In this post we introduce Alex Potton, the latest contributor to the Ski Club's blog, who tells all about the Chamonix Valley and why it makes the perfect summer holiday destination:
In her final blog post of the season, pro freeride snowboarder Angelica Sykes tells all about her season. And although it didn’t go as planned, she’s stacked full of positivity for the 2016/17 winter!
Beth looks back on her snow-filled winter and recounts an intense week spent on the Hintertux Glacier, retaking her BASI 2 exams at the end of the season - how did it go?
Our blogger in the Italian Dolomites, Beth Lloyd, tells us how she has picked up ski touring almost from scratch this season – with fantastic results.
From a young age, I always assumed that I would end up going to University. Through school, it never occurred to me that I could do anything else – I was going to finish my A-levels, do a degree and get a job. Easy as that. But, as I neared the end of my secondary school studies, I started to […]
Since delivering my last departure speech to a guest filled coach and waving goodbye to the place and people that had made the great memoires of the last five months in Mayrhofen, my last transfer day and last season had sadly come to an end. The countdown to return had however begun. Having worked three seasons in Austria, two in […]
Ski Club Leader Ryan Davison Crisp has skipped Europe to spend an entire season in Whistler. In this latest instalment of his blog he ventures off the beaten track to discover more about the area’s famed backcountry. March 2014, one heck of a snowy month out here in British Columbia. The resort skiing in Whistler Blackcomb has been truly amazing […]
Ski Club of Great Britain member Tessa Regan is in Tignes for a ‘gap-year’ – saying goodbye to city life and hello to sun, snow and seasonnaires… better late than never! So at the end of a pretty tiring two week assessment for BASI Level 2, I have some good news and some bad news.
Ski Club of Great Britain member Tessa Regan is in Tignes for a ‘gap-year’ – saying goodbye to city life and hello to sun, snow and seasonnaires… better late than never! Well I’m not sure where the last 8 weeks of our Gapski course have gone, but all of a sudden I find myself about to begin the final two week assessment for BASI Level 2. Am I ready? I’m not sure, but I guess I’ll soon find out! During half term week I was lucky enough to be able to spend every morning shadowing one of the TDC instructors, which I found immensely valuable, giving me some much needed insight into how to structure lessons and how to systematically build the learning throughout the week, while still making sure the lessons were fun and enjoyable.
Ski Club of Great Britain member Tessa Regan is in Tignes for a ‘gap-year’ – saying goodbye to city life and hello to sun, snow and seasonnaires… better late than never! Constant snow makes learning to become a ski instructor tricky! Greetings from Tignes, where I am now 6 weeks into my 10-week Gapski ski instructor training course. In the last 2 weeks we have been continuing our training both on and off-piste and learning to become competent and confident skiers in all conditions and on all types of terrain. This has been particularly testing as we have had a very long run of snowy days with bad visibility – great news for the snow depth and quality, but very difficult for us poor trainee ski instructors trying to improve our skiing.