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Course Number:
PE 184D
Course Title:
Beginning Skiing - Alpine
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Course Description

Designed to teach inexperienced skiers to link turns together with control on beginning and beginning/intermediate terrain. Introduces the fun of downhill skiing and emphasizes skills necessary to ski safely on appropriate terrain. Addresses the variables of weather and snow conditions. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Mt. Hood Timberline or Mt. Hood Meadows is the location
for this class. At a mandatory orientation students will receive information on necessary clothing, bus transportation, lift tickets, and lesson times. Skis, boots, and poles can be rented
at the ski schools.
Students will be grouped by skill level for lessons. Additional required practice time will be available before and after lessons. Teaching methods are consistent with the PSIA American Teaching System for Alpine Skiing.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Improve physical conditioning and develop a skill for maintaining lifelong health and fitness
  2. Ski with linked turns and control on beginning and beginning intermediate terrain
  3. Prepare for varying weather conditions and emergencies in an alpine environment.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Performance appraisal
  2. Skills tests

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Balancing, rotary, edging, and pressure control movements
Safety aspects of the sport

  1. Oregon Skier°s Responsibility Code
  2. Preparation and awareness of varying weather conditions
  3. Importance of speed control
  4. Evaluating terrain

Skiing as a lifetime sport

  1. Skiing at proper skill level and terrain
  2. Skiing etiquette
  3. Creating an positive environment for enjoying downhill skiing
  4. Opportunities for improving skill
  5. Opportunities for competition, club involvement, social events
  6. Benefits of a physically active lifestyle


  1. Demonstrate balancing exercises in place
  2. Demonstrate walking/sliding
  3. Demonstrate stepping/climbing
  4. Demonstrate slowing/stopping
  5. Control slipping/skidding
  6. Demonstrate wedge Christies
  7. Demonstrate pole use for propulsion and support
  8. Demonstrate correct use of skis, bindings, boots, and other equipment
  9. Demonstrate safe use of lift system
  10. Demonstrate preparedness for varying weather, snow conditions, and terrain