Ski snowboard instructor: we work at any sub-competitive level, from first glide on snow to parallel turns, freeriding, carving or snowboarding.
You are welcome to:
Initiation - first steps on skis or snowboard, plow turns, getting used to the ski lift. In snowboarding most of the initiation is done hand in hand with the instructor.
Refresher - classic turns, carving turns, freeriding through descent techniques with anticipation, absorption, acceleration techniques, centre of gravity games at slope changes, turns with variable radius and tempo, jumps and landings
Advice in buying and adjusting personal equipment to personal skiing/snowboarding style and anatomical conformation
Ski or snowboard sessions usually last two hours, enough time to make noticeable technical progress without having to physically exhausting.
Refresher sessions are also aimed at children.
Children are required to wear ski or snowboard helmets and adults are also advised to wear them for their own safety on the slopes.
For group rates call us directly on 0724447211.
WHO ARE WE?
I started teaching in 1997 as a snowboard instructor, in a select company of only four instructors teaching other than skiing but as part of the great family of alpine, cross-country and snowboard instructors in Poiana Brasov.
We were employees of Poiana S.A. and we started our day with a short attendance, briefing and group allocation meeting in the welcoming lobby of the Bradu Hotel. A tribute to Vicky, the barista who was the "mother" of our mornings and who made one of the best cappuccinos I know :)
In the meantime we have technically evolved to the level of ISIA Category I Instructor and we brought along a nice team of ski and snowboard instructors that today is called Mares Ski Snowboard School and is waiting for you every day at the Rental Centre on the Bradul slope, Poiana Brasov!
We gladly take children from 3 years old and up for initiation in the snowpark, away from the crowds and speedy skiers; with the more advanced ones we do a little in technique and age year after year. children's camps up at the Postăvaru hut to be first on the slopes in the morning!
With those who come to us for training we work either up in Postăvaru on the red or black slopes or on the wooded slopes and valleys drowned in fresh powder, when winter is in full blast!
Mares Ski Snowboard School has 9 instructors, boys and girls, with a minimum of two seasons experience as instructors.
WHERE DO WE SKI, BOARD OR TELEMARK?
We happily enjoy daily skiing on the slopes and unimproved slopes of the Postăvaru mountain overlooking Poiana Brasov.
Every winter month we head out of the country for 5-10 days to destinations that offer as much for snow lovers as they are full of beauty, history and high quality gastronomy: ski touring in Bulgaria, Heliski in Georgia, Skiing and ballooning in Turkey, Skiing and desert dunes in Iran. We'll return to the slopes of the old continent, but only after the restrictions are lifted...
WHY POIANA BRAȘOV?
Because it is by far the most professionally managed ski area in the country.
The quality of the slopes, the number of snow cannons, the frequency of snowmaking (daily!) and the hotel infrastructure surpass any other ski resort in Romania.
Poiana Brasov is currently the only winter resort in the country to host ski competitions in the International Ski Federation calendar.
So we invite you to slide together on the slopes of Poiana Brasov!