FOR KIDS AND ADULTS ALIKEUtilizing the properties of modern skis in an efficient manner al-lows for a motivating and rewarding learning experience for all ages. Finland’s workshop lets you experiment and find ideas to improve the learning experience of your customers.
- MOTIVATION, EMOTION, PROGRESSION
Our customers today are in bad physical shape. They don’t have the skills they used to have, as their time and interest is drawn by many other activities and possibilities.
Skiing is more high performance, skis are easier to use, so skiing is accessible to more people, than ever before - with less effort.
Call for action
There is a real-life customer need for new avenues of ski instruc-tion, new approaches to teaching and new ideas on learning.
We will bring the theoretical, scientific background provided by Mr. Mikko Uosukainen during a lecture on Motivation onto slope and reality. We will talk about an environment conducive to learning and focus on the basics. We aim at reducing our teaching into methodological minimum for the benefit of our customers.
●Efficient use of skis for all skill levels ●Experiment-based learning method
FREESTYLE AS A KEY FACTOR
OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING!
The conception of snowboarding as a fun and creative sport often differs from the snowboard school experience.
In our opinion snowboarding is more than just technically correct turns. Although it’s challenging and fun to carve the slope, we also want to bring out other aspects of snowboarding. Most of the riders are focused on freestyle riding, because it’s more versatile and fun. We think this brings out the core idea of snowboarding: creativity, self expression and freedom. And that is what we want to include in our snowboard school lessons as well.
Based on our university level research, snowboarding is most ef-fectively learned with the student-based approach and help of suitable environment. The development of the fundamental snow-boarding skills in all levels can be achieved faster and more effec-tively by integrating freestyle-elements into the education from the very beginning. During our workshop we will present these ideas in practice. Come and see how motivating and fun learning can be!
●Freestyle as a way to improve fundamental snowboarding skills
●FUN and motivating learning-environment
●Student based, effective learning method
LEARNING ALPINE AND
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING BASIC SKILLS
IN SLOPES WITH XC-SKIES
According to the Finnish ski-teaching philosophy skiing should be enjoyable and the students motivated. The teacher’s own role is enhanced and instead of copying the teacher’s performance it’s more important to create an environment that supports the learn-ing process. Skilearn-ing on the slopes uslearn-ing cross-country equipment creates, even for a good ski-instructor, a new and motivating envi-ronment. The lighter equipment poses new challenges for balance and at the same time eg. the ski-instructor can experience the same uncertainty that the first-time skier experiences. How will the alpine basic turn succeed when done on cross-country skis? The narrow skis and light boots produce different stimuluses for the development of balance. Would you dare to try yourself?
“Skiing on the slopes using cross-country
equipment creates, even for a good
ski-instructor, a new and motivating environment.”
●Find your inner motivation
●Skiing with XC-skies sustains normal alpine skiing ●Learning by skiing - how to handle various conditions
SIMULATION AS A TOOL IN
ADAPTIVE ALPINE SKIING
- CAPABILITY TO MEET
Finnish ski instructors has adapted Ski School for everyone -phi-losophy in our ski instruction training programs. Use of simula-tion is an essential part of learning to understand student with challenges. In this simulation we are demonstrating dissimilarities between able bodied and disabled in various manner. We also demonstrate how disability can affects to skiing techniques and balance. This can be achieved f ex by blurring the vision, restrict-ing field of vision or creatrestrict-ing artificial disability in limb(s).
“Own feelings are deeper by taking part of this kind
of hands on experience and students are more
motivated to offer ski school services to everyone.”
Able bodied cannot truly experience challenges the disabled ski-ers can face in slopes. But using simulation ski instructors can understand better what kind of situations physically disabled and visually impaired can meet in ski resort. Own feelings are deeper by taking part of this kind of hands on experience and students are more motivated to offer ski school services to everyone.
KEY TAKEAWAYS●Ski school for all ●Simulation as a tool
LEARNING TELEMARK SKIING
IN A FUN WAY WITH FRIENDS
When telemark skiing was born back in days, it was a way to have fun together, have good feelings with your friends,keeping yourself fit and possibility to get to know people. Well, also it was a way to compete with your fellows, show who the king of the hill is. This is the same that telemark skiing is nowadays.
“Telemark is also fysically more demanding
than for example alpine skiing.”
There are no exact technical turns you try to learn or teach it´s more of the good spirit of skiing that counts. Telemark is also fysically more demanding than for example alpine skiing and good fysical condition will come as a bonus from those nice days on the hills.
This is what we want to think of telemark skiing and how to teach it too- having fun together, use of friends as support mentally and fysically and get fit!
In our work shop we´ll demonstrate how to use these things in teaching on different levels.
●Fun learning environment creates motivation ●Learning together
●Fitness comes as a bonus!
POWER OF MOTIVATION –
LEADING MOTIVATION CLIMATE
“The conception of snowsports as a fun sport including the im-age of freedom often differs from the ski and snowboard teaching experience. As the Finnish approach for power of motivation this lecture will open the philosophy of teaching and the instructor as an enabler with primary agenda in creating enabling motivation climate for each individual in a group.”
“What is it that pushes you into a situation that you
sense instability and makes you move to find the
balance between needs and results?”
“To release the learner working on his agenda we are turning our focus not only to technical skills but also to autonomous motiva-tion factors. Seeing this as a combinamotiva-tion of social togetherness, experienced autonomy and success of insight we are able to work towards a target from inside-out and really touch the deep needs that make us move. What is it that pushes you into a situation that you sense instability and makes you move to find the balance between needs and results?”
●Active motivation factors for customer.
●All of us have the capability to manage challenges we are facing.
●Teaching is the core competence for the instructor,
other skills are just enablers.
LET’S GET TOGETHER!
Bed capacity 23 000 (2010)
●All Interski accommodation within 300 meters from the event venue / slopes
●From quality self catering units to high class hotels
Restaurant capacity 15 000 (2010)
●Active night life and evening entertainment
●Both Lappish and international cuisine Airport 15 minutes from Levi
●Direct flights from Europe and daily flights from Helsinki
●Operated by both Oneworld and Star Alliance.
Modern and compact village centre
●All services within walking distance – easy to stay ●Demo slope right in the centre of Levi
Variety of other activities
●Such as snow mobile safaris, husky safaris,
reindeer rides, snow shoe excursions etc. Lappish exotic culture and nature
Levi is an experinced organizer of large events. Reference events include annual alpine world cup races for ladies and men, ski instructors’ world championships and airline
world ski championships as well as EU ministry meeting.
CANDIDATELevi Arctic Circle www.levi.fi
TEAM Mikko Skyttä (coach), Aleksi Kyllästinen, Kari Mustonen Petteri Vihmalo, Ville Vihola, Henrikki Ijäs, JP Stenberg,
SNOWBOARDTEAMJussi Räsänen, Tuukka Tams, Juho Kalliomaa, Otto Lintunen, Santtu Harjulehto (coach), Tuomas Immonen, Hannu Heikkala, Tero Manninen & Anni Halonen
IN INTERSKI 2011
HUGE demo show of Finnish snowboarders
Presentation of candiates for 2015 Congress
Finnish night in Post Keller
Get the ticket from the Finnish delegation
Comprehensive demo show with all kind of equipments
Fascinating lecture: “POWER OF MOTIVATION”
Work shop lectures:
Alpine, snowboard, telemark, adaptive skiing & XC-skiing
THE TIME IS COMING!
THOSE WHO DARE WINS
Since the 15th Interski in Japan, Nozawa Onsen 1995 Finland has performed the ancient skill of men’s gymnastics. The art of this brave, rude and extremely athletic sport will conquer the 19th INTERSKI in St. Anton 2011 as well.
You are heartly welcome to take apart to the
“INTERSKI Men’s Gymnastics TALENT Gala Night 2011”
Further information in St. Anton! - Don’t miss it!
JOIN THE FINNISH WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES!
The Time is coming! DO IT, FEEL IT, BE IT!