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INSTRUCTORS IN CHINA TRAINED BY UK SKI SCHOOL
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The Warren Smith Ski Academy is back in China training locals to become instructors as skiing is set to boom. NEW & UPDATED

 

 

One prediction is that there could be 300m people skiing in China within the next 5 years.

Skiing is booming and with the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing interest in snowsports is predicted to grow and grow.

And than means instructors are needed.  

The Warren Smith Ski Academy is training locals who are then certified by the Irish Association of Ski Instructors, IASI. 

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The coaching has started this week in the resort of Wanlong.  

Wanlong is 250km from Beijing in the county of Chongli, which will stage many of the skiing and snowboarding events at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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"Amazing to think that 3 days ago we were staring at the Matterhorn from one of our courses in Cervinia and now we are at the end of our first day of coaching at the Wanglong ski resort in China," said Warren. 

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"We are here running the IASI Level 1 exam for 3 groups of unbelievably motivated and enthusiastic trainee ski instructors! It's been a cracking first day in this quality place!"   "We're really excited. The idea of trading and working in China is a huge thing for a British-origin ski school," Warren told PlanetSKI when the courses began last year.

"We are honoured we have been invited to go out and do it and that they have put their trust in us."    

See here for our report from the time that details how the Warren Smith Ski Academy started coaching in China.
See the video below of Warren Smith coaching his first group on Day 2 of the IASI Level 1 instructors course.




And here are more images from this week as the new courses get underway:     

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