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It’s a wrap! | Ushuaia, Argentina

It was an incredible week meeting snowboarding representatives from around the globe. Interski gave SBINZ & NZSIA an opportunity to showcase how strong we are as an organisation. We showed strength in our on and off snow clinics and made connections with ski areas from all over the world. 

From here we can take information and a fresh insight home to our membership in New Zealand. We look forward to running clinics throughout the country to further enrich our snowboarding. 

Check out the latest of our videos and see www.interski.nzsia.org for our other write ups & video. 

https://vimeo.com/139429360 

From here… Sam, Keith and I enjoy a road trip through Chile in search of pow! 

   Photo: PSIA 

Photo: PSIA  

  
    
    
 

  
Chilling in Chile… La Parva – high above Santiago.

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Demos | SBINZ demonstrations

A clear visual picture will always help a learning process. It definitely helps when the delivery is clean, simple and gives the student a solid understanding of the task. It was a privilege to not only present these tasks, but to do them on a world-class mountain like Treble Cone. The following video was a project the SBINZ team and I worked on during a couple of days during the NZ season of 2014.

Great work by http://www.360newzealand.com and the SBINZ Trainer crew. Cheers boys!

Please excuse the out-takes at the end… they insisted on including them!

Countdown to Interski, Argentina

To represent SBINZ and travel with such an awesome team gets me stoked. Especially when the next trip will be to Argentina 2015 during September! Earlier in 2014, myself and 5 other fortunate souls were chosen to represent the hard work that the SBINZ team have put in over the years.

Every four years the world of snow-sports instruction sends a team to the Interski conference. Up to 35 nations will showcase their development in skiing, snowboarding and telemark. It is an exciting time for us because we will showcase to the world the teaching theory, riding style and our unique outlook on snowboarding and it’s instruction.

For me, it will be the most unique learning environment I have ever been in. The opportunity to discover new tactics and technical information is literally world-class. With over 10 years in the instruction world I have had the pleasure of meeting many inspiring instructors, athletes and management that have all taught me something unique. In Argentina, we will have the chance to further out skills and bring home to our New Zealand instructors a fresh insight on how we can better the sport.

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Bring part of Interski will also be a massive celebration for snowboarding and the people that make it what it is! The count-down has started and we are stoked to be part of it. Stay tuned on the New Zealand blog over the next year and follow the path we take with NZSIA. If you are intersted in sponsorship opportunities please get in touch with me.

SBINZ Interski team 2015
SBINZ Interski team 2015: Rhys Jones, Sean Thompson, Sam Smith, Dan Burton, Richie Johnston & Keith Stubbs