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Alpine Level 2 Advanced Applied Skills

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Park City (Canyons Base), meet at Umbrella Bar (by top of Cabriolet)

Cost: $80.00

Education Hours Granted: 6

Tags: Alpine, Exam Preparation, Level 2 Prep

Prerequsities: Alpine Level 1 Certification, Current PSIA/AASI Membership

Lift Tickets: Fully Supported By Host Area

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 25, 2017

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Online Registration: CLOSED

Offline Registration: Offline registration may be available with a $20 late fee. Contact the office at (801) 942-2066 or admin@psia-i.org for more information.

Phone registrations are not accepted for this event.

Prior to attending this event, you should:
- Review previous assessment feedback.
- Review and familiarize yourself with the PSIA National Standards: Skiing Fundamentals and Skiing Standards for Level 2 (pages 6 & 7).
- Review and familiarize yourself with Chapter 1 and 2 of the PSIA Alpine Technical Manual, 2014.

* This clinic will take place primarily on groomed green and blue terrain, but may also include un-groomed conditions and groomed black terrain.

This clinic may be combined with another prep clinic on the same day and location if there are insufficient sign-ups to hold individually.


An important aspect of an instructor's skiing competency is creativity and versatility. This includes the ability to adapt to a wide range of environments and speeds while maintaining accurate body movements and ski performance. This is a clinic about how to adapt the fundamental skills of skiing in order to maintain accurate ski performance in tasks such as short radius turns, moguls, and free skiing.

This clinic is a designated prerequisite for the Level 2 Skiing and Teaching assessments.


1. Understanding - The participant will be exposed to task-specific information including:
- A definition of each task including a description of an effective skill blend, the appropriate environment, and the recommended speed & accuracy.
- How a task can demand utilization of a particular skill.
- The desired ski performance for each task.
- The dual role of balance as both a source for, and a result of effective and efficient skill blending.
- Observing demonstrations by the clinic leader and clinic participants that help explain each task. They will also be expected to perform skiing that helps reveal their level of understanding of each task.

2. Awareness - The participant will receive task-specific feedback intended to help them know the quality of their current performance. This feedback will help them know how their performance compares to the PSIA National Standards relative to skiing the fundamentals.

3. Performance - The participant will receive specific coaching that will lead to improved task performance accuracy.

4. Homework - The participant will receive information on how to practice in order to acquire skill and task specific improvement after the clinic.

All PSIA/AASI Intermountain members must follow the division code of conduct.

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