Many of our instructors have professional certification from both CSIA and CSCF. As part of the Snow School, all instructors must attend mandatory technical training sessions, both on and off the hill, managed by our Technical Director Sandy Gardner. Sandy has spent his life dedicated to skiing, teaching and the industry. He is a CSIA Level 4 & CSIA Level 4 Course Conductor.
Why learn to downhill ski with HPSC?
Lessons provide the opportunity to have fun, while improving your skills and making friends. High Park Ski Club lessons are modeled after the CSIA STEP program that is used by many resorts in Canada. STEP levels range from STEP 1 (never ever skied) to STEP 9 (Expert). Lessons are based on the national ski teaching standard, promoting and teaching the importance of ski safety, along with a focus on fun. Regular lessons are offered for all members on each day trip. Classes are organized according to specific levels.
Did you want to know what Step Level you are in? Here is a handy chart indicating the basics for each step level and what is required to advance to the next step level. Step Levels Explained. Note that step levels are relative to the mountain that you are skiing on -- similar to ski run ratings; Green, Blue, Black are relative to the mountain you are skiing on.
Note: Anyone participating in a lesson must wear a helmet.
Never skied before but always wanted to try it? You have come to the right place. Our instructors will take you from the bus, help you get your rental equipment and then provide you with easy, step by step instructions on how to ski and become comfortable on green runs. We look forward to sharing our love of downhill skiing with you. See you on the bus and slopes!
There is no better way to improve your skills than to add different challenges. Gate training is definitely one of them. Hands down. It is an excellent way to improve your skill proficiency. Develop more confidence with a little more speed, rhythm, and direction control. Then everything becomes easier. The program will focus on skills and tactics in a variety of course settings (both slalom and GS with gates and stubbies) and is open to Step 5 to 9 skill levels.
New for 2019 is the ability to also train GS and if there are enough keeners we will also run pm sessions to continue to train on those skills while free skiing.
So come out and challenge yourself. It will be a fun season! As usual, helmets are required and the morning lesson will run from 9:30 – 10:45 just before the club races begin.
I’m very interested to hear from you if you are considering this program. Please connect with me:Theresa Tomczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org / phone 416 769 1535.
Program runs at MSLM Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb 2.
At MSLM on the dates below all members get a chance to run the gates at all experience levels! During or after your morning lesson, your instructor for the day will take you to the race course to run the gates. You only compete against other members in your same step level, so there are lots of chances to place. We award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each step level. Plus, anyone that races has a chance to WIN great prizes. All you have to do is compete. Race is set for both Skiers and Snowboarders.
Races run at MSLM - Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb 2.
You must wear a helmet to race.
The IT program introduces members to the basics of CSIA techniques and methodology for ski teaching, as well as focusing on your own ski improvement. There will be a minimum of 3 hours of instruction per day, and may start before regular lesson times to allow for some additional indoor instruction and/or time to participate in club races (if students would like to race). This is a great prep course if you are considering taking the CSIA Level 1 training and exams.
Program runs January 5, 12,19, Feb 16 & 23. There are limited spaces available. Contact Mike Romano at email@example.com for more details or if you are interested.