A Ski Instructor Internship in Japan - Keir Harvey - Blog 1

8th December 2014

Keir Harvey is joining a strong team of skiers who will be based at Club Med Sahoro in Japan this winter training and working as a ski instructor in Japan. He will be blogging over the next few months and letting us in on what its really like to live in the Japanese mountains! His first blog is below...
From the exotic shores of Liverpool to the bright lights of Tokyo!

Konnichiwa guys! My names Keir Harvey; I’m 21 and I’m your official EA blogger for the forthcoming 2014/15 season in Sahoro, Japan. I’m originally from Liverpool and I’ve recently graduated from the University of Brighton having studied Physical Geography & Geology, so I guess you can say I love rocks and rivers.

So here we are months of waiting and it’s finally here, Japan 2014/15. Like most of the new recruits it’s been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, a mixed bag of nerves, apprehension but above all excitement. I seriously can’t wait to meet all the cool new EA people and hit the slopes. Even Japan itself is a culture that I’m really looking forward to divulging myself into.
Skiing has always been one of my favourite pastimes and I’ve been lucky enough that my mother was once a ski instructor and has taught me the ways and developed my ski skills.
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I’m buzzing to be going out there and I’m really relishing this once in a lifetime opportunity. I’ve even been brushing up on my Japanese, watashi wa Keir desu, pretty much an expert right? But on a serious note having the opportunity to teach a sport I love and hopefully get other people into the sport would be fantastic. I actually can’t wait to experience the famous powder snow that Japan has to offer and take part in the course. So for now sayonara!

If you are keen to learn more about the EA ski instructor internship in Japan, click here for more information on what it involves, and what the first steps are to get involved! The team at EA have a wealth of experience and seasons under their belt so are well equipped to answer any questions you might have.