Snow Challenge – Development through Adventure
At snow Challenge we’ve used our decades of experience to formulate a fail-safe structure to our instructor training. This is why we have the best pass rates in the industry.
From our name and motto we’ve developed distinct areas of training, all of which pieced together to form our daily and monthly lesson plans.
Skiing & Riding development – A sound technique is vital in enabling you to progress to the highest levels. The first element of our training schedule is to build a foundation for success in developing good solid and recognised technical skills. Once your basic skills are in place we can blend the following modules to enable all students to enhance these skills and progress way beyond their expectations.
Teaching development – To be a great instructor you need to be a great coach and teacher. Using the CSIA and CASI methodology and technical models we help you develop a sound understanding of your sport. Married to this understanding is the student centred methods and great communication skills advocated by the Canadian approach to teaching. By far the most customer focused ski and snowboard certifying bodies in the world.
Adventure Week 1 to 5 CSIA/CASI Level 1 instructor training and centres on ski/snowboard improvement, teaching beginners and the basics of teaching and coaching. Finished off with the Level 1 exam. Timings may vary slightly to take advantage of snow conditions and powder days, for an idea of the programmes for other course durations drop us an email.
“The Mountain is a Playground”
This is where we explore and push your boundaries.
All-Mountain Tactics – Take your new found technical skills and make them work for you in varied terrain and conditions. Bumps, powder, steeps, chutes and trees; develop tactics to compliment your skills and enable you to rip the tricky stuff like a pro.
Performance Tactics – Skiing fast is fun and when you’re showed how to do it like a racer you won’t be able to get enough of it. Push your limits; use extra grip and improved balance to go fast with confidence.
Free Tactics – Go on, express yourself. Mix it up and be amazed..
We’re often asked “What’s the challenge in Snow Challenge?”
Well this one is yours. Sit down with the pros and let them know what you want to achieve. Don’t hold back on this one it’s your personal challenge for the course.
Whether it’s passing a certification; overcoming your fear of tree skiing or looking like a pro in the bumps; the limitations are only yours.
Typical breakdown of a 12 week course.
Week 6 snow school shadow, ski coach, optional trips and courses, parties, ski doo driving, cat rides, hockey trips.
Weeks 7 to 12 CSIA/CASI Level 2 training or Freeride training. There may be some extra trips thrown in over this period just to break things up and add to the excitement before the level 2 exams in week 12. Class sizes are restricted to ensure that everyone gets all the attention they need with regular video and feedback sessions designed to keep all course trainees on the right track.
Week 1 to 5 CSIA/CASI Level 1 instructor training and centres on ski/snowboard improvement, teaching beginners and the basics of teaching and coaching. Finished off with the Level 1 exam.
Timings may vary slightly to take advantage of snow conditions and powder days, for an idea of the programmes for other course durations drop us an email.