Last night we had a very productive meeting, and hope to have pricing and so on as wellas a list of coaches pretty soon. We are addressing a few things that we think can be improved on from last year such as having a better dinner, and a more concrete agenda starting with an official Friday night meeting place.
A number of last years participants expressed interest in making this program into a three day event. We planned last year as a weekend only for a reason, many of our participants have a limited amount of time to ski, and could only work it on a weekend. We feel that that is still the case, but are considering adding an additional day of breakout programs with very specific focii in addition to the same complete4 two-day program. We don't want any one to leave on Sunday feeling the the program was in any way incomplete, so if we do have a 3rd day, it would focus on something completely different. We'd like your input on this.
Possible programs would include:
Gates - intro to racing (or beyond if al of the participants have soem experience in this realm)
Intro to teaching - basically an overview of PSIA Level 1
Alternative equipment - snowblades and the like
Alignment clinic (on snow) - this would probably be done before the 2-day clinic - we have some great people to work with on this if there is interest
Video clinic - if you dare, you can see what you REALLY ski like....
Conditions du Jour - as much as we'd like to have a bumps clinic, or a freeskiing clinic, promising such a thing in Decmber is a bit of a stretch (although last year we could have had a Powder clinic) in this one, we'd take whatever the mountain has, and ski it
All of these would have an additional cost associated with them, some could be more than others. We'd like to gauge interest, or hear suggestions we have not thought of, then as Capt. Piccard says, we can "make it so".