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PSIA Nordic Team Divisional Rendezvous: Telemark & Cross Country Skiing


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PSIA Nordic Team
Central Division Rendezvous 

Hosted in conjunction with the PSIA National Nordic Team and PSIA Central

Telemark and Cross Country Clinics

January 26-28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

*Open to non PSIA members too!

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The PSIA Nordic Team, comprised of two PSIA National Team Telemark skiers and three PSIA National Team Cross Country skiers, are hosting a 3 day divisional camp for PSIA members and non members.

Telemark team specialist Greg Dixon (Bachelor Mountain, OR) and Grant Bishop (Jackson Hole, WY) are leading three days of Telemark Clinics while their cross country skiing brethren, PSIA national team members Emily Lovett (Steamboat, CO), Greg Rhodes (now in Portland, OR) and David Lawrence (Bachelor Mountain, OR) will be running Cross Country skiing for both skate and classic on the nearby nordic trails.

Whether you're looking to sharpen your free heel turn or get the most out of your skate or classic nordic ski season, the PSIA Nordic Team has designed the 1, 2 or 3 day camp around you. Once you arrive, you'll be able to choose a variety of on snow topics...

  • Technique Improvement Clinics
  • Teaching Drills and Progressions
  • Movement Analysis
  • Group Management
  • Personal Ski Improvement 

Cross Training? Absolutely! If you want to telemark one day and cross country ski the next, you can do it. Or would you rather just cross country ski or only telemark. Absolutely!

The fun doesn't end on the snow. Each evening a variety of presentations and social gatherings are planned to keep the energy going.

Deadline to Register: December 22, 2017

PLEASE NOTE - IN CASE OF INSUFFICIENT PARTICIPATION NUMBERS, THE EVENT WILL BE CANCELED AND YOU WILL BE REFUNDED.

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS, ALL DIVISIONS! ATTENDING FROM ANOTHER DIVISION THAN CENTRAL? NO PROBLEM!

NOT AT PSIA MEMBER? NO PROBLEM, YOU'RE INVITED TO ATTEND.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID LAWRENCE david@leaveboringbehind.com

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Event Cost:

3 Days = $267
2 Days = $178
1 Day = $89

*Non PSIA members will be charged an additional $25 processing fee. If you're a non PSIA member, please call Frances Walsh, Manager of Operations and Events for PSIA, at 720.963.4836 to sign-up.

*Please note, trail passes and/or lift tickets are not included. We are trying to work with each area to get the most affordable prices available.

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More Information...

One, Two or Three days?
3 days of clinics are the best we offer. Each day includes incredible coaching, individual feedback and a treasure trove of tips, tricks, drills and lessons. But attending all 3 days gives you the most value. You get to ski with more coaches, experience an array of clinic topics, but most importantly, you get to experience the multi-day breakthrough - the moment when you develop more confidence on skis, ownership of the skills and the fun of bonding with the group and coaches.

What Does Each Day Look Like?
Clinics are open to all level skiers who want to become more efficient in both classic, skate or tele techniques.  Each day begins with check-in at the designated meet place (more information coming soon in an email after you register). After a short indoor briefing, we quickly move on snow with your clinic leaders. Each day is divided into two on-snow sessions, a morning session and an afternoon session. 

The focus for the clinics are usually designed around technique improvement, movement analysis, teaching strategies and/or the most cutting edge, how to, technique tips, drills and strategies. 

Participants will be divided into groups based on the clinic you're most interested in.  

Cross country clinic participants should be sure to bring both classic and skate skis. Telemark participants should bring your favorite skis and, if available, your carving skis.

Coaches – Who Are They?
The coaching staff is composed of an elite group of XC and Telemark ski professionals who have been selected by the Professional Ski Instructors of America as USA's top instructors in the country. They were selected to represent USA snow sports instruction because of their skiing ability, their high caliber teaching methodologies and their deep technical knowledge of their sport and profession.

Group Sizes? 
For all clinics, our goal is to have groups of 6-10 skiers per coach.  We feel this allows for optimal learning experiences.

What to Bring to Each Session?
During the on-snow clinics, participants should dress in breathable layers. Temperature ranges in January can be varied with mean average temperatures ranging from 10 – 34 degrees Fahrenheit. However, we’ve also woken up to below zero temps on occasion. Our goal is to keep skiers moving during clinic sessions. There will be some discussion time while coaches present ideas and give feedback. Therefore, you may want to dress in 1 extra layer so that you are comfortable. We suggest that you bring a water bottle/hydration system and an energy bar or gel so that you can keep energy levels consistent. 

Snow Conditions and a Special Evening Adventure!
Skiing may be on man-made snow. `The Twin Cities' is an exciting ski community with an enormous variety of trails and terrain for us to choose from. Which means snow conditions could be wildly variable. Bring your skate skis, bring your waxable classic skis and if you have a pair of non-waxable/waxless classic skis, bring those too. We may also do some night skiing.

Agenda and Schedule

Detailed Schedule Coming Soon!

General Outline:
8:30-9:00 am - Check-in
9:00-11:30 pm - On snow clinics
11:30-1:30 pm - Lunch/break, technique specific presentation about XC or Tele topic
1:30-4:00 pm - On snow clinics
5:30-7:30 pm - Dinner and social meet up, group presentation, maybe a night ski Saturday or Sunday night.


PSIA Nordic Team Members:

David Lawrence, current PSIA National Nordic Team coach, 2 term PSIA Nordic Team Cross Country specialist. Owner and contributor to the online video blog XCSkiAcademy.com. Snow sports director at Lookout Pass, Idaho. Author of dozens articles in magazines like Master Skier, 32 Degrees, Trax and Cross Country Skier. PSIA Northwest Cross Country examiner, divisional clinic leader, apline level 3, telemark level 2, XC level 3 and children's specialist level 1. Owner of Pangaea River Rafting, Inc.


Emily Lovett lives in Steamboat Springs Colorado.  PSIA-AASI National Nordic Team Cross Country Specialist.  Co-director of West Yellowstone Ski Festival Camp and the Steamboat Nordic Camp.  Ski school director and women’s program lead at Lake Catamount Touring Center.  Head Coach, Steamboat Springs High School Ski Team (2009 – 14). PSIA Rocky Mountain Cross Country education staff, examiner, XC level 3 and rocky mountain trainer. Trip developer and guide, biking/hiking trips in North America and Europe.


Greg Rhodes is a PSIA Nordic Team Cross Country specialist and owner of online based coaching company called Endurance Athlete (www.enduranceathlete.com). He is a PSIA Snowboard, alpine, and telemark instructor for Aspen Ski and Snowboard School, Aspen, Colorado. He holds a PhD in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) with research focused on sport performance and metabolic adaptations to endurance training. He is PSIA certified XC level 3, snowboarding level 3, and children’s specialist level 2


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Greg Dixon, is the PSIA National Nordic Team telemark specialist. He resides in Bend Oregon, working at Mt Bachelor as a 19 year ski instructor, training manager and adults program manager for the last 5 years. Greg is PSIA certified level 3 telemark & alpine, level 1 cross country, snowboard, freestyle and a children’s specialist level 2. Greg is also a professional mountain bike guide & instructor at Cogwild in Bend Oregon, holding a PMBIA certification. He also is a SUP instructor, AMGA certified technical rock climbing guide and instructor.


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Grant Bishop, a Jackson Hole native, grew up with the Jackson Hole Air Force family led by Benny Wilson. Grant is a polyglot speaking German, Spanish, and Italian. He’s the current PSIA National Team member for Telemark, a PSIA Intermountain Nordic Educational Manager, PSIA Intermountain Telemark Examiner, certified Telemark 3,  Alpine 3, Children's Specialist 2, Freestyle 1 and AAI Avalanche 2. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, he is an Alpine trainer, Telemark trainer, multi discipline instructor and Steep Camp coach. He has written articles in 32 degrees mag and been featured in Soul Slide Magazine (Japan).


PSIA NORDIC TEAM RENDEZVOUS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...

Rossignol, Bolle, Patagonia, Scarpa, Hestra, PSIA Nordic Team, PSIA Central and PSIA National

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