Level 100 Alpine Clinics

This course is designed to be the first step in the formal education process for alpine ski coaches, covering the fundamentals of alpine skiing at the core, while also introducing the topics of pedagogy, coaching ethics, planning, alpine competition rules, and the Alpine Training System and long-term athlete development. The course is held over two days, with a skiing and classroom component. It is recommended that coaches take this course before or within their first year of coaching, but the content presented is of value for a coach with several years of experience as well.

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will have the skills to be able to

  • Understand the concepts of the U.S. Ski Team alpine skiing fundamentals
  • Lead, manage and inspire a group of athletes
  • Accurately demonstrate the alpine skiing fundamentals drills
  • Create yearly and daily lesson plans and drill progressions
  • Understand the U.S. Ski Team philosophy and principles of athlete and coach development
  • Exhibit a passon and love for skiing

PRICE: $160 (U.S. Ski & Snowboard Memebers Only). Includes on-snow and classroom clinic and participant materials (Level 100 Coach Manual, and more) as well as Level 100 on-line exam.  Lift tickets additional (most resorts offer discounted tickets for participants). Does not include First Aid or CPR course or certification costs.

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

2016-2017 Level 100 Clinics

The 2017/18 Clinic Schedule Registration will open Monday, November 6th Noon MST no pre-registration is available. For inquiry/ serious request please contact 

More clinics will be added as they are confirmed.

The registration closing date is firm, NO registration will be taken after this date.  

Registration closes at 5pm EASTERN time one 

DatesLocationRegionInstructorRegistrationSeats Available (out of 12)
10/21/1710/22/17Mt. Hood TimberlineWEST

Aaron Ruddick


COMPLETEClinic Complete
11/17/1711/18/17Copper, COROCKYDarryl Whitaker


11/18/1711/19/17Killington, VTEASTJack Bailey & Jim CatalanoSOLD OUT0
11/29/1711/30/17Steamboat, COROCKYJon NoltingHERE12
12/02/1712/03/17Park City, UTWESTGwynn WatkinsSOLD OUT0
12/02/1712/03/17Summit at Snoqualmie, WAWESTDean TonkinSOLD OUT0
12/02/1712/03/17Mt. Sunapee, NHEASTCindy BrownSOLD OUT0
12/02/1712/03/17Lookout Pass, IDWESTAaron RuddickHERE12
12/02/1712/03/17Mt. Hood Meadows, ORWESTJohn RustHERE12
12/04/1712/05/17Jackson Hole, WYWESTBrian KrillHERE12
12/07/1712/08/17Bretton Woods, NHEASTBilly WhitcherSOLD OUT0
12/09/1712/10/17Bromley, VTEASTSue KramerSOLD OUT0
12/09/1712/10/17Sunburst, WICENTRALTBDHERE12
12/10/1712/11/17Beaver Creek, COROCKYEllen P FosterHERE10
12/11/1712/12/17Stratton, VTEASTTom AshworthSOLD OUT0
12/13/1712/14/17Telluride, COROCKYAndrew CesatiHERE12
12/14/1712/15/17Ragged, NHEASTGreg MountfordHERE6
12/16/1712/17/17Gore, NYEASTSteve MergenthalerHERE5
12/16/1712/17/17Holiday Valley, NYEASTTBD HERE8
12/16/1712/17/17Jiminy Peak, MAEASTSue Kramer & Roger KimballSOLD OUT0
12/19/1712/20/17Northstar, CAWESTAaron AtkinsSOLD OUT0
12/21/1712/22/17Crotched, NHEASTBilly WhitcherHERE4
01/03/1801/04/18Roundtop, PAEASTKathy OkoniewskiHERE8
01/04/1801/05/18Wildcat, NHEASTBilly WhitcherHERE11
01/10/1801/11/18West, NYEASTSean WarmanHERE12
02/06/1802/07/18Labrador, NYEASTTBD or Terry DelliQuadriHERE9
02/15/1802/16/18Wintergreen, VAEASTShawn GoodwinHERE11
      more to come...



About the Level 100 Alpine Ski Fundamentals Clinic

SCHEDULE: (may vary from site-to-site based on classroom availability and ski area operating hours, participants will receive final schedule via email)

8:00am Arrive & check-in
8:15am Introduction and warm-up
9:00am-noon On-snow session - Stance & balance and pressure control
Noon-12:45pm Lunch break
12:45-3:30pm On-snow session - Balance progressions
3:30-4:30pm Break
4:30-7:00pm Indoor session
8:30am Meet, recap and warm-up
9:00am-12:30pm On-snow session - Pole usage, gliding, jumping/terrain, individual tasks
12:30-1:30pm Wrap-up and evaluations



Level 100 Updates

Updates to the Level 100 drill descriptions and exercises can be found here.


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