Guest Blog by SkiFORCE by Progression student in Val d’Isere

This week we have a guest blog post from Chris, who has just finished the Instructor Pro Course out in Val d’Isere. Chris tells us about how the season has been for him, the ski training and some of his highlights!

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Val D’isere has been an amazing experience for me, from great people, great snow, incredible instructors and amazing nights out! I am know back home in the UK which compared to Val d’Isere, is a bit boring! So I’m planning to go back out for the final week of the season!

I was on the Ski Instructor Pro Course, which was really good! We were trained by some of the world’s best instructors, such as a 4 time Ex Olympian! During training we covered all the different strands of skiing, with new instructors each weeks specializing in those areas.

One of my highlights of the season would have to be Heli Skiing which was definitely one of the best days skiing I have ever had. The X Games in Tignes were also amazing which we went to watch on a sunny afternoon right after finishing out Basi 2. But even better than the X Games, was, in my opinion, the Frost Gun Invitational, which was held in Val d’Isere.

As Frostgun was a slighter smaller event, we were able to stand and watch right the bottom of the HUGE jump and enjoy the live DJ’s and party after! The skiing and the great snow conditions have been absolutely amazing, but aside from that, I would have to the say that the nights out, the apres ski and socials with all the other guys on the course has been one of the best things about the season!

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