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  1. Instructors: Should I get the certification? Is it worth it?

    Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching
    I love snowboarding and I would do it all day, every day if I could. It's all I can think about and all I want to do with my time. I'm looking into getting my level 1 instructor certification here in the US and just want to gather some opinions and experiences from instructors. The average price...
  2. Should I take a Snowboard Instructor Course?

    Snowboarding General Chat
    Hey, I'm pretty new to this forum site so please go easy on me. I'm just looking for advice is all. I've been on 2 trips so far and hoping to go for the third next year so I'm very much new to the sport but I just can't seem to get enough of it. As for my ability, I'm able to get down blues...
  3. Kid SKI instructor at Breck on Saturday March 5th?

    Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching
    Hello everyone! I'm traveling to Breck with my 9 year old daughter on Friday. I'm a boarder but she skis. I's only her 2nd trip. Since I'm an intermediate boarder I'm really not comfortable riding our first day back since last year... Can anyone recommend an affordable instructor for...
  4. Season as Snowboard Instructor

    General Travel Forum
    Hey, Im looking at doing my first season within the next year, i have looked at multiple options of jobs, bar work, chalet work etc but have come across courses offering training to become a snowboard instructor with a guaranteed job at the end of the course for the whole of the season...
  5. Snowboard Instructor

    Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching
    Hey guys, So I'm considering taking off my spring semester of college to work out in the ski industry in the mountains for the season. I'm an Outdoor Recreation major and would like experience as an instructor because I would eventually like to work as a backcountry guide for a heliskiing...
  6. Hunter Mtn Snowboard Instructor

    Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching
    Hello Riders. I'm a beginner/intermediate rider and have learned much of my riding from friends, YouTube and visiting various online sites. I'm able to ride greens and struggle a little with the blues. The switch from heel side to toe side scares the hell out of me on the blues because I feel as...
  7. No money in instructing

    Snowboarding General Chat
    I just got a job working weekends as a snowboard instructor at Gunstock. I'm just doing it for fun, but damn was I surprised at the shitty pay. It only pays 7.50/hr and only if you have a lesson. Do all mountains pay this badly? I'm just glad that I'm not trying to do it as a full time job. It...
  8. Complete noob, thinking of taking an intensive instructors course

    General Travel Forum
    I've never boarded or skied before but I'm interested in taking an instructors course. I've surfed a bit and picked it up quite easily and I've been told it's quite similar to snowboarding. The course I'm looking at will qualify me as a ski and snowboard instructor, but it'll cost me £5000...