When embarking on your road to becoming a professional ski instructor with us, it is very important to have the right kit for the task ahead. Having the right equipment for the courses can increase your chances of success by up to 20%! Below are some basic ‘must have’s’ to give you the best chance of success.
It is essential to have your own skis and once you’re a signed-up member of our training team we have the facility to help you with a ski purchase from our partners at Dynastar. At present we highly recommend the Dynastar Speed 763 Konect and the Dynastar E Lite 8 Konect. If you already have your own skis please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their suitability.
For all of our courses, you will need to have your own ski boots, as these not only to give you the best chance of success but also add to your comfort and performance gains. As this is a specialist subject and they are the key connection point between you and your skis, we need you to have the right kit for your ability, weight, foot shape and more. If at all possible we would recommend you go to one of our recommended boot fitters and explain you are attending the SnoworksPRO ski instructor courses. Our recommended boot fitters are Profeet and Solutions 4 Feet. Please contact us with any questions.
Ski poles come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Look for a ski pole with a handle you like the grip of, with a small basket. Measure them by holding them upside down with your hand under the basket on flat ground in flat shoes, your forearm should then be at 90 degrees. That’s about as complex as poles get!
We would recommend a ‘shell’ ski jacket, and pants, as this way with thermal layers and a puffer under jacket layer you can regulate as the conditions change. There is no such thing as being cold, it’s just poor clothing choices! We would LOVE you to wear either a brightly coloured jacket, or pants, as this makes for fab pictures and videos, but with sustainability and saving the planet in mind, please don’t feel the need to buy new if you have good kit already. The key to being warm is layers. Whilst cotton t-shirts look cool they don’t wick and aren’t warm. Look for good-quality thermal layers. Brands such as Falke, Smartwool, Icebreaker, Helly Hansen. Also Hoodies, fleeces and jumpers are a good mid-layer.