Snow Park Certification

The Snow Park Certification course is designed for any skier with park experience who wants to teach in the park. It includes:

  • An introduction to teaching snow park skills
  • Practical ski improvement and teaching methods with a technical understanding and development of the guest experience
  • Demonstration of advanced park and riding skills
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate becomes a CSIA member and is certified to teach snow park skills up an advanced level - air progressions, rails and switch skiing

Duration:3 days (20 hours)
Education credits value: 10 credits
Prerequisites:15 years of age, with some park experience. No previous CSIA certification required.
Course Fees:$358.00 + tax
Course Guide: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

 

CSIA Professional Development Modules

CSIA Professional Development Modules are designed to upgrade and develop new skills. If your desire is to focus on a particular aspect of your development, attending a module is the perfect tool. It can be used as an alternative for instructors who wish to continue their education in ski teaching without taking the next level of certification. There is no pass/fail assessment for these modules.

 

Teaching Children

Do you teach children? Are you looking for ideas and understanding of how to do a better job?

  • Develop your understanding of how children develop both mentally and physically at different ages.
  • Build your toolbox with tactics for age groups and skill levels
  • Learn practical approaches for safety and class control.
  • The indoor component focuses on communication with children.

Duration: 1 day
Education credit value: 10 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification
Fees: $106.70 + tax
Program outline: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

 


Free Tactics / Snowpark intro

Learn an approach to developing skiers that is fun and free!

  • Learn to teach entry level basics in the park: safety, flatboxes, introduction to air.
  • Add to your teaching toolbox with Free Tactics knowledge - creative skill development, features and terrain as development tools, switch skiing.
  • You will have the opportunity to try entry level park feature, and discuss them as teaching tools.
  • The training provides the tools to take students into the terrain park safely and teach the basics.

Duration: 2 days
Education credit value: 10 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification. Does not require previous snowpark experience. CSCF EL trained* Fees: $242.10 + tax
Program outline: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

*This module is also opened to CSCF-only members with the EL trained status. To register, a temporary access must be requested. Please contact Benoit Fournier at benoit@snowpro.com or 1-800-811-6428, ext. 234 for all the details.

 


Terrain Assisted Development

Learn to use the terrain as a teaching tool

  • Learn to identify skiing objectives and match appropriate terrain assisted activities.
  • Adjust your tactics to the skier’s skills (entry level to intermediate) and terrain (green/blue).
  • Managing progression to steeper terrain.

Duration: 1 day
Education credit value: 10 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification
Fees: $106.70 + tax
Program outline: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

 


All-Terrain Advanced

Develop your skiing skills in bumps and varied terrain

  • Learn to read the bumps and adjust your line and steering to optimize your performance.
  • Develop your skills in steeper terrain and vary your approach with snow conditions.
  • Gain confidence in challenging situations
  • Receive feedback specific to your needs if you are preparing for level 3 or level 4

Duration: 1 day
Education credit value: 10 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification
Fees: $106.70 + tax
Program outline: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

 


Advanced Teaching

Develop your instructing skills at an advanced level!

  • Develop your use of a learning contract to engage learners and create a memorable experience
  • Hone your observation and understanding of advanced skiing
  • Prioritize skill development according to IACRCv principles and learn how to establish realistic time frames and approaches for development
  • Build your situational toolbox and become better at matching tactics to situations.
  • Learn how to create tasks and manage situations for precise results
  • Practice teach with guidance and debriefing

Duration: 2 day
Education credit value: 30 credits
Recommended for: Those who are already teaching and want to work towards Level 3 and Level 4 certification.
Prerequisite: Level 2 certification.
Fees: $242.10 + tax
Program outline: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

 


Trainer Development

Are you interested in becoming a course conductor? Are you in a training role in your snowschool?

  • Learn to create realistic teaching examples and use them to develop people skills, class management and technical knowledge.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of training approaches and how to adapt to conditions and situations.
  • Become a better trainer of instructors by creating tasks that involve the learners and develops their decision making skills.
  • Learn by doing! You will practice teach with guidance and de-briefing.
  • Mandatory module towards Level 4 certification, along with the Trainer Development Exam.

Duration: 2 day
Education credit value: 30 credits
Mandatory for: Level 4 candidates
Recommended for: Level 3 instructors that wishes to become a Level 1 course conductor (this module does not replace the annual regional Level 1 Course Conductor Training)
Prerequisite: Level 3 certification.
Fees: $242.10 + tax
Program outline: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

 


Training for Performance

Are you preparing for level 3 or level 4 exams? Do you want to perform better under pressure?

  • Develop your understanding of a balanced performance
  • Identify your own strengths and weaknesses in performance situations and learn how to develop your own strategy for success
  • If you are preparing for L3 or L4 exams you will review specific runs and exam strategies and develop reference points to optimize your performance.
  • Learn the basics of managing stress and how they apply to you

Duration: 2 day
Education credit value: 15 credits
Recommended for: Level 3 and Level 4 candidates.
Prerequisite: Level 2 certification.
Fees: $242.10 + tax
Program outline: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

 


Coaching the Fundamentals

Looking for ideas to coach children or adults at an advanced skill level? Do you want to learn how to create training environments for yourself or others?

  • Learn the basics of creating training environments to impose outcomes.
  • Develop your skill/drill toolbox using brushes, corridors, stubbies and develop your own skiing skills as you train these tasks.
  • Learn how to design tasks and vary development tasks according to environment and the learner.

Duration: 2 day
Education credit value: 20 credits
Recommended for: Any level of certification.
Fees: $242.10 + tax
Program outline: click here
Registration: Click here or login to your profile.

 

Professional Development Program (PDP)

The Professional Development Program (PDP) offers to the CSIA membership continuous updating on the latest innovative ski teaching methods. Take advantage of this service offered and be a professional by knowing what is happening in the world of ski teaching today.

Attend your yearly PDP and benefit from:

  • 3 hours sessions delivered by an accredited Course Conductor
  • Individual feedback
  • Maximum of 10 participants per class
  • Exclusive to CSIA members and free of charge

2 options to choose from (SELECT ONLY 1 PER SEASON)

 

Assessment & Development

Focusing on simple approaches to improve students.

  • Acquire better tools to assess then develop skiers.
  • Focus on tactical understanding and class management issues (skiing while teaching rather than lecturing while teaching – use mileage!)
  • Develop toolbox of ideas based on needs of the group you have - make it real!
  • Worth 3 Education credits
 

Ski Improvement

Ski improvement and methodology development

  • Refresh your understanding of the Canadian Approach
  • Refine your technique using our skills concept
  • Develop your teaching skill set through exposure to our advanced methodology
  • Worth 2 Education credits

The PDP schedule is establish by the coordinator, in each region, in agreement with the Ski School Directors. All inquiries regarding schedule and registration should be directed to your local Ski School.

Click here to access the PDP Coordinator List

2016/2017 schedule and registration will be available in late September. Stay tuned!

Online learning

The Online learning modules are free to all members. They are a great opportunity for professional development and continuing education, while also eligible for Education Credits. The material covered in these interactive modules ties in with the CSIA ski teaching methodology, and directly complements the on snow and indoor content presented on some of our programs.

Online learning modules are available through your member’s profile. Simply login to your profile and look for the Training tab.

Teaching Children Online Module

The Teaching Children online module is a 30 min interactive course that takes the participant through the different stages of development in children both physically and cognitively. These development stages are broken down by age groups 0-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-18. This course also reviews safety and risk management in regards to teaching children.

Mandatory for: Teaching Children National Module (on-snow) participants
Recommended for: All members
Education Credits value: 2 credits

Guest Service Online Module

The Guest Service online module is a 30 min interactive course that develops the participants understanding of:

  • Learning Contract
  • Communication Skills
  • Learning Styles
  • Debriefing
  • Group Dynamics
  • Dealing with difficult people and situations

Mandatory for: Level 2 Training course participants
Recommended for: Level 3, Level 4 and Snow park course participants; and all members
Education Credits value: 2 credits

 

Regional clinics

Regional clinics are delivered by your regional committee. They are designed to enhance your personal development as well as supplement the certification course curriculum. Please refer to your regional page for all details by clicking here.

Avalanche

The AST (Avalanche Skill Training) will provide an entry-level decision-making framework that is based on the most advanced knowledge. Sanctioned by the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) the course covers the fundamentals of safe backcountry activities and companion rescue. This course is focused on demystifying the avalanche phenomenon and increases the awareness of the alpine environment during the winter period; whether you are snowshoeing, cross-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding or telemark.

In order to achieve the ISIA status the AST course or its equivalent is mandatory.

This module is provided by a third party, for more information please visit: https://www.avalancheassociation.ca/events/event_list.asp

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