Pro Days

 

The CSIA is excited to offer you an incredible training opportunity with Pro Days

Complimenting the Certification Pathway, Pro Days offer full day training opportunities for advancement of your skiing and teaching skills based on your certification level, your personal aspirations and where you are in your own journey.  In addition to Pro Days designed for Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 Members, you will find additional Pro Days focused on developing skills for Trainers, Intro to Snow Park, Women In Skiing and Learner Considerations.

CSIA Members are encouraged to take part in Pro Days multiple times each season.

Enhance your experience with Pro Days Camps, which combine consecutive Pro Day sessions for an extended training experience, according to your interests and objectives. Find Pro Days Camps in the Events and Search and Register sections of snowpro.com.

Find the following Pro Days programs across the country.

Pro Day - Level 1

Description :
Develop your know-how and performances:

  • Skills development
  • Collaborative Teaching Approach
  • Physics of Skiing
  • Skiing varied terrain and snow conditions

Objectives :

Deepen your toolbox and knowledge. Build a clear training plan towards your personal objectives. 

  • How to work with the Collaborative Teaching Approach
  • Development of your skiing skills and coordination of movements
  • Reflection on your personal objectives

Prerequisites :

  • Level 1 OR Snow Park Certification completed
  • Regular or Affiliate membership, in good standing

Target audience :
All Level 1 members who want to improve their skiing, teaching and understanding. Recommended for individuals training towards their Level 2.

Pro Day - Level 2

Description :
Using the Collaborative Teaching Approach to develop your skiing and teaching. Develop your skills in groomed and varied snow conditions. You will practice assessment and development tactics aimed at intermediate to advanced skiers.

Objectives :

  • Assess skiing skills and understand how to use terrain and snow conditions to aid in skill development.
  • Skill development (rotational control, edging, pressure control) at varied speeds and turn shapes
  • Reflection on your personal objectives

Prerequisites :

  • Level 2 certification completed
  • Regular or Affiliate membership, in good standing

Target audience:

All members who want to improve their skiing, teaching and understanding of advanced skills. Individuals training towards their Level 3.

 

Pro Day - Level 3

Description :
Using the Collaborative Teaching Approach, the Course Conductor will share different performance strategy for advanced skiers. Varied terrain and turn shapes will be used to understand the relationship between the skis, snow and movements.
**Bumps and ungroomed terain may be used as learning tools.

Objectives :

  • Identify the performance criterias for joining the Level 4 Academy
  • Evaluate the decision making process based on abilities and terrain
  • How to create a positive experience for the participant.
  • Reflection on personal objectives

Prerequisites :

  • Level 3 completed
  • Regular or Affiliate membership, in good standing

Target audience :

All members who want to improve their skiing, teaching and understanding of expert skills. Recommended for those training towards the Level 4.

Pro Day - Level 4

Description :
Created for all Level 4 members and candidates, this session aims to explore new possibilities and develop your creativity, in relation to the Performance Model and Skills Framework

Objectives :

  • Develop your expert skiing skills and demonstrations.
  • Maximize skier performance through decision making linked to movement execution, in all situations
  • Work in a Collaborative environment with your peers.
  • Keep it simple to meet your goals

Prerequisites :

  • Level 4 certification, or selected into the Level 4 Academy
  • Regular membership, in good standing

Target audience:

All Level 4 members or candidates wishing to improve their skiing and training skills

Pro Day - Trainer

Description :
Explore efficient and safe development strategies for the learner. Design clear and efficient A&D methods.

Objectives :

  • Apply the Collaborative Teaching Approach concept
  • Understand the trainer’s role (listen, interact, demonstrate)
  • Recognize how movements affect performance for all level of skiers
  • Recognize how terrain variation affects skills development

Prerequisites :

  • Level 3 certification completed
  • Having an interest in the trainer’s role, in your snow school or with the CSIA
  • Regular or Affiliate membership, in good standing

Target audience :

All Level 3 and Level 4 members who want to further their professional development, as CSIA Course Conductor, or as trainer in their snow school.

Pro Day – Snow Park Intro

Description :
This session provides an introduction to the snow park environment and the instructors’ responsibilities. The Course Conductor will guide learners safely through the easiest park features and model how to develop students using open skilled tactics.

Objectives :

  • Create and maintain a safe learning environment
  • Introduce open tactics to your development approach
  • Use the terrain features as a teaching tool
  • Understand the park environment and its etiquette

Prerequisites :

  • Level 1 OR Snow Park Certification completed
  • Regular or Affiliate membership, in good standing
  • *All-mountain or twintip skis are highly recommended. NO race skis allowed *

Target audience :

All members wishing to broaden their skills set and knowledge in varied environment, as a snow sports professional

Pro Day – Women In Skiing

Description :
This program is offered in two different formats:

Pro Day – Women In Skiing (1-day)
The Pro Day - WIS is for all those that identify as female to come and join in on a day not just for ski improvement (we’ll do that of course!) but also for something else. There is just something special that happens when a group of women ski together. The support and encouragement to expand your comfort zone results in a super fun day that leaves you with new friends, mentors, and a feeling of accomplishment. Women of all levels are welcomed, and an effort will be made to form groups of similar ability levels or interests. Themes that are explored are potential gender differences, motivation and leadership. Please come join us and see why a WIS day is so impactful and inspiring.


Look out for special Pro Day – Women In Skiing “Teen Nights” sessions which will be offered at some urban resorts and are tailored for members 14-25 years old.

Pro Day – Women in Skiing (3 or 5 Days Camps)
All the WIS Pro Day offers and more! Either 3 or 5 days (you choose) with a group and coach that will inspire you to reach your next goal.  Whether it is to gain more confidence off piste, increase speed and performance, learn from a coach that moves more like you, or simply just meet an amazing group of people, the WIS camp will exceed your expectations in all areas.Camps typically include ski improvement on and off piste, optional brush training, speakers, and social events where possible. All ages, all abilities welcome. Do this week for you. You deserve it!

Objectives :

  • Provide a unique opportunity for those that identify as women to ski together and learn in a supportive, inspiring atmosphere.
  • Provide the environment to create friendships and mentoring opportunities in our membership.

Prerequisites :

  • Identify as a woman
  • Level 1 OR Snow Park Certification completed
  • Regular or Affiliate membership, in good standing

Target audience :

Members who identify as female of all ages, abilities and perspectives.

Pro Day – Learner Considerations

Description :
Explore biological and psychological differences between learners. The Course Conductor will expose you to varied teaching approaches, based learner’s needs and realities.

Objectives :

  • Recognize biological and psychological differences between learners of all type
  • Adapt your teaching strategies in considerations of learners’ limitations and differences.

Prerequisites :

  • Level 1 OR Snow Park Certification completed
  • Regular or Affiliate membership, in good standing


Target audience :

For all members wishing to deepen their knowledge of skiers and student-centered teaching methods.

Pro Day – Custom
The CSIA is committed to working directly with Snow Schools to assist in development of their staff, when and where possible. This session will be custom made to fit your needs. Check with your snow school director as they may be scheduling Custom Pro Days this season.

Prerequisites :

  • Level 1 OR Snow Park Certification completed
  • Regular or Affiliate membership, in good standing

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