Registration for the W.I.S.E., Women Invited Supported Elevated, mentorship series at Mammoth Mountain, California, on Dec. 6 and 7, closes Sunday, Dec. 3. Also, learn how biomechanics can influence female riders in this Winter 2024 32 Degrees article.
Come October, November, and December, resorts across the country are prepping newly hired instructors – the future of our profession – for their first seasons. If you’re a seasoned snowsports professional, think back to your training as a new hire. Was it life-changing? Too much information? Indoors? On-snow? A combination of both? The fact that you kept at this teaching thing must mean you got something out of it… and your trainers saw something in you.
Snowboarders all experience heelside chatter. Sometimes we blame equipment, conditions, or the person who cut us off. The truth is, heelside chatter is preventable and manageable.
If you’re not careful, habits can turn into ruts – in which you can get woefully stuck. Here are some common examples of how instructors can get stuck… and how to avoid or get out of the rut.