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Snow School

The  Petawawa Ski and Snowboard Club (PSSC) offers lessons to children, youth and adults, both first-timers and those who wish to improve their technique.

2017 PSSC Registration Form
2017 PSSC Release of Liablility

If you miss the registration days, drop off registration forms and payment at the Mt Molson chalet or mailbox.

Ski Lessons
When teaching skiing, we follow the CSIA Skier Progression—a practical program of instruction designed to allow students to get the most out of their skiing at the earliest opportunity.  Instruction is overseen by our Snow School Directors Jim and Sharon McCafferty. Jim and Sharon ensure that all of our instruction follows the CSIA methods and trains our instructors in instructing others and to improve their own skiing. Our instructors are encouraged to become CSIA certified.

Snowboard Lessons
Our snowboard program follows the CASI STEP program, a graded approach that allows students to quickly develop basic skills before progressively introducing more challenging activities. All instruction is delivered ensuring that at all times the students are boarding within their limits. Our instruction is overseen by Head Snowboard Connor Wein.

Session Times
All sessions run for 6 weeks commencing Friday January 13, 2017 (weather permitting).

Adult Ski / Board
Friday evenings at Mount Molson are for adults. We invite skiers and boarders of all abilities join us for lessons or social skiing/boarding. The hill opens at 7pm, lessons will run from 7:30 to 8:45pm; the hill will remain open until 10pm.

Teen Ski / Board
Friday evenings offer ski and snowboard lessons dedicated to teenagers. The hill will open at 7pm; lessons run from 7:30 to 8:45pm; the hill will remain open until 10pm.

Junior Ski / Board (6 to 12 years)
Our popular Junior Ski and Board lessons are held on Saturdays from 10am to 11am and 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Kinderski (4 to 6 years)
These sessions provide a very gentle and fun introduction to our youngest skiers and take place on Saturdays from 10am to 11am and 11:30am to 12:30pm. Skiers should be aged 4 years on or before December 31 2016.

Race Coaching
Race team members are invited to come along on Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm for tailored coaching  in racecraft and ski improvement. Brandon Brown will be coaching the team for the 2017 season with support from Thain and Keith Paterson.

Instructor Development
All of our instructors, both ski and snowboard, are required to attend regular development sessions held by the technical directors of the ski and snowboard schools.  These sessions provide the instructors with a wide repertoire of teaching methods focused on the CSIA/CASI programs. This ensures that our instructors are delivering a high-quality consistent program to our students.
Training for ski and snowboard instructors will be help on Saturday mornings at 9am.

2017 PSSC Instructor Registration Form

CSIA Level 1 Training
This training is intended for skiers who wish to become certified ski instructors. Participants receive personal coaching on their skiing technique as well as being taught in training delivery. Training takes place on Satuday mornings at 9am.

Learn more about Canadian Ski Instructors Association (CSIA)

Learn more about Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructions (CASI)