Senior Ski Team Tech Camps: 4-Day

Whistler Blackcomb Snow School
A four-day program designed for skiers ages 50+ who are capable skiers on green/blue runs. We offer you a complete analysis of both ski equipment and skiing skills.

Winter 2013.14:

Camp Style
December 17-20, 2013
Green/Blue runs – Intermediate skiing
February 18-21, 2014
Green/Blue runs – Intermediate skiing
April 1-4, 2014
Blue/Black runs – Intermediate to Advanced skiing

If you answer yes to any of the below, you're a candidate for an SST Tech Camp

  • You want to be trained and evaluated using the Primary Movement Teaching System [PMTS] maneuvers that you need to perfect in order to move on to the next level.
  • You want to undergo a complete assessment of your ski equipment
  • You recognize that you turn easier to one side than the other and realize that if you went through both a Structural Alignment and a Functional Movement Screening, you'd determine the changes needed to modify your equipment and/or your muscle limitations and neutralize your stance.
  • You suspect that your boots won't allow you to balance properly and recognize the purpose of the SAS* is to align the ski boots to neutral and give you the advantage of being structurally balanced on both feet, from where you can make precise turns.
  • You suspect that you may be inhibited by muscular issues and the purpose of the FMS** is to identify mobility limitations that you may have and provide you with a written assessment of what massage therapy and exercises you should follow to achieve normal functional movements.
  • You may already be a victim of long term overuse of one side or the other, and, as you've aged, have developed poor mobility, that's leading to unnecessary muscle fatigue, even pain and possibly to a completely preventable injury.
  • You can see the advantage of having access to the latest demo skis every day and to be skiing on skis selected by the coach as appropriate for the conditions of the day.
  • You want to learn about the latest and greatest skis out there and have them assessed to your skiing style and goals.

Call 1.800.766.0449 to book or visit Snow School Sales.

Day 1
1300 Welcome Meet & Greet @ Milestone’s on Blackcomb
1300-1330 Introduction & Itinerary
1330-1700 Structural Alignment Screening, SAS [Conducted at Can Ski Glacier Lodge]
Determine your boot fit and your structural alignment in your boots with a written assessment.
Your assessment includes:
  • General Boot Fit & Sizing analysis
  • Boot Liner evaluation
  • Foot Bed determination & evaluation
  • Boot Alignment and Temporary Wedging [as required]
Functional Movement Screening, FMS [Conducted at Innovative Fitness, Creekside]
Assess and Score your body mechanics to provide you with a written assessment, therapy recommendations & a list of corrective Exercises [if required]
Your Assessment includes:
  • Shoulder Mobility and degree of symmetry/asymmetry
  • Thoracic Spine Mobility, rotation & extension
  • Hip Stability measurement
  • Hip internal/external rotation measurements
  • Pelvic Tilt Mechanics through Assessment of hip flexers & quads
  • Hamstring/Quad Assessment
  • Pain & Impingement Test and Assessment
1700-1800 Happy Hour @ Milestone's Restaurant at Blackcomb Base

Day 2
0830 Meet Base of Blackcomb
0900 Choose Skis for the day @ Demo Hut top of mountain***
0930-1230 1st Session on snow
1230-1330 1st Cup of Tea [lunch provided]****

Boot Re-assessment [Can Ski Glacier Lodge]

Day 3
0830 Meet Base of Whistler
0900 Choose Skis @ Demo Hut top of mountain
0930-1230 2nd on snow Session
1230-1330 2nd Cup of Tea [lunch provided]
1330-1500 Boot Final Assessment & Ski Seminar [Can Ski Glacier Lodge]

Day 4
0830 Meet Base of Blackcomb or Whistler
0900 Choose Skis @ Demo Hut top of mountain
0930-1230 3rd on snow Session
1230-1330 3rd Cup of Tea [lunch provided]
1400 Video Analysis

Farewell Family Dinner @ Milestone’s [Spouses & family invited, special menu]

*The Structural Alignment Screen is conducted by a qualified boot fitter at Can Ski Glacier Lodge. The cost of the screen is included in your course fee but any suggested boot alterations required to neutralize your stance are at the owners expense.

**The Functional Movement Screen was originally developed to gather objective data for statistical analysis of human movement patterns with respect to functional performance and injury prevention. Google "FMS" or "Dr Ryan Oughtred" for further information. The cost of the screen $100.00 is not included in your course fee and any prescribed massage therapy or assistance devices are at the campers expense.

*** Each day you will ski on demo skis selected to be appropriate for the snow conditions and your skiing goals. You may have the chance to be assessed on carvers, free ride all mountain skis and even off piste powder skis.

**** Three Cups of Tea refers to the book by Greg Mortenson, a man who continues to build schools for children and cement relationships in Pakistan/Afghanistan. "Three Cups of Tea" takes its meaning from a Balti [Kashmir i-Pakistani] proverb: "The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family." Lunch, with tea will be provided at different restaurants each day.

$499+tax. Call 1.800.766.0449 to book your ski camp or visit Snow School Sales.

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