I am just throwing this out for discussion, but I was in the grocery store with another ski instructor and he said hi to his supervisor. I could not help but notice the guy was only 12. Well maybe 14.My friend told me the guy just got his level 3. Has about 3 years teaching experience.He hasn't been supervised long enough to supervise (IMHO)
It just so happens my ski school supervisor has been skiing a grand total of 4 years, teaching maybe 3 of the 4, and a brand new level 2. Frankly, this person can not clinic,does not seem to know a thing about class handling, nor can the supe demo.Her demos are embarrassing to watch. I have been teaching for about 15 years, not a know it all, just and observer. When I was ask to show a rotary demo, I presented an advanced wedge crystie, she reprimanded telling me that was not rotary. I swear.
Another thing, so many "associate" instructors? We are referring to them as "corporate instructors" as they get paid minimum wage, they have never taught skiing, the guests never know the difference and then those of us that are certified, just watch which jaw dropping amazement and they can't ski. There is no expectation for them to become certified.
Is this a trend?