Mmmm where to start? I mean how do you describe how a girl from Perth, Australia ended up teaching all aspects of snow sliding in the magical town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For those of you who don't know Perth (and there are many) please google it !!!! The city of Perth is located in the state of Western Australia in the country of Australia. W.A. is about the same size as Washington State, Oregon and California. Texas fits into W.A. 6 times! It is a pretty big and desolate place with NO SNOW. The temperature in winter drops to about 50F during the day and sometimes around 30F during the night. The closest thing to snow I ever saw was some pretty big hail stones!
Long story short .. well maybe medium short! After studying Sports Science (kinesiology) at university I decided to travel around Australia. I learnt to snowboard in Victoria (another Australian state), learnt to REALLY snowboard for 3 years in Whistler, then learnt to LOVE and APPRECIATE snowboard teaching in Steamboat about 9 years ago. I am that typical local who came for a winter, stayed for the summer then never left.
So what now? I am a fully certified Snowboard instructor who learnt to ski this season and even did the alpine skiing certifications so I knew what I was talking about. Last season for fun on my days off I learnt to tele ski - just because I could. I still love instructing to the point where I am now studying for an Education and Psychology degree then putting it all into practice during the day.