Insider information on the ski & snowboard industry and our ski and snowboard instructor courses.
While visiting the 11 week instructor course in Banff, I was lucky enough to join the trip to Kicking Horse. It has a reputation as one of Canada’s best steep and deep resorts, so I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, to see whether it lives up to its reputation.
It’s always hard to make solid opinions about a resort after such a short space of time, Read more »
It’s no secret that we love Fernie. Some might say we’re obsessed, in fact I’d say it was fair to say we’re obsessed. The other day in London a guy asked me how to get to the nearest tube and I just started telling him about how awesome Fernie is. He gave me an odd look but deep down he knows he wants to become a snowboard instructor in Fernie. Why wouldn’t he?! Read more »
All eyes here at Nonstop have been on the current season in the northern hemisphere lately, It’s been awesome to see endless photos of skiers and snowboarders on our instructor courses and performance camps charging through biblical snowfall in Canada and France. Once again it’s been an epic season up north – and still very much is with a couple months left to go! That’s why it was a pleasant surprise to hear reports of another big snowfall… only this time it was in New Zealand! Read more »
This season has seen record snowfalls in both Canada and Europe; it seems not a week goes by that we don’t hear of yet another ‘snowstorm of the year’! Last week it was Fernie, with participants on our instructor courses and performance camps enjoying over 130cm of snowfall in a matter of days. This week it’s Banff’s turn, with the Sunshine Village Ski Patrol calling it the ‘biggest snowstorm in 40 years’! Read more »
WOW! It has been a truly epic week of powder snow in Fernie BC – definitely my favourite week of the winter so far! The week began with an excited buzz in the Nonstop Red Tree Lodge as it started puking snow on Friday, and didn’t stop all weekend long. Beginning on Saturday with 34cm and more during the day, then on to a massive Sunday when we woke to 56cms and it continued with 8-10cms each hour all day long. The snow was so light and dry that it was skiing like it was 1m deep, I saw the first patrollers reach the bottom of Timber Chair with waist-deep snow! It was a day of face-shots, giggles and a whole lotta whooping! Lucky, lucky Georgie from our London office timed her annual trip to Fernie perfectly – check out the shots of Georgie and I hitting the big powder off the Boom chair on Sunday… Read more »