The NTSC snowboard instructor team is certified by the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) and is led by Technical Director, Jason Hewitt- CASI Level 3, CASI Park Instructor and CASI Carving Instructor.
Our ski school uses five levels to determine ability of students. The purpose is to facilitate group lessons with similar ability, pace and improvement goals - which makes those lessons the most productive and the most fun. You can track your development in your Progress Book. Your instructor will fill in the book at the end of your lesson with your goal and strategies for improvement. When you are ready for the next level, your instructor will make the recommendation and inform you of next steps.
During the season snowboard clinics are open to members. When booking your day trip online, please select the clinics you would like to sign up for. Please note that helmets are mandatory for all snowboard clinics.
|Date||Location||Snowboard Clinic||Snowboard Clinic Description||Recommended Ability Level|
|Saturday, January 5th||MSLM||Introduction to the Snowboard Park and Half Pipe clinic||Intermediate to Advanced|
Sunday, January 6th
Saturday, January 26th
Sunday, March 17th
Saturday, March 23rd
|Blue Mountain||Freeride Jam Session||Intermediate to Advanced|
|Saturday, January 19th||MSLM||Introduction to jumps and the four types of Air||Intermediate to Advanced|
Saturday, January 19th
Sunday, February 10th
|MSLM||Half Pipe clinic||Intermediate to Advanced|
Sunday, January 13th,
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 16th
Sunday, February 24th
|MSLM||Snowboard Race Clinic with stubby gates||Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced|
Sunday, Feb. 17th
Saturday, Feb. 23rd
|Blue Mountain||Moguls Clinic||Intermediate to Advanced|
|Saturday, March 2nd||MSLM||Snowboard Race Clinic and Race Day||Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced|
|Saturday, March 16th||MSLM||NTSC Jumps and the four basic snowboard grabs Clinic||Intermediate to Advanced|
Intro to Snowboard Park & Half Pipe Clinic
Using a safe and progressive approach, this clinic is for snowboarders who are new to entering the Snowboard Park or Half Pipe. During this clinic, you will learn the commonly accepted park etiquette and rules, how to inspect and identify the features in the park (eg. half pipe, jumps, rails, boxes, spines, etc), where to stop, how to 'drop in', basic principles for hitting features, and the proper speed to hit the features.
Freeride Jam Session
This clinic is for intermediate to advanced shredders looking to get lots of mileage on the snow and make the maximum use of terrain available at the resort while still getting a few valuable tips to improve your freeride skills from your instructor.
Think “less talk and more rock”.
This clinic is for snowboarders who would like to shred the moguls. We will cater to those who have never entered a mogul field before, and to those who are seasoned veterans. In this clinic we will explore skills like how to "double up", "gap" a mogul, ride using the corridor approach, ride the peaks, ride the valleys, or ride using the tornado approach.
Introduction to jumps and the four types of Air Clinic: Coast, Pop, Ollie, and Nollie
In this clinic we will use a progressive approach and learn how to drop in and get some air off of moguls and snowboard park jumps. We'll catch some air using the four creators of lift: Coast, Pop, Ollie, and Nollie.
Half pipe Clinic
In this clinic, we will use a progressive approach to learn the skills needed to ride the Half-Pipe. Learn the different parts of the half-pipe, how to take a proper inspection run, how to 'drop in', how to ride the walls and how to catch some air above the coping.
Snowboard Race Clinic
In this clinic we will teach snowboarders of various ability levels to race downhill through a set of race gates. We will teach you how to improve your time by taking the best 'line'. Come out for our annual 'Race Day' competition vs. High Park Ski Club. Medals will be awarded for ALL ABILITY levels in the male and female categories.
Jumps and the four basic snowboard grabs
In this clinic you'll learn to amp up your snowboard park style by stomping the four basic snowboard grabs: Indy grab, Mute Grab, Melon Grab and Stalefish Grab
If you are interested to experience what it is like to be an instructor or if would like to train for certification with the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) - this is the program for you. As a snowboard student of advanced ability, you will shadow our NTSC instructors during lessons and get hands-on experience that will help you train for CASI 1 certification. NTSC has a number of successful graduates of this program who successfully passed the CASI 1 course, and are currently teaching with the club!!!
First check out the CASI website for more information about CASI 1 course requirements, course dates/locations, and the CASI 1 Course Guide and then contact the NTSC Snowboard School (firstname.lastname@example.org) , or talk with one of our snowboard instructors for more details about this NTSC program.