MORZINE 10 WEEK SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSE 2016: POWDER, CARVE TURNS & REAL CLIENTS (WEEK 4)
Week 4 of the Morzine 10 week ski & snowboard instructor course and the trainees got their fill of powder, carve turns, real clients and some ice skating thrown in too. Here’s group leader Tom with the update…
A fantastic week with everyone, and a busy schedule for both skiers and snowboarders. Andy from BASS Ski School scoured for some hidden spots where the powder was plentiful, enabling the trainees to practice their powder skiing. It didn’t take long for the skiiers to look natural, and will be required for nexts weeks predicted weather…powder, powder, powder!!
What we learned
Tony from Mint Snowboarding worked his group through carve turns, some other new moves and gain much more confidence in the park, an amazing lesson from Tony with everyone adding even more skills to the instructor roster!
Even more exciting this week though, the first week of our trainees showing our course instructors from Mint and Bass how they shape up in front of real clients. Both awesome and challenging, the trainees were put through their paces, and when they got back they swapped stories of reward and even a few comedy falls haha…all good experience!!
And the fun we had!
This weeks active rest came in the form of some ice skating, a personal highlight and proving that some of our most graceful skiers were transformed to something…eh..a little less so on the ice haha!!
To their credit though, our snowboarders, Jake and Georgia took to it quite well, however Freddie was our resident Bambi on ice. It’s a long way to fall when you’re 6ft2, and Freddies quite genius solution was to provide his knees with some extra padding, and wrap some socks round them for extra protection.
Next week the trainees will continue their journey, and step some more. Next week is half-term, and everyone will get the chance to shadow the instructors working with children, picking up some vital differences between adult and child learning.
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