Calendar

Feb
12
Sat
MSRC – GS Combi
Feb 12 – Feb 13 all-day
Feb
16
Wed
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors – Toolbox Member Session
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • NEW FOR 2021-22! Toolbox Session: Full-day session that will improve the group’s knowledge of skill-development exercises and tools. Groups will explore the 5 riding skills, and practice exercises that are specific to each. Suitable for Level 1 members training for the Level 2 Instructor course

  • Members are entitled to attend one free training session per season. Additional sessions are available for a fee of $50.
    • 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 that these sessions run.

    Feb
    28
    Mon
    Alpine – Development Level Coaching Course
    Feb 28 – Mar 4 all-day

    Alpine Ski Nova Scotia

    DEVELOPMENT LEVEL COACH – LEARN TO TRAIN AND TRAIN TO TRAIN

    Development level (DL) coaches are working with skiers in the Learn to Train and Train to Train development stages. 

    Coaches in this pathway understand and use specific drills and exercises to develop fundamental ski technique in the free ski, gate training and competitive environments in preparation for the Train to Race stage. 

    Development level coaches are educated in the course setting principles used in slalom and giant slalom at the U14 and U16 levels. Coaches safely apply fundamental teaching and learning principles during training and competitions to promote the consolidation of a skiers technique and application of tactics in giant slalom and slalom. Development Level certified coaches have the knowledge and expertise to safely guide skiers when learning speed and ski cross terrain management skills. 

    Development Level coaches complete their Development Level Coach Portfolio prior to undertaking their Development Level Evaluation. Development level coaches focus on the developing proficiency in the coaching core competencies prior to evaluation: valuing, leading, interacting with people, problem-solving and critical thinking.  

    Mar
    5
    Sat
    NSSBD – Night GS
    Mar 5 all-day

    GIANT SLALOM (GS)

    In Giant SlaloNightm (GS), riders race down a course turning through a series of gates.

    The Giant Slalom Course:

    The Giant Slalom course consists of gates that riders must turn around. The course typically has a vertical drop between 120 and 200 metres and is 400–700 metres in length, with a minimum of 18 gates. Gates are set up with a distance of approximately 20 to 25 metres between each one.

    How Giant Slalom is Judged:

    Riders are timed individually each run.  Riders have two or three runs each, with their best time being used.  The fastest time wins.

    Differences for Groms:

    Grom riders use the same course and are timed the same as provincial riders.

    http://snowboardnovascotia.ca/  

    Mar
    6
    Sun
    NSSBS Parallel Giant Slalom
    Mar 6 all-day

    Alpine – Parallel Giant Slalom
    The most notable change in 2002 was that the Giant Slalom discipline contested in 1998 had been changed to a dual event – the Parallel Giant Slalom. PGS features head-to-head competition. All competitors race the clock in the qualification round and the fastest 16 racers advance to the elimination round. These 16 competitors battle it out on two, side-by-side courses. After run one, the riders switch courses and in run two, the gate of the person that won the first race opens first, equivalent to the amount of time they led by. This ensures that the second run of each round really is a ‘first past the post’ race. The winner after the second race advances to repeat the process while the other heads to the stands to watch the outcome.

    Mar
    9
    Wed
    SASC Kell Antoft Day
    Mar 9 all-day

    https://www.skiatlanticseniorsclub.ca/founder.php

    Mar
    11
    Fri
    NSSBD – GS Provincials
    Mar 11 all-day

    GIANT SLALOM (GS)

    In Giant Slalom (GS), riders race down a course turning through a series of gates.

    The Giant Slalom Course:

    The Giant Slalom course consists of gates that riders must turn around. The course typically has a vertical drop between 120 and 200 metres and is 400–700 metres in length, with a minimum of 18 gates. Gates are set up with a distance of approximately 20 to 25 metres between each one.

    How Giant Slalom is Judged:

    Riders are timed individually each run.  Riders have two or three runs each, with their best time being used.  The fastest time wins.

    Differences for Groms:

    Grom riders use the same course and are timed the same as provincial riders.

    http://snowboardnovascotia.ca/  

    Mar
    12
    Sat
    NSSBD Slopestyle Provincial
    Mar 12 all-day

    SLOPESTYLE (SS)

    In Slopestyle (SS), riders ride down a course with various rails, boxes and jumps performing tricks to receive the highest score.

    The Slopestyle Course:

    A Slopestyle competition takes place in a resorts terrain park.  There is a mix of jump and rail features that riders hit.  A slopestyle course is split up into multiple sets of features. Each set has two or more features for the rider to choose from.  a course will have a minimum of four sets of features, two sets of rails and two sets of jumps.

    How Slopestyle is Judged:

    In Slopestyle there is a panel of judges that score each riders run out of 100.  Riders are scored on multiple factors including the difficulty of their tricks, their amplitude (height), their execution (if they land), their variety (not doing the same trick), and their flow. The rider gets three runs, and their best score is used.  The highest score wins.

    Differences for Groms:

    Grom riders may use the same course as provincial riders, or may have their own course depending on the terrain park setup of the resort.  Grom riders will generally have smaller features and will be scored more generously than provincial series riders.

    http://snowboardnovascotia.ca/

    Mar
    13
    Sun
    Ski Patrol – World Snow Day (Rescheduled)
    Mar 13 all-day

    https://world-snow-day.com/About