I had promised myself to get my level 3 this year. My thought was to go to Whistler for 3-4 weeks, ski and session every day, then take the exam. However, due to a recent injury compounded with some work obligations, this won't be possible. I already feel like a bit of a lame duck since I couldn't pass the slalom portion of the development-level coaching course, and now living in a skier's no-man's-land, I really feel I need a victory of some sort.
So the "easiest" option, I think, would be to take Rookie Academy's 5 (err 6) week CSIA level 3 course in New Zealand. It's not cheap. It's basically like spending $1.8k/week. And surely it will take major effort to meet the standard. But I'd like to think that by the end of 6 weeks nonstop skiing I'll have passed the level 3 exam. In theory I could get my financial situation together by then to make it happen. I'd need to take a leave of absence from work - and that would be a good thing. But man, is it ever expensive... almost as much as a graduate degree...
Can anyone here talk me into it, or for that matter, talk me out of it? Has anyone here had success on a high-level (ie not 1+2) training program like this?
Edited by Metaphor_ - 3/18/14 at 9:58pm