Adaptive snowsports programs and ski instructors across the country can enhance their teams’ professional development with a copy of the Adaptive Alpine Technical Manual, in either a print or audio book version to improve their teaching and technical skills.
“The manual is industry encompassing, a great learning resource to compliment other alpine teaching materials,” said PSIA-AASI Adaptive Team Coach Geoff Krill. “Remember, skiing is skiing. Expand your teaching potential to share your love of the sport with a more diverse student base.”
Co-author Katie Zinn, whose credentials include Adaptive Level III examiner, Alpine Level II, Freestyle Specialist 1, and Children’s Specialist 2, said the educational resource highlights how an instructor can use PSIA-AASI’s student-centered approach by exploring teaching techniques for helping students with disabilities experience freedom on one ski, two skis, or sit-sit equipment, and develop a lifelong love for skiing.
“It’s an indispensable resource for anyone in the alpine or adaptive disciplines,” said Zinn. “Covering a variety of topics, including student assessment, equipment, and progressions – and enhanced by supplemental video – it’s a must-have for all instructors who work in the adaptive field or want to gain a new perspective on teaching.”
Be sure also add the brand-new Adaptive Instruction Supplement: Diagnoses & Medication Classifications to your library of adaptive resources, available as a FREE digital download through the Snow Pro Library App and for purchase in the PSIA-AASI Catalog.
The Fundamental Mechanics of Alpine Skiing Across Adaptive Disciplines is also available in two formats)
- PDF (free)
- Print version
You can also download PSIA-AASI’s Adaptive Snowsports Instruction free resource, and the AASI Adaptive Snowboard Guide.