|Sunrise from the top timing shack at Inverness|
Considering I work at a ski academy, I think it's important for the teachers to have an idea of what the students are doing when their not in the classroom or on campus. I'm happy to be a part of it, although there are race days I'd prefer I was on the trail with the Nordies instead of on the hill with the Alpiners.
Even knowing (for the most part!) when the students are out, it still makes prep and class time challenging. Teaching while constantly missing an ever-changing group of students requires flexibility and creativity. There is only so much I can send on the road, where the students may have limited academic time. Not to mention, everyone starts to get grumpy and cranky and stressed as the season progresses. And, without any break time this year until April (unlike a lot of public schools, which have holidays off or even a week of break in Feb, we are straight through this winter), it will make for an interesting March, that's for sure! But, we all signed up for this, and I do enjoying having my morning be my afternoon - I get more daylight to do "after school" things, like go for a ski, or run errands when stores are actually open.
|first tracks on a Tuesday morning ski|
|snowshoeing on the wknd|