I know the information which I’m requesting in this thread is probably findable using google and this site – which I just found out by the way, and it’s great! – but I just like to be certain of myself when I make decisions like this.
Ok so here is the deal:
I’m 19 years old, just graduated and 2 months into my gap-year at the moment.
I love skiing and you can take my word when I say I’m pretty good at it, even though I’m from the Netherlands.
In this gap year my plan is to become a skiing instructor so that I can ski for a long time, instead of just 2 weeks a year, which I usually do..
The instructor course is already set out, if all goes well I will have my “Anwärter” on the 24th of December.
This allows me to teach in Austria.
Now I had a few questions which I would like answers to. You can click to open them and few the full information. You don’t need to answer each question of course.
1. What ski’s should I get?Click to open (Click to show)
I broke the tip of one of my old ski’s last holiday so I need new ski’s. I love freeriding but also tend to carve a lot. And especially as I will be teaching a lot I think I need some good carving ski’s but I don’t really want them to hold down on my free-ride/freestyle time when I don’t have to teach..
2. Shoes?Click to open. (Click to show)
I already got a nice pair of shoes that fit me well, and they don’t really feel uncomfortable. Although taking them off after an intensive day of skiing is always a relief.. So any reason why I should get a new pair anyway?
3. Helmet?Click to open (Click to show)
So my old helmet is broken a bit, the right ear flap thingy keeps letting go. So I need a new one, anything I should pay attention to?
4. Helmet cam?Click to open (Click to show)
I was planning on recording some of my leisure time on the slopes. I am planning on buying a gopro with a helmet and chesty mount and maybe even a ski mount. Any other products I should might take a look at?
5. So where in Austria should I apply for a job?Click to open (Click to show)
I would like a big resort, high altitude as I would like to have a good change of good snow conditions for my time being. And especially being able to free-ride off-piste without having to worrying about rocks, cliffs and holes and such that much. Other than that cheap lodging and being and nice night-life are optional.
6. Free-ride trip?Click to open (Click to show)
I will be in Austria from 17th December ti’ll about 18th of February. I imagine there is one or 2 weeks where I won’t be needed as an instructor. I am planning on going on some free-ride trip then. The only problem is that a lot of sites offer this but I don’t know which ones to take. I would really like some challenging stuff, any personal experiences/recommendations on this?
I’m guessing this is all. I had a much longer thread set-up with much more info but I forgot to save it so now I lost it.
If you still feel like you need more information to answer my question don’t hesitate to ask though.
Apart from that I would like to thank you all for reading and many, many thanks in advanced for answering just one question(Answering more isn't forbidden...:P).