At the National Winter Activity Center we are providing our participants with what they need to have a memorable experience including a state of the art training facility, a passionate group of formally trained mentors, ski & snowboard equipment, and more, we are able to provide them with the opportunity to improve health and change their lives during their time here, if not possibly forever.
Methods that we believe encourage returning athletes are:
1. Mentoring – at a typical ski school, athletes would receive rotating instructors, at The Center athletes will stay with the same instructor throughout the season.
2. Reduce the cost for athletes: skiing is a very expensive sport, we help off set the cost of the program by hosting fundraising events, competition events, and grant writing.
3. Focus on the fun and adrenaline of the sport and spreading enthusiasm.
Our instructor/mentors use a "active learning environment" and SkillsQuest as tools to enable participants to master skills based on continuous progression with participant enjoyment at the core. Each of the participants will progress through a session based on their skill level. Every session day will involve instruction and fun based learning. These progressive skills are based on the proven U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) SkillsQuest program. Annual projects from the USSA Sport Education Department will keep the instructors and coaches updated on the latest advances in teaching and skills.