Seminar Description – Students should be dressed appropriately to be out on the mountain for the day. This training seminar will concentrate and focus on three main objectives. Skiing, patroller skills, and toboggan handling.
Skiing – Students should prepare to learn how to perform and/or perfect their long, medium, and short radius turns. Ski techniques will be performed in moderately difficult conditions, otherwise known as crud.
Patroller skills – Student patrollers will learn the principles of snow plow, transition, and side slip. The carrying of equipment will be covered and practice will be performed on the same trail conditions as stated above
Toboggan – Student patrollers will operate empty, and loaded (with a simulated patient) toboggans. Tail roping in medium to difficult terrain will be covered and all students will take their turn on the rope.
Take the opportunities that present themselves at your own home mountain to practice the above skills. This seminar will help to cultivate and perfect these skills.
Application, Release Waiver and Consent Form
All students will be required to complete a release waiver and consent to treat form which MUST be brought to the seminar that day and given to the young adult regional adviser. Students who fail to provide this form may NOT participate in the event for that day until such time as it is completed and signed by a legal parent or guardian.