BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 8

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 8

It’s the final week of the BASI Level 2 and everyone has worked incredibly hard to put themselves in the best possible place to pass. All the Peak Leaders trainees have worked on improving their technical skiing and teaching sessions over the past 7 weeks and everyone has made massive changes. Here is Finn getting some “mad angs” on his long turns during the week! […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 7

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 7

Game time! After 6 weeks of skiing we’re now at the business end of the course. The Peak Leaders began their BASI level 2 exam on Monday. Over the past month and a half they have worked hard to better their own individual skiing skills: from on-piste technique to off-piste skills, from race training to freestyle sessions – as well as learning how to deliver […]

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SAAS FEE – OUR FAVOURITE (SECRET) RESORT

SAAS FEE – OUR FAVOURITE (SECRET) RESORT

Saas Fee is one of those resorts that seem to be under the radar of most skiers – and we are very happy about keeping this amazing Swiss secret… In fact we think Saas Fee the best place in Europe to qualify before the season kicks off. And that’s why we run our Peak Leaders ski instructor training course in Saas Fee every autumn. As […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 6

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 6

Wow! What a great training week! We have had every kind of weather possible. The first few days were overcast and it was difficult to find windows of visibility to practice. However BASI trainer James Bennet kept the Peak Leaders focused on the task at hand, namely to keep on improving. And then, after all the snow, the clouds cleared and the team got to […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 5

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 5

So now it’s on to the business end of the Peak Leaders Argentina course! BASI examiner James Bennet arrived on the weekend and he is here to train and assess the group over the next four weeks. Like any BASI exam, James is here to examine but also to coach and help the group as much as possible to improve both their own technical skiing […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 4

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 4

The conditions at Cerro Catedral have been epic up the mountain for our last week of training! The hero piste’s have been in great shape and the team have been loving ripping up the fresh corduroy each morning! Plus, this has given us the perfect training ground to practice and develop everyone’s technical skiing before the BASI Level 1 exam starting next week! Over the […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 3

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 3

Powder! A massive snowfall over night and clear conditions the next morning meant that the Peak Leaders were treated to some true Patagonia powder – and they made the most of it! Skiing variable snow is a key part of the level 2 exam and so practicing it is essential. That’s a good excuse anyway! The snow was amazing and everyone wanted the chance to […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 2

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 2

The snow kept on falling this week which is ideal to build a perfect base for the season however it can make it hard to get around. The main roads are cleaned super quickly but Sofia and Alex came up with a novel idea for getting around town!   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Peak Leaders (@peakleaders) on Jul 31, 2019 […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 1

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 1

Peak Leaders are back in Bariloche, Argentina! And right on cue the snow started falling for days on end. The massive storms mean that conditions in the resort of Cerro Catedral have been given the best possible start, many locals are even saying that they haven’t seen this much snow for over 20 years and it’s due to snow even more soon! View this post […]

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EQUIPMENT ADVICE: BOOTS 2019 – 2020

EQUIPMENT ADVICE: BOOTS 2019 – 2020

  “WHICH BOOTS SHOULD I USE FOR MY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE AND BASI EXAMS?”   WHY DO BOOTS MATTER? You may be thinking why do ski boots even matter? After all they’re just heavy, cumbersome lumps of plastic which I have to reluctantly shove my feet into every morning – just so I have a way of attaching my feet to my skis… Well there’s […]

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