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Snowsport Academy – An Experience of a Lifetime

Sat, 13/11/2004 - 12:00 am

Silver Star Mountain Resort is the home to Canada’s prestigious Snowsport Academy.

When you look at the popularity of lessons in sports like golf and tennis, it’s hard to imagine why skiers do not want to keep getting better. Much has been done to attract intermediate and advanced skiers to continue taking lessons; much of it to no avail. Many skiers seem happy with their progress; however, everyone knows that one’s enjoyment of an activity is usually greatly enhanced by improving one’s skills.

For skiers who want to improve, Silver Star’s Snowsport Academy is the answer. Though similar courses exist at other resorts, what separates Snowsport Academy from the rest is the quality of the on-snow trainers and their combination of qualifications, experience, and reputation, which gives clients the top-rated instructional team in the country.

Courses range from one-week Ski Academy courses to 12 week Instructor Academy courses. The Ski Academy courses focus on those skiers who want one or two weeks of intensive learning, and offers those with the ambition of becoming a ski instructor a full immersion style preparation course.

New this year is the Freeride Academy - one and two week courses for those younger skiers looking for an edge in the terrain parks. A certification course for those interested in being a Park & Pipe instructor is offered on the two-week course.

The developers of the Snowsport Academy are very excited about the prospects for the coming years. Silver Star has one of Canada’s best stashes of steep terrain and plenty of dry powder snow to go with it. Combine Silver Star Mountain Resort and Snowsport Academy and you’ve got a formidable force in the world of ski training programs.