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Academy News – March 23, 18

Hey all ,

We have the kids up front event tomorrow morning, and of course we will be doing privates all weekend, looking forward to seeing people out to ski / ride and get their tickets for the banquet. As well as help out with a few lessons.

Sunday morning, we have the info clinic for the school and in the afternoon we have the Cardboard sled race. I will be looking for a few people to help with that event.

All for now


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Hello all,

Have a list of important items to cover. As we enter the last month and a half of the season, we need to be aware of the following :

March Breaks begin next week with QC (Mar 5-8), and the following week for ON (Mar 12-15). If you’re keen, sign up at the cage.

I am taking awards nominations: please send your nominations to fbernier@campfortune.comBanquet is on the 7th of April.

Important to know that the season extends well past the 9 week programs with lots of opportunities to work during the march breaks and privates on weekends into April.

Joe, Josh and Eva really appreciated the extra help last weekend – thank you very much to everyone who covered classes. We are looking for help again this coming weekend from 4 instructors on Saturday and 1-2 on Sunday. Contact

Jacket return will start the weekend of the 24th and 25th of March. And the last weekend for returns will be April 8th. IMPORTANT: the last paycheck will actually be a check, not direct deposit, and will require you to hand in your coat in order to pick up your pay.  We expect the coat to be washed and on a hanger.

All for now.


Academy News – Dec 31, 17

Hey all,

It’s been quite the Xmas break, cool weather and great snow.  We are now heading into the new year with most of the hill open .

Commitment; be here on the days you are committed to, i.e. sat or sun or both if that’s what you said you would do.

Training weekend; all programs will take advantage of the 6th and 7th of Jan to train and plan for the Big show that begins on the 13th and 14th of Jan.


Evening programs ;begin the 10th and 11th of Jan,

Privates program; is looking for Sunday SB instructor, see SJ or email me if interested. This is guaranteed $!!!

Also reserved privates begin on the 6th and 7th of Jan., if you’re on that list be here.

Food Bank; remember to drop some non-perishable stuff in the box from time to time.

We expect all to be on hand next weekend , the day will begin with an indoor at 9:30 AM.

Should you be someone that is not returning and still has a coat from last season, please return the coat as soon as possible.

Special Request: Looking for an instructor to teach  5 year old twin boys, one weeknight a week.   Back-to-back lessons, this means two privates = 40$ for the person that can be here to do it, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.  Let’s say from 5-7 PM.

If interested contact me

All for now


Academy News – Feb 9, 17

Hello all,

We are coming up on week 6 of the programs and our weekday school programs are also entering the busy phase. The important take away is; be here for your commitment and if possible we would love to see you on other days. We are a big group but without individuals pitching in we can easily struggle at getting the job done.

YOU are the most important person we have.

It’s time to think of the March Breaks, Quebec Feb. 27 to March 3 –  Ontario break March 13 to 17 , we count on you for extra help for those weeks. If you’re interested in teaching, the sign-up sheets are in the cage. And tell us if you want 3 , 4 or 5 days.

Tips for the weekend;

My kids are still in a snowplow: mileage is important and here a few drills to help develop better steering and the ability to turn both skis at the same time.

  • Hockey stops,
  • forward side slips,
  • hop turns,
  • use convex terrain (translation from ski school director language: small bumps) to help the turning  effort.

My students are in back seat and static: 

  • Boot touch to outside,
  • hands on knees,
  • tall then small turns

All for now

Academy News: Feb 1, 2017

Hey all,

Entering week 5 of the programs. All is well let keep up the good work . I want to remind all that safety on the slopes is #1.

Lift Safety

Before getting on a lift with a student/client, inform them of the following:

 How to sit on the chair lift;

 How to lower the bar;

 How to behave on the chair lift;

 How and when to lift the safety bar;

 How to get off the chair lift; and,

 Where to meet the group;


Loading is the key to a safe ride, if having trouble loading,

1-    Yell for lift to be stopped.

2-    Do not hold pupil, rather let the student fall before getting too high.

3-    If standing in line be a team player and notice others loading to be sure all is well.

4-    Lastly , be aware, be engaged and be ready.

Thing to help you plan you lesson this weekend.

Module 4

 Edging can be introduced first skidding then refined to a more steered turn

 Edge control is important at all levels

 Choose flat terrain for best results

 Students must be centered to achieve success

Module 5

 Once the student is centered, steering, and able to edge, it’s time to “have fun”

 New hills, bumps, more speed, long and short turns, excite them

I am looking for three instructors wanting to teach a 1 hour  ski lesson ( request rate 25$) with a group of students Saturday between 4 and 5 pm. Easy work for extra cash.

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Anyone free to help out tomorrow Thursday, we could use you around 3:30-4:00 pm, thanks in advance to those that can be here.

We’re looking for a full time snowboarder, let us know if you can teach during the week, even if it’s not every day.

All for now