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Programs: RR Max > Instructors In Training

The Instructors In Training program consists of 6 Saturday trips for intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders (in secondary V & older*) with an interest in one day becoming an instructor.

Bus transportation is by deluxe coaches.

Students have two hours of lessons daily and free time the rest of the day. Lessons focus on how and what to teach plus time is devoted to each individual's personal skill improvement.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  To provide a general understanding of the ski/snowboard teaching progression advocated by the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors. To develop the fundamental skills necessary to become a successful instructor.


a few IIT grads who have
become Rod Roy instructors...

teenagers ski and snowboard programs with transportation, Tremblant, Sutton, Jay Peak

RR-Max visits the biggest ski centers in the Laurentians and Eastern Townships.



Week #1     -     Fundamental skills & how they relate to ski/snowboard teaching.
Week #2     -     Teaching the progression.  First timers.  Lift safety.
Week #3     -     Novice turns. Terrain selection. 1st paper due.
Week #4     -     Intermediate turns.  Teaching in variable conditions. 
Week #5     -     Class Management, Duty of Care & Safety. 2nd paper due.
Week #6     -     Advanced turns.  Skill evaluation and practice teaching session.

EVALUATION: teenagers ski and snowboard programs with transportation, Tremblant, Sutton, Jay Peak            

  • 2 short papers                                                   20 %
  • Practice teaching session                                   25 %
  • Attendance                                                        10 %
  • Participation & enthusiasm                                15 %
  • Skill evaluation                                                   30 %
  • Total                                                                 100%

WRITTEN PAPERS (each approximately 200 words in length)

#1   Describe how you would teach a complete beginner (a two hour lesson).  Anticipate some of the problems your beginner might have and how you can help him or her. Include terrain selection and lift choices.

#2   Review the safety measures that an instructor should be aware of when teaching a class of seven year olds.  Indicate what instructors need to consider around lifts, on the hill and in the parking lot (around the bus). Anticipate some potential situations and solutions.

  A Typical Day in RR Max:

06:45 - 07:25 Bus departure from Montreal
10:15 - 12:15 Morning lessons or free skiing / riding *
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch (buses are open from 12:15 - 12:45)
13:15 - 15:15 Afternoon lessons or free skiing / riding *
16:00 Bus departure from the ski centre
17:30 - 19:00 Approximate bus arrival time in Montreal

* During free time students must ski/ride with other Rod Roy members.
Students in the no-lesson option have free time all day.

* It is recommended that students in the Instructors In Training program are in Secondary V or older. Instructors must have completed high school in order to be eligible to teach with Rod Roy.

Successful IIT graduates are invited to the Instructor Training sessions in December of the following season.

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