Its coming up to winter in the Northern Hemisphere, so we’re all thinking about brushing the cobwebs off the skis and hitting the slopes. Sno-Limit are a new company offering training to becoming a ski or snowboard instructor!
Who are you and your team?
Sno-Limit is a new and exciting company within the snow sports industry.
We bring a totally fresh and unique approach to ski and snowboard instructor training, bringing with it a unique vision allowing anyone to enhance their skiing and snowboarding abilities.
The company was born from a passion for the snow sports industry. There is no better feeling than waking up in the morning and opening the blinds to see the snow gods have been working their magic over night leaving you with knee deep powder and endless amount of tree line fun.The team here at Sno-Limit is based an hour away from the Scottish Highland where the beautiful snow-laden peaks of the mountains is our local playground.
A qualified ski and snowboard instructor who has many seasons of experience behind him founded the Sno-Limit team. Calumn (founder and Owner) has a huge passion for snow sports and for sharing that passion with other snow sport enthusiasts no matter what their experience. Having been on a similar course himself he knows exactly what works and most importantly doesnt and knows exactly how life changing the experience is for every student taking part.
We are young, passionate and hugely ambitious and we aim to provide an unforgettable experience for very single student on our course. Come join in the fun!!
What inspired you to start, and how long have you been doing it?
I have always been into all kinds of sports and especially adventure sports. From skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding I am extremely committed in trying to be as good as I can be. This bodes well for my aspirations and commitment in running a successful business in the snow sports industry.
I left university with an honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science and wanted to continue down the sports route and especially in my first love of snowboarding. After a few seasons of visiting different resorts I visited Canada for the first time and fell in love with the country. I knew straight away it was the time and place to turn my passion/hobby into a business.
I wanted to share a passion with other snowsport enthusiasts, whether they may be skiers or snowboarders, and share this passion in amazing locations around the world. After coming across Canada I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to ski and snowboard all year round and looked into the southern hemisphere and after questioning other experienced seasonnaires, I decided that Cardrona New Zealand was to be our summer… Welcome to Sno-Limit.
Why did you choose Canada and New Zealand?
We chose Canada for a couple reasons, the main reason is purely a selfish one and its simply for the fact we love it there.
Its awe-inspiring scenery, vast powder fields, laid back lifestyle and extremely friendly people. You would be a fool to say no.
We chose New Zealand for its similaritys to Canada and more importantly to our home in Scotland.
What makes you muchbetter?
From the offset we set our aims extremely high where wanted to offer a truly unique experience for everyone that joins in the fun with us.
We offer out of this world tuition, Jaw dropping Luxury accommodation and bargain prices that you will struggle to find anywhere else. We also have the perfect locations in Canada and New Zealand that provide chest deep powder conditions.
If thats not enough, let us know and we will do our up most to contain it in our courses. We love the white stuff and want to play our part in looking after it. As a result we decided that it was imperative that we played our part.
As a result we deal with the carbon emissions associated with our work by donating money to The Converging World (TCW). We are always trying to run our business in the greenest manner possible. From using local suppliers, electronic communication, sustainable organic cotton clothing we hope to keep everything muchbetter!
Insider tip for your area
Red Mountain has been voted by many magazines as having the best skiing in Canada and some of the best tree runs in the world. So grab your sticks and trays, its time to get those gnarly boots!!
In NZ make sure you get up early on those powder days to enjoy some fresh tracks and always follow our mottoFirst chair, Last call.
What is the view from your office window?
The beauty of our company and of becoming a ski or snowboard instructor means that we have many beautiful views from our office window, We are in a very privileged positions where our wheres change at least 3 times a year with the travelling to the resorts we operate from. Our favourite views are the ones situated a few thousand meters above sea level with beautiful clean crisp air and breathtaking views of snow-laden mountain peaks.
If you are keen to become a ski or snowboard instructor, check out their 11 week courses here!