Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2018 Week 8
This week started off with an awesome bluebird weather day on Monday, but unfortunately we couldn’t say the same for Tuesday...however, spirits were high as it was time for the annual ITC (Instructor Training Centre) dress up day! This is an ITC tradition, and the students had been planning their costumes for a while and even the trainers got involved!Read entry
Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2018 Week 7
This week the students were put through their paces with mock Level 2 exams. Tuesday was dedicated to the skiers, and Thursday for snowboarders. These mock exam days are designed so that everyone gets the chance to get to grips on what to expect come the real exam, trial out their skiing/boarding demonstrations with their peers. This is a hugely beneficial exercise for the students - so that they do not get a shock come the real exam but enter with confidence in their preparation and skillset.Read entry
Meet Shauna Rigby: ex-SnowSkooler and APSI L4 National demo team member
Meet Shauna Rigby, an Australian who really has made a successful career from ski instructing. Shauna started off as an unsure teenager with a love for ski racing and a dream to create a career out of her passion. Through hard work and dedication, Shauna has gone from ski racing as a child in Australia, to gain her Level 2 with SnowSkool in Banff Canada, to becoming one of the youngest ever females to reach APSI Level 4. And then to be selected to represent APSI in the national demo ski team!Read entry
How to Become a Ski Instructor in Japan
Japan is one of the most snow-sure countries in the world, literally metres can fall overnight! The quality of the powder is legendary and Japan’s fascinating culture and unbelievable food is also present in the country’s ski resorts. It’s a unique place to instruct with some of the best skiing conditions in the world.Read entry
How to Become a Ski Instructor in Australia
While New Zealand is the more popular next-door neighbour when it comes to ski instructing, and to many people seen as the more attractive location to spend the winter, instructor opportunities in Australia abound and can be more available.
So if you’re thinking about winter in the southern hemisphere then consider Australia, as well as New Zealand!
Here is our guide on how to become an instructor in Australia, in 5 simple-steps!Read entry
Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2018 Week 6
Well isn’t the time flying, we are over half way into the course now and only a few weeks away from the Level 2 exam. This week the groups were shuffled around again so that the students can experience having different trainers. Because everyone is different they may relate to a different trainer, so having the opportunity to do this is a great way to learn in different way.Read entry
How to Become a Snowboard Instructor in Canada - in 5 steps
Canada, what a country.
Amazing scenery, welcoming people, the Rockies, endless pistes of powder and long winter seasons. No wonder so many trainee snowboard instructors dream of working out in Canada’s top resorts, like Banff and Bing White.
To help make the dream reality, here’s our guide on how to become snowboard instructor in Canada in 5 steps….Read entry
How to Become a Snowboard Instructor in Europe
Europe has some of the world’s greatest pistes, resorts and après scenes. Salaries can also be high, so it’s no wonder that a lot of instructors want to work in Europe.
For those of you wondering how it can be achieved, SnowSkool breaks the path to a career in Europe down into steps:Read entry
Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2018 Week 5
Level 1 exam done and dusted. Straight into Level 2 training!
Over the next 5 weeks the skiers will be focusing on more advanced tasks, skill drills and working on bringing their personal skiing up to a Level 2 standard.Read entry
Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2018 Week 4
The first exam week has been and gone, the first hurdle in the ski and board instructor industry has been vaulted! A massive congratulations to all participants’ that sat the level 1 ski or snowboard exam this week. What an achievement to all that have passed, well done! On to the next oneRead entry