It was a difficult call as to whether to train today, however a lot of happy smiling faces suggested we made the correct call based on the freshly fallen snow from the past two days. Conditions were tricky to say the least, slightly thin in places, uneven piste bashing and flat light added to the excitement of the day. True Scottish skiing! Ski that and you can ski anything!
We had 5 coaches on the hill today, Jamie on PS1, John and Andrew on combined group D2 & D3 , Malcolm on D4 and myself on a combined team of D1 and PS2.
Jamie managed to find enough snow, albeit soft, to set some Slalom gates for the Performance kids to bash through and then walk back up (he did let them use the lift occasionally), whilst John and Andrew were working on various balance drills. Malcom was concentrating on matching the skis (parallel skiing) and even threw in some backwards skiing towards the end of the day, meanwhile I picked a patch of decent snow and was working on one of the weakness of lots of racers- starts and skating.
As well as lots of the regular faces we welcomed back Catrina and Jennifer Brown after the trial two weeks ago, as well as conducting two trials for another two new members today. The club is constantly growing and their seems to be a fantastic atmosphere amongst the trainees, parents and coaches.
Next weekend is Glenshee Winter Games depending on the snow conditions. Let’s all do our snow dances and hope the snow continues to fall and we get a great season of training and racing
James P (Wreck it Ralph)
|Jamie proving what a gentleman he is by carrying the girls skis|