At the start of the year I wrote about some of the possible ways to take your riding to the level – with camps, improvement courses and instructor training. One of the companies that I mentioned was NothinButSnow, a Canadian based company providing improvement- and instructor-courses…
Snowboard instruction, and improvement in general, is one of the key focuses of the afterbang site, so I’ve kept in touch with the guys from NothinButSnow throughout the season, to get a feel for how their setup is going. Now that the season is done and finished, I thought I’d post some of their video recap, for those who are considering either an improvement course, or an instructor course.
2011/2012 season with NothinButSnow
First up, these guys had a 100% pass rate on the course, which is pretty reassuring if you’re thinking about training to be an instructor. There were also a bunch of reports from great powder days – always a bonus – but you’d probably expect that given they operate in Whistler and Big White 😉
Here’s a short insight from one of the NBS students, Kevin, who completed CASI level 1 and level 2 certifications, in Big White:
If you are considering something like an 11-week long instructor course, you’ve probably got a few questions. What will I be doing? What it’s going to be like?… These are common questions, so in response, NothinButSnow put together another video to try and give some idea. Here’s what they said about it:
A video condensing an entire season in to a 4 minutes. Get a real insight in to everyday life, it’s hard to believe but yes, this is what you do everyday!!! It’s about having fun in a safe and relaxing environment, learning new skills and making great friends.
Have you considered an instructor course? Have you already done one? Or some other kind of improvement course or camp? It’s a pretty good way to spend the winter…