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Articles and news from our ski instructor courses in the winter and in the summer. Including detailed accounts of courses from clients.
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Words by SnoworksGAP 2016 instructor Kinvara Robertson on her GAP year. In October 2016, I embarked upon what proved to be some of the best weeks of my life. During my 8-week course with Snoworks GAP I learnt a huge amount of skills to develop my skiing and learn the skills of teaching the sport. This put us all in very good stead for the BASI level 1 and 2 exams we were about to undertake....

Matt Chapman SnoworksGAP BASI level 1 and 2 Autumn 2015 After finishing college last year, still not knowing what I want to do with my life, I thought about what opportunities there would be off Island (I live in the Channel Islands), working but also enjoying life! My brother had achieved BASI levels 1 & 2 whilst on a gap year course with SnoworksGAP and after him telling me what a great experience he had and how...

  Following on from the last two fitness related blogs “Skiing and Cycling the perfect marriage” and “Weight training and Plyometrics” we bring you the last in the series “Core, the Centre of it all” The core muscles are paramount to your general health and wellbeing and in addition to that will be of huge benefit to your skiing performance assisting in balance, stability, recovery and injury prevention. The muscles within the core are made up of the...

Weight training & Plyometrics for skiing You don’t need to look far to see the importance of weight training and plyometrics in the world of skiing. You Tube videos of our ski racing heros’ performing amazing feats of strength and balance combined. Video Whilst I strongly advise not trying this at home, we can and should learn from it and can create our own versions of programs and exercises to makes us stronger, fitter and more...

#strongskilegs has been the default hashtag on SnoworksGAP’s Instagram this spring and summer, the reason being is that the SnoworksGAP lead instructor Lee Townend, has been bitten by the road cycling bug. It doesn’t matter what you do to keep fit, but if you are considering training to become a ski instructor, or are already working your way through the BASI ski instructor system (or other training associations), then getting and keeping fit is an imperative part...

  (image is Rupert G ripping the windsurf in Greece summer 2015) SnoworksGAP Ski instructors - What do they do in the off season??? Ever wondered what a SnoworksGAP ski instructor does in the summer? The question you will get asked the most as a ski instructor is: - ‘So what do you do in the summer?’ So I thought a quick blog telling you what the team at SnoworksGAP get up to in summer might be fun! Lee Townend – GAP director and BASI...

  Working in 'Japow' as a ski instructor. The best job in the world!  Words by SnoworksGAP 2014 ski instructor Joe Cutler.  Immediately after passing my BASI level 2 (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) I was in a plane heading to Niseko, Japan to work for 'Go Snow' ski school. The skiing in Japan is famous for one thing, powder. This season has been a poor season and we've still had twice the snow fall of the Alps in a good year, it's also...

Words by SnoworksGAP ski instructor Nick Jenner. Working at the Hermitage Club: Despite failing the technical component of my BASI 2 exam, I was fortunate to have two jobs offers to instruct, one in Switzerland, the other at the Hermitage Club in the US. After much deliberation, I chose the Hermitage Club. Why? Firstly, I had always wanted to work in the US and obtaining a work VISA is immensely difficult (particularly as a ski instructor) and the...