& AUXILIARY S&T TRAINING:
Although it is
not necessary to be at
Cataloochee every weekend, make as many of the training days as you
can, everyone benefits. Before a Candidate or Auxiliary can take the
S&T evaluation they must be approved by the Instructor team.
Please understand that the training is crowd and weather condition
based. Changes may occur.
evaluations will be done at the beginning of February and March.
(weather has pre-empted the January evaluation)
If you are concerned about your standing as far as being included in
the evaluation please see Ric Lavallee to discuss.
Evaluations cover skiing ability and toboggan handling skills.
Candidates & Auxiliaries must be able to demonstrate
Turns (small, medium & long radius), Side slipping, Stopping
Free skiing. Riders must be able to demonstrate centered balance and
If you have not
attained Basic Patroller status
please ensure you sign in at the bottom section under
Candidate/Auxiliary. The reason for this is that in order to occupy one
of the time slots at the top you need to have passed your OEC &
S&T in order to run a sled. Do not sign up for top or patrol
duty during the Saturday or Sunday training time slots. It is important
that we get in as much training on the S&T so we can get you
through the evaluation.
Candidate/Auxiliary should partner up with an
experienced patroller when not in training and do some top and patrol
room duties. However to not forfeit your training for this, we will
ensure you get trained in both those areas. The team leaders will
ensure that the candidates/Auxiliaries are assigned a mentor for the
New this season is the ON-HILL OEC enhancement series. This training is
intended to hone our in-class OEC skills and apply them to actual
on-hill scenarios. We have new multi-channel radios with dedicated
training channels so we are able to simulate actual calls. The
enhancement series is broken into segments with the last weekend
bringing it all together. The scenarios are treated as real with
Candidates/Auxiliary (and higher classification) Patrollers following
through from initial call to detailed assessments in the patrol room
(last series) So far the training has been very beneficial to those who
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