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
How to Ski Powder - More Tips from Snowskool
Earlier this year, Snowskool humbly offered some tips on How to Ski Powder, which were well received by powder lovers across the globe. Here are some more...Read entry
How to Ski Moguls - 5 Tips
Moguls, a divisive topic, but love ‘em or hate ‘em – it’s a good idea to know how to handle 'em. Here are Snowskool’s top 5 tips to improve your mogul skiing.Read entry
How not to be a Punter on the slopes - 5 Tips
A beginner should not expect to be laughed at for asking Jean-Baptiste, the tanned demi-God ski instructor, if there is a right ski and a left ski before setting off downhill. But, should he ask which way the skis should point or indeed clip into skis with the tips at the tail and the tails at the tip, he should absolutely expect to be laughed off the slopes and taken in a taxi to the nearest airport. For a PUNTER he most certainly is… Here’s SnowSkool’s guide on to how not to be one this season…Read entry
How to Ski Off Piste Safely - 5 Tips!
Skiing off piste can be exhilarating but it can also be dangerous so it’s best approached with caution. Nonetheless, off-piste skiing is still popular. So if you are going to do some off-piste skiing then here are five tips and things to check.Read entry
How to Ski Powder: Skiing Tips & Tricks
Powder skiing – what a joy! But there are ways to do it better and enjoy the stuff more – here are five top tips from Mark Shaxted, our CSIA Level 4 Ski Instructor based at Big White.Read entry