Intermediate Skiing - Alpine
Course Number: PE 184E
Transcript Title: Intermediate Skiing - Alpine
Created: May 7, 2014
Updated: August 4, 2015
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 2
Approved delivery mode:
Continues improvement in safe, enjoyable skiing for students capable of beginning wedge christies. Includes skidded parallel turns of varying radii with control on intermediate and beginning/advanced terrain. Addresses variables of weather, snow conditions, and terrain. Recommended: PE 184D or equivalent. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply appropriate balancing, rotary, edging, and pressure control movements to ski on intermediate and beginning advanced terrain.
- Demonstrate four fundamental skills: pole use, active steering with both legs, varied turn shapes, and rhythm.
- Make parallel turns using a pole touch for rhythm and timing.
- Demonstrate safety techniques.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Performance appraisal
- Skill tests
Course Activities and Design
Lecture, discussion, on-skis practice.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Movement of the center of mass in the direction of the intended turn.
- Use of progressively narrowing wedge opening at the turn initiation.
- Pole use for improved balancing movements, timing and rhythm
- Active involvement of the inside leg in a turn to complement the actions of the outside leg.
- Rising and flexing movements as related to turn initiation and completion.
- Varying turn shapes on varying terrain.
- Parallel entry/parallel finish to the turns (open parallel)
- Introduce students to the Oregon Skier's Responsibility Code.
- Review of ski equipment and the proper operation of the binding system.
- Teach students the safe use of all lift systems, including chairlifts and surface tows, if applicable.
- Deal with varying weather conditions and proper preparation for outdoor winter activity.
- Introduce students to a variety of terrain as their skills allow.
- Utilize varying snow conditions as appropriate to expand skill application.
- Teach the relationship of turn shape to speed control and use higher speed in a safe manner.