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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THE VERBIER VIDEO

THE VERBIER VIDEO
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EQUIPMENT ADVICE: SKIS 2019 – 2020

EQUIPMENT ADVICE: SKIS 2019 – 2020

OUR SIMPLE CHECK LIST: Here is our simple guide to choosing the best ski for you and your Peak Leaders course: Choose a piste performance ski Avoid race skis – especially with a race plate (they will simply be too stiff to be versatile enough) Avoid an off-piste ski (they will be too wide for piste skiing) Avoid twin tips (they are usually too soft […]

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WHY IS A COURSE IN ARGENTINA SO AMAZING?

WHY IS A COURSE IN ARGENTINA SO AMAZING?

We often get asked why we run our Bariloche course – after all Argentina is a long way away and nobody in the Northern Hemisphere seems to know much about skiing down there. But we always say that’s precisely why we do it – travelling all the way to Argentina, discovering a new culture, a different way of life, skiing an area most people have […]

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VERBIER 2018 2019 – WEEKS 9 & 10

VERBIER 2018 2019 – WEEKS 9 & 10

Game time! The BASI level 2 exam begins this week and everyone is looking forward to putting all that they’ve learnt over the past 8 weeks into practice. The exam itself is continuous assessment so it’s a great opportunity for the Peak Leaders to learn from top quality BASI trainers who have a wealth of coaching knowledge. Check out the picture below as BASI trainer […]

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VERBIER 2018 2019 – WEEK 8

VERBIER 2018 2019 – WEEK 8

Guest coach Rupert Goldring (BASI trainer and legend!) joined coaches Will and Emma this week for the final week of Peak Leaders training. Over the course the trainees ski with a number of top quality coaches so that they have the best possible chance to learn all they can about how to improve their own technical skiing and teaching skills. A post shared by Peak […]

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