BASI courses, 2 weeks in Zermatt
Just got back from Zermatt where I got to run a couple of courses, the first was the PDC, professional development course, for L3 qualified Telemark instructors either wanting to either just get better or start on the road to becoming a trainer. 3 days of on snow and off snow development in delivery, teaching, reviewing and of course, Telemarking.
The snow and weather couldn’t have been better, the 5 guys on the course were great to be with too and I believe they went away having enjoyed themselves and improved in a number of ways. A real bonus was that the Italian side of Cervinia opened on the 2nd day so we got to ski on the sunny side and eat nice food and pay in euros.
The second week a L1 course was a real blast and after a shaky start for few of them everyone was at a very decent level. The guys improved a lot over the 5 days and the highlight for me was watching them rip up the bumps on the last day after looking down them for the first time and thinking, *?&!%*, then really giving it some and getting a rousing applause from the alpine guys watching.
Well that’s the way to start the season, all we need is some snow to turn up soon and thing can start back home in the Portes du Soleil!! Hope to see you there.