Winter Sports Company Snow News
15th July 2015
Ski instructors and snowboard instructors like to keep in touch with the winter, even when the sun is shining here in Blighty. The news round up will keeping you up to date with everything going on in the world of snow!
From the very latest in resort news to tips on how to look after your kit – this is your one stop shop for bitesize snow news!
New Zealand… We’re Coming For You!
Excited Winter Sports Company clients have started their NZSIA ski instructor course and SBINZ snowboard instructor course this week. Whilst I sit writing this in an office in rainy old England, they are out enjoying the amazing snow conditions in Cardrona, New Zealand. Not jealous. Not jealous at all.
Worlds Longest Rail – Conquered.
I’m not one for the terrain park, I love long, sweeping runs and off piste challenges. I am the biggest wimp at the WSC, catching air terrifies me (I didn’t say this at interview, shhhh). I have nothing but awe and admiration for Nitro Team rider, Basti Rittig, riding an 84 metre long, 1 metre high rail.
The rail was so long, during the first attempt the snowboards were actually melting from the friction! See the footage.
Go Snow App
A snowboard instructor in New Zealand called Sean Bellerby has created a brilliant new app called Go Snow, making it easier skiers and snowboarders worldwide to plan trips and meet up. Think a social media app for skiing and snowboarding – the location settings work like dating app Tinder (but this is not a dating app!)
The Go Snow creators state ‘We’d love you to use it to ride more, explore more, socialize more, and have more fun both on and off the snow!’
How Do Team GB Train in Summer?
Trampolines, mats and foam pits – you couldn’t get much further from the slopes, but this is how the freestyle skiers and snowboarders train off the snow. After the success of Sochi 2014, the team’s budget has more than doubled to over £4.8 million, which means that training can be more inventive and more adventurous than ever before – leading to bigger and better tricks!
The safer environment in this alternative training means that our olympic hopefuls can experiment with new tricks with a lower risk of injury.