As you may have seen on one of our various social media feeds over the last week, Warren has been on his second trip to China. As well as spreading the Academy philosophy on ski technique Warren also ran coaching sessions for a group of local instructors and a large group of incredibly enthusiastic skiers. With the next Winter Olympics taking place in China this was an amazing opportunity for the Academy to plant a seed in an amazing place at the perfect time.
Please continue to check out Warren’s video blogs from the trip below to get an idea of where he was and who he was skiing with.
Our Academy seems to have made an impact in China over the past few years. Since our ‘Go Ski book’ (http://www.warrensmith-skiacademy.com…) was published in Chinese in 2011 it’s sold over 100,000 copies in China alone and over 200,000 worldwide. Warren from our team is over there right now running a ski program for Chinese ski instructors, recreational skiers and ski resort owners. There’s a huge appetite for our Academy methodology on and off the slopes. Here’s Warren’s introduction from Saturday at the start of his trip. More video and images to follow this week. He’s having a great time he tells us and is being looked after out there!
ACADEMY’S CHINA COACHING TRIP CONTINUES
Our second Academy day in Wanlong, China. Warren’s got his hands full with over 20 skiers but the enthusiasm of this bunch is making the group work just fine, even with a translator. They are working on improving their technique with some extra awareness of outside leg extension for carving on piste. Atmosphere is really positive and a lot of Chinese press are reporting on the training that is taking place. Warren’s been interviewed by several magazines and websites about his trip. We’ve already been asked to set up our Academy in China today and the wheels are already in motion for several resorts. Stefan Nilsen from our team is No1 candidate for the full time job in Beijing! More news on this to follow this week!
ACADEMY’S LAST DAY IN CHINA
The last day of coaching in China and a really positive end the 5 day program. Warren was extremely impressed with the changes everybody made and more importantly the open mindedness of how they view skiing technique. Many thanks to Kevin, Ivy and everybody from Ski Worldwide. Big thanks also to the resort of Wanlong. We’ll be doing a review of the China trip in the coming days so look out for it on our youtube channel.