SKI 122 - Theory of Ski Instruction

This is the first of three courses (also including SKI 124 and SKI 125) intended to help prepare candidates for a Level 1 PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certification in ski/snowboard instruction. The class will include learning the following: ski/ride concepts and technical skills, BASE [Basic Alpine Skills Evaluation] skills, how to instruct children, and group and guest service management. The class will include presentations by several guest speakers from the industry. Class Notes: This class is an opportunity to learn how to coach skiing for adults as well as children. The course will utilize information from Professional Ski Instructors Association manuals for three classes in the classroom. These classes will meet from 12:00-5:00 on Fridays. The class will also travel to Sugarloaf or Sunday River for three days of on-snow instruction. When traveling to these sites we will leave campus at 12:00 and return at 5:30. Transportation will be provided by UMF. We will be on the hill from 1:00-4:00. A season pass or the purchase of a day ticket to the resorts will be required. This is a 2nd half of semester course $30.00 Course Fee.
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