Skiing/Instructing

PSIA Lexicon

Alpine Description Words The following descriptions are copied from the PSIA-RM demos found on www.vimeo.com. These are just the words imprinted on the skiing demos. They can also be found in a PDF document called Skiing Standards IDP (instructor development pathway), and they’re broken down into ski/body performance. The PDF contains the standards for all…

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Attained Level III

Passed Level III exam on my second try this year. My first attempt was in late April, the second on March 30 and 31. I only needed to take the Teaching and Movement Analysis days.  I believe going through the exam process has been one of the most challenging goals in my life. Reaching full-cert…

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My Skis on top of Continental Divide

Left ski is in the eastern slope right is on the western slope. Beautiful day at Monarch. Not many people but lots of great snow and open runs! What a great office space for work.

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Skiing with Gunnar again!

Gunnar and I are focusing on leg rotation today. He’s got a roller blading background.  Awesome! I’m the lucky one.

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McKenna the roller blader

McKenna has lots of roller blade experience that translated very well to skiing. She had never skied before, but was very excited to be able to ski with her friends and family. McKenna told me that her family has chosen not to have a television or video games in their household. So I asked her…

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Carol on Pano

Happy Thanksgiving! Second day teaching at Monarch Mountain. Looking forward to another great day. Rick

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