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Located on this page are copies of documents and links to podcasts and videos that pertain to skiing and OET.  They can provide a great opportunity to review or brush up on new ideas.  Please enjoy it.   It is a work in progress!  For Questions, please contact, Brian Monroe

Outdoor Emergency Transporation Manual

Toboggan Enhancement Seminar
(TES) Guide
5 Fundamentals for Skiers
OET Toboggan Training Supplemental Toboggan Trainers Workshop
(TTW) Guide 
6 Fundamentals for Snowboarders
Taking it Forward Card:   Boyne 2019 Senior Ski & Toboggan- Revised 2021 6 Fundamentals for Telemark Skiers
The 6 Pack & Lesson Plans TobogganRefresher
“Frosty” (TREF)
Terms Used in Skiing
6 Pack Lesson Card OET Instructor Continuing
Terms Used in Snowboard
Movement Analysis Handout    
Training/Event Release  revised 11/20    
Fall OET  Newsletter 2020    
Winter OET IT update 2021    



Skiing Snowboarding Telemark
Wedge Turn Side Slip Wedge Turn
Sideslip Falling Leaf Side Slip
Traverse1  Traverse 2 Flat Spins Traverse
Falling Leaf Traverse Falling Leaf
Hockey Stops   Hockey Stop
W-Turn/Dipsey Doo   Pivot Slip
Pivot Slip    

PSIA/AASI  Fundamentals Videos

5 Skiiing Fundamentals Video 6 Snowboard Fundamentals Video 6 Telemark Fundamentals Video

Toboggan Maneuvers

These are samples from NSP!.  Additional Videos will be added throughout the season.

Accident Approach Lead Side Slip Tail Rope
Snow Board Approach Lead (Tele) Falling Leaf Moguls (Lead and Tail)
360o Toboggan Run:  See all angles Emergency Stop Moguls (Lead Alone) Sr. Level

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Skiing Snowboarding Telemark Toboggan
  Traverse Tips   Tail Rope Operation  in the Moguls
  Hockey Stop Tips   Mogul Practice with Brush Gates

please keep checking back in for additional videos.

PSIA/AASI First Chair Podcasts

The PSIA/AASI Podcast is a short discussion with excellent snow sports teachers in various disciplines.  The podcasts are 10-20minutes in length and delve into Teaching and Technical Items.  They have excellent ideas which we can utilize.  This is just a sample of what’s available.

Teaching Skills Skiing Fundamentals Skiing Technique Snowboard

The Learning Connection:  Matt Boyd

Dynamic Balance in Skiing: Emily Lovett

How to teach an Athletic Stance in skiing:  Brenna Keller

Snowboard Technique

How to Control Chaos:Matt Boyd (2 podcasts)  

#1      #2

How to improve Touch with the fifth Fundamental

Ann Schorling Explains How to Incorporate People Skills into Your Lessons:

4 Ways to Move on a Snowboard (video)

Keep it Simple: Jonathan Ballou,Matt Boyd, Brenna Keller 

Why the Magic of Touch will improve your skiing

How Tactics Determine your Technique: Josh Fogg  

Teaching People not Skills:Matt Boyd 

Jonathan Ballou Chats Alpine Fundamentals 

How Fundamentals are important to Movement Analysis


Teaching Skiing from the Snow Up:

Twisting legs for Better Turns:

Movement Analysis:  Jonathan Ballou


Tracy Talks to The First Chair Podcast about Ski Patrol


How to take your skiing from Good to Awesome: Ballou    

Experiential Learning & Teaching (video)


How to take your skiing from Good to Awesome pt 2  

American Teaching System and Learning Connection: Matt Boyd (video)


How to cross teach discipline lessons




PSIA Go With A Pro Videos


Deb Armstrong Skiing/Teaching Videos

Deb is a former Olympian and PSIA L3 who now coaches kids.  The videos below demonstrate skills that we all teach and are important to us.  But more importantly, listen to how she teaches these kids, many of whom are 10 years old or younger.  There are lessons here for all of us!

Balancing No Bracing Fore & Aft, Foot to Foot 1  Hip and Body Alignment 1 Indoor Activities to Simulate Ski Movements 
Discussion on Balance Fore & Aft Foot to Foot 2 Hip and Body Alignment 2 Ski conditioning: Balance
Training the Ankles Fore & Aft, Foot to Foot 3 Separation in Skiing   
Foot Pressures Edging Skills for Skiing  Skills and Drill for Skiing Moguls  
Stroking the Ski Ski Clinic Rotary Turn Demonstration & Explanation  Coaching & Instructing Women   


Skiing your feet: Rogan Drills for Separation: Rogan Making the Most of Your Edges Snowboard off Piste
Path of Hips: Rogan Balance with Separation: Beaulieu Flexing for an Easier Ride Ice Tip for Snowboards
Stance: Terry Barbour   Front Leg Steering  for Faster Turns Snowboard Technical Manual: Carve


“How to Snowboard” for the Skiing OET Instructor

How to Snowboard 1 How to Snowboard 4 Edge Change with Flexion How to Ride Moguls
How to Snowboard 2 How to Snowboard 5 The Twist How to Ride Moguls 2
How to Snowboard 3 Ice Tips for Snowboarders Front Leg Steering  


Great Tools for Instructors:

There are many great tools for instructors.  Here are a few.

HUDL TECHNIQUE  Video tool for the iPhone or Android.  Allows the instructor to video and use tools to analyze a patroller. Slow Motion & Drawing on screen.   Videos can also be loaded into the problem from your camera roll.  You also have the ability to share videos with commentary and markups. Link
DOUBLE TAKE Transforms your iPhone into a multi-cam studio allowing you to capture video from two cameras at the same time on recent devices.  With this app you record both the lead and tail at the same time, or a video in both wide angle and telephoto. Link
KIDS KUBE Although designed for teaching kids to ski, this app can provide good videos and ideas how to teach various skills. Link

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updated: 2/18/2021