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Multiple Option Alpine Clinics


Dates: Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Sunday, December 17, 2023 from 9:30 am - 5 pm ET (2 Days)
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Event Type: Education Clinic

Location: Little Switzerland (TBA - Meeting Location will be sent out by email by the event leader.)
Arrive 10 minutes before hand

Host Division: Central

Available Registration Packages (click for more info):
First Day only:
- First Chair Rate: $132.00 (available through Friday, December 1)
- Second Chair Rate: $142.00 (available through Friday, December 8)
- Last Chair Rate: $157.00
- CEUs: 6
Second Day only:
- First Chair Rate: $132.00 (available through Friday, December 1)
- Second Chair Rate: $142.00 (available through Friday, December 8)
- Last Chair Rate: $157.00
- CEUs: 6
Both Days:
- First Chair Rate: $192.00 (available through Friday, December 1)
- Second Chair Rate: $202.00 (available through Friday, December 8)
- Last Chair Rate: $217.00
- CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline: Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11:59 pm ET


Online Registration: CLOSED


Course Description (Performance Skiing - 1 day):

This offering is an excellent opportunity for experienced instructors to work collaboratively, exploring the skiing fundamentals in applied situations. The group will learn to make situational changes to edging, rotary, balance, and pressure movements during this course. Participants will leave with a further understanding of the skiing fundamentals regarding tactics and terrain, body movements, and ski performance.


What: In this course, participants will explore dynamic skiing. They will factor for outside forces and variations in terrain, applying appropriate skill blends and maintaining the 5 fundamentals in order to ensure optimal ski and body performance.

Why: High-level skiing is both fun and exciting- the creation and execution of which is both an art and a science, with a foundation in technique and understanding.

How: Situational skiing- clinic leaders will seek opportunities to change up the skill blend to challenge participants' abilities and concepts.



Course Description (CEN- Synchro Skills for Pattern Making and Breaking.):

Alpine/Telemark


Synchro skiing gets a bad rap as a tired tool of ski instruction, the practice has some great qualities for developing and honing your skills.


  • Synchro is a fantastic tool for M.A.-- you'll learn to see and feel how your turns differ from those of your partner(s)- and ideally learn not only how to adjust, but how to describe the adjustment.


  • Synchro Skiing develops spatial awareness and visual acuity, helping participants maintain track of their position relative to their partner(s) in front, in back, and to the side.


  • Synchro Skiing breaks your movement patterns- like a race course or a mogul run, Synchro Skiing forces you to change your timing, rhythm, and D.I.R.T. to keep the group moving in unison.


  • Synchro Skiing helps you plan and create. You'll contemplate how changing pitch and conditions can affect your outcomes and consider a variety of synchro patterns.


This event is open to non-members-- participants should be able to ski in parallel on a variety of turn shapes and sizes on groomed runs of green-through-black designation.


May be conducted in one day or multiple evening formats.






Course Description (Cen- Your Basic Everything Bagel (Alpine)):

PSIA events have a tendency to "Start in the Middle"- and a good deal of the knowledge needed to enter the conversation comes from experience.


This means that some participants hesitate to speak up-- maybe they are part time, and don't get to have the locker-room discussions. Maybe their Level I was a long time ago, or the content lacked context. Maybe a concept or exercise just never got explained.


This course is designed to explore the basic premises of PSIA-- from the Skills Concept to The Five Fundamentals, The Learning Connection to D.I.R.T., Everything and Anything related to teaching ski instruction can be part of the dialogue.


So many terms and concepts are bandied about during clinics- and sometimes it is difficult to be the one to raise your hand and say "I don't know what that means", or "I don't understand this exercise."


Your Basic Everything Bagel means you, your clinician, or one of your peers seeds the dialogue with a question, and you see where it goes.


Your clinician's role is that of "The Well of Tacit Knowledge"- meaning if they don't have the answer, they'll find it for you.


Conducted over one day or two evenings, open to non-members, highly recommended for reinstating members.









Course Description (Cen - I want my skis to BLANK (Alpine)):

What- Through a combination of D.I.R.T. (Duration, Intensity, Rate, Timing) and Skills (Edging, Pressure, Rotation), skiers can change everything necessary to alter ski-snow interaction. Doing so on-demand is vital to versatile skiing. The "Blank" in this scenario can be just about anything- Tip, Twist, Pivot, Bend, Turn, Grip, Slip, Spray-some-snow, or fly above a gap.


Who- The concepts underpinning this course are necessary for any ski instructor to grasp- and the nuanced modification of these abilities translates to the concept we call "touch"-- an easy to see, but difficult to achieve quality evident in the best of skiers. Open to all.


Why- Skiing at the "Basic" level implies the skier reacts to snow conditions- while dynamic skiers respond... changing their internal settings to anticipate the conditions before them. Through this course, participants will learn to do exactly this.


How- Terrain choices and speed will be dictated by the performance level of the group, while exercises may range from light to heavy exertion (participants may opt out) as they explore the range and rate of the movements needed to achieve an outcome.



Course Description (CEN- I've got a Task 4 That (Alpine)):

What- "I've got a Task 4 That" is designed to connect "Tasks" (the exercises and drills we employ to develop our skiing) to the outcome we are seeking to achieve. Instructors who may have heard of an exercise or drill, but have not understood why the task exists, or how to connect it to the desired take-away of the student.


Who- This course is for any instructor seeking to reach into a bigger tool-bag, and to pull out the "right" exercise or drill for the student they are teaching.


Why- Our students expect us to brilliantly prescribe, not to randomly sample.





Additional Event Details:

Choose one option per day, and choose one or two days of clinics.


Our "Multiple Option Clinic" events allow you to choose from a variety of courses to find your best fit, in a 1 day format, with 2 day days of courses. Each day earns 6 CEU's


Most Multi-Option Clinics will include a choice of either "I want my Skis to ________", Performance Skiing, or Synchro Skills on Day 1, and a choice of either "I've got a Task 4 That", Performance Skiing, or "Alpine Agility Drills" on Day 2. We will sprinkle some Your Basic Everything Bagel spice in there some, too.


Not all locations will have all options, groups with registrations below course minimums may be combined.


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First Day only

Package Price:
- First Chair Rate: $132.00 (available through Friday, December 1)
- Second Chair Rate: $142.00 (available through Friday, December 8)
- Last Chair Rate: $157.00

CEUs: 6

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

Package Description: Choose this option if you only wish to attend the first day. (6 CEU's)

This package includes each of the following sections.

Day 1 (Choose 1 option):
- Your Basic Everything Bagel (6 CEUs)
     December 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET
- Performance Skiing (6 CEUs)
     December 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET
- Synchro Skills for Pattern Making and Breaking (6 CEUs)
     December 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET

Lift Tickets (Choose 1 option):
- Will you need a lift ticket for this event?

Spot Insurance Offer (see above for details) (Choose at least 0, and no more than 1 options):
- Click here to add Spot Insurance for this event ($12.99 per day). See above for details.

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Second Day only

Package Price:
- First Chair Rate: $132.00 (available through Friday, December 1)
- Second Chair Rate: $142.00 (available through Friday, December 8)
- Last Chair Rate: $157.00

CEUs: 6

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

Package Description: Choose this option if you only wish to attend the Second Day (6 CEU's)

This package includes each of the following sections.

Day 2 (Choose 1 option):
- Performance Skiing (6 CEUs)
     December 17, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET
- I\'ve got a Task 4 That! (6 CEUs)
     December 17, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET
- I Want my Skis to _______ (6 CEUs)
     December 17, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET

Lift Tickets (Choose 1 option):
- Will you need a lift ticket for this event?

Spot Insurance Offer (see above for details) (Choose at least 0, and no more than 1 options):
- Click here to add Spot Insurance for this event ($12.99 per day). See above for details.

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Both Days

Package Price:
- First Chair Rate: $192.00 (available through Friday, December 1)
- Second Chair Rate: $202.00 (available through Friday, December 8)
- Last Chair Rate: $217.00

CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

Package Description: Choose this option to attend Both Days (12 CEU's)

This package includes each of the following sections.

Day 1 (Choose 1 option):
- Your Basic Everything Bagel (6 CEUs)
     December 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET
- Performance Skiing (6 CEUs)
     December 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET
- Synchro Skills for Pattern Making and Breaking (6 CEUs)
     December 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET

Day 2 (Choose 1 option):
- Performance Skiing (6 CEUs)
     December 17, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET
- I\'ve got a Task 4 That! (6 CEUs)
     December 17, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET
- I Want my Skis to _______ (6 CEUs)
     December 17, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5 pm ET

Lift Tickets (Choose 1 option):
- Will you need a lift ticket for this event?

Spot Insurance Offer (see above for details) (Choose at least 0, and no more than 1 options):
- Click here to add Spot Insurance for this event ($12.99 per day). See above for details.