My Canadian season as a ski instructor – Josh Heinrich – Blog 3

7th January 2014

Based at the legendary Big White Resort in Canada, Josh Heinrich is carving up as a newly fledged ski instructor having completed his EA instructor training. Here is his latest update:

Test
The three-day exam was a success as I ended up with my level 1 ski certificate. Over those three days I learnt even more about my skiing technique then before and how to approach each lesson and schedule the lesson to the individuals needs. To be honest I wouldn’t of thought my skiing would come to this level, it fills great to be able to approach any terrain and ski it with confidence and style.

Avalanche course
The avalanche course was challenging due to the fact that on the day we went to go into the wilderness with our guide and teacher Matt Attom. The conditions were not favourable as there were gale force winds and freezing temperatures.

We ended up going down to a protected spot to learn about basic avalanche practice with our transmitters, shovels, and probes, which was very beneficially and opened us up to the world of back country. By second half of the day it had cleared up but by the time we summitted again to try go back country I ended up with frostbite on my nose and Matt felt it was wise to call it a day and go have a fresh brew!


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