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The Ski Instructor Podcast. Interviews with interesting and innovative Ski Instructors and Ski School Directors.

The Ski Instructor Podcast The Ski Instructor Podcast

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The Ski Instructor Podcast. Interviews with interesting and innovative Ski Instructors and Ski School Directors.

    26 - Demian Franzen, Swiss Snowsports Educator and Demo Team, Zermatt Ski Club

    26 - Demian Franzen, Swiss Snowsports Educator and Demo Team, Zermatt Ski Club

    Welcome to episode 26 of the podcast and one that will push us through 33,000 downloads!  Thank you for all of you that have been in touch, downloaded the podcast and been a part of it.  Thank you also to www.kaestle.com for their kind sponsorship.
    This week I have a recording that was made in late July in Zermatt with Demian Franzen.  Demian is an educator for Swiss Snowsports, was on the Swiss Demo Team until last year and is one hell of a skier as I know from first hand experience!
    We talk at length about the Swiss Snowsports qualifications, life on the demo team and his life on the road as a ski racer, as well as the Swiss style and skiing culture in the country.
    I always enjoy chatting with Demian.  He's a great guy and this really shows through in this interview.  
    If you want to reach or book Demi you can find him at franzendemi@gmx.ch
    Happy listening
    Dave
    dave@snow-pros.ski
    SnowPros Ski School
    https://www.snow-pros.ski/making-ski-school-easier-parents
    music by www.bensound.com
     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    25 - Julian Griffiths, European Snowsport

    25 - Julian Griffiths, European Snowsport

    This week, I travelled to Verbier to meet for a second interview for the podcast, Julian Griffiths of European Snowsport.  This podcast is sponsored by www.Kaestle.com
    This was something of a covid special and in this episode we attempt tomato sense of the season just gone and what skiing will look like this winter for instructors and ski schools.
    We also chat about the new regime at BASI.
    You can find Julian at www.europeansnowsport.com
    Happy listening
    Dave Burrows
    https://www.snow-pros.ski/get-the-most-out-childs-ski-lessons
    dave@snow-pros.ski
    music by www.bensound.com

    • 1 hr 34 min
    24 - Lynn Mill - Val D Ski Instructors, BASI Trainer and Demo Team, ex British Ski Team

    24 - Lynn Mill - Val D Ski Instructors, BASI Trainer and Demo Team, ex British Ski Team

    Hello and welcome from a sunny Switzerland to Episode 24 of The Ski Instructor Podcast.  This podcast is sponsored by Kaestle Skis www.kaestle.com
    This week I have a fun interview with Lynn Mill of Val D Ski Instructors. Lynn is also a BASI trainer and National Education Team member as well as an ex-racer for Great Britain.
    We had a brilliant and fun chat about all things skiing and touched on a few female specific issues such as equipment and teaching styles.
    Lynn has just become a mother for the first time and we talk about that and how that effects one's skiing.
    You can contact Lynn at www.valdskiinstructors.com
    I hope you enjoy this episode.
    Dave
    Dave Burrows
    SnowPros Ski School
    dave@snow-pros.ski
    https://www.snow-pros.ski/get-the-most-out-childs-ski-lessons
     
    music by www.bensound.com
     

    • 2 hrs 1 min
    23 - Josh Foster - SnowSports Unlimited, CSIA Demo Team and Trainer

    23 - Josh Foster - SnowSports Unlimited, CSIA Demo Team and Trainer

    Welcome to episode 23 of the ski instructor podcast sponsored by Kästle Skis.  The ski I talked about in this episode is the FX86 - https://www.kaestle.com/en/alpin/skis/show/fx86/
    This week, I chat to Josh Foster, former Ski School director at Big White and various other places but now running his own business Snowsports Unlimited.  
    We talk on a wide range of topics including the CSIA, the Ski Tips series for Ski TV, Interski, similarities between Ice Hockey and Skiing and a whole bunch more.
    I really enjoyed this chat with Josh and I hope that you enjoy listening to it.
    You can find Josh at;
    https://www.snowsportsunlimited.com
    https://www.instagram.com/ssujosh/?hl=en
    https://www.facebook.com/snowsportsunlimited/
    Happy listening
    Dave Burrows
    SnowPros Ski School
    dave@snow-pros.ski
    https://www.snow-pros.ski/why-ski-with-us
     
    music by www.bensound.com
     

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    22 - Tom Waddington - New Gen Verbier, BASI Alpine Director, Una Lodge, Rip'n'Grip

    22 - Tom Waddington - New Gen Verbier, BASI Alpine Director, Una Lodge, Rip'n'Grip

    Welcome to Episode 22 of The Ski Instructor Podcast sponsored by Kästle Skis.  https://www.kaestle.com/en/
    In May I had the chance to go and meet Tom Waddington at his B&B Una Lodge in Le Châble, near Verbier.  I've known Tom for a long time but it was lovely to have the time to sit down with him and chat all things skiing.  
    We covered a wide range of topics including what we can learn from the best ski racers, Gap years, rugby/skiing parallels, sportsmen and women as learners and loads more.
    I really enjoyed this interview podcast and I hope you do too.  You can find Tom at;
    https://www.facebook.com/tomwaddingtonskier/
    https://www.instagram.com/tomwaddington_skier/
    https://unalodge.com
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKnqaLJPR8U
    Happy listening
    Dave Burrows
    SnowPros Ski School
    dave@snow-pros.ski
    https://www.snow-pros.ski/english-ski-school-les-diableret
     
    music by www.bensound.com
     

    • 1 hr 33 min
    21 - Andi McCann, Alpine McCannix

    21 - Andi McCann, Alpine McCannix

    Welcome to episode 21 of The Ski Instructor Podcast.  This will be the episode that takes us over 25,000 downloads of this podcast and I thank everyone that is taking the time to listen to these.
    In this episode, I chat to former BASI trainer Andi McCann who was also my examiner for the Level 3 technical exam a long time ago.  I got a lot out of that exam and some of the things that Andi talked about on that exam have stayed with me ever since and indeed we talk about a couple of them in this episode.
    In this episode we also talked about Ron LeMasters' amazing book Ultimate Skiing, which you can find here;
    https://amzn.to/2X5THi5 
    if you don't have a copy you should, it's probably the best book on ski technique there is.
    We also chat about Andi's skiing background, boots, ski poles and the ski caddie.
    If you want to get in touch with Andi, you can reach him at andi@mccannix.com
    Happy listening
    Dave Burrows
    SnowPros Ski School
    dave@snow-pros.ski
    https://www.snow-pros.ski/villars-ski-school
     
    music by www.bensound.com
     

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

SnowSunSee ,

Inspirational Podcast

Always eagerly waiting for the next episode to be released!

scoutscar ,

Excellent podcast - some stand out interviews

Came across this as a former ski pro and colleague of a few of the people in interview. It rekindled my passion for coaching and brought me up to speed with current thinking and the sport’s evolution.

It’s relaxed, informative and goes into real depth. Anybody who is looking for strong opinion and insight will glean a lot from listening to this. Great work!

Ged Ainsworth ,

Interesting and insightful

Dave Burrows’ interview style is relaxed and engaging. The recent interview with ex-Olympian Downhiller Ed Drake was wide ranging in the scope of topics discussed and gave a fascinating insight into the ski racer before, during and after their racing career. Ed provided useful coaching tips and a great explanation for Euro-test candidates.

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