Requirements for Course Participants

  • Ability to perform a different radius turns on medium pistes
  • The desire to learn and develop
  • To adhere to the rules of conduct at the ski resort

Equipment Requirements

  • Full snowboard gear package
  • Ski/snowboard suit
  • Accessories (a helmet, a mask, gloves)

Task of a course participant

  • studying the peculiarities of snowboard instructor’s professional work with beginners
  • to master theoretical and methodological knowledge
  • to master the skills to assess the performance of technical elements, spot mistakes in riding technique, and correct them with the help of technical drills.
  • learning the safety rules of snowboard lessons

Course Objective

Drilling skills to teach snowboarding beginners effectively and with quality on prepared pistes.

Course Schedule

Day 0 – check-in and assessment of riding 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 riding techniques

An exam on the theory – after finishing the course during two weeks


Testing is taken according to three training modules:

  • Theory
  • Methodology
  • 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;
  • organisation 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 with the weight shift in a stance of your choice (sliding);
  • a turn with the weight shift in a Switch stance (sliding);
  • a long radius turn with unweighting (sliding);
  • basic elements of flat freestyle (consecutive performance of five elements of a participant’s choice).

During the performance of technical elements, the following is estimated:

  • snowboarder’s stance;
  • leading and sliding of a snowboard;
  • speed control;
  • rhythm control;
  • timing control;
  • ability to perform turns with both toe and heel edge.

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 Snowboard 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.