“The Winter Sports Company organised my internship so that I received high-quality training, and they helped me pass both levels 1 and 2 in my first season. They continued to support me and supplied me with contacts for my first teaching season. The Internship course was great and packed full of experience. It definitely helped me when applying for jobs. It made me stand out in front of the crowd. Without The Winter Sports Company, I would not be where I am today.”Josh Terry

Meet Josh

Josh Terry completed a CSIA ski instructor internship with the Winter Sports Company in 2012. He trained and qualified for his level 1 at the beginning of the season and then worked for the snow school; by the end of the winter, Josh had achieved his CSIA level 2 ski instructor certification.

Development

After qualification, he went to work for the Edmonton ski club, where he gave private lessons, worked with school groups and helped out in the kids club. In 2013 he spent his winter in Japan working for Evergreen International Ski School.

Josh flourished in Japan. He worked primarily for the Kids club and gave private lessons to adults progressing to higher-end coaching. However, his skiing had improved so much that he was invited to become part of the ski school demo team.

Josh is good at instructing children. And whilst in Japan, he was asked to go to other resorts to teach kids. His talents were spotted, and Evergreen also asked him to help with the Yeti Club (children’s daycare), where he eventually became the Day Care Supervisor.

What happened next for Josh?

He did not return home. Instead, he followed the snow to Australia, where he was taken on at Mount Hotham as chief of timing for the Racing and Events Department. Josh was responsible for all timing and calculation of ski races. The high point of his season down under was officiating at the Australia and New Zealand Continental Cup Ski and Board Cross.