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Duck Mountain Run Report Jan 5 & 6

It has been a great Christmas Break at Duck Mountain and everyone has been having a blast! There has been a few questions about conditions and what runs are Open and Closed so here is an update.

Snow conditions are: 4 inches of groomed base with 3 inches of new snow on top!

OPEN!

The Green T-Bar Lift including all 14 runs that it accesses!

The Carpet Lift is running!  Had some issues last week but it is going full now!

CLOSED (Due to lack of snow)

The Red T-Bar and the 6 runs that it accesses.

The Tube Run. We are still hauling snow to the Tube Run and hope to have it open next weekend. Stay tuned!

Also please note: There are still no lessons available as our instructor is recovering from illness.

 

How You Can Become an Instructor at Duck Mountain

Hi everyone, I am Craig and here is my Instructor’s Journey!

I started working at Duck Mountain Ski Area when I was 16. I wasn’t much of a skier then and so I hired on as a Liftie and a Ski tech in the rental shop. It is a great job but I could tell right away that the guys and girls that have the most fun were in the Ski School. Playing in the snow with the kids and helping new guests learn to carve up the mountain seemed way more interesting than loading t-bars and cranking on bindings.

So I got my first chance to teach some newbies the basics when the manager needed an extra hand with a school group. It wasn’t too long until I was a regular on the Ski School side of the mountain.

So off I went to get qualified.  Here is where you can get started!www.snowpro.com

Now it was about this time that there was a new sport becoming common on the slopes. Snowboarding! (Yes, I am that old) It was irresistible. I couldn’t wait to learn how! But there was nobody teaching then and learning to snowboard was long and painful. So when CASI came on the scene I knew I had to learn to be a snowboard instructor.

You can too. Right Here! casi-acms.com

Since then I have gone on to get my “Park Instructor” and my Evaluator 1 qualifications. I have worked all across Canada at different ski areas. Duck Mountain, Asessippi, Lake Louise, and Poley Mountain. As and Evaluator 1 I have been able to qualify new instructors at nearly all of the Ski Areas across Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as a few in Ontario and New Brunswick!

All of this started at my local hill. Duck Mountain. And you can too. Click one of the links here to get your Instructor Journey started! The websites have all of the answers to your questions. All you need to be is 15 years old and a confident Intermediate rider or skier. (blue runs) If you need help you can get to me at manager@skitheduck.com