Given the requirement of parents to help organize WSC races, all parents are encouraged to complete their Level One Officials Course. The course can be completed in three hours and organized specifically for our club if the demand is sufficient.
Level One is a basic course prepared for race volunteers with little or no experience as alpine race officials. The goal is simple: To inform you about alpine ski racing.
The main objective is to allow all Level One Officials to better understand the fundamental aspects of alpine ski racing. All sports are regulated by a set of rules, and alpine skiing is no exception. However, during this course, only the necessary rules of this level will be presented and in an informal manner.
The Level Two course is a detailed introduction to alpine ski racing and the roles and duties of various Officials positions. It is a fairly intensive course that does not repeat the material covered in Level One and requires some prior knowledge and experience. It takes 8 hours and includes a one-hour exam. On completion of the Level Two course, participants assume leadership positions within races, such as Chief of Course, Start Referee or Chief of Administration.
The Level Three course is interactive and with an emphasis on discussion and exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences by the participants and instructors. The course is designed for Officials with considerable practical experience. It covers:
Throughout the course, participants take part in many case studies taken from actual experiences and will be asked to make decisions on these as well as participating in Jury decisions. It takes 12 hours and includes a two-hour open book exam.
In order to become a Level Four Official, it is necessary to be recommended to the National Officials Committee by the PSO (Provincial Sports Organization) Officials Chair. Level Four Officials are the most experienced Officials, having demonstrated a superior level of ability.
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Westcastle Ski Club is lucky to call Castle Mountain Resort our home mountain. The resort is a hidden gem located two and a half hours south-west of Calgary, or 30 minutes west of Pincher Creek, in Alberta's Rocky Mountains.
With its combination of advanced terrain, awesome snow conditions, un-crowded slopes and dedicated skiing families, Westcastle Ski Club is fortunate to partner with Castle Mountain Resort.