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Old 11-20-2011, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New Job On The Slopes

Hey guys, I have recently applied for a job as a snowsports instructor at my local hill and I would love some tips.
I'm only 15 and would consider myself an intermediate rider. I'm going to be teaching kids if I get the job, but first I have to do well in the on snow training they will give me. They are going to spend 2 days lecturing me, and then 2 days on evaluating my skill and teaching abilities. So I would love some tips relating to the on snow stuff. Is there any tips on how to not do something stupid while warming up on the snow? I haven't been out for almost a year. Do any of you guys have any tips on doing well with "teaching" the instructors a lesson that they teach me first? Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks guys!

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Old 11-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't get to discouraged if they don't take you in.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you'll probably want to ride and get good before you go and try to teach others to do it, or you may end up teaching them wrong.
plus your young, don't feel bad if you dont get it, but good luck I guess haha
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Since your only 15, if you do get the job; you'll be an instuctor for the SCREAMERS (little kids that yell, cry and would rather throw snowballs at your balls) cause the parents would rather have you babysit so they can go and rip some turns. Good luck with getting that job.

btw you'll be hiking up/down the bunny slope.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies thus far! I understand that there is a good chance that I won't get it. But I also applied for a job on the tube hill. Therefore of I don't get the instructor position I can still snowboard for free.
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Good luck. The 1st lesson I got was a few years back, was taught by a 14 year old and I was 21 lol. The kid new knew his stuff and helped me link turns! I think if you know what you are doing age should not be a problem.
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