Bridging the Gap – The Snowboard On-Snow Clinic

The on-snow clinic we delivered today at Interski looked at how we balance soft skills and hard skills in the SBINZ system, and what we do as an education body to bridge the gap between the two. Considering the Interski 2019 theme of Future.Snowsports, the utilisation...

Sit Down Snowboarding with the Netherlands

Yesterday morning there were several on-snow clinics to choose from. Let me show you the reason I decided to attend this one… When I walked past this set up in the base area I really wanted to know more, so I went and hung out with Gina, representing The...

The Keynote, Old Resort: New Guests

This was the very first lecture I went to at Interski! The speaker was Joe Hession, CEO of SNOW Operating; a company who provides Terrain Based Learning (TBL). He presented an idea of what the future looks like using a slide of passenger in a fast driven car. It...

A Multi-Sport Clinic by Poland

Yesterday, Claire and I joined in on a multi-sport on-snow clinic presented by the Ula (Urszula), representing Poland. The title of the clinic was “Track on snow as a didactic message”. With a little background homework we discovered that didactics is the theory of...

Customised Snowboard Technique from Sweden

The first snowboard indoor lecture of Interski 2019 was delivered by Sweden, to a full audience of fellow snowboarders from around the world. The organisers (namely Eric Sheckleton) kindly put a snowboard-specific venue in the plans this year, allowing all the looking...

Snowboard’s Reflections on Day 1

Arriving in Pomporovo four days before Interski was due to begin was a little surreal. The town and the resort was still being prepared, with park rebuilds, scaffolding constructions underway, and a general sense of organised chaos. But it all ramped up for the...

Tech Team Day – Mt Hutt

The NZSIA Technical Team is a group of 12 NZSIA trainers and examiners, selected in 2017 with the purpose of helping progress the technical framework of skiing in New Zealand. The team is responsible for travelling around to the many ski resorts in the country to...