Great investment for the industry…in more than just one way

I seen a rather interesting post on Unofficial Networks today, and it focused on concept that I was rather surprised with once I watched the video!

As someone planning a life long career in the ski resort industry, I can definitely recognize the value of turning never-ever’s into even a return visitors and better yet, core riders! The simple way to encourage this is to prevent the ever so dreaded horrible first day that we know cane happen for some, especially those bold enough to try snowboarding the first time ever on a mountain (or hill).

I have never been a ski instructor, but from watching enough beginners I think this so to speak “snowboard brake” would most likely help those going out for their first couple times feel more comfortable would likely help transform more beginners and increase skier visits at resorts immediately, and for time to come!

Anybody think of any possible issues? Or how about my Aussie’s out there? They say that Thredbo is introducing these Boarder Kontrol snowboards this year and Id like to know if anyone has tried or seen one.

Summer Employment?

On topic of the summer mountain bike park at Panorama, I found a very interesting job posting that I am highly considering for this summer, or even next! 

Bike Park Trail Crew – Summer

Location: Panorama, BC
Department: Mountain Operations
Employment Type: Full Time Seasonal
Start Date: May 26, 2014
Pay range: $10.50 p/h

Though the pay is not much compared to my Trail crew position at Canada Olympic Park last summer, it would be a great opportunity to make a great impression of my self at the resort and would also allow me to build upon my existing skills leading me into my career in the ski industry. 

Many more summer employment opportunities can be viewed online on Panorama’s website under “Employment”. Definitely worth giving a peep if your interested in working there!