Snowsports Course Organiser Award

For most local authorities and independent schools it is a requirement that the organiser of a school ski visit holds the Snowsports Course Organiser’s Award of Snowsport England.
 
Programme    This is a 6 hour theory course covering the following:
 
Aims and educational potential of a ski course
    Value of residential education
    Skiing as a personal challenge
Planning and selecting a ski course
    Pre-visit preparation and post course debriefing
    Planning, permission, staffing, booking and selling the course, passports,
    insurance, currency, medical matters, fitness training, value of dry slope tuition,
    evaluation of total cost.
    Selecting: time of year, tour operator, country, resort, accommodation, travel.
Running a snowsports course
    Monitoring ski classes. Illness and injuries. Ski tests. Evening activities.  
    Responsibilities and discipline.
Ski clothing and equipment
    Skis, sticks and boots: what to look for. Clothing: hire, buy, improvise. Outer clothing,
    Inner clothing, Ancillary items. Leader’s kit.
Ski safety
    Mountain hazards: cold, wind, precipitation, visibility, sun, altitude, rapid change. Ski
    Way Code.  Accident avoidance. Accident procedure. Group control. Hazards of ‘free
    skiing’.
 
Tutor              Martin Tomlinson
 
Times             9.00 – 4.00
 
Venue             Redbridge Drama & Teachers Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, London E18 2RB.
                        Nearest underground: South Woodford (Central Line) approx 800m away.
 
Assessment   This course is non-assessed.
 
Certification   Participants will receive certification of attendance at the course.
 
Registration   You must forward the following to Snowsport England following the course if you with to register as a Snowsports Course Organiser: 
 
1.   Attendance certificate (available on course).
2.   Proof of being able to ski to a minimum standard of competent ski plough turns.
3.   Completed application forms (available on course).