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Seniors All Conditions/All Terrain Sugar Bowl

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Dates:  April 15-17, 2012
Skier Levels: 6-9
Price: $995
Includes:  3 full days of instruction, lift tickets, personalized video reviews and a group dinner.

The NASTC Seniors All Conditions/All Terrain course is a step-by-step progression designed to get you off that intermediate or advanced plateau and skiing more of the mountain with better efficiency, fluidity and style.  Skiers will work with NASTC's Senior Specialist, Mike Iman.  The focus will be on developing functional outcomes by focusing on technique and tactics for mastering turns in all conditions.  You will get in good mileage and lots of personal coaching and feedback.

Since 1939, Sugar Bowl Resort has been serving up authentic alpine adventures atop Tahoe’s majestic Donner Summit with some of the best skiing & riding in the region.  Steeped in tradition yet modern in amenities, Sugar Bowl’s vast and varied terrain offers a little something for everyone with challenging steeps, wide open cruisers, progressive terrain parks and accommodating beginner terrain.  Value-add programs such as free lessons and rentals on General Admission Days and points-based perks with the CORE Rewards Program make Sugar Bowl an attractive destination; their award-winning guest service (voted “Best in Guest Service” by the National Ski Areas Association in 2010) makes it stand apart form other Tahoe destinations.  With 4 peaks, 13 lifts, 95 trails, three terrain parks and 500” annual snowfall, Sugar Bowl offers a resort experience that exceeds expectations.

Below is an initial itinerary for the course.  This schedule may change slightly based on the group, the weather, etc.  We will send you an updated itinerary as we get closer.  Also, below are the equipment and clothing lists.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the NASTC office 530.582.4772.

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Sunday, April 15:
Short orientation, divide into groups, ski with your trainer, video session, afternoon tech talk & video review

Monday, April 16:
Ski with your trainer, video session, afternoon tech talk & video review
evening - Group Dinner (included)

Tuesday, April 17:
Ski with your trainer, more off-piste terrain exploration and personal feedback

SAMPLE TRAINING DAY
8:30am - Group up, go over day's schedule and goals.
9:00am-12:00pm - Skill development via drills and technique work
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch with group on hill
1:00pm-3:30pm - On the snow: video, free-skiing varying conditions and terrain, personal feedback
5:00pm-6:00pm - Indoor clinic: video viewing / technical session (tech talk is optional)
6:30pm - Dinner with group (dinners are optional, but we do pick great restaurants!)
 
Our schedule will vary day to day depending upon snow conditions, conditions and desires of your group, and your group's general progression and improvement.  Throughout the week there will be video/video analysis, an indoor technical session, group dinners, and personal skiing evaluations.
 
We will meet you at 8:30am April 15th in the Judah Lodge at Sugar Bowl.  Please arrive ready to ski.  We will begin promptly with a brief indoor orientation, pass out lift tickets, and head out to the lifts to ski by 9:00am. Please be on time.
 
Dinner Schedule:  Monday, April 16th, 6:30pm – location TBA.

Lodging Recommendations
:
Our lodging partner The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee offers a luxurious, relaxing and intimate environment as your home away from home while skiing with NASTC.  Contact the The Cedar House Sport Hotel directly to make reservations at 530-582-5655 and mention that you are with NASTC to receive the preferred lodging rate.
530-582-5655 or www.cedarhousesporthotel.com.  NASTC- Cedar House course and lodging packages are available.  Contact the Cedar House for package reservations.

Transportation:
If you need to fly in, the closest airport is the Reno-Tahoe International airport.  If you are renting a car, we suggest reserving a 4 wheel drive.  If you do not wish to rent a vehicle, we suggest North Tahoe Executive Shuttle, 866.583.7685 or North Lake Tahoe Express at www.northlaketahoeexpress.com or 866-216-5222.  Please contact the NASTC office for carpooling opportunities.

Ski Shop:
We recommend The Start Haus in Truckee for your equipment and boot fitting needs.  
 
The following list may help you pack:
Alpine skis, boots, poles
Helmet
Several pairs of ski socks (wool/polypropylene blend or polypro socks best)
Top and bottom long underwear (silk or polypro)
2-3 turtlenecks (polypro best)
Fleece layer, top and bottom
Jogging/workout clothes and shoes for stretching sessions
One or two pairs gortex or other water/wind proof material outer ski pants
Gortex or other water/wind proof material ski jacket
Spring and winter gloves (2 pair, waterproof)
Warm hat, baseball cap, headband, face mask, and neck warmer
Goggles and sunglasses w/leashes (2 pair goggles if you have them)
Evening clothes: pants, shirts, sweaters, sweats, comfortable shoes
Toiletries, including sunscreen & chapstick, soap & shampoo, aspirin, body lotion
Camera, pen & notebook, alarm clock
                
V1DIGITAL COACHING SYSTEMS:
NASTC's MOST IMPORTANT TAKE HOME TEACHING TOOL: V1
Here is the way to get the most out of your NASTC course: you will literally take your ski course "home" with you.  After all that your trainer tells you on the snow, you need to take something home to keep it all fresh on your mind. NASTC's technology partner for this cutting edge teaching tool is V1 Digital Coaching Systems.  This program will allow you to see your video on a secure website, a virtual "locker."  You will be able to look at your video at your leisure with skiing analysis and tips from your trainer.  The trainer does voice over critiques and offers drills to improve your skills. You can log on anytime you want to remind yourself what you are working on.  You can use this system for multiple courses to see your progress and continue to receive expert coaching and tips in-between your NASTC courses.  You can even send us video your friend or spouse shoots, we will give you coaching and send it back to your locker room for you to view and learn from.  Sign up for this take-home bonus feature prior to your course by contacting the NASTC office.
 
V1 Program Prices:
Personal coaching after NASTC course: $25
Personal coaching of video you send in not shot on a NASTC course: $35
 
NASTC Publications and DVD series:  Chris Fellows’ new book Total Skiing, published by Human Kinetics will be available December 15.  He is also the author of  All-Mountain Skiing published by PSIA (currently available too). Call or email our office for purchase.  Both of these are great learning tools that you can bring home with you.  The instructional DVDs  were made to compliment what you learn in The North American Ski Training Centers curriculum of courses.   The DVD's are different than any other skiing DVD.  They are a companion to the NASTC methodologies and instruction received at our camps.  The Clinics, Book and DVD's were designed together to give you the ultimate ski training resources that tie your on snow experience together with view at home learning materials.     It is a specific learning tool that will serve as a reference and reminder of the course content.  It also serves to introduce people to the ski education opportunities available at NASTC.  Again, just call ouroffice to order the DVDs and book.

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North American Ski Training Center
P.O. Box 9119
Truckee, CA 96162
530-582-4772
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