Victoria is another of our EA interns completing her training and qualifications to become a ski instructor at Northstar in Tahoe, USA! Check out her blog post below:
The ski season is about to start and I'm excitedly packing to go to Northstar in Tahoe with EA's Ski Instructor Internship! Instead of just packing up the bare essentials, I decided that I'd like to keep my options open if I want to live in the area year-round. So I'm packing up everything I own and sticking it all in my little car... It's quite the exhausting process for someone who owns way too much. So – goodbye, excess stuff that doesn't fit. Hello, powder! I just need to make sure not to lose track of anything small and immediately necessary (like ski gloves!) in the piles of clothes and books in my trunk.
I started skiing when I was three or four years old. I actually remember going out on the bunny slopes with my dad and older brother. Well, I don't remember the skiing part, but I remember afterward excitedly running inside the lodge where my mom sat waiting with hot chocolate, eager to tell her everything. Skiing still is like that for me – I get so excited to be out there on the snow in the clear air and I want to share that with everyone. So I'm super excited about this season. I'll be out on the slopes nearly everyday with some great people (who I can't wait to meet!), sharing something I love, learning more about it, working toward perfecting my skills, and then teaching little kids who I hope will be just as excited as I was about it. Seriously, what more could a snow lover want? EA offers a great opportunity and I'm thrilled to be joining them this season.
There are so many great things to look forward to this season. Quite a few people have asked me what I'm most excited about. Honestly, there are too many! New people, places, new adventures... I think, though, that I'm most excited about taking my skills to the next level and introducing a sport I love to a whole new generation. It's going to be a great season!