We’d had to wait a long time thanks to Covid, but boy was it worth it. So, as the Panorama 21/22 season finally ends, we look back on an epic four months and some fantastic moments and results.

November 2021

It started with the Interns, as it always does! After a mad dash to avoid looming Covid restrictions, we couldn’t have had a better start to the season. The conditions were excellent, and everyone hit the ground running, excited to finally be back on the snow.

The training was intense, but we had 11 new Level 1 instructors ready to get out there and teach for Christmas at the end of the three weeks.

It was a proper learning curve as everyone settled into their new lives as bonafide instructors. Of course, everyone had their fair share of highs and lows, from great to horrible kids. But as experience grew, so did the confidence. And before you knew it, they were all hardened instructors, ready to take on the world (and the odd bratty client!).

January 2022

Soon it was the turn of the Ski Patrol and Fast Track 7 Weekers, coming out at the start of January. The snow gods blessed them by giving some of the best powder conditions for their arrival. Ready to have fun and hit the mountain hard, the bar and the common room.

Over the seven weeks, 27 joined us on the slopes. It was crazy, fun, and it was hard work. But thanks to our clients and their outstanding instructors, we had some of the best pass rates on record, even with the odd broken wrist!

100% pass rate on the Level 2 ski, that’s sixteen new instructors ready to get out and teach next season. Five newly qualified patrollers who are prepared to save our skins when we get into trouble. Three new Level 2 snowboard instructors, and five new level 1’s.

In between all this hard work, we had a lot of good times off the slopes and crammed in the fun. Ice skating and barbecue on the lake, snowmobiling, paragliding and Heli skiing, to name a few. In fact, by the time everyone got ready to leave, most of us needed a holiday to recover!


Group of snowboarders in lesson

March 2022

As the season tracked on, the interns kept up the good work at the ski school. But soon, it would be their turn, and at the end of March, it was time for the next set of Level 2 exams. After a season of teaching and training, everyone felt as prepared as possible, and it showed. Again, a 100% Level 2 pass rate for all our interns is incredible.

So incredibly proud of everyone’s hard work. A huge thanks to the fantastic instructors for making the Panorama 21/22 season so successful. From the amazing Level 4’s, Will, Cam, Drew and Jason. To the Ski Patrol team, Rachel, Neil, and Ryan, but to name a few. To Harry and Craig for all their help behind the scenes. And especially Ali for keeping the schedule running and her fantastic instruction.

Thanks to Maci, Talia, and everyone who entered photos and videos, we have now entered the Digital 21st century and have a TikTok account. They say a picture paints a thousand words. Well, TikTok just exploded that.

Of course, we back here at the Wintersports HQ. Like to think we had our part to play, but we know who the real stars are. Thanks again to everyone who made this such an epic season.

Want to do a course with us at Panorama? Then go to our Ski Instructors page and Snowboard Instructors page to see what’s on offer.