We have three levels of Instructors. All new instructors will complete a weekend of on hill training for Level One certification. Having completed as season as a level one Instructor you may specialize in a particular piece of equipment or disability. This includes Sitski, Blind and 2/4. This leads to Level 2 certification. The people who train our instructors are themselves Level 3 Instructors.
Level 1 (Chicopee Ski Club Dec.15 & 16,2012)
- Progressive Skiing (As taught by the CSIA)
- Instructive Techniques
- Use of Adaptive Equipment
- Instructor Appraisal
- Specialized techniques and equipment
Each of the training weekends involves a fair amount of time just teaching, you, the instructor to ski better. This is a great opportunity to give to the community and get great benefits in return.
This runs for an eight week period (conditions permitting) beginning in January. We ski on three nights a week, Monday – Wednesday. Most Instructors teach on just one night but many have such a great time they come out for two or even all three nights.
Each year there are two main skiing events in addition to the regular program. London Fun Day and Chicopee Fun Day. On these days we have students and Instructors from all three nights out on the hill for a whole day! Track 3 provides a barbeque on the hill and races are organized with prizes for all student entrants. This really is a great event and a major feat of organization.
Instructor Appreciation Day
Having completed training, attended special events, turned out each night in the freezing rain, blizzards, etc our instructors (and of course ALL our volunteers) deserve a lot of thanks. This is a day towards the end of the season where we are invited to Caledon Ski Club at a reduced rate just to ski. We meet many new people getting involved with a program like this and during the season as we are all busy with our students we don’t always have the time to get to know each other. This day is the perfect opportunity to just ski with old and new friends. There is an on hill barbeque and refreshments at lunch which is included in the ticket. Your ticket is available at the West Hill Lodge through one of the Track 3 Directors.