As most of you know, throughout the ski season Snow Valley offers to club members on-hill training programs in a variety of disciplines. In the past, the on-hill programs have been designed primarily based on assumptions about our preferences. While this approach has worked reasonably well in meeting our training needs, I suspect that the programs could be improved by actively soliciting our preferences and tailoring the programs according to those preferences.
If you are interested in receiving on-hill training from Snow Valley this season, please give some thought to the sorts of things that you would like to learn. Perhaps you’d like to learn techniques to manage the steeps with more control and confidence. Or perhaps you’d like to learn how to use your edges to carve turns and maybe even try out that skill in a gentle race course. Maybe you’re interested in general technique work designed to improve your skiing in all sorts of conditions. Or maybe you want to learn to ride a snowboard so that you can play on the snow with your granddaughter. These are just a few examples to illustrate the range of possibilities. Please send me email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your ideas and requests for on-hill program content for this season. If you have participated in the on-hill programs in the past, please let me know which programs and also please let me know what worked and what didn’t work in those programs. Please respond by 13 September so that there is time to incorporate your input into the programs offered. With your input, we should be able to craft a variety of engaging on-hill programs that help us master the skills that we want to learn.