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.
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.
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Who Should Take This Course?
You should take this course if you are a Level 1 Instructor with some teaching experience, love to teach, and have a desire to take your teaching skills to the next level. You should be confident and comfortable demonstrating intermediate to advanced riding in corresponding terrain.
Am I Ready?
The Level 2 Instructor 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 (CASI recommends at least 45 hours of teaching experience as a Level 1 instructor), honing your communication, analysis and group management skills.
- Attend a session with a current CASI Level 2 Evaluator, to get feedback on your riding ability in relation to the technical standard.
- Complete the Level 2 course preparation workshops.
You may also take the Level 2 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 Level 2 certification but at the completion of the course will receive a certificate of participation.
Course $561.48 / Retest $135.03
*10% late fee added if registered after the deadline date. Taxes and lift tickets are not included in course fees.
- Current CASI Level 1 Instructor
- Must be fluent in either English or French
- Able to ride on advanced terrain including un-groomed slopes, and carve controlled turns on intermediate terrain.
The CASI Level 2 Instructor certification is for any snowboarder that has passed the Level 1 certification, and has an interest in teaching more experienced snowboarders. CASI recommends that Level 2 candidates have prior experience teaching snowboarding in a snow school setting (approximately 45 hours) before attempting the Level 2 certification. This is not a mandatory requirement, and all Level 1 members are welcomed on the course, however, it is recommended in order to help ensure success on the Level 2 evaluations.
The goal of the Level 2 course is to develop a skills-based teaching approach for intermediate snowboarding, as well as an understanding of CASI technique and methodology, and the role of snowboard teaching within the industry. It combines practical snowboard teaching methods, technical understanding and development, as well as development of guest interaction and technical analysis skills.
Candidates will receive coaching on their riding and teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 2 standard in both areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach snowboarders up to the intermediate level (skills and terrain).
Level 2 is a prerequisite for the Level 3 certification.
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ENTRY LEVEL COACH – GLIDING START AND SKIER ESSENTIALS
The Entry Level (EL) certification pathway provides new coaches with the tools to efficiently run a training session in the free ski and gate training environments for the Gliding Start or Skier Essentials skier.
Entry level coaches understand how to plan a daily training session, set up a proper, age-appropriate training environment while considering skier safety at all times. Entry level coaches are focused on developing fundamental ski technique through use of the Snow Stars program. This certification status will allow a coach to work in a ski club or ski school and coach at an entry level ski racing program with U6 to U12 skiers.
ENTRY LEVEL COACH PATHWAY
Individuals seeking to become ski race coaches at the Skier Essentials development stages start the coach development pathway by enrolling in an Entry level course. To enroll in an Entry Level course, you must be 16 years of age on the first day of the course. No exceptions.
Coaches start their training by completing all the Entry Level training modules through an approved ACA-CSC course, delivered by your local PTSO.To start working with young skiers, all coaches must be a licensed registered coach in good standing. ACA-CSC Licensing Policy.
Coaches continue their entry level training and the Entry Level Coach Learning Jounral throughout their first year with a local club mentor until they are ready to take their on-snow practical coaching evaluation and become an Entry Level Certified coach. Coaches are required to complete their entry level portfolio with their local mentor and the NCCP “Make Ethical Decisions” online evaluation prior to undergoing their on-snow practical coaching evaluation.
NEXT STEPS AFTER ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATION
Once coaches are Entry Level Certified, they can progress to the Development Level training course if they are working with more advanced athletes in the Learn to Train stage of development. Coaches who are working with para-alpine ski racers are encouraged to complete their para-alpine coach certification by completing both the para-alpine eLearning and on-snow modules. Coaches who are working as head coaches at the Skiers Essentials development level are encouraged to complete the next steps of the Entry Level Advanced Certified pathway to be fully equipped to lead staff coaches and develop skiers at the Skier Essentials level.
The Entry Level Advanced Certified training modules include fundamental sport development NCCP course work focused on developing fundamental sport development knowledge in the areas of basic program design, nutrition, physical literacy, basic mental skills and progressions to introduce movement over terrain skills in terrain parks, ski cross and the development of foundational speed skills. After completing the required NCCP multi-sport modules and ACA-CSC sport specific requirements, Entry Level Certified coaches are ready to complete a review of their annual season training progressions plan to become an Entry Level Advanced Certified coach.