Darragh here, Course Leader on Whistler Bike Park Academy just keeping you up to date on the goings on. And lets start off with the good news! Yes, we got a 100% pass rate for our crew on the IDP Level 1 … Epic riding, awesome result! What an epic week the trainees have had. I can’t even think where to start? Every aspect of the first week here […]
Another week has flown-by out here in Banff. It isn’t long until the guys and girls have to put the past couple of months training to the ultimate test and take their level 2 assessment. The start of week 9 marked the dreaded 2-week countdown. If there were any changes that the trainees needed to make to their skiing or snowboarding it would be […]
Another week in beautiful Whistler and what a week it has been. We began by wrapping up the assessments for the Level 1 portion of the course, with everyone passing. Well done to the whole crew! They are all officially mountain bike instructors! So suitably a few drinks to celebrate were in order and everyone is stoked. So as if that wasn’t enough of a […]
Week 2 kicked off with stepping up our riding and our speed, with a focus on cornering technique. We searched out long flat switchbacks, tight berms and off-camber corners. Fun times and everyone’s riding was noticeably improving. We also threw in cuttys, bump turns and got some drifting turns happening also. Our weekly BBQs are always a good chance to chill out with a few […]
The final video blog from Banff 2014 catches up with our trainee ski and snowboard instructors on the day of their CSIA/CASI level 2 results. This year all of the trainees walked away with the level 2 qualification so there was definitely reason for celebration. Congratulations team!