NorCal Winter Rally

January 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am – January 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

The National Board will be out to visit and join us for the event!  Sunday they will be on snow and Monday at 3:30-5 there will be a town hall presentation at the Palisades room for all to come join, ask questions and hear the news of what our National Office is working on to benefit you, our members and organization as a whole.

JUST ADDED: INDOOR CLINIC WITH BRYAN SCHILLING, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND TEACHING! You can do an all-day clinic that starts on snow then moves indoors after lunch, or you can just join the after lunch indoor session. Outline coming soon.

Alpine and Snowboard Certification Prep Clinics: 

Certification Prep Clinics:

  • Overview of the skills and knowledge required for all level exams, including materials and process updates.
  • On-hill teaching presentations, teaching methodology and movement analysis with personal feedback
  • Ins and outs of demos and Tasks. What they are and how to perform them.
  • Personal and specific feedback on your performance in relation to the National Standards.

Telemark Level 1 Prep – January 21st at the Norcal Winter Rally!

Education Improvement Clinics:

Education clinics will focus on Ski/Ride and Teach Improvement.  Pending the snow conditions and your clinician you are guaranteed an amazing educational experience and an all mountain adventure.

All topics will include personalized coaching and feedback. Topics 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 bump skills.
  • Tactics for the conditions of the day.
  • Maximizing efficiency and fun.

Teaching Improvement:

  • New teaching ideas and tools, when and how to use them.
  • Efficient teaching progressions.
  • Improving your movement analysis.
  • Understanding cause and effect and then developing a progression from those observations.

Children and Senior Clinics


Need some new tricks to teach Children?  The children education clinics will offer you many.

  • New ideas and tools to 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.


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.

Indoor Clinics:

  • Indoor Movement Analysis. Commonalities in cause and effect through all levels in skiing.
2 replies
    • Kristi J
      Kristi J says:

      What Winter Academy are you referring to? You can view a description of what will be offered in the event description. This event was called the New Year Rally last few years.


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