About 75 snowsports enthusiasts arrived at Hotham to participate in the Snowsports Hiring Clinic from 18 – 20 June, in the hope of being handpicked to join the Hotham Snowsports Instructors’ Team for winter 2010.
Encouraged by the blue skies and fresh snow, all were out to show off their best turns and pick up some handy tips from Hotham’s experienced ski and snowboard instructors.
Coen Bennie-Faull from Melbourne said the clinic was a great way to brush up on skiing and boarding skills at the same time as learning to teach others.
“The clinic is a fun opportunity to meet like minded people and learn from each other. Even those who are not selected to become instructors for this season take a lot out of the program. And although we are learning it’s a pleasure to be out on the snow in conditions like these!” he said.
The clinic took all participants right back to basics, which sounds easy but still managed to surprise a few! Jem Fraser from Melbourne claimed she never knew how out of whack her snowplough was, and Scott Jukes from Rosebud said he didn’t realise being a beginner was so hard!
With about 30 places on offer, and the season shaping up to be a great one, all participants hope the next time they take to the snow they will be in a Hotham instructors’ uniform.
IMAGE: Scott Jukes, Jem Fraser and Coen Bennie-Faull.
22 June 2010