Week 8 Ski And Snowboard Course Review – Big White 2013

Only one word can describe this past week “POWDER”. Those who didn’t pack their snorkel as well as their lunch had a hard time each day! With such incredible conditions, it’s been one of the best weeks we have had at Big White this season.

It was business as usual as all of the NBS students congregated in the main village at 9:30 to find out who they will be skiing or snowboarding with for the week. With 18cm of fresh powder on the ground, this process was dealt with swiftly as everybody was keen to get up the hill and enjoy fresh tracks.  With the lead up to the level 2, Monday had a focus of continued rider improvement with the opportunity to explore terrain adaption due with idyllic conditions.  After the first run of the day being a ‘pow’ shred warm up everyone was back on the lift covered head to toe in Big Whites legendary champagne powder with smiles all round. The entire day was an absolute blast for everyone.

Powder Lesson

Awaking early Tuesday morning with a few aching powder legs, everyone was greated by another ‘powder alert’ from Big White. We love reading those emails each morning! Another 12cm overnight! Some were as keen as mustard and headed out for 8:30 to join the first tracks queue, whilst others took time to eat a large breakfast to give them plenty of ‘pow’ slashing energy for the mornings lessons. Focus of the day was turn shapes and video analysis sessions were used with the groups to capture and analyse each student’s ability to demonstrate each requirement for their level 2.

Wednesday and another 7cm of snow overnight, the skies were overcast so it was off to the Black Forest to ski and snowboard through some trees as they greatly help with visibility.

Snowboarding Trees

Thursday and Friday continued to deliver bucket loads of fresh snow with the last 7 days snow report finishing on 80cm in total.

Chair Lift Ride

To finish off a brilliant week of lessons and snow we all headed back to Santè for an absolute feast. Once full to the brim with food, it was off to the bars around Big White to enjoy some end of week après.

Week 8 was also time for us to head downtown to watch the hockey. After loading up with snacks and drinks, we jumped on the coach Saturday afternoon to be driven down to the Kelowna Rockets stadium. The game was awesome, fast paced, plenty of action and we cheered our local team to a 7-1 victory against Lethbridge Hurricanes.