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City Lights Specials 2012-13 Seymour / Cypress / Grouse

Posted: April 25th, 2013

Our newest program City Lights Special offered at Mt.Seymour, Cypress, and Grouse Mountain, was a great success. We had excellent snow conditions for all 3 events, but encountered some challenges with re-scheduling due to inclement weather.  We had a good turnout with a total of 70 participants.

The trainers were carefully selected and gave their very best to make the sessions fun and results oriented: Alain Brunelle from Apex, Sebastien Baribeau, Paul Sauve, Bart Barczynski, Ken Paynter from Whistler, and Dan Lacroix from Vancouver. The three mountains offered reciprocal lift tickets for staff, and the program (a double PDP) was also free. At the end of the day everyone met inside for snacks and refreshments, compliments of the CSIA BC. it doesn't get much better than that! - Here is what some of the participants had to say:

"For me what stood out, besides the great turn out, was the diversity of ages, levels and mix of full time, part time and non-teaching instructors. Other than that just a huge thanks to the resorts for hosting and offering free or discounted tickets and the trainers for leading fun and professional sessions."  - Jonathan Mosley

"I attended the Grouse and Cypress Mountain City Lights PDP's and skied with Dan Lacroix on both days. I just wanted to say thank you for your help, support and wise words of advice. They were invaluable to me. I went into the level 3 exam with a cool relaxed head and made sure to stay relaxed for the duration. Rather than trying to show skills and technique I focused on making my turns and just 'reacting', like we spoke about. I'm pleased to say that I nailed the exam with scores of 8's across the board and I'm now a level 3!  Once again I can't thank you enough for taking the time and extra effort with me, to help me reach my goal. I really look forward to skiing with you again next season - perhaps at the Level 1 Evaluators course at the start of next season - and continuing my journey. Many, Many Thanks"  - Daniel Fleming

Look for next year's schedule of the City Lights Special on this website and sign up early as we have a limited number of spots available.

Gerda Koch, Program Coordinator

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