. Multi-discipline groups will participate in objective building, online clinic leading, movement analysis, indoor presentations, and technical knowledge development. Insight to RM Children’s products and preparing CS1 and CS2 candidates for their assessments will be a common theme throughout the online session(s). Clinic leading and presentations will focus on experiential learning using creative learning activities and experiences to share knowledge.Candidates must be knowledgeable of the NEW Children’s National Standards and the NEW Performance Guide. Please review all CS1 and CS2 materials prior to attending this event.

Bringing the Learning Connection Model to Life XC Track & XC Downhill

Improve your personal skiing, technical knowledge, and your teaching and people skills during this 2-day clinic where we’ll split our time on snow between XC track skiing skills and XC downhill skiing skills. Frisco Nordic Center XC trails and Frisco Adventure park beginner ski and ride hill is the perfect place to do both.

We’ll start each session by tuning into our own personal goals for ski improvement and professional development. Using the Learning Connection Model as our framework, we will use movement analysis tools to come up with one or two areas of focus for each person. Utilizing kinesthetic and skiing technical knowledge we will create action plans for developing new movement patterns. Throughout the entire clinic, we will be highlighting the fundamentals of teaching and people skills that build trust, communication and enhance the learning environment for both students and teachers. Intermediate classic and skate skiing skills & ability and equipment required.

Better Posture for Better Skiing

Skiing efficiently and smoothly is based on having a strong and stable core. We’ll take the time to explore what that means to you. From this we’ll experiment with efficient/not efficient movements of different joints in the body. Outdoor classroom discussion, on and off-snow progressions and exercises will be the format of the clinic and we’ll continually bring our discoveries back to your personal skiing and teaching. There will be lots of time for practice!

Cross Country Improvement Classic & Skate

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.

XC Rendezvous:

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.

  • Clinic Topics:
    Skier Improvement w/ Movement Analysis Classic
    Movement Analysis is a valuable tool for skill improvement.  How do we execute this process with success and build excitement for the learning process?  We will practice Movement Analysis with each other in a safe and stimulating environment.(key areas covered: personal skiing improvement, Movement Analysis, people skills, teaching skills, technical skills)
    Skier Improvement w/ & Movement Analysis Skate
    Movement Analysis is a valuable tool for skill improvement.  How do we execute this process with success and build excitement for the learning process?  We will practice Movement Analysis with each other in a safe and stimulating environment.(key areas covered: personal skiing improvement, Movement Analysis, people skills, teaching skills, technical skills)  
    Learn to Skate Ski / Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Beginner Skate Skiers
    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)
    Learn to Classic Ski /Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Beginner Classic Skiers
    This is a combined clinic for both novice skiers looking to learn how to classic ski for the first time and experienced ski instructors wanting to learn new ways to develop effective beginner teaching progressions. We will develop progressions that foster learning in a welcoming learning/teaching environment for everyone.(key areas covered: personal ski improvement, teaching skills, people skills)
    Games, Drills and Skills for Kids Classic and Skate
    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)
    Pattern Breakers Classic & Skate
    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.  This clinic will be ½ day Classic and a ½ day skate (key areas covered: personal skiing improvement, technical skills, people skills, teaching skills)
     

Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic

This clinic will help you prepare for the Cross Country Level 1 assessment. It is designed for instructors who are new to Cross Country ski instruction and/or have no prior PSIA certification.  Develop teaching methodology while improving technical knowledge, people skills, and skiing skills in both Classic and Skate techniques.  Skiing skills will be demonstrated and developed through practice and feedback. This clinic is a prerequisite for Level 1 Certification.  Please check out the Cross Country Level 1 Prep  Outline for more details at: https://www.psia-rm.org/education/cross-country/

Cross Country Level 1 Assessment

Participants will be assessed in a friendly, non-threatening manner in areas of Cross Country teaching, skiing skills, people skills and technical knowledge for both Classic and Skate technique. Teaching scenarios, group and individual movement analysis and plenty of skiing will be the venues for participants to demonstrate their understanding of modern Cross-Country teaching, skiing and people skills. For more detailed information go to the level 1 assessment outline/what to expect on assessment day document at: https://www.psia-rm.org/education/cross-country/

Cross Country Level 2 Prep Clinic

Designed to help you improve and fine-tune your XC teaching skills, personal skiing, people skills and technical knowledge for both Classic and Skate technique, this clinic will help prepare you for your XC Level 2 Assessment. This clinic is designed for instructors who teach Cross Country skiing to first timers through intermediate level Cross Country skiers & are already certified at Level 1.  Develop teaching methodology while improving technical knowledge, people skills and personal skiing skills in both Classic and Skate techniques.  Skiing skills will be demonstrated and developed through practice and feedback. This clinic is a prerequisite for Level 2 Certification. Participants are required to download and bring the XC Level 2 Certification Workbook. Please complete the workbook as much as possible prior to attending the clinic. Participants must be an advanced skier in classic and skate skiing skills. Equipment includes Classic & Skate ski equipment for skiing on groomed trails. This clinic is offered every other season.

Cross Country Level 2 Exam

Participants will be evaluated in a friendly, non-threatening manner in areas of Cross Country teaching,  skiing skills, people skills  and technical knowledge for both Classic and Skate technique.  Teaching scenarios, group and individual movement analysis, and plenty of skiing will be the avenues for participants to demonstrate their understanding of modern Cross Country teaching, people  and skiing technical skills.This assessment is offered every other year and the  event is guaranteed to run when scheduled.  For more detailed information go to the level 2 XC  Assessment outline/What to expect on assessment day document at: https://www.psia-rm.org/education/cross-country/

Cross Country Level 3 Prep Clinic

Designed to help you improve and fine-tune your XC teaching skills, personal skiing, people skills  and technical knowledge for both Classic and Skate technique, this clinic will help prepare you for your XC Level 3 Assessment. This clinic is designed for instructors who teach Cross Country skiing to first timers through Advanced level Cross Country skiers & are already certified at Level 2. Develop teaching methodology while improving technical knowledge, people skills  and personal skiing skills in both Classic and Skate techniques.  Skiing skills will be demonstrated and developed through practice and feedback. This clinic is a prerequisite for Level 3 Certification. Participants are required to download and bring the XC Level 3 Certification Workbook. Please complete the workbook as much as possible prior to attending the clinic. Participants must be an advanced skier in classic and skate skiing skills. Participants must download and complete the XC Level 3 Workbook. Equipment includes Classic & Skate equipment for skiing on groomed trails. This clinic is offered every other season.

Cross Country Level 3 Exam

Participants will be evaluated in a friendly, non-threatening manner in areas of Cross Country teaching, personal skiing skills and technical knowledge for both Classic and Skate technique.  Teaching scenarios, group and individual movement analysis, and plenty of skiing will be the avenues for participants to demonstrate their understanding of modern Cross Country teaching, people  and skiing skills. This assessment is offered every other year and the event is guaranteed to run when scheduled. For more detailed information go to the level 3 XC  Assessment outline/What to expect on assessment day document at: https://www.psia-rm.org/education/cross-country/

XC 401 Workshop/ RMT Prep

This  high-level workshop is for instructors who desire to improve their skiing and clinic leading skills beyond Level 3 Certification. Participant goals will help determine specific clinic format. Topics and activities can include: peer clinicing, cutting-edge Classic and Skate technique, upper level teaching/clinic  progressions, advanced training methodology along with preparation for becoming a XC Rocky Mountain Trainer.  This is not specifically an RMT Prep clinic but is a prerequisite for XC Rocky Mountain Trainer. The XC RM Trainer Workbook may be covered during this event. Participants must be an expert level classic and skate skier. Equipment includes Classic and Skate Cross Country ski equipment and appropriate wax. This clinic will be offered every other season.

Cross Country RMT Selection

This assessment is offered every other year.  The event is guaranteed to run when scheduled.  This 2-day event will be an assessment and validation of both classic and skate skiing, clinicing skills, people skills  and technical knowledge at the trainer level. Candidates will be expected to perform skiing skills through all levels of tasks, techniques as well as  perform movement analysis and relevant clinicing of peers, and participate in accurate technical discussions of XC skiing.  For more detailed information go to the RMT Selection outline/What to expect on selection day document at: https://www.psia-rm.org/education/cross-country/

Downhill Skills on Cross Country Skis: For All Disciplines

Cross country skiing is not just skiing on flat terrain. Here in the Rocky Mountains we always encounter a hill or two when out on a tour. In this clinic we will explore techniques for tackling the hills (downhill and uphill) so that we can have more fun while out on the trails. Our big goal is transferring this comfort and efficiency to our students. For alpine/snowboard instructors, increase your knowledge and kinesthetic awareness for more nuanced movements when you have lighter gear on.  This clinic will be two days. The first day will be on classic skis. A decision on equipment (maybe skate equipment)  for the second day will be made at that time.

Cross Country Classic clinic Spring Fling -Grand Mesa, CO

Grand Mesa, renowned for its spring skiing, is the location for this year’s annual PSIA-RM XC Spring Fling.  Grand Mesa Nordic Council grooms over 30 kilometers of trails on top of “the largest flat-topped mountain in the world.” With elevations surpassing 10,000′, groomed  classic skiing (as well as crust cruising!) on the abundant April snow pack is legendary. This classic clinic is a great way to wrap up your winter. Share ideas and stories from the season, learn new skiing, teaching, and  people skills, hone your existing skills, and ski with fellow instructors from Nordic Centers all over the Rocky Mountain Division. This clinic is designed for instructors with intermediate and higher level Classic skiing skills.

Cross Country Skate clinic Spring Fling -Grand Mesa, CO

Grand Mesa, renowned for its spring skiing, is the location for this year’s annual PSIA-RM XC Spring Fling.  Grand Mesa Nordic Council grooms over 30 kilometers of trails on top of “the largest flat-topped mountain in the world.” With elevations surpassing 10,000′, groomed skate skiing (as well as crust cruising!) on the abundant April snow pack is legendary. This skate clinic is a great way to wrap up your winter. Share ideas and  stories from the season, learn new skiing, teaching, and  people skills, hone your existing skills, and ski with fellow instructors from Nordic Centers all over the Rocky Mountain Division. This clinic is  is designed  for instructors with intermediate and higher level skate skiing ability.

Cross Country Dryland Training and Intro to Roller Skiing

Step up your XC summer training plan with the introduction to XC specific dryland exercises and rollerskiing.  We will practice exercises on foot during a dryland session and then progress to rollerskis to learn and practice basic skills.  This clinic is geared towards people who are new to rollerskiing and want to give it a try.

Freestyle Specialist 1

This 3-day Assessment is focused on conducting introductory/basic level freestyle lessons in small terrain parks.  Each day is focused on one module: Day 1 MA, Day 2 Teach, and Day 3 Snowboarding/Skiing.  At the start of each day participants will be coached on their skill sets prior to evaluation.  All participants need to have a current Level 1 Certification to attend.  Be ready to spend each day sessioning the park and hiking features.  Please download the course outline for the prerequisite checklist items before you attend. Prior to arrival the candidates must complete the freestyle E-Learning and the Experience Log.

Freestyle Specialist 2

This course is for instructors wanting to attain an Intermediate level credential regarding their MA, teaching, and skiing/snowboarding skills on the larger terrain features in the Rocky Mountain Division. This three day evaluation process is broken into one day Prep, one day of teaching & technical evaluation and a final day of snowboarding/skiing maneuvers. There will be a comprehensive teaching segment as well as an on mountain MA session on the 2nd day.  The 3rd day is focused on evaluation of the skiing/snowboarding terrain park maneuvers.  Candidates must have a Freestyle Specialist 1 or be a current Cert II with confidence of terrain park MA, teaching, and skiing/snowboarding.

Freestyle Specialist 3

This course is for instructors wanting to attain an advanced level credential regarding their MA, teaching, and snowboarding/skiing skills on the largest terrain features in the Rocky Mountain Division. This three day evaluation process is broken into one day Prep, one day of teaching & technical evaluation and a final day of snowboarding/skiing maneuvers. There will be a comprehensive teaching segment as well as an on mountain MA session on the 2nd day.  The 3rd day is focused on evaluation of the skiing/snowboarding terrain park maneuvers.  Candidates must have a Freestyle Specialist 1 or 2.

Freestyle Rocky Mountain Trainer Assessment

The Freestyle RMT or FSRMT process verifies a candidate’s ability to lead freestyle clinics.  FSRMT candidates should be involved with their home mountains freestyle training program.  The FSRMT includes online and on-snow clinic leading assessments.  In order to start the FSRMT process, candidates need to write a letter of intent to their freestyle Co-Chair.  Candidates need to have their Alpine/Snowboard FS3 and Cert 3 to begin the FSRMT process.  For more information on the FSRMT process and training resources please refer to the FSRMT outline.

Freestyle Specialist 1 Prep

This clinic is a preparatory 1 day clinic for the development of skills and understanding needed to attend the Freestyle Specialist 1 assessment (Separate Event).  Participants will be briefed on sample progressions for teaching at the basic level of freestyle. Participants will also develop and practice freestyle riding/skiing tasks & tricks with specific feedback for further development, with regard to the FS-1 assessment. Movement Analysis and technical understanding will be developed, as well as working through concepts such as S.P.S, ATML, Fear Model, Park Smart, etc in order to build progressions for teaching a freestyle lesson.  This is an ideal clinic for anyone wanting to learn about teaching beginner freestyle or prepare for their FS1, regardless of their freestyle ability and experience.

All Mountain Freestyle

This one-day clinic is a fun and mind opening experience on how to ski/ride the whole mountain with a freestyle view and mentality.  This clinic is ideal for anyone wanting to learn about teaching freestyle outside the park.  Participants will learn how to teach freestyle using a variety of terrain and how to incorporate freestyle into their all mountain riding/skiing.  This clinic will enhance participants’ alpine/snowboard skill sets by expanding their knowledge of functional movement patterns for specific outcomes.  The clinician will help you build your confidence while working through new challenges and ideas, which will deepen your mountain experience and expand your teaching options.

Natural Terrain Freestyle

This on-snow, interactive, 1 day clinic is designed to enhance your teaching skills on natural terrain features such as rock drops and wind lips.  Participants will practice how to assess and manage risk in the alpine environment.  Work with your peers and clinic leader to develop progressions using freestyle concepts ATML and SPS on natural terrain.  This clinic may take place on expert terrain and challenging conditions in order to access the natural terrain features this clinic is focused on.

 

Experience Driven Learning Lab with Horst Abraham (E-Learning)

It has been said that “progress and comfort go in opposite directions”! This adage may be most appropriate when teaching experienced pros new tricks. Come to the EDL Lab for an information filled, pleasantly uncomfortable, and participatory experience. We will collectively generate an understanding of how teaching ‘experientially’ fundamentally differs from detaching ‘didactically’ while gaining self-awareness about how we are “showing up” in ways that help or hinder our delivery. Leaving, you will be both excited about the possibilities and have tangible actions to reshape your lessons with the principles of experiential learning.  Join us on our on-going experiment and mission to: Simplify – AMPLIFY – Gamify

Managing Variety within the Family Private lesson (On Snow)

The family private lesson is a significant product within modern ski and snowboard schools. Families want and expect instructors to be able to meet the wide variety of developmental and interpersonal profiles of their families when they purchase this premier product. This two-day on-snow clinic focuses on strategies for managing a variety of levels and ages within the family private lesson.

Topics include: Setting yourself up for success – goal setting; who wants what and who’s in charge? Who ultimately has the say in what goes on – Dad? Mom? The kids? You?; Terrain choices – Manage terrain and maximize challenge; Breaking the ice – conversation starters for the whole family rather than the family spokesperson; Managing  individuals within the group and facilitating change with various levels.

Managing Variety within the Family Private lesson (Webinar)

The family private lesson is a significant product within modern ski and snowboard schools. Families want and expect instructors to be able to meet the wide variety of developmental and interpersonal profiles of their families when they purchase this premier product.

Topics include: Setting yourself up for success – goal setting; who wants what and who’s in charge? Who ultimately has the say in what goes on – Dad? Mom? The kids? You?; Terrain choices – Manage terrain and maximize challenge; Breaking the ice – conversation starters for the whole family rather than the family spokesperson; Managing  individuals within the group and facilitating change with various levels.

Snowboard AMP 401

Improve your riding skills and versatility with two days of riding, coaching, and feedback. The RMT riding tasks may be utilized to develop skills while applying the tasks to a variety of terrain and conditions. Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the RMT riding standard as well as developing their own personal riding skills. Plan on doing anything and going anywhere in this high performance riding-focused all-mountain adventure. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Snowboard AMP

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! AASI Level 1 is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

Snowboard AMP 1-Day

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! AASI Level 1 is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

Snowboard Certification Update Clinic

This two-day clinic is recommended once every four years as part of all Level 2 and Level 3 snowboard 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 riding to help you perform at the top of your game for your guests. Participants will be exposed to new ideas and information, receive riding feedback based on their certification level, and have opportunities to share questions and ideas about the state of snowsports instruction and the industry.

Snowboard Clinic & Presentation 401 Trainer Workshop

This clinic will workshop Clinic and Presentation skills at the RMT level. The workshop is designed to introduce you to the Rocky Mountain Trainer standard and develop clinic and presentation skills through pre-work, on-snow practice, feedback, and self-assessment. Clinic & Presentation 401 Trainer Workshop counts as a pre-requisite for the Snowboard Rocky Mountain Trainer exam and will help you learn where to focus your training as an RMT candidate or trainer at your resort. Please complete the RMT Clinic & Presentation 401 Clinic Builder clinic outline (available at PSIA-RM.org), and come prepared to present your clinic on snow. Trainer Workshops may include tasks, progressions, skills, and learnings from any level of certification, on any exam terrain, forward or switch. Your clinician will work with the group to determine specific goals and skills to develop during based on participants’ needs, available terrain and features, and snow/weather conditions. It is important to recognize that while the Trainer Workshop’s layout, tasks, learning situations, and settings will be within the RMT standards and applicable to the RMT Exam, it may not exactly mirror the tasks performed during your exam. Be sure to review the RMT Standards prior to your preview clinic and ask for clarification if there are specific areas where you need additional feedback.

Snowboard Foundations of Freestyle

This clinic is designed to explore freestyle through play. It is also designed to be fun. The activities may reflect FS1 preview objectives in a more casual tone. United team efforts that are engaging and encouraging will be promoted. There will be opportunities for self-exploration, partner exploration, and team exploration. No participant will be pushed beyond their comfort zone, yet, participants will be encouraged to be open-minded and ‘try’ according to the guidance of the clinician.

Snowboard Half Pipe Improvement

This two-day clinic will cover all aspects of riding the half-pipe. This includes introduction through getting comfortable, getting more amplitude, grabs, and spins. You will also explore different teaching progressions and movement analysis methods when in the pipe. You will be given lots of personal feedback to improve as well as tricks to teach and coach it. This course is designed as an additional resource to aid in the attainment of the freestyle specialist credential and level 2 or 3 certifications. Please note specific characteristics of features are variable based on what is available from resort to resort. The clinic leader will do their best to choose features that are most appropriate to assessing the skills relative to the standard. AASI-RM reserves the right to cancel this event when weather conditions require it.

Snowboard Level 1 Assessment

You must attend all 3-day consecutive if this is your first time attending the assessment. If you are not affiliated with a Snowsports School or have not gone through a new hire training clinic at a Snowsports School prior to your attendance of the Snowboard Level 1 Exam, you MUST attend the Snowboard Level 1 exam Preview prior to attending the Snowboard Level 1. There will be an online E-Learning module (LMS) that you must complete at least 72 hours before the start of the on-snow certification. Click this link for directions on how to complete the LMS: http://www.psia-rm.org/e-learning-module-lms

  • Day 1 Movement Analysis: This course provides a solid foundation of foundational snowboarding skills and in-depth observation skills. Focus will be on delivering clear and concise descriptions of snowboarding movements in student-centered language. Cause-and-effect relationships and how movement analysis is integrated into the teaching model will be covered. Video and on-snow application of material will anchor concepts. As part of the overall Level 1 Exam Course, this course will end with a written verification of movement analysis knowledge at the Level 1 Certified Standard. The Snowboard Level 1 Study Guide (follow the event materials link) is provided as a preparation and self-evaluation tool. We highly recommend you complete as much of the guide as possible, and bring any questions or clarifications to your exam.
  • Day 2 Teach: This course explores the many aspects of teaching snowboarding with special emphasis on understanding and using the Teaching Model with students. Skills covered include recognizing learning styles and developing teaching progressions. A variety of progressions will be explored, dictated by the participation of the group. Completion of the Snowboard Level 1 Study Guide is mandatory prior to attendance at this course. As part of the overall Level 1 Course, this clinic will end with a verification of teaching knowledge at the Level 1 Certified Standard.
  • Day 3 Ride: This course covers riding, first day through skidded turns (Levels 1 – 4). Personal snowboarding skills will be developed in bumps, carving, switch riding, freestyle and demonstration images. Technical aspects of the sport, such as: snowboard design, bindings and stance, will also be covered in relationship to their impact on effective riding. Completion of the Snowboard Level 1 Study Guide is mandatory prior to attendance at this clinic. As part of the overall Level 1 Course, this course will include a verification of riding ability at the Level 1 Certified Standard.

 

Snowboard Level 1 Prep Clinic

*THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED if you are not affiliated with a ski school or have not gone through a new hire training clinic at a Snowsports School. Looking to start a career as a snowboard instructor but haven’t started working for a school yet? This course is designed to prepare new instructors for the Level 1 Exam. Spend 2 days on-snow exploring aspects of teaching, movement analysis and riding demonstrations for the beginner zone. This entry level, discounted course will boost your skills and resume when looking to land that first industry job.

Snowboard Level 2 Exam

  • Teaching: This is one day of a three-day validation. Candidates will be tested on teaching knowledge and skill for intermediate-advanced level students, including movement analysis and developing progressions using the Teaching Model.

Participants must complete the Snowboard Level II Professional Development Exam at least 72 hours before attending the on-snow assessment.

  • MA: This is one day of a three-day validation. During the exam, you will demonstrate your understanding of movement analysis through observation, evaluation, and prescription with video and live riders. You must clearly demonstrate that you are able to see the refined movements of an intermediate-advanced rider, present an organized and detailed description using non-judgmental terminology, give accurate cause and effect relationships describing how a body movement affects a board performance and how that BP affects the turn/trick outcome, and share a prescription for change that prioritizes corrections and development, and accurately addresses the rider’s needs.

Participants must complete the Snowboard Level II Professional Development Exam at least 72 hours before attending the on-snow assessment.

  • Ride: This is one day of a three-day validation. Candidates will be tested on demonstrating clear riding images for intermediate-advanced level students including all-mountain terrain, freestyle and other teaching maneuvers. Participants must complete the Snowboard Level II Professional Development Exam at least 72 hours before attending the on-snow assessment.

Snowboard Level 3 Exam

  • Teach: Candidates will be tested on teaching knowledge and skill for advanced-expert level students by developing peer lesson plans using the Teaching Model with emphasis on movement analysis. If unsuccessful on one day, the candidate may retake that day of the exam at another date until successful in all areas.

Participants must complete the Snowboard Level 3 Professional Development Exam at least 72 hours before attending the on-snow assessment.

  • MA: During the exam, you will demonstrate your understanding of movement analysis through observation, evaluation, and prescription with video and live riders. You must clearly demonstrate that you are able to see the refined movements of an expert rider, present an organized and detailed description using non-judgmental terminology, and give accurate Cause & Effect relationships. At the Level 3 standard it is important to be able to clarify how one body movement can affect another body movement to affect board performance and the turn/trick outcome.

Participants must complete the Snowboard Level 3 Professional Development Exam at least 72 hours before attending the on-snow assessment.

  • Ride: This is the second day of a 3-part validation. Candidates will be tested on demonstrating clear riding images for advanced-expert level students including extreme terrain and conditions, racing, freestyle, bumps and steeps. If unsuccessful on one day, the candidate may retake that day of the exam.

Participants must complete the Snowboard Level 3 Professional Development Exam at least 72 hours before attending the on-snow assessment.

Snowboard MA & Tech 401 Trainer Workshop

This clinic will workshop Movement Analysis and Technical skills at the RMT level. The workshop is designed to introduce you to the Rocky Mountain Trainer standard and develop MA and Technical skills through pre-work, on-snow practice, feedback, and self-assessment. MA & Tech 401 Trainer Workshop counts as a pre-requisite for the Snowboard Rocky Mountain Trainer exam and will help you learn where to focus your training as an RMT candidate or trainer at your resort. Please come prepared to the MA & Tech 401 Trainer Workshop with at least one video on your phone of a rider that you are familiar with and can talk to changes they have made or are working on. Trainer Workshops may include tasks, progressions, skills, and learnings from any level of certification, on any exam terrain, forward or switch. Your clinician will work with the group to determine specific goals and skills to develop during based on participants’ needs, available terrain and features, and snow/weather conditions. It is important to recognize that while the Trainer Workshop’s layout, tasks, learning situations, and settings will be within the RMT standards and applicable to the RMT Exam, it may not exactly mirror the tasks performed during your exam. Be sure to review the RMT Standards prior to your preview clinic and ask for clarification if there are specific areas where you need additional feedback.

Snowboard May Madness

It’s not over till it’s over! Come shred A-Basin for one last event. Fun, friends, social events, and snowboarding right here in our backyard! This event will be staffed with Rocky Mountain’s National snowboard team members and 2020 regional endorsement members. This event provides educational credits.

Snowboard Movement Analysis 201

Preview the level 2 exam standards and movement analysis requirements as you prepare for certification. You will be given feedback where you currently stand in the national exam standard for movement analysis and the technical applications of teaching levels 5-7. Participants will gain a clearer picture of their ability to observe, describe and analyze board performance and body movements. Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional clinics to aid in your development.

Snowboard Movement Analysis 301

Preview the level 3 exam standards and movement analysis requirements as you prepare for certification. You will be given feedback where you currently stand in the national exam standard for movement analysis and the technical applications of teaching levels 8 & 9. Participants will gain a clearer picture of their ability to accurately observe, describe and analyze advanced board performance and body movements. Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional clinics to aid in your development.

Snowboard Ride 201

Preview the level 2 exam standards and exam riding task requirements as you prepare for your Level 2 Riding certification exam. This 1 day session is also designed for those wishing to improve their personal riding skills using the L2 riding tasks. Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the L2 riding standard. Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional sessions to aid in your development.

Snowboard Ride 301

Preview the level 3 exam standards and exam riding task requirements as you prepare for your Level 3 Riding certification exam. You will be given feedback where you currently stand in the national exam standard for riding free-ride, freestyle, and specific tasks at levels 8 & 9. Participants will gain a clearer picture of the movements and skills that can be developed to move towards attaining the L3 riding standard. Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional sessions to aid in your development.

Snowboard Ride 401 Trainer Workshop

This clinic will workshop Riding skills at the RMT level. The workshop is designed to introduce you to the Rocky Mountain Trainer standard and develop your riding through pre-work, on-snow practice, feedback, and self-assessment. Ride 401 Trainer Workshop counts as a pre-requisite for the Snowboard Rocky Mountain Trainer exam and will help you learn where to focus your training as an RMT candidate or trainer at your resort. Please come prepared to the Ride 401 Trainer Workshop with documented feedback (written, videos, text messages, etc) of at least two specific riding tasks. This could be from a trainer you’re working with, a peer or supervisor or manager, or with your own self-assessment. Trainer Workshops may include tasks, progressions, skills, and learnings from any level of certification, on any exam terrain, forward or switch. Your clinician will work with the group to determine specific goals and skills to develop during based on participants’ needs, available terrain and features, and snow/weather conditions. It is important to recognize that while the Trainer Workshop’s layout, tasks, learning situations, and settings will be within the RMT standards and applicable to the RMT Exam, it may not exactly mirror the tasks performed during your exam. Be sure to review the RMT Standards prior to your preview clinic and ask for clarification if there are specific areas where you need additional feedback.

 

Snowboard Rocky Mountain Trainer Assessment

Rocky Mountain Trainer is a specialization in training other instructors, and as such is different from any other certification we conduct. The RMT exam may include tasks, progressions, skills, and learnings from any level of certification, on any exam terrain, forward or switch.

  • Clinic Leading: Training experience and technical knowledge will be evaluated through clinic leading and conversations with your examiners and peers. You will lead two on-snow clinics and an indoor discussion.

You must clearly demonstrate through recall of past clinics that you have taught instructors at the expert level and that you have effective skills and accurate knowledge at the expert level. You must demonstrate high-end group handling skills and safety when working with clinic groups. Practical application and knowledge-based questions of teaching, riding, and movement analysis can be asked on the chair lift and/or in front of the group. Please keep in mind that you are training the group that is in front of you. The examiner is not looking for “canned” presentations; rather for your ability to present interesting teaching situations and identify solutions to specific situations. You will have to deal with the current conditions and manage it to help develop your peers.

It is important to recognize that while the Trainer Workshop clinic layout, tasks, learning situations, and settings will be within the RMT standards and applicable to the RMT Exam, it may not exactly mirror the tasks performed during your exam.

  • Movement Analysis:

During the exam, you must clearly demonstrate that you are able to see the more refined movements of an expert rider, present an organized and detailed description, using non-judgmental terminology, and give accurate Cause & Effect through both on-snow and indoor clinic evaluations.

On-Snow: You will be asked to watch other candidates ride and discuss whether you thought they were successful with a task. Based on their performance you will build a cause and effect relationship and develop a short prescription for change with exercises for the next run.

Indoors: You will lead a “video review” indoor clinic using video of one of your peers filmed earlier in the day. Use the video to clearly illustrate where and how their movements were successful or unsuccessful. You will be expected to use the video to show stills or slow-motion to help illustrate your point.

It is important to recognize that while the Trainer Workshop clinic layout, tasks, learning situations, and settings will be within the RMT standards and applicable to the RMT Exam, it may not exactly mirror the tasks performed during your exam.

 

  • Ride: Unlike other levels of certification, there are no “standard tasks” at the RMT Exam, and as such each exam may have different tasks. RMT evaluation isn’t about the task but rather the mechanics you’re using to complete the task. You will be asked to ride all types of terrain, including green, blue, black, glades, parks, and half pipe. You may be asked to perform turns in many different types of terrain and conditions. Bumps, crud, and powder are viewed on black to double black diamond runs. Carved turns, skidded turns, and switch could be tasked on green, blue, or black terrain. Variations in mechanics may be requested at the discretion of the examiner, including changes in the type of flexion, extension, or rotation mechanics.

A trainer needs to be able to show specific movements to high-level riders in all kinds of tasks and terrain. Where your Level 3 exam already demonstrated that you can ride anything, anywhere, the RMT’s focus is to evaluate your ability to isolate and demonstrate specific movements while riding in different conditions and situations.

Your examiners will provide specific descriptions and demos for some tasks. For others, you will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the certification standards by riding tasks without a description or visual demo.

The examiner could be watching your riding at any time during the exam. You may be given the opportunity to free ride during the exam; keep in mind this time is also part of the exam and can be used to demonstrate some of your personal style and terrain preferences. Environmental and snow conditions will be taken into consideration.

It is important to recognize that while the Trainer Workshop clinic layout, tasks, learning situations, and settings will be within the RMT standards and applicable to the RMT Exam, it may not exactly mirror the tasks performed during your exam.

 

Snowboard RMT Entrance Assessment

The RMT Snowboard Assessment verifies candidate riding performance at the Level 3 standard. During the RMT Ride Assessment, candidates will perform a variety of tasks, and variations on tasks, across the snowboard certification task pool. To be successful, candidates must demonstrate movements and skills at the Level 3 standard or above in all areas assessed. While the scoring of movement remains consistent with the Level 3 standard, candidates will receive limited individual feedback from the clinicians during the CRMT Ride Assessment and must demonstrate ownership and the ability to self-assess and adjust movements and performances. Successful completion of the RMT Ride Assessment is a required pre-requisite to attend the RMT Snowboard Exam or to apply for the RM Children’s Education Training Team.

Snowboard Teach 201

Preview the level 2 exam standards and exam teaching requirements as you prepare for your Level 2 Teaching certification exam. This 1 day session is also designed for those wishing to improve their teaching knowledge for level 5-7 snowboarders. Participants will gain a clearer picture of their ability to develop successful lessons utilizing progression building within the teaching model. Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional sessions to aid in your development.

Snowboard Teach 301

Preview the level 3 exam standards and exam teaching requirements as you prepare for your Level 3 Teaching certification exam. You will be given feedback where you currently stand in the national exam standard for teaching and the technical applications of teaching levels 8 & 9. Participants will gain a clearer picture of their ability to develop successful advanced level lessons utilizing MA and progression building within the teaching model. Your Divisional Educator will recommend further training through additional sessions to aid in your development.

Snowboard Tricks of the Trees

Calling all Level 1 riders and above that want to sharpen their riding and teaching skills in the trees. This clinic will explore contemporary technique and movements that will help you master the trees as well as the newest developments in teaching that will help you help your clients slip in and out of the trees with confidence. Join us for 2 days of off-piste pleasure while we seek out the best trees that the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Terrain utilized will range from groomers to bumps to crud and powder. Expect direct feedback on your riding, idea sharing and plenty of shredding! (This clinic cannot be used as a prerequisite for Level 2 or Level 3).

Snowboard Using the Snowboard Fundamentals as a Tool for M.A.

This webinar will introduce the six snowboard fundamentals, explain their relationship to body movements and board performances, and explore their use as a tool for Movement Analysis.

Snowskate Clinic

For snowboarders, Snowskate represents a way to explore our roots (skateboarding and surfing) in a venue that’s familiar. The clinic structure will focus on mileage and team building through the experience as we explore different tactics all over the mountain. If you are interested in something new and exciting that will turn heads everywhere you go, come join us. Snowskating is gaining serious momentum in the industry, and this is an opportunity to see where it will evolve in the future. As snowsports educators, we can play an instrumental role in its growth.

Tricks of the Trees Single Day

Calling all Level 1 riders and above that want to sharpen their riding and teaching skills in the trees. This clinic will explore contemporary technique and movements that will help you master the trees as well as the newest developments in teaching that will help you help your clients slip in and out of the trees with confidence. Join us for 1 Day of off piste pleasure while we seek out the best trees that the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Terrain utilized will range from groomers to bumps to crud and powder. Expect direct feedback on your riding, idea sharing and plenty of shredding! (This clinic cannot be used as a prerequisite for Level 2 or Level 3).

 

Telemark All Mountain Performance

Comfortable on intermediate Terrain? Take your Tele skiing up a couple notches and ski the whole mountain with precision and confidence. This clinic will focus on the tactics and technique for steeper groomers, bumps, crud and powder (hopefully!). Stretch your limits with a smile and Telemark “All Mountain”! Video may be used as well as opportunities to explore teaching and MA skills.

Learn to Telemark (Intro to Telemark Skiing)

This is a clinic for people who can already Alpine ski on green terrain and are first time Telemark skiers (or nearly so!). Participants will become familiar with Telemark equipment while learning Telemark and Alpine techniques on easy terrain. Practice with feedback from our top Telemark Education Staff and learn what it takes to become a “Nord”! It is your responsibility to bring or rent telemark equipment.

Telemark Blues & Beyond

This two-day clinic will address the needs Telemark skiers who enjoy Tele skiing on blue terrain and would like to step up to the next level. Stretch your limits and improve your skills in easy bumps, powder and variable conditions as well as steeper groomed runs (“never-evers” please see Learn to Telemark Clinic).

Telemark Bumps

Improve your skills and refine your technique in the moguls! Participants will receive feedback on personal performance with video to enhance learning. Participants should be willing to venture onto blue, blue-black and/or black mogul runs.

Telemark Extreme; Steeps and Bumps

Improve your skills and accuracy while working on your steeps and bump technique. Participants will receive feedback on personal performance with video to enhance learning. Participants must be comfortable on steep black and double-black terrain. Please note: This clinic may utilize any available terrain included gated access and “hike to” areas. Anyone who does not exhibit the skills necessary to participate safely in this clinic will be asked to join another group or offered other options if another group is not available

Telemark Learn To NTN

NTN, the New Telemark Norm is here and has been for a while. Get on board with step-in Tele bindings and ski brakes. Let go of the old images and come enjoy the most modern equipment that everyone will enjoy! This is a clinic for instructors who are new to Telemark skiing and for those who are new to the new NTN Tele gear. Participants will become familiar with the new Telemark equipment while learning Telemark technique on primarily green and blue terrain with our top Telemark Education Staff. Experience the future of Telemark skiing! Arrangements will be made for discounted access “top of the line” NTN equipment

Telemark Refine Your Technique

This two-day clinic will focus on refining the skills of Telemark skiers on green and blue terrain. Learn how to make changes in your skill blend of the “DIRT” to adapt to different outcomes and changes in terrain. Improve your understanding of how refining your application of movements can enhance your performance! Video, when available, will be used to enhance learning.

Telemark Trees

Experience the beauty and enjoyment of tele skiing in the trees. Learn to apply your current skills and blend new skills to safely navigate and have fun in the trees. Participants will receive instruction and feedback on personal performance on both groomed runs and in the trees with the intent to improve technique in the trees.  Participants should be comfortable skiing groomed and ungroomed blue runs with the intention of moving off the trail and into the trees!

Telemark Trainers Workshop (formerly 401 Workshop)

This high-end workshop is designed for any Level 3 Certified Telemark instructor who wants to take their skills to the next level. During these exciting two days, explore advanced training methodology, cutting edge Telemark technique and upper-level progressions and exercises. Improve your coaching for alpine and snowboard instructors crossing over to Telemark. Emphasis will be on fun, sharing ideas and personal improvement in skiing, training and technical knowledge. This is a possible requirement for Telemark Rocky Mountain Trainer

Telemark Level 1 Prep

This 2-day clinic is for Telemark instructors seeking Level 1 Certification. A complete overview of the requirements for achieving the Level 1 Standard will be introduced and practiced. Topics covered will include fundamental skiing maneuvers and tasks, teaching skills and technical understanding. Participants will gain a clear understanding of their strengths and weaknesses while finding out what to work on for the Level 1. Participants are required to download the Telemark Level 1 Certification Workbook from the PSIA-RM Website and bring it with them to this clinic. Please go to www.psia-rm.org/education and click the appropriate discipline to view educational materials for this event.

Telemark Level 1 Assessment

While working through skiing, teaching and technical elements of the Telemark Level 1, participants will enhance their personal performance and understanding. Participants are required to download and complete the Telemark Level 1 Certification Workbook from the PSIA-RM website prior to attending the exam. By utilizing the on-hill checklists, participants will enhance and monitor their progress throughout the 3 days. Please Note: This is not a clinic to learn how to Telemark ski. Participants will earn Level 1 Certification upon successfully meeting all performance requirements during the 2-day exam.

Telemark Level 2/3 Prep Clinic

Take the guessing out of your certification preparation with this two-day clinic. Gain a clear understanding of what is required to pass Telemark Level 2/3 Certification. The workshop will cover topics from the Telemark Level 2/3 Certification Workbook, which can be downloaded from the PSIA-RM website. Participants are required to bring their workbook with them to this clinic.

Telemark Level 2 Assessment

Work through the skiing, teaching and technical elements of Level 2/3 Telemark Certification while improving personal performance and professional growth. Participants are required to download and complete the Telemark Level 2 Certification Workbook from the PSIA-RM website prior to attending. By utilizing the on-hill checklists, participants will be able to enhance and monitor progress throughout the 2 days.

Telemark Level 3 Assessment

Work through the skiing, teaching and technical elements of Level 2/3 Telemark Certification while improving personal performance and professional growth. Participants are required to download and complete the Telemark Level 3 Certification Workbook from the PSIA-RM website prior to attending. By utilizing the on-hill checklists, participants will be able to enhance and monitor progress throughout the 2 days

Telemark RMT Prep

This clinic is designed specifically to support Telemark Trainers in preparing for Telemark Rocky Mountain Trainer. Participants will receive coaching on skiing skills as they relate to maneuvers and tasks required for Telemark RMT. High-level technical discussions and improving skills as a trainer of other instructors will also be addressed during this in-depth two days. Participants are required to download the Telemark RMT Workbook from the PSIA-RM website prior to attending this clinic. This clinic is not a prerequisite for the Telemark Trainer, but is highly recommended.

Telemark RMT Assessment

This two day event will be a validation of Telemark skills in skiing, training and technical knowledge at the Trainer level. The standard for RMT is substantially higher than that of Level 3! Candidates will be expected to perform high level tasks, demos and free skiing; perform movement analysis and training of peers; and participate in technical discussions on contemporary Telemark skiing. Please come prepared! Becoming Trainer is a prerequisite for application to our Telemark Advanced Educator staff in the Rocky Division

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