Molly Cook reports about her Ski Instructor Training experience with us.
I arrived in Zermatt at the start of the 2019/20 season and the first thing that struck me about the town was the Matterhorn.
I couldn’t quite believe that I would be spending the next months seeing the “Toblerone mountain” on a daily basis, let alone being able to ski for miles with it in view. Coming from teaching at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead it was definitely a big change being in such a large resort, especially being able to ski to Italy!
The course was an amazing opportunity for me to grow as a skier and professionally. In addition to the training, I worked as an instructor for Evolution Ski School, which gave me the chance to teach a very wide range of clients. It was really special to share time on the slopes with these guests, sharing my love of skiing with them surrounded by such an awesome landscape.
The Subzero Instructor Training
The coaching I received on the ISIA Level 3Training course was absolutely amazing and I feel I have made lots of progress. The thing that I really valued about the course was that the coaching isn’t just limited to on snow training. We participated in strength and fitness training, seminars and workshops, as well as language lessons in preparation for the language module needed for the level 3.
I feel the course has set me up well for the exams. Due to the unfortunate end to the season with the coronavirus pandemic, I wont be able to follow my original plan of participating in the exams this season, however, I will be planning to next year.
The quality of the coaching that I have received has given me the confidence to continue, despite these minor set backs and helped me with my mind-set towards the future.
On return to England, I can say wholeheartedly that I miss waking up to the view of the Matterhorn every morning. I’m now counting down the days to next season for when I can get back out on the slopes again and continue in my ISIA journey.
About the ISIA Level 3 Training Programme
This is a professional development course running every winter in Zermatt, for a total of 12 weeks, from December until April.
The training covers all modules required towards the Level 3 exams:
- Mountain Safety
- Second Discipline
- Second Language
- Race & Freestyle Coaching
- Coaching Theory
The aim of the course is not just to help instructors passing exams but create a launching platform for their careers. The training goes beyond the content of the Level 3 modules, as much as we go beyond finding a job for each of them every year.
By providing the best training possible and a great deal of networking in the ski industry world wide, we are able to connect instructors with ski schools and big players in our environment.
Get in touch with us to find out more about working and training opportunities with us.
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