What fitness level do I need to be at?
Snowboarding and skiing are both mentally and physically tiring, so it’s important to be in the right state of mind and body before taking this course. Because you’ll be outdoors in a cold, windy, and wet environment a lot of the time, you’ll need to be able to copy with this mentally and physically.
As skiing and snowboarding are challenging physical activities that require existing strength and cardiovascular fitness, you should be at an adequate fitness level. In particular, having a good cardio base and strong legs are a great starting point, so this course is great for you if you’re an active participant in fitness and/or sports in your personal life. You’ll actually improve your fitness and strength on this course because it will push you to your limits, but we strongly recommend that you only take it if you’re already somewhat athletic. If you have a pre-existing condition like asthma or diabetes, let us know so we can give you all the support you need.
When it comes to your mentality, being open to learning and constructive criticism is essential. Our courses are intensive and you’ll be learning a lot in a short space of time. We also welcome people who thrive in social environments, because you’ll be living with your coursemates and spending a lot of time on the slopes with them too. Social butterflies welcome! We love participants who work well in team environments because this course will require a lot of teamwork.