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Pick the worst Ski Instructors


What Country has the worst ski instructors?
Austria
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France
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Switzerland
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Italy
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Andorra
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Canada
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USA
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Somewhere else
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 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Having read a story in the Feb edition of the Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard mag by Konrad Bartelski on French ski instructors lacking the necessary teaching skills what does everyone rate as the worst country for ski school.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Peter Ross, although i have skied in Canada, I have only ever used ski school in France, so I'm not going to vote, as I could say it was both the worst and the best.


Last edited by Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person on Mon 31-01-05 22:03; edited 1 time in total
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Same has Helen, with the addition of a few lessons in the USA: I'd be surprised if anyone has enough personal information to vote with confidence!
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I've only had lessons in Canada Sad
Mostly positive experiences, but nothing to compare it with.
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I've had ski instruction in five of the nations above. In all of them (apart from Andorra and Canada) there have been good instructors and bad, I don't think that it has much to do with nationality, more to do with pot luck.
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Peter Ross, polls are not working these days. Admin is on the case but it might not be a quick fix (we tried a QF yesterday and it failed...) Voted for 'Somewhere Else' as I've seen an Iranian Instructor in action with a BA Trolley Dolly first time skier. With his very limited English he kept yelling 'Make an Eight' repeatedly. She was understandably totally baffled Puzzled So was I for a time .......

But if you know Arabic numerals 8 = ^ and all he was asking her to do was snowplough. snowHead snowHead
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But if you know Arabic numerals 8 = ^ and all he was asking her to do was snowplough.


Laughing Laughing
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I sure it's not true of the whole country, but an english guy called Fraser in Saalbach, Austria last year was rubbish. He gave up trying to teach my OH after 3 days because she was the least confident in the class. We went back to ski school the day after, as I taught her for a day and he said he could not believe the transformation. It's a shame he didn't put the same effort in bearing in mind that was what he was paid to do.
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kuwait_ian, Good Story Razz but it's a pity my poll isn't collecting votes!
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kuwait_ian, I thought we used Arabic numerals. Damn confusing if the Arabs are using something different! Can you explain?
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Chris Bish, it's slightly complicated. Yes you are quite right and our current style of writing them is correctly described as Arabic numerals and there are many similarities between the western and middle eastern versions. 1 is much the same but just slightly curved here, our Western 2 is sort of the old 'Arabic' style but rotated (mutated ?) thro' 90 degrees, as is 3 which also lost a 'tail' on the move. Some don't correspond at all in any way I can see but an expert could show you the flow from the old version used in the deserts to the modern typeface. 7 = V (which could be another rotation). 8 = ^ (which made the story work when I'd figured it out) 9 is exactly the same in both 'systems'. Easy. Our 0 is just a fattish dot in modern Arabic script. But the Arabs now call the way we write them, Hindi, implying an Indian connection or origin. Clear as mud ? Let's steer clear of phonetic pronunciation of them, please. wink
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I've had instruction in Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy but voted for somewhere else - that being Scotland with a young lad who couldn't work out why one of his beginners could only turn one way. He didn't think to ask if there was a problem, and later in the week the class was halted by a cry from the back "My leg's fallen off" - True - the guy was ski-ing with one false leg ..

Kramer, Very Happy
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
easiski, Laughing Laughing Laughing best tale yet on this thread.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Surly the worst and the best could be in the same country. You can't brand one country as poor because of and individual instructor was bad. I had some friends who said that their Austrian ski school lessons were poor when I asked why it was because of other group members slowing the group down and the instructor had to nurse these individuals down the slopes rather than being a bad instructor if I hadn't asked that I would maybe assume that the instructor was poor. Come on guys lets stop ski school bashing and talk about the positives and say which instructors are good.
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Russell, True. I've had an alarming experience in the last couple of weeks:

I've had two different clients, both have skied one week before with ski school, and neither of them was taught to either traverse or side slip! One went to Italy last year and the other to France 6 years ago.

Does anyone else find this positively HORRIFYING? Confused
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easiski, bizarre! Did they seem like good learners? They'd not forgotten or anything? 6 years is quite a long time.
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