Intermediate Snowboarding

Course Number: PE 184J
Transcript Title: Intermediate Snowboarding
Created: May 7, 2014
Updated: June 10, 2016
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


PE 184I or equivalent.

Course Description

Continues refinement of basic snowboarding skills. Covers how to link beginning carved turns with rhythm and control on intermediate and beginning-advanced terrain. Stresses safe boarding with improvement in skill applications. Addresses variables of weather and snow conditions. Recommended: PE 184I or equivalent. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Improve physical conditioning and develop a skill for lifelong health and wellness
  2. Demonstrate linked skidded turns without a traverse
  3. Demonstrate flexion/extension movements in the ankles, knees, and hips
  4. Demonstrate pressure distribution through leg and foot actions
  5. Demonstrate crossover of center of mass in a turn

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Performance appraisal
  • Skills tests

Course Activities and Design

Lecture, discussion, snowboarding practice.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Benefits of physically active lifestyle
  2. Oregon Skier's Responsibility Code
  3. Safe use of equipment, all lifts, and proper operation of the binding system
  4. Preparation and awareness of varying weather conditions
  5. Evaluating terrain
  6. Skiing at proper skill level and terrain, including skidded turns, flexion/extension movements, pressure distribution, center of mass
  7. Variety of terrain as student skills allow
  8. Speed control using turn shape as a controlling