Having experienced the thrill of snowsports for the first time on First Tracks, moving onto Graduate is the obvious next step for young people who are keen to continue with skiing or snowboarding. With 6 days on the snow, spread over a two month period, Graduate gives young people the opportunity to take their skiing and snowboarding to the next level. With a longer period of time on the slope, qualified instructors help young people progress week by week.
Group classroom sessions held before each slope lesson expose young people to the wider world of skiing and snowboarding, with talks each week from those involved across the ski industry from seasonaires, snowsports media, tour operators and athletes. Life skills remain a significant part of the course, as to complete it young people require commitment, dedication and focus – this is all positively discussed during the sessions.
Young people also take part in a mental wellbeing workshop with our Mental Wellbeing Managers, who are registered counsellors. Our Mental Wellbeing Managers are on hand to give advice and support to the young people throughout the course.
Young people receive an ASDAN Sports and Fitness certificate and by the end of the programme they will have progressed significantly towards becoming more able and aware skiers and snowboarders. Our young people also continue their progression through the Snowsport England or Snowsport Scotland Snow Life Award system started on First Tracks.
At this point young people have the opportunity to progress on to our Excel course where they will train to become qualified instructors.
If you work with young people and they have completed our First Tracks course, please do get in touch with the Programme Manager in your area to discuss enrolling them on Graduate.
Our London courses are run by Daisy Aylott and take place at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.email@example.com 07568 114396
Our North West courses are run by Morv Bett and take place at the Chill Factore in Manchester.firstname.lastname@example.org 07857 694953
Our Scotland courses are run by Laura McIntyre and take place at Snow Factor and Bearsden Ski and Board Club in Glasgow.email@example.com 07714 754476
Snow Camp has been a great confidence boost for me in every aspect of my life so far. I have overcome fears and bonded with others. I’ve now got some good friends! I loved making friends with people from all kinds of backgrounds and faiths.Sara Khan Snow Camp young person