Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2017 Week 5
This week the students were introduced to level 2 training.
With all the snowskoolers keen to get some time away from the magic carpet, level 2 has been a welcome step up and change for all!Read entry
Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2017 Week 4
The past 3 weeks of training and hard graft have all led up to this week. Monday morning rolled around and at 9 o’clock the Level 1 exams kicked off.
In classic New Zealand style, whenever an exam is about to take place, it is customary for the weather to turn. Monday morning was no exception. However, after a heavy snowfall through Monday night, Tuesday brought with it fresh lines and sunshine.Read entry
Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2017 Week 3
This is it; the final week before the level 1 exams kick off and it has been a week of demonstration skiing and riding.
The skiers have been working pretty much non-stop at fine-tuning their wedge turns to absolute perfection, ready to knock the examiners out of the park with their precision.
The snowboarders have been fine tuning their own J-turns all week too.Read entry
Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2017 Week 2
The course is starting to settle into its stride, now we are into week 2.
Everyone has gotten to know the hill well - exploring all those secret pockets of untouched snow.Read entry
Cardrona, New Zealand - Instructor Courses 2017 Week 1
So after many hours of work back at home and careful saving, Saturday 8th of July finally came around. Or Friday the 7th for keen early SnowSkoolers.
From the 12 o’clock check-in right until 22:30 Clark and I were checking people in - and helping everyone get settled into their new home for the next 11 weeks.Read entry
Cardrona Instructor Course 2016 - Week 10
It's the end of the road in Cardrona for 2016 / 2017. What an amazing season.
We've had a great pass rate this year: 100% of the skiers and snowboarders passed their L1 exams and more than 80% of skiers and snowboarders passed their L2. But rather than waffling on about how the course went, here's something a bit more visual to tell you how it all went.Read entry
Cardrona Instructor Course 2016 - Week 9
It's been a week of mixed weather for the L2 exam candidations, but it ended on a stunning lakeside BBQ high!Read entry
Cardrona Instructor Course 2016 - Week 8
This week was a little different because the crew had their first day of training off the hill. It'll soon be time for the Level 2 exams...Read entry
Cardrona Instructor Course 2016 - Week 7
Here in Wanaka, we've reached a critical time now, with the students getting down to the more finely tuned details of their own skiing/riding ahead of the Level 2 exams.Read entry
Cardrona Instructor Course 2016 - Week 6
Week 6: Wanaka blessed us with a string of bluebird days which made for heaps of good training & practice as our students made the mammoth step between level 1 & 2 training againRead entry