Insider information on the ski & snowboard industry and our ski and snowboard instructor courses.
The third of this year’s Snow Safaris has just got underway. Over the next couple of weeks our lucky group of skiers and snowboarders will be travelling around some of the best “steep and deep” resorts in the world: Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Red Mountain and Fernie.
Here’s how the first couple of days have gone, from Carlos our guide for the trip:
10 ravenous snow seekers have finally gathered upon Kicking Horse Resort in the little western Canadian town of Golden BC with the same goal in mind – to shralp the pow and shred the gnar! Read more »
Ever wondered what the typical week on a snowboard instructor course is like? Well think no longer! Thanks to Terra for this great update from Level 1 exam week in Banff…
Monday Feb 6th
Today’s the first day of our Level 1 exams – at least it was for the skiers. As snowboarders, our exams are a day shorter in length, so while the skiers prepped and crammed, we were boarding the bus to spend another sweet day at Lake Louise under bluebird skies and a blazing sun. Read more »
We like to keep everyone up to date with how the ski and snowboard instructor courses and camps are going in Canada and France. As well as our regular diaries that we publish from the clients on our courses, you can now get some great insights directly from the horse’s mouth. Several of this year’s Nonstoppers have been keeping their own blogs about their experiences this season. Read more »
The last week before level one and the tension started to mount with punctuality, concentration and perspiration much increased, even with some lagging from the previous nights exertions. The weather was cloudy to match the more serious nature of the lessons. In Charlie’s group some were close to tears as the intense scrutiny we were put under stretched some to breaking point. As a result of the day’s intensity and in small part the night before’s, Monday night was a quiet affair punctuated by little of any interest. Read more »
Previously in our updates from Serre Chevalier, our trainee instructors had been working heavily on their slalom race training. While on holiday in Serre Chevalier last week I hooked up with Ryan and Adam to get an insight on how it’s all been going. They were both buzzing with excitement and were having an amazing time pushing themselves to the limit. The enormity of the Test Technique had become a reality for them but they were fully dedicated to giving their all. Read more »