Terrain-Based Learning Explained

 

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Take a look at Halley O'Brien's video to find out more about Terrain Based Learning. It's a revolutionary shift in the way some resorts are approaching their beginner ski and snowboard lessons. Terrain Based Learning uses purpose-built snow features to help assist students by naturally controlling their speed when first learning to ski and snowboard. 

By reducing the effects of gravity (speed), students can focus on connecting with the movements, sensations and body positions needed to steer and control their equipment.  In short, Terrain Based Learning removes the traditional anxieties from learning and shifts the students' focus to moving, playing and having fun without fear of losing control. 

SNOW Operating is the provider of the trademarked Terrain Based Learning programs. Some areas have variations of the concept. SNOW Operating locations participating in the Learn to Ski and Snowboard (Month)/Bring a Friend initiative are: Camelback, PA; Mountain Creek, NJ; Jay Peak, VT; Snowshoe, WV; Sierra at Tahoe, CA; Jiminy Peak, MA; Bromley, VT; Cranmore, NH; Cataloochee, NC; Seven Springs, PA; Hidden Valley, PA; Aspen, CO; Snowbasin, UT; Brian Head, UT; Killington, VT

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