Fall Rally

December 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am – December 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Mt. Rose
22222 Mt Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511
$80/day + $10/day lift ticket
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This Early Season Educational Event (with an option of 1 day only) is open to the entire membership as an opportunity to get a jump start on the season by developing your personal skiing, riding, teaching, or training programs for the season. Join us to have fun, hone your skills, and receive valuable updates on the newly designed divisional and national resources to reach your goals!

Mt. Rose offers skiing and riding at the highest elevation in Lake Tahoe, which means the upcoming storms could provide some of Tahoe’s best conditions yet this season!

The snow has arrived, come enjoy it with us!

Clinic Descriptions 

Body Movements and Awareness as it Applies to Skiing:
With Paula Smith and Terry Peters

Start the morning with a Pilates warm-up, designed not to tire you out but to work on core awareness and body alignment.

Take that awareness to the snow and start putting the sensations, movements, and actions from the morning session into practice. Watch yourself on video with detailed feedback from Terry and Paula before returning to the hill to spend some time on honing your movement patterns.

Paula Smith is a certified instructor in ITT Pilates and Gyrotonics. Her knowledge of movement began at a young age with her study of dance, and continued through her college years at UC Santa Cruz, where Dance would become her minor. It was during this time that she was introduced to the Pilates Method . After college she worked as a professional raft guide during the summers and lived in Tahoe to ski in the winters. During that time she began to have pain due to scoliosis patterning.

Paula moved to San Francisco in 1999, and after completing her Pilates certification was hired by Jean Sullivan and Madeline Black to work in their studio, A Body of Work. It was there she learned to use Pilates as a rehabilitation tool, and eventually learned to manage her scoliosis.

She opened Full Circle Movement in Truckee, CA in 2008 and became a certified Gyrotonic Instructor in 2009. Her clients’ needs range from fitness and alignment to neurological rehab. Helping people to live in strong, graceful, and pain-free bodies is her passion.

This Early Season Educational Event (with an option of 1 day only) is open to the entire membership as an opportunity to get a jump start on the season by developing your personal skiing, riding, teaching, or training programs for the season.   Join us to have fun, hone your skills, and receive valuable updates on the newly designed divisional and national resources to reach your goals!

Ski with Heidi Ettlinger, National Team Member

On Monday, come experiment with Heidi on topics from Interski that will strengthen your skiing skills, refresh your teaching tool box, and broaden your knowledge of the snowsports community worldwide! Available upon request: video of your personal skiing and the opportunity to customize these topics to your professional goals.

Ski with Chris Fellows, Former National Team Member

Chris will be providing personalized movement coaching as he takes you through exercises and drills. He will be discussing steps for reaching your full potential and providing tips on how you can pass on constructive feedback to

your students.

Level 1 Resort Trainer with Steve Evenson

New this season, this is a 2 day training for anybody who has their Level 1 Certification and works as a Supervisor, Manager or Trainer at their resort. We welcome you to read and review the Resort Trainer Materials found HERE prior to the course and anytime throughout the season.

Alpine and Snowboard Certification Prep Clinics:

Certification Prep Clinics:

  • Overview of the fundamentals for Technical, Teaching, and Professional Knowledge required for Level 1-3 Certification. Includes an overview of preparation materials and assessment updates.
  • Opportunities to observe and then practice how to formulate a lesson plan based on student desires and providing accurate activities and progressions. The clinic will include an overview of the movement analysis process: “observe, describe, prescribe.”
  • Practice the components of Mountain Skiing, Demonstration Skiing, and Fundamental Versatility (Demos and Required Riding for snowboarders) to better understand the accuracy and consistency required for meeting certification standards.
  • Receive personal feedback on your overall performance in relation to the National Standards

Education Improvement Clinics:

Education clinics will focus on Ski/Ride and Teach Improvement. You are guaranteed an amazing educational experience and an all-mountain adventure given the wide variety of terrain available.
All topics will include personalized coaching and may include some of the following (weather and snow conditions permitting).

Skiing/Riding Improvement:

  • Skill development and tactics for steep and mogul skiing/riding.
  • Off-piste and bumps skills.
  • Tactics for the conditions of the day.
  • Maximizing efficiency and fun.

Teaching Improvement:

  • Explore the Learning Connection framework as a development tool for strengthening your Teaching, Technical, and People skills.
  • Experiment with Creative Learning Environments using terrain features at all ability levels. Learn how to promote play and problem-solving skills from navigating gullies to using teaching aids or “props”.
  • Practice your movement analysis skills by combining Teaching Strategies that motivate your students in order to compliment the technique and mechanics of skiing and riding.
  • Develop progressions using cause and effect relationships that will help your students understand what they are doing and why. Learn how to connect student’s overall understanding with opportunities for play and experimentation.

Children Clinic – CANCELLED due to low enrollment
Need some new tricks to teach Children? The children education clinics will offer you many.

  • New ideas and tools for teaching children.
  • In-depth discussions of child behavior and how to work with all ages, stages, and attitudes.
  • How to work with parents’ behaviors effectively and special needs children in groups.

Seniors Clinic with Tim Reeve
The West is on the cutting edge of Senior Skiing Development and Education. If you teach a lot of seniors (50+) or if you are a senior instructor, take advantage of our senior clinics:

  • Introduction to the Teaching Model and the Skiing Model as applied to seniors.
  • Learn how to ski longer, stronger and better.
  • Understand good contemporary technique and equipment that can improve your skiing and help you ski more efficiently with less strain and effort.


Clinic Schedule (each clinic is a full day, 8:30am-4pm)


Sun & Mon Resort Trainer for Certified Level 1’s w/Steve Evenson
Sun Alpine Exam Prep (All Levels)
Sun Alpine Ski/Teach Improvement
Sun Body Awareness and Movements w/ Paula Smith and Terry Peters
Sun Children Clinic – CANCELLED due to low enrollment
Sun Senior Clinic w/Tim Reeve
Sun Snowboard Exam Prep (All Levels)
Sun Snowboard Ride/Teach Improvement


Mon Alpine Exam Preps (all levels)
Mon Alpine Ski/Teach Improvement
Mon Children Clinic – CANCELLED due to low enrollment
Mon Senior Clinic w/Tim Reeve
Mon Snowboard Exam Prep (all levels)
Mon Snowboard Ride/Teach Improvement




The Peppermill Casino is offering us room discounts from December 1st to 3rd. To book please call 1-800-282-2444. Make you reservation by November 16, 2018, 5:00PM and use booking code LPSIAWD.