Programs

HoliMont's Ski School Program

Holimont Ski Lessons

Enhance your skills!

Enhance your skills or learn something completely new with one of our friendly snowsports instructors. Our weekend clinics are just the thing to keep you motivated and on the path of progression. Own the confidence and freedom to carve up any slope your heart desires.

From first-time skiers to competitive racing, the snow sports school at HoliMont is one of the best. Have one of our awesome instructors spend the day skiing with your kids and see how fast they progress.

For more information please contact the Snowsports Office at: (716) 699-8159 or Email: [email protected]

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Additional Information

HoliMont Snowsports Trainee Program
Prerequisites:
  • Be 14 years old
  • Take the “New Instructor Course”  PSIA e-learning course at https://lms.thesnowpros.org/product/new-instructor-course/ (this will require that you register at no cost to receive the free course) to help demonstrate their commitment and desire to become an instructor
  • After you have taken the New Instructor Course, work your way through the next PSIA e-learning course called “Delivering the Beginner Experience – Alpine”, this course is also free
  • Fill out the google form that Mary Claire will be sending out

 

Course Outline

The course will be conducted over one or two seasons depending on the age of the trainee. Upon successful completion, the program enables the trainee to lead a Holimont Children’s Program group. The course introduces current PSIA maneuvers, teaching concepts, and class management processes. All material is presented during Saturday and Sunday morning clinics., however, clinicians are available to discuss any aspect throughout the ski day.

 

Learning Objectives

The course will enable the trainee to:

  • Demonstrate the approved PSIA movement patterns
  • Create a safe, fun learning environment for their students within the Holimont Children’s Program
  • Acquire experience in snowsports instruction

 

Learning Outcomes

Successful trainees will be able to:

  • Understand and confidently demonstrate the current PSIA/AASI movement patterns
  • Able to identify the learning styles and appropriate teaching styles for a successful class outcome
  • Follow the skier safety code within their lessons
  • Follow the HoliMont Instructor Handbook rules
Course Format
  • The program features a one-hour on-snow clinic held at 8:30 am Saturday and Sunday starting January 8, 2022, and running for 9 weeks. Subsequent clinics may be added as needed.
  • Trainee Evaluation upon completion of requirements
  • Trainees must attend the required number of clinics to participate in the final on-snow exam.
  • Note: Single year Training program – 14 clinics (usually 15 or 16 years old)
  • Two-year Training program – 20 clinics over 2 year period (usually 13 or 14 years old)

 

Final Examination Format

Trainees may take the exam with the approval of attendance record, and with the recommendation of the trainer and Children’s Director.

The exam is held on-snow:

  • Manoeuvres – Gliding Wedge
  • Wedge Turns
  • Wedge Christie
  • Open Parallel
  • Dynamic Parallel
  • Teach a Lesson – 10 – 15 minute segment

 

Adult Programs

Explore the mountain with our certified, professional instructors and coaches in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Our weekend clinics are tailored to the wishes of the group. Have fun cruising the slopes while honing your skills, or go for gates, bumps, crud, and try the Terrain Park. Enjoy our wine and cheese party with all the groups. Clinics are geared towards our intermediate to advanced skiers/snowboarders.

 

NO REFUND POLICY:

All lessons and season programs are non-refundable. 24-hour notice is required for rescheduling lessons, and a $20 reschedule fee will be charged. All lessons must be rescheduled within the current ski season.

For more information please contact the Snowsports Office at: (716) 699- 8159 or Email: [email protected]

Enjoy Learning at Every Level

Programs for All

With programs available for every level from ‘learn to Ski/Ride’ to telemark, nordic, and freestyle skill refinement, we have you covered! There’s always something new to learn.

Lifelong Friendships

Seasonal Programs, Private Lessons, Group Lessons, and Specialized Instruction provide plenty of opportunities for healthy competition with new faces, or more time with immediate family and friends!

Room to Grow

It’s true that winter sports are continuous learning adventures! Young athletes that show interest in joining the coaching ranks have the opportunity to grow in new areas with our instructor training.

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