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The week that was in Wanaka - Week 2

Second week done! It's been a mixed bag of weather this week with strong winds blowing all too often but with the L1 exams only a week away, we all persevered and made the most the circumstances. The team's major distraction away from the mountain this week was an epic few rounds of paintball - no need for strategy as the group quickly adopted the much more fun approach of Fire! ... Aim! ... Ready!

The week that was in Wanaka - Week 1

Kia ora! Welcome to the first edition of the newsletter from SnowSkool in NZ where we've settled into our new way of life in the Land of the long White Cloud. So far, we've managed to strain just about everything we own at an introductory session at the local gym, smash our first week of training, throw down some spectacular shapes in a dance-off and complete a round of Frisbee golf. Putting aside a couple of laundry faux pas by the boys in apartment 105, we are travelling well and looking forward to the coming week of training.

The Week That Was - SnowSkool Banff 2014 - Week 12

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!

The Week That Was - SnowSkool Banff 2014 - Week 11

'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 …

The Word from SnowSkool Big White 2014 - Week 10

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.

The Week That Was - SnowSkool Banff 2014 - Week 10

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!

Le Blog - SnowSkool France 2014 - Week 10

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.

The Week That Was - SnowSkool Banff 2014 - Week 9

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!

The Word from SnowSkool Big White 2014 - Week 9

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!

Le Blog - SnowSkool France 2014 - Week 9

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!