Over the last six months, several of the young people at SiMY have been involved with the SnowCamp programme, which began with them having a two day course last summer which combined taster classes of skiing or snowboarding,and some personal development sessions.
At the start of October, five of the young people chose to continue on to the ‘Graduate’ programme, which involved them getting more intensive snowsports coaching and opportunities to find out about how different aspects of the snow sports industry functions, what career opportunities exist and how to get started if you fancy life as a snowboarding coach!
All five of the young people successfully completed the programme, and four of them have continued on to the third stage, where they now work towards a Snowsport Scotland coaching award. Thanks to the lack of snow in the Scottish mountains this year, the first sessions were on the dry slope at Bearsden, but now winter has finally got its act together (better late than never), the SnowCamp group were off to Glencoe Mountain ski resort this weekend for their first coaching sessions outdoors. They have several more weeks of instruction here in Scotland, before heading off to Italy for an intensive week of coaching to get them ready for assessment as assistant snow sports coaches.
If you’d like to know how to get involved in the SnowCamp programme for 2017, then drop Neil a line using our contact form, or ring the office on 0141 611 9605.