Many of our instructors have professional certification from both CSIA and CSCF. As part of the Snow School, all instructors must attend mandatory technical training sessions, both on and off the hill, managed by our Technical Director Sandy Gardner. Sandy has spent his life dedicated to skiing, teaching and the industry. He is a CSIA Level 4 & CSIA Level 4 Course Conductor.
Why learn to downhill ski with HPSC?
Lessons provide the opportunity to have fun, while improving your skills and making friends. High Park Ski Club lessons are modelled after the CSIA STEP program that is used by many resorts in Canada. STEP levels range from STEP 1 (never ever skied) to STEP 9 (Expert). Lessons are based on the national ski teaching standard, promoting and teaching the importance of ski safety, along with a focus on fun. Regular lessons are offered for all members on each day trip. Classes are organized according to specific levels.
Never skied before but always wanted to try it? You have come to the right place. Our instructors will take you from the bus, help you get your rental equipment and then provide you with easy, step by step instructions on how to ski and become comfortable on green runs. We look forward to sharing our love of downhill skiing with you. See you on the bus and slopes!
Conquer any fear of going fast in a controlled environment by learning to race! Members will receive training on tactics and technical skills on practice courses set with short stubbie gates and full size real gates. Participants must wear helmets. Lessons run from 9:30-10:45.
The IT program introduces members to the basics of CSIA techniques and methodology for ski teaching, as well as focusing on your own ski improvement. There will be a minimum of 3 hours of instruction per day, and may start before regular lesson times to allow for some additional indoor instruction and/or time to participate in club races (if students would like to race). This is a great prep course if you are considering taking the CSIA Level 1 training and exams.