The Ski Instructor Podcast
25 - Julian Griffiths, European Snowsport

25 - Julian Griffiths, European Snowsport

August 31, 2020

This week, I travelled to Verbier to meet for a second interview for the podcast, Julian Griffiths of European Snowsport.  This podcast is sponsored by www.Kaestle.com

This was something of a covid special and in this episode we attempt tomato sense of the season just gone and what skiing will look like this winter for instructors and ski schools.

We also chat about the new regime at BASI.

You can find Julian at www.europeansnowsport.com

Happy listening

Dave Burrows

https://www.snow-pros.ski/get-the-most-out-childs-ski-lessons

dave@snow-pros.ski

music by www.bensound.com

24 - Lynn Mill - Val D Ski Instructors, BASI Trainer and Demo Team, ex British Ski Team

24 - Lynn Mill - Val D Ski Instructors, BASI Trainer and Demo Team, ex British Ski Team

August 5, 2020

Hello and welcome from a sunny Switzerland to Episode 24 of The Ski Instructor Podcast.  This podcast is sponsored by Kaestle Skis www.kaestle.com

This week I have a fun interview with Lynn Mill of Val D Ski Instructors. Lynn is also a BASI trainer and National Education Team member as well as an ex-racer for Great Britain.

We had a brilliant and fun chat about all things skiing and touched on a few female specific issues such as equipment and teaching styles.

Lynn has just become a mother for the first time and we talk about that and how that effects one's skiing.

You can contact Lynn at www.valdskiinstructors.com

I hope you enjoy this episode.

Dave

Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School

dave@snow-pros.ski

https://www.snow-pros.ski/get-the-most-out-childs-ski-lessons

 

music by www.bensound.com

 

23 - Josh Foster - SnowSports Unlimited, CSIA Demo Team and Trainer

23 - Josh Foster - SnowSports Unlimited, CSIA Demo Team and Trainer

July 10, 2020

Welcome to episode 23 of the ski instructor podcast sponsored by Kästle Skis.  The ski I talked about in this episode is the FX86 - https://www.kaestle.com/en/alpin/skis/show/fx86/

This week, I chat to Josh Foster, former Ski School director at Big White and various other places but now running his own business Snowsports Unlimited.  

We talk on a wide range of topics including the CSIA, the Ski Tips series for Ski TV, Interski, similarities between Ice Hockey and Skiing and a whole bunch more.

I really enjoyed this chat with Josh and I hope that you enjoy listening to it.

You can find Josh at;

https://www.snowsportsunlimited.com

https://www.instagram.com/ssujosh/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/snowsportsunlimited/

Happy listening

Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School

dave@snow-pros.ski

https://www.snow-pros.ski/why-ski-with-us

 

music by www.bensound.com

 

22 - Tom Waddington - New Gen Verbier, BASI Alpine Director, Una Lodge, Rip’n'Grip

22 - Tom Waddington - New Gen Verbier, BASI Alpine Director, Una Lodge, Rip’n'Grip

June 11, 2020

Welcome to Episode 22 of The Ski Instructor Podcast sponsored by Kästle Skis.  https://www.kaestle.com/en/

In May I had the chance to go and meet Tom Waddington at his B&B Una Lodge in Le Châble, near Verbier.  I've known Tom for a long time but it was lovely to have the time to sit down with him and chat all things skiing.  

We covered a wide range of topics including what we can learn from the best ski racers, Gap years, rugby/skiing parallels, sportsmen and women as learners and loads more.

I really enjoyed this interview podcast and I hope you do too.  You can find Tom at;

https://www.facebook.com/tomwaddingtonskier/

https://www.instagram.com/tomwaddington_skier/

https://unalodge.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKnqaLJPR8U

Happy listening

Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School

dave@snow-pros.ski

https://www.snow-pros.ski/english-ski-school-les-diableret

 

music by www.bensound.com

 

21 - Andi McCann, Alpine McCannix

21 - Andi McCann, Alpine McCannix

May 18, 2020

Welcome to episode 21 of The Ski Instructor Podcast.  This will be the episode that takes us over 25,000 downloads of this podcast and I thank everyone that is taking the time to listen to these.

In this episode, I chat to former BASI trainer Andi McCann who was also my examiner for the Level 3 technical exam a long time ago.  I got a lot out of that exam and some of the things that Andi talked about on that exam have stayed with me ever since and indeed we talk about a couple of them in this episode.

In this episode we also talked about Ron LeMasters' amazing book Ultimate Skiing, which you can find here;

https://amzn.to/2X5THi5 

if you don't have a copy you should, it's probably the best book on ski technique there is.

We also chat about Andi's skiing background, boots, ski poles and the ski caddie.

If you want to get in touch with Andi, you can reach him at andi@mccannix.com

Happy listening

Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School

dave@snow-pros.ski

https://www.snow-pros.ski/villars-ski-school

 

music by www.bensound.com

 

20 - Ed Drake, GB Ski Team, Olympian and host of The Ski Racing Podcast

20 - Ed Drake, GB Ski Team, Olympian and host of The Ski Racing Podcast

April 25, 2020

Welcome to episode 20 of The Ski Instructor Podcast.  

Firstly, I can't believe we are on episode 20 and over 24,000 downloads of the podcast and counting.  I want to thank you all for listening to my conversations, thank the guests for their time and knowledge and to thank all of you for listening and getting in touch.

This podcast is with Ed Drake, former Great Britain downhill skier, Olympian and the host of the ever excellent Ski Racing Podcast.  I've been wanting to get hold of Ed for a while and it's not been easy because he's an extremely busy guy but I'm so glad that I did.  

Ed is sponsored by Atomic. I've checked out their Redster boot and it looks really cool;
https://amzn.to/2KxJqW5

We had an extensive chat about his career, what he is up to now, falling off a cliff post ski career, coaching and being coached.  There's even some Eurotest chat in there.

You can find Ed via instagram or twitter @eddrake

I hope you enjoy listening to this episode.
Dave

Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

music by www.bensound.com

 

19 - Danny Miller M. Ost, Msc - The Fear Avoidance Model

19 - Danny Miller M. Ost, Msc - The Fear Avoidance Model

April 12, 2020

Welcome to episode 19 of The Ski Instructor Podcast.  This episode is a bit of a departure from normal in that I'm not interviewing a skier.  However, there is lots of ski related chat in the pod and lots of content that relates to and is applicable to skiing.

My conversation this week is with Danny Miller who is a qualified Osteopath and who is halfway through a doctorate in Health Psychology.

This episode flowed out of a late night conversation that I had with Danny after a very enjoyable round of golf in Portugal.  We discussed the concept of The Fear Avoidance Model and how knowledge of this could benefit the young skiers that we work with.

We were due to roll out this as a presentation to groups of young sportsmen and women in various International Schools in our region but corona put paid to that so we decided to make a podcast out of it.

What follows is a long conversation about various topics but the main one being how better we can manage injury when it happens to us through a better mindset.

You can find the slide deck here;

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ffqj95678f5tkk/DB%20SnowPros.pptx?dl=0

You can find Danny at dannymiller702@yahoo.co.uk

Happy listening

Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

 

 

music by www.bensound.com

 

18 - Joe Beer, Alpine Learning Curves

18 - Joe Beer, Alpine Learning Curves

April 2, 2020

Episode 18 of The Ski Instructor Podcast features none other than Joe Beer.  I count Joe as a good friend, mentor and all round good guy.  We've skied together not enough in my opinion but every time I do, it's always a mind bending experience.

We talked at length on many topics, skiing, teaching, Andorra, music, telemark and more.

I hope that you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as I enjoyed having it.

You can get in touch with Joe via the following places;

Alpine Learning Curves

https://www.alpinelearningcurves.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR2I30FtiuostjYfSY1BkD9JS5ThN1Ft-ZBe6R_7GazhOycXp_fxbAa5P54

Joe the Strummer

https://m.facebook.com/JoeLeStrummer/?ref=bookmarks

Joe's excellent book

https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8987629-free-the-heel-free-the-mind-fix-the-heel-fix-the-p?ebook=676918&fbclid=IwAR3cE_B_puqav--uC-YtKTSW4jxj68fpRY3SdJ0AD7RrRVSNPxNvAhbXn_Q

Cheers
Dave

Dave Burrows

Director 

SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

dave@snow-pros.ski

 

music by www.bensound.com

17 - Malcolm Erskine, The British Ski Academy

17 - Malcolm Erskine, The British Ski Academy

March 20, 2020

Welcome to episode 17 of The Ski Instructor Podcast.

These are strange times and if you are as sick to death as I am about Corona news of one type or another, I bring you my latest interview with Malcolm Erskine of the British Ski Academy.

We talk at length about the set up of the academy and how it functions before moving onto some discussion about when specific instruction turns into coaching and a couple of other tangents.  

I hope you enjoy the podcast and because everyone has suddenly become free, I expect to be able to interview a few more people in fairly short order so watch this space.

You can find Malcolm at the British Ski Academy https://www.britskiacad.org.uk

Happy listening

Dave Burrows

Director 

SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

dave@snow-pros.ski

 

music by www.bensound.com

 

 

16 - Dr Jim Taylor, US Ski Team and World Cup psychologist

16 - Dr Jim Taylor, US Ski Team and World Cup psychologist

February 28, 2020

Hello

Welcome to episode 16 from a snowy (finally) alps.  It's been a very weird winter here, lots of early snow and then nothing for the whole of January, followed by a wet and windy February.  Compounding that is Coronavirus cancellations all over the place in March. 

As a welcome diversion, I had a lovely conversation with Dr Jim Taylor who joined me via skype on a stormy night in my office.  There were some connection problems on the line so you might notice some echo on my voice and some cut off answers from Dr Jim.

We had a chat including visualisation and things instructors can do to help clients from a psychological perspective, amongst other things.

You can find Dr Jim at https://www.drjimtaylor.com/4.0/dr-jim-taylor/aboutdrjimtaylor/

I hope you enjoy this episode.

Cheers

Dave

Dave Burrows

Director

SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

dave@snow-pros.ski

music by www.bensound.com

 

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