Join us this May for first “Level 2 Ski Camp”. This event is designed specifically for certified instructors dedicated to taking the step from level 1 to level 2.
This is a small session curated by Ski Trainer Siamac Saadat aka Skimac that runs in conjunction with the Snowboard Coaches Camp. On hill you’ll focus on the most need to know materials and techniques included within the PSIA level 2 standard. Off hill you’ll be invited to join the general coaches camp discussions, tackling broad topics within the teaching world, from how to develop trust with your students, to managing a variety of skill levels in one group.
We scheduled this event in May to take advantage of the Northwest’s best “Second Winter” destination. When most ski areas are pairing down or switching off, Timberline is actually expanding their operations hosting 4+ terrain parks (including a half pipe); 4,500 vertical ft. of lift driven sliding from the top of Palmer to our Lodge, wide open groomers, and plentiful backcountry opportunities above and beyond the lifts.
The adventure doesn’t stop when we leave the mountain, every evening we’ll host an optional activity; waterfall hike, movement analysis sessions, restorative yoga, etc. or if you prefer you can spend the afternoon relaxing in one of our on site hot tubs, or competing for bragging rights at the pool table. To keep you going we’ll fuel your body and mind with good nutrition, hardy homemade breakfasts, healthy items to build a perfect sack lunch, and snacks whenever you’re hungry. For dinners we’ll be serving up a family style feast at our lodge, or we’ll make reservations at one of the many local restaurants.
This is for skiers that have passed their Level 1 from any ski association around the world. This session has a minimum participation of 3 persons to operate, if minimum participation is not met within 30 days of travel you will receive a full refund, or you can elect to convert your reservation to a private or semi private session.
Stay for 2 or more consecutive sessions and we’ll cover your lodging for the days in between!
This means we got you covered from the moment you arrive!
- 5 nights lodging, (Shared rooms and bathrooms, there may limited availability for private room at an additional fee)
- 4 days on snow Coaching
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Pre-session meeting with Skimac via “Zoom”
- Video Review Sessions
- 1 coach per 4 guests
- Daily Transportation
- Airport Transfers (campers must arrive by 4pm)
- Off Snow Activities
- A really nice branded Gift!
- Adult Beverages, although some may be provided in general, you’ll buy your own beers
- Domestic flights
- Medical care, we’ll do our best to get you whatever help you need but you’ll be on your
own to foot the bill
- SKI gear, you’ll need to bring your own setup, there are a few stores and the
mountain has a demo center if you want to try some different gear
- Transportation outside of scheduled itinerary
- Timberline Spring Pass (This usually goes on sale in March approx. $250)
- Gratuity for your camp leader/coach
-This is an example itinerary, this may change based on conditions and group ambitions –
Day 1, Monday, Arrival Day
Arrive at PDX by 4pm, or Government Camp by 5:30pm. We’ll get moved in and have a leisurely dinner at our lodge where we’ll discuss the week ahead get to know one another and make any equipment modifications for the next days adventure.
Day 2, Tuesday, Skier Improvement & Highlighted Fundamentals
You’ll spend the morning with your group on trail, getting to know the lay of the land and receiving general skier improvement tip. In the afternoon we’ll go thru the Level 2 Highlighted Fundamentals: Hockey Stops, Outside Ski Turns, Leapers and Skating. If necessary, we will incorporate division specific tasks to be practiced. Video will be taken throughout the day and reviewed on chair rides, at lunch and evenings.
When the lifts stop turning we’ll head back to our lodge by car or by way of the Alpine Trail if (it is still ski-able) for 3 extra miles of skiing. Back at the lodge you’ll have a chance to relax and wax your skis before we’re off for dinner and drinks in town.
Day 3, Wednesday, Advanced Applied Fundamentals
Wednesdays are usually empty on the mountain, which means wide open opportunities to practice Advanced Applied Fundamental like Medium Radius Turns, Short Radius Turns and Moderate Bumps and Steeps. After lunch we will revisit the Highlighted Fundamentals we practiced yesterday. We’ll capture video so we can practice Movement Analysis in the evening at the lodge. In the evening we’ll have a Movement Analysis session, going over the framework on how to “observe, describe & prescribe” that incorporates the 5 fundamentals, the skills concept and cause and effect on ski performance.
Day 4, Thursday, Basic Applied Fundamentals
Now that we have covered the required fundamentals for Level 2, we will work on our Basic Parallel and Wedge Christie turns. The goal is to connect the relationship between the fundamentals worked on the previous two days with the parallel and wedge christy. Again, with the help of video and immediate review, you should put two and two together.
After skiing we’ll host an optional hike to Tamanawas Falls followed by dinner.
After dinner we’ll gather to prepare for tomorrow “Let’s Teach” day. In the morning you will teach an adult and in the afternoon you’ll take the same assignment and make it kid-friendly. We will go over kid-specific stuff so that you have an idea what to do.
Day 5, Friday, Let’s Teach
For the first half of the day each participant will have a chance to do an MA on one of their peers and then create a 15-20 minute teaching progression. In the afternoon you will take that same teach from the morning and make it kid-friendly.
At the end of the day, if conditions allow, we’ll take the Palmer lift to the top and ski all the way into town (4500′ vertical).
On this final day on the mountain together we will end with a celebration worthy of our efforts.
Notice: Content of each day may change based on group composition.
Day 6, Saturday, Departure Day
All good things must come to an end (at least a temporary one). Departing flights must be scheduled after 9am. Coaches will make sure you are at the Airport at least 90 minutes before your flight departs.