How to Become an Elite Ski Instructor in France
Becoming a ski instructor in France is tougher than in any other country - and definitely more debatable and confusing. Most instructors aspiring to teach in France’s famous resorts must sacrifice years of their lives to attain the necessary qualifications to teach.
But those who do choose to train over the long haul get to coach in some of the finest resorts in the world when they qualify - and earn a lot more than instructors in most other countries. Our 2016 salary survey revealed France as the country where instructors earn the most money, by far, with fully-qualified instructors earning in excess of $60 per hour.
So here’s SnowSkool’s FAQ on becoming a ski instructor in France.Read entry
8 Smart Ski Innovations You Should Know About
History's great inventions are capable of changing and revolutionising lives and making real change happen. And there are many notable inventions in the world of snow sports, which is the only world we want to inhabit anyway. Yes, since the very invention of skiing and snowboarding, innovators and pioneers have tried to come up with ways to make slope time more fun and futuristic, as well as safer.
So here are 8 notable new inventions, which may change things for the better.Read entry
Three Valleys Instructor Course - Week 7
It's week seven and we're closing in on crunch time!
The week got off to a great start as Callum and Jonathan passed their Level 1 re-sit exam, many congratulations to both of them. With 2 weeks left until the BASI Level 2 exams, the groups are back with the trainers they had in the beginning, concentrating on polishing up on some minor things that need to be addressed and/or changed.Read entry
Big White Instructor Course - Week 7
Welcome back to another update from Big White where we have been blessed with sunshine and fresh snow; the best combo possible.Read entry
What would a Brexit mean for a ski holiday in Europe - infographic
The UK goes to the polls on 23rd June and if, like with the team at SnowSkool, skiing/ snowboarding is your life you probably want to vote to remain in the EU and have full and unrestricted access to the world’s favourite ski areas.Read entry
The best of the best: five of the world’s greatest ski runs
There are hundreds - thousands - of ski runs for you to choose from across the world, from Canada to France, Italy to Switzerland. All have their merits, this much is true - but when it comes to the best of the best, which ones come out on top?Read entry
Ski Fashion through the ages: from the 1950s to the present day
Just like any trends that have taken place since the 1950s - from poodle skirts to chunky highlights - ski gear has certainly been no exception in providing Facebook photos that elicit gasps of “what was I thinking?” when someone gets hold of an old picture and tags you in it.
Here, we reminisce with us about some classic ski gear, from the past few decades:Read entry
Steep, deep and unpatrolled… plan for a safer backcountry adventure
Snowskool’s Sales and Marketing Manager - and former ski instructor and ski patrol member - Chris Glebocki, has seen his fair share of off-piste situations. Here’s his advice on the basics you need for a safer backcountry adventure.Read entry
Five of the Scariest Black Runs in The World
Maybe you’re seeking an extra challenge - maybe you’re looking for something that’ll ensure you are the talk of the town during that evening’s après-ski. Whatever your reasons for seeking out the world’s scariest black runs, there’s no denying that you’ll get your daily RDA of adrenaline, and then some, with this lot.Read entry
Xmas Gifts for The Skier or Snowboarder in Your Life
On the first day of Christmas, my true love said ‘let’s ski!’
With not too many shopping days to go, here is our list of xmas gift selections for skiers and snowboarders, sure to please the powder hound in your life.Read entry