Skills Development

Welcome to the Central Division Alpine Skills Development Website. This is a forum for our ASDW event information and to share resources, tools, and tips to help you with Alpine Skills Development.  The 2022 ASDW is being rebranded as the Central Division Ski Festival.  

We will hold 4 events this year throughout our Division. Dates and locations are posted on the event calendar.

We will offer 7 sessions for participants to attend.  Each Region will decide who they will send to the ASDW.  If you feel you should attend, please contact your RD or program advisor.  The sessions are:

  1. Senior Alpine Evaluator Certification or Recert.
  2. Snowsports Trainers Workshop.
  3. PSIA/AASI Workshop for NSP Trainers.
  4. Senior Toboggan Evaluator Certification or Recert.
  5. Toboggan Trainers IT Certification.
  6. Hybrid Version Senior Toboggan Evaluator and IT Recert.
  7. Toboggan Trainers Prep Clinic.

The Skills Development Team has developed a reference card on skiing and toboggan essentials, including the five or six fundamentals.  The 2021 card is now posted – Download a print copy here or from the Alpine area of the website.  Skills Summary Card

We use the Assessment form to provide a written take-away document to each participant that confirms their participation, and certifications and provides specific performance feedback for later reference.  A copy of the form is available here for download to use for other events if desired:  Assessment Form (pdf form).

This website is intended to provide you with a consolidated point of reference for the many resources available for SnowSports Skills Development for Central Division trainers.  Be sure to also refer to the NSP Central Division Website for overall guidance and program information.  This site is a supplement, not a replacement for the national website.

Event participants are welcome to provide feedback on any of the skills events by selecting 2021 ASDW Feedback Form We look forward to receiving your input!


Frequently Asked Questions

LODGING/TICKETS/ATTIRE INFORMATION FOR EVENT PARTICIPANTS:

Lodging:

We typically have a block of rooms at a local hotel. While each hotel is different we try to select hotels with free hot breakfast, free wifi, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a whirlpool.  Please contact me at skills@nspcd.org to secure a room. The calendar will contain lodging specifics as the event nears.

Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets will be distributed to everyone registered for the event. Any additional guests may purchase lift tickets directly from the resort.

Attire

If you will be running toboggans please wear your patrol coat/vest.

If you are indoors or if you will not be running toboggans please do not wear your patrol coat/vest.