This is an optional two-day education/skiing improvement clinic aimed at our Senior members looking for a fun way to earn educational credit, ski and socialize with fellow Senior instructors. This event is open to any member regardless of certification level. Groups will be divided by the terrain you prefer to ski. This is also a great opportunity to ski two of Tahoe’s premier ski resorts in one clinic! Sunday will be a mix of skiing and teaching at Alpine Meadows. We will coach your personal skiing and we will explore teaching ideas and progressions for intermediate and advanced Senior skiers. We will also include a fun and comfortable exploration of one of the West’s greatest ski resorts. Sunday evening there will be an optional dinner/get together at a moderately priced restaurant for some socializing and exchange of ideas. Monday we will explore Squaw with emphasis on skiing improvement. We will also use video analysis to help you refine your skiing skills. This is a great opportunity to get together and have some fun with your fellow Senior instructors, ski two great resorts and earn two days of educational credit.
SENIOR SPECIALIST L1
This event is designed for Level 1 certified Alpine instructors. This two day event encompasses skiing improvement, video analysis and senior skiing and teaching models for beginning and intermediate senior skiers. Your teaching will be evaluated the afternoon of the second day (no skiing test). Successful candidates will receive our Senior Specialist Level 1 pin.
SENIOR SPECIALIST L2
This three-day event is for Alpine Level 2-3 certified instructors of any age who would like to improve their skills working with all levels of senior skiers. Course includes in-depth study of the technical and tactical elements of contemporary skiing and modern equipment as applied to seniors. We will study how modern technique can optimize strength and balance, and expand enjoyment. We will also cover how to work with seniors in terms of pacing a lesson, group dynamics, and flexibility to student’s physical limitations. This is a Teaching Clinic & Exam. You will be evaluated on your teaching. The Accreditation Clinic includes coaching your skiing, video analysis and personal skiing improvement, but there is no skiing exam.
Select the event in the event Search above and will be re-directed to the national site www.thesnowpros.org for event registration. If it is your first time logging in you will use your national ID number as your username and password. We do not accept phone registration. A late registration fee of $ 20 may be assessed for signups less than two weeks from the event. Not a member with PSIA/AASI but are with another Professional Organization (NSP, USSA) or National Search not working, use one of these forms:
School Director Approval is required. Your Request must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the date you propose. You will be contacted if the request is approved.
Did you know, customized events can be arranged. We strongly encourage participating in the current events we have scheduled on our Calendar however if you are so inclined to organize a group with your school Directors approval with a minimum of 5 participants, you may complete a Traveling Event Request. Not all traveling events will be approved. Please look at Calendar of Blackout Dates prior to submitting a request.
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