Calendar

    Dec
    21
    Fri
    Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) Level 1 Course
    Dec 21 – Dec 23 all-day

    Become a Ski Instructor

    The Level 1 ski instructor certification is for any competent parallel skier, aged 15 years or older, and seeking to work as a ski instructor. The Level 1 candidate can expect to be exposed to a variety of terrain, snow conditions and terrain features.

    The 3 day level 1 course is an introduction to ski teaching, CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children’s skiing.

    The level 1 certification course includes:

    • An introduction to CSIA skiing and teaching methodology 
    • Strategies to develop skiers from entry level to intermediate 
    • Techniques and strategies for effective assessment and development 
    • Personal feedback on ski performance 
    • Interactive preparatory online module

    https://www.snowpro.com/en/education/certifications/121-level-1

    Dec
    22
    Sat
    Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) Level 1 Course
    Dec 22 – Dec 24 all-day

    Become a Snowboard Instructor

    You should take this course if you love to snowboard, and have a desire to introduce new students to snowboarding. You should be confident and comfortable both communicating and demonstrating in front of a group, as well as have strong intermediate snowboarding skills. This 3-day course will introduce you to the fundamentals of snowboard technique and teaching.
    https://casi-acms.com/index.php/en/courses

    Dec
    24
    Mon
    Public School Holiday Break
    Dec 24 2018 – Jan 2 2019 all-day
    Jan
    3
    Thu
    CASI Members Session
    Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    QuickRide Update Sessions: Get the latest tips and tricks on beginner teaching methods, using the QuickRide System, and some general riding improvement training. Duration: 2.5 hours.

    Note: Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Use the “Schedule” tab above to find and register for a session near you. Please ensure you register before the deadline to ensure these sessions run.

    https://casi-acms.com/index.php/en/courses/training-sessions

    Jan
    5
    Sat
    Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors – Park Level 1
    Jan 5 – Jan 6 all-day

    Who Should Take This Course?
    You should take this course if you are a Level 1 instructor with a love of freestyle snowboarding. You should have a desire to introduce new students to snowboarding in the park safely and successfully. You should also be confident and comfortable both communicating and demonstrating in front of a group.

    Am I Ready?

    The Park Instructor Level 1 standards require you to pass both riding and teaching evaluations. In order to help you achieve success on the course, we suggest you take the following steps in preparation, if they are available to you:

    Spend time working as an instructor, honing your presentation and class management skills.
    Take a session with a current CASI Park Level 1 Evaluator to get feedback on your riding ability in relation to the technical standard.
    You may also take the Park 1 course as a non-testing participant. Participate in the course and improve your teaching and riding skills without participating in the exams. Non-testing participants will not receive the Park 1 certification but at the completion of the course will receive a certificate of participation.

    Pre-requisites: 
    Current CASI Level 1 Instructor
    Must be fluent in either English or French
    Able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain, as well as basic terrain park features.
    Description:

    The CASI Park Instructor certification course is open to members with a minimum Level 1 Instructor Certification. Candidates on the course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods as they relate to introductory terrain park and freestyle snowboarding.

    The Park Instructor course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to introduce students to the terrain park and freestyle snowboarding safely. Progression-based teaching methods, understanding of basic freestyle techniques, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed. Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Park Instructor standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to take students into freestyle terrain, and teach introductory / basic manoeuvres on beginner terrain park features.

    Course Duration:
    2 days totalling a minimum of 12 hours (including evaluations). 

    https://casi-acms.com/index.php/en/courses/park-instructor-1

    Jan
    6
    Sun
    CASI Members Session
    Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    QuickRide Update Sessions: Get the latest tips and tricks on beginner teaching methods, using the QuickRide System, and some general riding improvement training. Duration: 2.5 hours.

    Note: Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Use the “Schedule” tab above to find and register for a session near you. Please ensure you register before the deadline to ensure these sessions run.

    https://casi-acms.com/index.php/en/courses/training-sessions

    Jan
    8
    Tue
    Bent Ridge Women’s Night Women’s Night – Starts
    Jan 8 all-day

    Taught by women for women – develop your skills, build confidence & meet new friends in this social setting. Get ready to have a great time.

    We’re pleased to have our neighbors from across the road, Bent Ridge Winery, as our program sponsor!

    Ages 18 & up – Novice to Intermediate Skiers
    Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm
    January 8 to February 26

    Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included

    Women’s Ski Clinic

    Burton Snowboards / Bent Ridge Winery Women RIP (Rider Improvement Program) – Starts
    Jan 8 all-day

    Ages 18 & up – Novice to Advanced
    Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm
    January 8 to February 26, 2019

    This program is the perfect balance of fun, social and skill development. The Women’s RIP will develop your skills to ride wherever you ride or want to ride. Our experienced instructors will show you a great time and our partner Burton Snowboards provides great swag at the end of the season social.

    We’re pleased to have our neighbors from across the road, Bent Ridge Winery, as a program sponsor!

    Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included

    http://www.martock.com/product/burton-snowboards-women-rip-rider-improvement-program/

    Martock Snowboard Team Speed – Starts
    Jan 8 all-day

    Provides higher-end coaching for snowboarders interested in competing or just becoming better riders.

    Ages 12 & up – Intermediate to Advanced Riders

    Speed (Superfriends) – SBX & PGS
    Tuesday & Thursday – 6:30pm
    January 8 to February 28, 2019

    Coach Greg K has made the Superfriends a Martock institution. Fun, skill development and a focus on going fast have made this program perfect prep for regional, provincial, national parallel slalom and/or snowboard cross racing and beyond.


    http://www.martock.com/product/martock-snowboard-team/

    Jan
    9
    Wed
    Adult Ski Improvement – Starts
    Jan 9 all-day

    A fun, social program that develops skill and confidence. Perfect for parents with children in any of our morning ski and snowboard programs and any other adult wanting to improve in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Ages 18 & up – Novice to Intermediate Skiers.
    Wednesday, January 9th-February 27th – 10am-noon or
    Sunday, January 13th-March 3rd – 9:30-11:30 am

    Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included

    **All programs require a minimum of four participants to run**