How to Become a Mature Ski or Snowboard Instructor: FAQs
The average age of those joining courses and doing seasons is quite young (18-25), however this does not mean that older people can’t do the same. And we’re actually seeing more and more interest from people over the age of 40 – in fact we sometimes get people on courses in their late 50s.
Here’s our FAQs on becoming a mature ski or snowboard instructor.Read entry
How to… Snowboard on Moguls
Moguls are not a subject that Snowboarders tend to get excited about and very rarely will a rider jump with joy at the mention of moguls. But, that being the case, they sometimes have to be done.
So whether it be to get to the park, or the lead up to your favourite powder stash, here are some tips that should help you get down those bumps that skiers love the most.Read entry
How to… ski or snowboard in trees
Skiing through trees - or tree skiing as it is more known within the skiing world - can be one of the most magical days on the mountain if conditions are right.
But you’ve got to know how to do it safely. So here are our top tips to doing it safely, and well, and get you reaching for your skis and snowboards at the first signs of snow on the trees.Read entry
How to start a new life in New Zealand - with a Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course
It’s hard to meet someone who’s been to New Zealand and didn’t love the place. The spectacular scenery offers an outdoor lifestyle and a sense of space that few other countries can match. And the country is consistently voted one of the friendliest and best in the world. Here's how to make the move, starting with an instructor course.Read entry
How to… Become an Elite Snowboard Instructor in France
Believe it or not, becoming an elite snowboard instructor in France is even more difficult than becoming a ski instructor in France, or even becoming a marine. Here's an overview of the process...Read entry
How to… Ski Off Cliff Drops & Cornices
For some skiing on pistes is just not exciting enough - and when the snow falls deep and the powder days approach the need to divert from the beaten path becomes strong.
Well, here are SnowSkool’s tips to landing your first cliff drop, or progressing to larger drops.Read entry
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
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
How to Take Your Snowboarding to the Next Level: Tips & Tricks
Snowboarding is one of the most exciting winter sports. It's also one of the most frustrating. After learning how to use a chair lift, perform basic turns, and tackle every blue square trail on the mountain, many snowboarders reach a standstill in performance. Here are our tips on how to get great.Read entry
How to Pole Plant: Skiing Tips & Tricks
Skiers should always pole plant. But too many skiers use their poles as weapons or don't even use them at all. Here's Snowskool's guide to how to pole plant more effectively.Read entry