Three Valleys Instructor Course 2018 - Week 7
"It's called 'fashion', baby!" This week has been Paris half term week, and it did not disappoint. Tight trousers, tight jackets and the stale smell of cigarettes filled the mountain. As the masses of people crowded the slopes, inspiration was taken from the Olympic slalom, as we weaved in and out of giant conga lines of snowplowing skiers.Read entry
Big White Instructor Course 2018 - Week 7
How time flies, week 7 already! This week has been a great week, the group has now settled back into serious training as the level 2 starts to approach quickly. The skiers are getting sendy in the trees and the snowboarders exploring Telus park to push their freestyle skills.Read entry
How can I afford a Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course?
An 11 to 13-week ski or snowboard instructor course can be one of the best experiences of your life, whether part of a gap year, a career break, or to get qualified for a new career.
However, despite the huge life and career advantages, coming up with over £7,000 for a course can seem difficult. And the cost is the point where many people hesitate:
So how do you afford a course like this?Read entry
Banff Instructor Course 2018 - Week 6
The post Level one week has begun! Monday morning started with the Avalanche course theory day, where the group learnt how avalanches are started and how to recognize where they typically would fall from.Read entry
Three Valleys Instructor Course 2018 - Week 6
We did it, everyone! We survived half term week. The lift queues were long and the slopes were busy, but we made it through. But it's not over just yet, as we come crashing into Paris half term week. The latest in ski fashion will be seen all across the Three Valleys, denim jeans may not be waterproof, warm or dynamic - but damn do they look good. Which is always rule numero uno.Read entry
Big White Instructor Course 2018 - Week 6
What a freezing week!!! Temperatures have dropped drastically with it sitting around -25 degrees consistently...but the good news is the snow has kept on coming and we are up at 290cm of snow meaning that we are going to be hitting that 3m snow base real soon! What a great season!Read entry
How to Snowboard on Steep Terrain & Slopes
Becoming a great snowboarder, from a good one, can be a challenging move to make. And stepping it up when riding steeps is one of the key skills to get right on the mountain.
There are some common errors that snowboarders make on steep terrain though. Often these are habits that feel comfortable but are actually serving to ride steeps badly....Read entry
Banff Instructor Course 2018 - Week 5
Week 5 here in Banff means Level 1 exam week, while nerves were building monday morning the group all felt much more confident at lunch time and expressed how they were all enjoying the course. Monday and Tuesday evening involved early nights of homework and revision for everyone in preparation for the the final day of examination on Wednesday where the group got their results. Both the snowboard and ski examiners were all impressed with the high level of riding and teaching, expressing how they look forward to seeing everyone again at the level 2, this years group was the best set of results! Congratulations to everyone for passing!Read entry
Three Valleys Instructor Course 2018 - Week 5
With the 6 Nations kicking off, the Olympics and the all round stoke of being here - the SnowSkoolers are really starting to take to the Apres scene. And it's easy to see why with the back-to- back sunshine that hit us. We are even starting to look the part, with Woody and Pete rocking some gnarly seasonaire/goggle tans so everybody on the mountain knows they are localRead entry
Big White Instructor Course 2018 - Week 5
The week kicked off with a couple of last days with trainers on snow to ask those last minute questions and hone in on those skiing and riding skills. I think it is safe to say that the SnowSkoolers were feeling anxious, but also very excited going into exams.Read entry