Requirements for Course Participants
- Ability to perform a different radius turns while parallel skiing
- The desire to learn and develop
- To adhere to the rules of conduct at the ski resort
- Full ski gear package (carving skis, medium-rigidity boots, ski poles)
- Ski suit
- Accessories (a helmet, a mask, gloves)
Task of a course participant
- studying the peculiarities of ski instructor’s professional work with beginners
- to master theoretical and methodological knowledge
- to master the skills to assess the performance of technical elements, to spot mistakes in skiing technique, and correct them with the help of technical drills.
- learning the safety rules of ski lessons
Drilling skills to teach beginners effectively and with quality on prepared pistes.
Day 0 – check-in and assessment of skiing level
Days 1-7 – classes on the slope (40 hours) and theoretical classes (20 hours)
Day 8 – an exam on teaching methods
Day 9 – demonstration of skiing techniques
An exam on the theory – after the course finished during two weeks
Testing is taken according to three training modules:
- Demonstration of technical elements
The examination of theoretical knowledge obtained by a participant during a course is conducted in the form of testing. The test score is carried out in the two-grade system: Passed and Fail.
The examination of professional skills and knowledge is carried out as a practical work (on a slope). A student conducts practical classes with a group.
The quality of conducting classes is assessed according to the following criteria:
- ability of a participant to teach others to perform any technical element (trained within the course program);
- choice of a slope;
- organization of a group;
- compliance with the methodology;
- ability to correct students’ mistakes;
- demonstration of technical elements by a student.
The assessment is carried out in the two-grade system: Passed and Fail.
Demonstration of Technique
The demonstration of the ski technique includes performing four technical elements:
- a turn in the plow;
- side sliding;
- carving turn of the basic level;
- a basic turn of the long radius while parallel skiing.
During the performance of technical elements, the following is estimated:
- balanced stance during the demonstration of an element;
- smooth sliding with speed control;
- smooth unweighting and weighting of skis;
- rhythm and timing in all phases of a turn.
The assessment is carried out in a five-point system:
- “5” – (“excellent”) – Passed;
- “4” – (“good”) – Passed;
- “3” – (“satisfactory”) – Passed;
- “2” – (“not satisfactory”) – Fail;
- “1” – (“bad”) – Fail.
Successful completion of three out of the four elements is a positive result of mastering the technique.
After the successful completion of a course, you will receive:
- proficiency of Ski Instructor of the C qualification;
- certificate of instructor – the conferment of the certificate of the instructor of the C qualification;
- recommendations for further extension courses;
- necessary skills and knowledge for professional work as an instructor with beginners;
- recommendations for employment at Bukovel Ski School.