More than twenty years ago the first snowboard curricula were created in Austria and the first training was organised. If the education scene was very alpine-orientated at the beginning, acknowledgement was given to new developments - nowadays the training is constantly adjusted according to recent developments and the demands of our guests. Basic technique, slopestyle and finally freestyle are the focal points of the training of ÖSSV, relevant to the snow sports instructor training for Anwärter, snow sports instructor (snowboard) and graduate instructor.
A very important and comprehensive part of the training is off-piste riding and especially hereby general safety awareness and, in particular, alpine safety. The modern snowboard instructor training is now in a dynamic process that constantly seeks to identify innovative developments and trends in the industry and to integrate them into each level of education.
FROM START TO PERFECTION IN FOUR STAGES
Getting used to the snowboard equipment
Learning the basic requirements - getting used to the board - getting used to the position - maintaining balance
Sliding and Schuss exercises
Getting used to sliding – dynamic balance training
Smooth movement of the board with safe sliding - forward and backward with continuous weight transfer (zigzag slide)
Drift turn with weight shift
Mastering the drift turn with weight shift in medium steep terrain
Drift turn upright
Rhythmic continuous drift turns in steep terrain
Continuous carved turns - controlling the board along the sidecut
Drift turn deep
Rhythmic continuous drift turns in medium steep terrain, deep snow and on moguls
Tilting turn with body bend
Balancing the inside of the turn with body bend - increase edging angle with a steady pace - actively offsetting the external force
Continuous carved turns with an active, dynamic upward movement to release and change edge
Continuous carved turns with an active, dynamic downward movement to release and change edge
Steering the board with short, dynamic carved radii oscillating below the body with pressure change - "LEG WORK" (without vertical movement)
Short turns upright - neutral riding posture
Short, rhythmic continuous drift turns with upward release in medium steep and steep terrain with short, dynamic edging in neutral riding posture
Freeriding – Technique
Learning safe riding on ungroomed slopes in back-country
Short turns middle position
Continuous short, dynamic turns from the middle position
Short turns upright
Continuous short, dynamic turns with upward release
Bumps - balancing technique
Riding through mogul pistes by learning the balancing technique (bending, stretching, turning) and situational turns adapted to the terrain.
Carving upright without snow contact
Continuous carved turns with an active, dynamic upright movement to release and edge the board without snow contact.
Continuous short, carved turns whereby a fast, dynamic edging at the end of the steering phase is produced.