Sore feet

Hi all, just wanted to get some opinions, I have been suffering from sore feet snow boarding since I began 3 years agoe and nothing has changed, I thought I just had to break in my professionally fitted boots but no, I upgraded to high end geniuses bindings and nothing, now trying Burton Stepons and just the boots hurt. All the forums say the are to tight but as you know if your boots are loose so is your ride. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Michiru WHS

Passing on some experience from my volunteering with Michi.

We ski on the carpets for the first part before lunch. He is quiet confident going slowly by himself, but may need a little help in the lift line. Can be distracted by the chair lift as he does like all sorts of lifts. So we have used the idea of being good skiing on the carpets and then we can go on the chair later. After lunch one or two runs on the chair using links and tethers to help make turns as well as for speed control. It’s good to make commands on which way to turn or having someone in front to try and follow. He cannot yet make turns on his own but has great balance in his small wedge.

Lots if fun to ski with, I hope you have a good time.


Louise with wakatipu high school

Passing on my experience for the next volunteer.

Louise skied on the carpets then one meadow chair run. As Louise likes some physical touch we skied side to side Louise touching my arm and my pole.

The challenge was to get Louise to look up, to see where she is going.  I discussed with the caregiver, maybe the caregiver skies in front with a coloured card with a stimulating sign to follow,  or try skiing backwards with her.

Have fun, we did.

Arya! With Remarks Primary~

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to throw this out there to whomever would be working with Arya on the 20th of August. Just some things I’ve learned and think are useful.

Arya is awesome! He knows how to turn, but isn’t always going to complete a turn. So if you are the learner slope, skiing backwards and holding his hands works wonders. Lightly tug on his right hand if you want to turn right and vice versa is a good way to ski with him. Arya loves chairlifts so they do serve as a distraction sometimes! He will wonder off in the direction of the chairs if you don’t pay attention. At the end of his day though, I did take him up alta and ski with him, (Holding him from behind, still doing the tugging thing), all the way down with him making most of the turns with me. Arya tends to using singing to convey happiness so if he starts screaming out lyrics to something while skiing, that’s a good thing!

Good Luck!


Things to know about Volunteering at the Remarkables

Hi Y’all

Just thought I’d give you a few notes about the Remarkables since we spent so much time over there on CP.

  1. Volunteer Jackets are in the “secret” cupboard under the stairs (see the photo in News).
    Please wear one of  these when volunteering.
  2. There are some Volunteer lockers in the staff room.
    The door is to the left of the outside entrance to rentals. The lockers are past the stairs and our lockers are on the back side of the first row of lockers and are numbered 99 and 100. There is an “adaptive volunteer locker” sign on both of them.  These are for day use only.  If, and only if, you are volunteering for consecutive days you can store a board or skis in the “secret cupboard” under the stairs. At other times please take your equipment off the mountain otherwise we will lose this option.
  3. There are disabled toilets in both the mens and the womens toilet blocks and there is another one in the first aid room on the right had end of the base building. There is no disabled access to the cafeteria. Next year we’ll have a new base building which will fix that issue.
  4. For people who can’t get to or from the bus under their own steam call into ski Patrol on the right hand end of the base building and ask for a skidoo transfer to take someone to the car parking area.
    Disabled parking is on the left hand end of the bus drop off, near curvy basin base area along with VIP parking
  5. When returning sit skis to rentals please remove as much snow as possible before hanging them up.
  6. The meeting places that we have are Kea Club and Private Lessons which are both on the left hand side of the conveyor belt.
    Look for the flags and the snowsports instructors, and also outside the main entrance at the bottom of the wheelchair ramp.
  7. If you have any questions please make a comment in the Q and A Forum.




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