Information for Instructors

Ski School Pocket Guide

(A printable PDF version will be available soon)

1. Must stay with Instructor at all times.
2. Students requesting to leave class, must surrender neck tag
to Instructor at bottom of hill, and rejoin class at bottom.
3.Students that are ill, surrender neck tag at bottom of
hill.Report to MASS desk at Badger Lodge.
4. Restroom breaks will be taken as class unit.
5. No skiing in trees, under lifts, on cat tracks or jumping.
6. Unruly stidents: ONE WARNING ONLY! 2nd time dismissal
from class. Remove neck tag and TAKE student to MASS desk.

SKIER SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY CODE 1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop/avoid other skiers. 2. Skiers ahead of you have the right of way. Avoid them. 3. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or not visible from above. 4. Starting downhill or merging into a trail look upward & yield. 5. Observe all posted signs and warnings. 6. Skier must have knowledge and ability to load, ride, & unload lift safely. 7. Absolutely no skiing through the trees, on cat tracks, under Lifts, and NO JUMPING

EQUIPMENT CHECK 1. Check students for correct boot fitting, ski size, & pole size. 2. Check students for Sun Glasses/Goggles, and gloves. STUDENT WARM UP EXERCISES 1. Pole stance, weight on center skis, slide skis back/forward. 2. Lift each ski slightly off snow, lift, cross tip of skis over other ski tip. 3. Slight knee bends, then walk with skis. 4. Practice hop wedges, and brush wedges. 5. Have students fall down, show them how to get up.

CLASS A - No Lift/Handle Tow 1. Terrain, flat, then moving to gentle pitch with flat run-out. 2. Check student's equipment, and show basic positions. 3. Show Static movements, Walking, Climbing & Brushing. 4. Straight run down terrain to stop. 5. Gliding Wedge, straight run, brush wedge to stop. 6. Wedge Turns, straight run, shift weight & point ski tips to left or right to turn. Have student look in direction of turn. 7. Practice wedge turns, left then right then left to a brush stop.

CLASS B -Handle Tow/Bruin Lift 1. Have class observe others boarding the Tow/Lift.. 2. Practice wedge turns, steer tips and look in desired direction. 3. Go from a gliding wedge to a braking wedge. 4. Make round wedge turns slowly across the fall line. 5. Explain that speed is controlled by turn shape. 6. Practice linked wedge turns with speed control. 7. Lots of mileage, and introduce weight shifting. 8. When ready, move class to Eagle Lift and trails

CLASS C - EAGLE LIFT (Test Required - C thru F classes) 1. Make round wedge turns with a traverse on steeper terrain. 2. Focus is on rotary, flexion/extension, and weight shifting. 3. Ski with a smaller wedge, and increase speed. 4. Introduce Wedge Christie, edge change while in motion. 5. Show edge change by rolling inside knee uphill and steering inside ski to match. (Pivot point is center of ski). 6. Turns begin in narrow wedge and end with skis parallel. 7. Lots of mileage over more difficult terrain.

CLASS D - ALL LIFTS 1. Starting in the wedge down the fall line, extend off the outside leg and match skis. 2. Starting in the wedge before the fall line, extend off the outside leg and steer inside leg to match. 3. Traversing inthe wedge, extend off the uphill ski and Steer inside ski to match. 4. Pole Touch is a triggering device to change edges. 5. Wide stance parallel turns with increased speed control and pole touch.

CLASS E - ALL LIFTS 1. Parallel turns using independent leg action. 2. Initiation of a turn on the outside ski prior to starting the turn (step turns). 3. Practice pole-plant timing. 4. Carved turns to control speed and rhythm. 5. Good upper/lower body separation. 6. Parallel turns with consistent pole plant, and upper/lower body separation

CLASS ADVANCEMENT CRITERIA A to B: Wedge turn to stop, both directions, consistently. B to C: Linked wedge turns with speed control. (C thru E will be tested by MASS qualified Instructor.) C to D: Turns begins in narrow wedge, and ends with skis parallel. D to E: Wide stance parallel turns with speed, & pole plant. E to F: Parallel turns with consistent pole plant, and upper/ lower body separation.

IN CASE OF ACCIDENT 1. Ask another skier to notify the Ski Patrol (No students}. 2. Stay with the injured skier and keep your class with you. 3. Cross your skis thirty feet above injured skier. 4. Give the Ski Patrol the student's name and school. 5. Resume instruction of your class. 6. Write a brief report of the incident upon completion of your class, and give it to one of the MASS Directors.