It wasn’t until my first day skiing after my week with the Warren Smith Ski Academy that I realised how much my technique and my attitude towards skiing had changed. Having skied countless years without any coaching and being capable of skiing on and off piste, it was the feeling that I wasn’t making the most of my new equipment that lead me to the Academy 5 day course. From the first bit of feedback from Rob, my instructor, it became very clear that over the years my skiing had become very one dimensional and in many ways very lazy. I cannot praise highly enough the coaching methods used throughout my course week. The verbal explanations, backed up with demonstrations and drills, expertly changed each aspect of my skiing. Rob was able to balance the feedback to the group and the individuals to ensure each members’ particular areas for change/improvement were addressed. Video analysis and especially seeing yourself skiing in slow motion is a fantastic teaching aid, even if a little disappointing to see that you’re not quite the ski god you thought you were. The course has certainly reinvigorated my skiing and I’ll definitely be back for more as it has shown there’s still plenty of room for improvement.