Panorama Snow School offers programs for all ages

Panorama Mountain Village in the winter can be a favourite getaway for avid skiiers, snowboarders, and mountain-lovers in general.

  • Jan. 25, 2011 5:00 a.m.
Panorama Snow School instructors can help get new skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels acquainted with the slopes

Panorama Snow School instructors can help get new skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels acquainted with the slopes

Panorama Mountain Village in the winter can be a favourite getaway for avid skiiers, snowboarders, and mountain-lovers in general.

For those setting foot on the slopes for the first time, however, what some can see as exhilarating and fun may prove more daunting.

Skiing and snowboarding aren’t easy, after all.

Panorama Snow School can help with that, though.

The Panorama Snow School offers a variety of skiing and snowboarding programs for those new to the sport, or those who already have experience under their belts and are looking to refine their skills.

As a new skier, I took to the slopes for a short introduction session for the first time.

In the end, I saw myself on my rear more often than on my skis, but I’m not ready to give up on the activity yet. Falls aside, I felt I learned a few of the fundamental basics of skiing in just a short time, and enjoyed myself.

The instructing staff was knowledgeable and encouraging, always quick to help and giving easy-to-understand instructions.

They let new skiers feel comfortable in their skis before practising downhill turns and stops.

Jason Simpson, director of Panorama Snow School, has 22 years of skiing experience, and is a Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance (CSIA) level four examiner, and a Canadian Ski Coaches Federation level three.

Simpson and his staff of instructors can teach guests of all ages and levels of experience how to ski and snowboard, and improve their abilities on the slopes.

Panorama Snow School programs have beginner, children and adult courses, with a special eight-week children’s course.

The school also offers specialty courses, with lessons including an extra event in its package, such as the Moms and Groms special eight-week program.

Panorama Snow School has a Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) Level 1 course, for advanced skiers who are interested in becoming instructors as well.

Private instruction lessons are available for all ages, families, and groups of friends.

Instructing is done one-on-one in a lesson and environment tailored for guests.

For more information on the Panorama Snow School, or to book a lesson, visit www.panoramaresort.com, or call 1-800-663-2929.

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