Beginning Telemark
Skiing

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BEGINNING TELEMARK SKIING (PEAC 1178)

Department of Sports Science & Physical Education
View from Pebble Creek Ski Area

 

SUMMARY

 

Course: Beginning Telemark Skiing (PEAC 1178A-01)


Semester: Spring Semester - First 8 Weeks

 

Time:  Fridays, 1:00-4:00 PM


Place: Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom, Idaho

 

Instructor:  Dana Olson


E-mail: olsodana@isu.edu

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction to the fundamental skills and techniques of Telemark skiing.

 

 

TARGETED STANDARDS

 

The Sports Science and Physical Education Department’s Outdoor Education curriculum at Idaho State is based on a foundation of five nationally recognized standards.  The following standard applies to this course:  

 

Standard #5  Outdoor Education Experiential Skills and Field Experience Outdoor educators understand the techniques, equipment and safety procedures associated with a variety of outdoor skills; have taken ample opportunity to learn, practice and refine outdoor skills; and have gained practical experience in leading outdoor activities and/or teaching outdoor skills.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

Objective 1 (Academic Objective)  To gain an understanding of the history and range of equipment used in Telemark skiing:

Objective 1 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will:

1a. Have an understanding of the history of Telemark skiing from its earliest use in the Nordic countries to present time.
1b. Understand the function of and the use of telemark equipment including skis, binding, boots and assessories.

Objective 2 (Academic Objective)  To develope an appreciation of the Skiers' Responsibility Code and to review ways in which injuries can be prevented:

Objective 2 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will:

2a. Know rider/skier responsibility code as it relates to Telemark skiing.

2b. Be aware of strategies to prevent injury in a fall including ACL awareness training.

Objective 3 (Motor Skills Objective) To learn the fundamental skills of Telemark skiing:

Objective 3 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will have:

3a. Practiced telemark turns progressively from easy to moderate slopes: gradually moving from green to blue zones.

3b. Practiced and worked towards proper hand position to maintain a downslope, compact posture.

3c. Practice and worked on effective pole planting, and efficient timing and pacing.

3d. Practiced and worked towards appropriate upper body postioning in relation to the ski slope's fall line.

3e. Practiced and worked towards controlled and effective balance between leading and trailing skis.

 

GRADING


Grading consists of four parts:

Attendance: 75%

Skills Test: 10%

Participation: 10%

Safety Code Exam 5%

Attendance: Each student is allowed one (1) free absence and three (3) make-up absences.  Make-ups may be completed by attendance in another class section or at special make-up sessions. 

 

Every absence thereafter will result in the drop of 1 letter grade:

- 1st absence (Not made-up) = 1 letter grade drop (A to B)
- 2nd absence (Not made-up) = 2 letter grade drops (B to C)
- 3rd absence (Not made-up) = 3 letter grade drops (C to D)
- 4th absence (Not made-up) = Failing Grade

Skills Test: Lessons are taught at most ability levels, and it is recognized that students progress at different rates.  Students will be apprised of their progress based on instruction sequence standards set by the Professional Ski Instructors of America. This skills test is a pass / no pass test and will be given on the last class.  It will cover the drills and skills covered over the 8 classes. 

 

 

RENTAL EQUIPMENT


Equipment can be reserved at the Outdoor Adventure Center:  A discount will be given for a full class rental.  Skis must have safety straps.

 

 

CLOTHING

 
Remember that you will be outside in a winter mountain environment.  Dressing in layers with a water-repellent outer layer is recommended.  Gloves or mittens and a hat are a must.  Bring sunglasses or goggles and sunscreen.

 

 

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:


If you have a diagnosed disability or believe that you have a disability that might require “reasonable accommodation” on the part of the instructor, please call the Director, Center of Services for Students with Disabilities, 282-3599. As a part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the student to disclose a disability prior to requesting reasonable accommodation. 

 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE (ALIGNED WITH COURSE OBJECTIVES)

 

Course Segment

Topics / Skills

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Segment 1

Meet at Reed Gym on the Idaho State University Campass - Introduction to the course.  Information on travel arrangements to nearby Pebble Creek Ski Area.   Discussion of equipment needed & where to rent or purchse.  Telemark history.

Objective 1
Learning Outcomes: 1a, 1b,

Segment 2

Pebble Creek Ski Area - Meeting location: meet upstairs in the lodge.  Sign the roster.  Ski tickets will be validated. Information on Skiers' Responsibility code.  Begin practice sessions.

Objectives 2, 3
Learning Outcomes: 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e

Segment 3

Pebble Creek Ski Area - First sign the roster in the lodge then meet your instructor at the ski school meeting location (Aspen Lift).  Technique work.

Objectives 1, 2, 3
Learning Outcomes: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e

Segment 4

Pebble Creek Ski Area - First sign the roster in the lodge then meet your instructor at the ski school meeting location (Aspen Lift).  Continued work on Telemark techniques.

Objective 3
Learning Outcomes: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e

Segment 5

Pebble Creek Ski Area - First sign the roster in the lodge then meet your instructor at the ski school meeting location (Aspen Lift).  Continued work on Telemark techniques.

Objective 3
Learning Outcomes: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e

Segment 6

Pebble Creek Ski Area - First sign the roster in the lodge then meet your instructor at the ski school meeting location (Aspen Lift).  Continued work on Telemark techniques.

Objective 3
Learning Outcomes: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e

Segment 7

Pebble Creek Ski Area - First sign the roster in the lodge then meet your instructor at the ski school meeting location (Aspen Lift).  Continued work on Telemark techniques.

Objective 3
Learning Outcomes: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e

Segment 8

Pebble Creek Ski Area - Meet in the lodge.  Safety code exam.  Skills assessment. Course completion.

Objectives 1, 2, 3
Learning Outcomes: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e

 

 

 


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