Alpine Programs

Level 200 Alpine Clinics

The Level 200 Alpine Technique and Tactics course is a 3-day course designed to build on the Alpine Ski Fundamentals introduced in the Level 100 clinic and on basic course setting principles.  We will introduce racing tactics, and discuss its relationship with a racer's ability, the course and technical skills.  Progressions will be presented that span all of our training modalities, from freeskiing through drills in gates and outside of gates and into race simulation training.  Coaches will learn new gate drills to accomplish technical and tactical goals and will gain experience in setting these.  Classroom discussion following the on-hill sessions will cover a more in depth discussion of tactics, course setting, course inspection, course reports, and race day planning.  At the end of the clinic, coaches will have a strong understanding of the relationship between technique and tactics and will have a broad range of drills and exercises they can use to teach these skills.  In addition, coaches will learn how to be more effective on race day to help their athletes perform with confidence and consistency.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will

  • Understand the relationship between technique and tactics
  • Understand how several environmental variables impact tactics
  • Be able to prescribe appropriate drills to teach athletes technical and tactical skills in both freeski and gate environments
  • Gain hands on experience in setting gate drills
  • Apply the USSA planning principles to set up training that can achieve the desired training or competition outcome
  • Help athletes put together a race day plan and set strategies for more consistent race performances

PRICE: $270 (USSA MEMBERS), $320 (PSIA LEVEL 3). Includes on-snow and indoor clinic, clinic participant materials, and on-line exam. Lift tickets additional (most resorts offer discounted lift tickets to participants).  Does not include the other requirements for Level 200 certification.

The registration closing date is firm, NO registration will be taken after this date.  Registration closes at 5pm EASTERN time on the date listed.

2013-2014 Level 200 Clinics

Clinic registration for the 2014-15 Season opens on Friday August 1.  More clinics will be added as they are confirmed.

DatesRegion LocationInstructorRegistration

Seats Remaining

(out of 10)

12/3/1412/5/14EastStowe, VTTom AshworthFULL {no waitlist}SOLD OUT
12/8/1412/10/14CentralBuck Hill, MNBrewster McVickerEmail to be placed on the waitlist SOLD OUT
12/9/1412/11/14WestJackson Hole, WYDarryl WhittakerHERE {closes 12/2/14}5
12/11/1412/13/14EastWhiteface, NYJim CatalanoHERE {closes 12/4/14}7
12/12/1412/14/14WestSquaw Valley, CATBDHERE {closes 12/5/14}10
12/19/1412/21/14EastHoliday Valley, NYKathy OkoniewskiEmail to be placed on the waitlist SOLD OUT
12/19/1412/21/14EastMt Southington, CTJon Nolting & Cindy BrownHERE {closes 12/11/14}5
1/6/151/8/15EastMt SunapeeTBDHERE {closes 12/30/14}9
1/7/151/9/15EastMassanutten,VATBDHERE {closes 12/31/14}10
1/9/151/11/15EastWisp, MDTBDHERE {closes 1/2/15}10
1/9/151/11/15EastBellayre Mtn, NYTBDHERE {closes 1/2/15}10
1/21/151/23/15EastLabrador, NYKathy OkoniewskiHERE {closes 1/7/15}7
1/27/151/29/15EastBlue Mtn, PATBDHERE {closes 1/20/15}10
1/29/151/31/15EastMt Snow, VTTBDHERE {closes 1/22/15}7
3/27/153/29/15EastKillington, VTJack BaileyHERE {closes 3/20/15}10
4/3/154/5/15EastWaterville Valley, NHPeter StoklozaHERE {closes 3/27/15}10
4/18/154/20/15WestMammoth, CATBDHERE {closes 4/17/15}10



About the Level 200 Alpine Techniques and Tactics Clinic


  • Must have completed Level 100 certification (on-snow clinic, online exam, First Aid and CPR on file), or have a current PSIA Level 3 certification and have completed the Level 100 Alpine Ski Fundamentals Exam, and
  • Have attended the Introduction to Course Setting clinic, or
  • Submit a course setting recommendation form signed by a Level 300 or higher coach or Level 2 or higher referee or chief of race




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