Michael Rogan tells you how to make the most of early season conditions.
When resorts are open, but all the runs aren’t, use the early-season conditions to your favor, says Michael Rogan, Ski Magazine's director of instruction. Rather than complain about shoddy snow coverage while you scratch the itch to ski, heed his advice:
It's not just people skills.WHAT IT TAKES: A lot of instructors begin their careers without having achieved "expert status. They have to be strong skiers, of course, but people skills and the ability to teach effectively are equally important. "You don't need to be the best on the mountain, says John Armstrong, president of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). "You do need a simple, clean skiing style.