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Program description

This program targets students who passed ADVENTURE 2 level, or greater, of the CSIA Skier Development Program (Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance).

It is adapted to the needs of skiers who want to continue to improve and develop advanced skiers skills.

The program is based on the CSIA’s Skier Development Program. Each course lasts  four (4) hours per day, on either Saturday or Sunday, or both.

The duration is four hours to promote the learning time on the snow. It focuses on the development of specific skills for advanced skiers. While remaining faithful to the basic rules:

The feet guide and support the body.

Use all the joints for strength and mobility.

Rotate with the lower body.

Edge using separation and angulation = balance mostly on the outside ski.


Performance parallel turns
Intermediate terrain
Steering effort with the lower body
A centered stance in most situations
Speed control using short turns
Generate speed with clean edging (carving outside ski)

Steering versatility
Intermediate terrain
Consistent carving on intermediate terrain
Separation maintained as edging increases
Use of ski reaction for rebound and
Turn linking
Speed control on steep terrain

Linked parallel turns
Advanced terrain
Mobility and strength in challenging terrain
Coordinated movements at advanced speed
Consistent steering in short turns
Use of ski reaction to generate speed

Dynamic skiing
All terrain
Stance and mechanics adjusted to situations
Consistent snow contact
Varied speed and turn shape as desired
Anticipation and control of ski reaction

Price & time

The program extends over 9 consecutive weekends, on Saturday or Sunday, or both as desired. From January 13th and 14th, to March 10th and 11th 2018. The program includes an assessment of the level attained, an evaluation booklet, and a group photo. There will be a friendly competition and a presentation of medals at the end of the session.

4 hours of lessons per day for children aged from 8 to 15 years. To be part of the advanced ski program the candidate must have must have succeeded CSIA ADVENTURE 2 level.

Schedule 10 AM to NOON and from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Minimum ratios of 4 students and a maximum of 8 students per group.

Ideal Ratio: 1 instructor per 6 students.

Minimum of 4 students per group.

Children must be 8 years before the start of classes.

The minimum age for the program must be reached before the first course.

Lessons only, no ticket
555,00 $ + tx (4 hours)
Lessons with tickets
758,50 $ + tx (4 hours)

Policy for group lessons

  • Please check with us in case of inclement weather to know if the lessons are cancelled.

  • The information will be available the morning of the class starting at 7:30 am on our web site or call at the Snow School at 1-800-363-3342 or 450-292-3342, ext.243.

  • A minimum number of registrations is required for the program to start. Minimum of 2 students per group. Otherwise, the Snow School can cancel or can change the duration of the program. If a lesson is cancelled by the Snow School because of bad weather, the lesson will be rescheduled to the end of the program. A maximum of one lesson will be retaken.

  • Lesson hours are not transferable and cannot be rescheduled during the season or to the next season, no credit or refund will be made in case of absence of a student.

  • The Snow School reserves the right not to offer or cancel a program for any reason it deems reasonable (e.g. insufficient number of entries). The Snow School reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason it deems reasonable (e.g. bad weather).

  • ABSENCE Course hours are not transferable and cannot be resumed or carried over to the following season. The lessons are valid for the current season only. In the absence of a student or participant, the missed course will not be retaken and no refund or credit given.

  • ACCESS TO LIFTS A lift ticket or season pass is required during the course.

  • Since there are a maximum number of participants who can register, it is possible that the groups are full.

  • Should it be the decision of the Snow School to cancel a course, a maximum of one course will be retaken.

  • Group classes cannot be moved or retaken by the end of this season, and cannot be carried over to the following season.

  • The required minimum age for programs must be reached before the first day of lesson. There will be no exception.

  • For any lesson reservation, a full payment will be required.

  • Rates can change without notice.

  • In case of any discrepancy between the English and French versions of the text, the French version prevails over the English version.

Office : 40 chemin du Mont Owl’s Head, Mansonville, (Québec) J0E 1X0 SF 1 800 363-3342 T 450 292-3342 @