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Tele Instructor Classes

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by sahara101, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. sahara101

    sahara101 First Runs

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    Does anyone know of classes to get people up to tele-instructer level/certification, looking to do that sort of thing next winter before heading OS for some time.
     
  2. BrumbyJack

    BrumbyJack First Runs

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    Which state are you in????

    Contact Wilderness Sports and talk to them.
     
  3. sahara101

    sahara101 First Runs

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    in victoria would be preferable
     
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy First Runs Endless Winter

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    They run one every year, rotates between falls buller and hotham
     
  5. PK Sawd

    PK Sawd Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not aware of anything specifically targeted to this but there are a number of suitably qualified Tele instructors in Victoria whose recent experience of training and examinations within the Australian system could be of value to you.

    Names you might try to track down include:
    Dan Monaghan - maybe still at Buller but I'm out of the loop these days
    Roberto Ireland - Falls Creek
    Dale Cunningham/Fay Xintaropoulos - they ski at Hotham but are not on staff
    Sam Dunlop - an enquiry through Buller ski patrol might help track Sam down.
    Tony Keeble - director of the Telemark discipline of the APSI tonytele@hotmail.com. He may well be able to direct you with more current contact information.

    Any of the above people could improve your skiing and help you to focus on what you need to know. There are other people teaching in Victoria and I am sure there are some very good ones but these are ones I have some personal knowledge of and am happy to recommend.

    You might also consider doing the APSI level 1 Telemark instructor course which I found to be damn good fun and very useful. There is no obligation to continue to the examinations nor do you need to be affiliated with a resort in order to attend. www.apsi.net.au
     
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  6. Kieran

    Kieran A Local

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    I'd echo PK's comment that the APSI L1 course is a good idea. My experience was that the course was divided about 50/50 between improving the student's telemarking and teaching instruction technique.

    Good value.

    K
     
  7. sahara101

    sahara101 First Runs

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    hey thanks guys, you have given me exactly the info i needed, just got to do it now!! cheers
     
  8. Mr Bent Knee

    Mr Bent Knee First Runs

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    Sammy D now resides in NZ!

    Dan is at Buller PK, you are correct!

    Word....
     
  9. johnonetrillion

    johnonetrillion Hard Yards

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    I was part of a group lesson at Buller (Telefest) from a guy who had just completed the level 1 course at Falls a few weeks earlier.

    He was right on the money - I got some good tips out of it.

    Am considering doing the course just for my own benefit.