Cardrona, Mountains, Places in NZ, Work Life
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Multinational Ski Instructor Training

Today was my first day as a Ski Instructor on the mountain – not yet teaching but lots of training. Apparently there are 22 different nations on our team – from classic skiing nations such as the US, Canada & Sweden to exotic places such as Bermuda to South Africa – so it was very interesting to hear how different countries have different teaching methods. Everything is a little bit different in the New Zealand system: slopes are called groomers but not marked as such, they have runs marked green (the easiest ones) and there are check-in points on the slopes where you meet with other instructors to split up your students. A very informative and fun first day on the mountain – here’s a little insight into my daily life:



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