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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

Plake was in Breck this week TAKING THE LI EXAM!!


Damn!!

 

Has he left the buildin, er, mountain?

 

Did he pass?

post #32 of 46

Yes he passed. It was great to observe him , and his wife. Two of our group skied with him and enjoyed the company and the skiing.. 

I think PSIA are lucky to have him on board and vice versa.

 

My observation for the clinic was that it was extremely professionally run. The trainers had differing ways of getting to the end result but it was a pleasure to be receiving criticism and comment from  some very experienced hands.

 

It was a tad more difficult than I expected. Our group had had some extensive coaching as part of the Rookie Academy and we all passed. Without this prior training with Dean I am sure I would not have made the grade.. . 

post #33 of 46

Ashley, thx for providing the update. Curious, did Plake himself express why he was getting certified and what he planned to do with it? If he needs a student to practice with...  ;-)

 

Where are you based/will you be teaching?

post #34 of 46

He said that he had a lot of respect for the PSIA and wanted to go thru the process from the bottom up. 

No Mohawk on show, but he impressed with his down to earth demeanour. Nice guy.

 

As for me, no real plans. Presently in Frisco .Home is Sydney- Aust, this was a way to improve my skiing and get my wife to listen to me (about skiing anyway). I have another 6 weeks to make contacts here and see if I can make a season of it next year.

 

Having gone thru Level 1 tho, I am tempted to take it further . 

post #35 of 46



 

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Having gone thru Level 1 tho, I am tempted to take it further . 



That is the primary goal of the level 1 certification. We really don't want to sell PSIA memebership in the level 1 cert per se because the decision to teach/keep teaching is a time commitment that far outweighs the decision to become part of PSIA (more of a money commitment than a time commitment). What we are really selling in the level 1 exam is how much more fun teaching can be with PSIA membership added to the mix.

post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by vail snopro View Post

Interesting that Plake and (maybe?) Rahlves are joining PSIA through the Eastern Division, instead of the Western Division where they both live! Or at least, a few of the preceding posts make it sound that way...



I don't know about Plake but it wouldn't be unheard of for Rahlves to be in the east. He came up through GMVS in Vermont.

post #37 of 46

Forget about becoming more effective teaching your spouse, Ashleyf.  That's like trying to teach her to drive a stick shift car.  I've been LIII since 1974 and my wife from 1972 still declines to listen to me.  About most anything.  I only offer skiing suggestions if she asks.  And I never tell her where to ski.  That's why she's in Breck's season lesson program.

post #38 of 46

Thks Kneale, it was a tongue in cheek type of comment, but I HAD originally harboured thoughts of helping her. She and a friend will be in lessons , with me keeping shtum.!

post #39 of 46

From the PSIA  website re Glen Plake and his certification.

 

http://www.thesnowpros.org/images/uploads/content-uploads/PlakeLevel1_PR_Jan11.pdf

post #40 of 46

Was skiing with an Instructor from Breck this week. He said Plake and his wife were super professional about Lvl 1.Though he did mention that watching him from the lift doing Wedge turns was hilarious, given his street cred.

post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by ashleyf View Post

From the PSIA  website re Glen Plake and his certification.

 

http://www.thesnowpros.org/images/uploads/content-uploads/PlakeLevel1_PR_Jan11.pdf



I love this quote

Plake said. “Then I went out and almost failed wedge turns in my Level I, so we’re going to take this thing one step at a time.”

post #42 of 46

Plake "gets it". I liked "You can't evolve unless you're involved."

post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by Racer View Post

Rumor is Glen didn't pass L1...I was skiing at Breckenridge Tuesday with a couple of RM examiners and someone mentioned Glen Plake was taking his Lev 1 exam. Later in the day the rumor was he didn't pass again. First attempts were in another division. This rumor just can't be true?


Entirely possible, just as a Formula 1 driver might be a reckless hazard on public roads.

post #44 of 46

 

 

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That is the primary goal of the level 1 certification. We really don't want to sell PSIA memebership in the level 1 cert per se because the decision to teach/keep teaching is a time commitment that far outweighs the decision to become part of PSIA (more of a money commitment than a time commitment). What we are really selling in the level 1 exam is how much more fun teaching can be with PSIA membership added to the mix.

Doesn't your division have a requirement that candidates must have a certain minimum of hours teaching before taking their L1 certification? If not, what is being "certified"?

post #45 of 46

A lesson with Plake now what would that be called?  How to ski bumps with donwhill skis? l I 'm not sure about the lesson but it would be so cool to hang with Glenn.... is the missus teaching too?

post #46 of 46

I think Glen Plake is now a level 2.......might make L 3 before the winter is out ?

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