Congratulations to our latest Legend of the Month, Ryan Lawlor! Ryan’s photo is up on our Facebook wall now. Here, we find out a bit more about our latest cover star of the month…
Hello one and all, and welcome to the final SnowSkool newsletter from Banff 2014! Crazy to think it's been almost 3 months since everyone stepped off the plane at Calgary as fresh-faced strangers. Fast-forward 12 weeks and everyone leaves here as qualified instructors with a mountain of good memories behind them. Before we get all sentimental though, let’s take a look at what antics have been going down in the last seven days!
'Allo, 'allo, 'allo and welcome to the penultimate Banff newsletter! Yes, it’s hard to believe but we’ve only got one week left out here before the group flight home next Saturday. But what a week it has been: the Level 2 exams were finally upon us and with them came plenty of nerves, plenty of powder and plenty to celebrate! Without further ado, here’s how the last 7 days panned out …
And so to the final instalment from SnowSkool in Big White for 2014 where our last week has been action-packed. We created wonderful new memories as we smashed the L2 exams before having to say goodbye to all our new and dear friends and move on to life’s next adventure.
Hello one and all and welcome to newsletter Number 10! Yes, the rumours are true – we’ve hit double figures! This week saw the last of the season’s training before the Level 2’s kick off early next week. Everyone’s put in a fantastic effort to get this far, and riding and teaching skills have come on leaps and bounds since January. Throw in St Paddy's Day and we've had a big week!
Ten weeks ago, the end of the course seemed a long way away but somehow, the final week has crept up on us in what seemed like a very short space of time. It feels like only yesterday that everyone arrived feeling very timid and not knowing anyone. Now everyone has definitely come out of their shells and some great friendships have been made. This past week was also the last week of the BASI Level 2 assessments, continuing in the same format as last week with a written exam thrown in on Tuesday.
That’s right folks – it’s time for another Banff newsletter jam-packed with all things SnowSkool that have happened over the past seven days. We’ve come to the end of Week 9 which means that we’ve got just three short weeks left out here in the beautiful Canadian Rockies and just one full week of instruction before the Level 2’s kick off!
It’s crunch time! We’ve had a quiet but intense week at SnowSkool in Big White with the last round of training before the L2 tests start this coming week. This meant everyone was busy on the slopes and a whole lot less busy socialising off the slopes!
This is the first week of the BASI Level 2 exams and it is certainly getting to the pointy end of proceedings in the Snowskool camp. For two full weeks, the students are being constantly assessed by the BASI examiners – one down, one to go!
After all the glorious weather we've come to enjoy, it was a bit of a rude shock to find ourselves skiing and riding this past week at Big White Out! The clouds descended for the week giving us challenging conditions with low viz, guesswork riding and slushy lumps and bumps. The good news is that it has started to lift and more sunshine and blue skies are predicted to be heading our way :-D With the L2 exams only a week away, that's exactly what we wanted to hear!