skiing

#1
Im in the application process of joining the army, and i love skiing. I know the army are all for promoting sport within the army and i know skiing is an option. But how often would i get to hit the slopes??

Any comments? thanks
 
#2
Since you like skiing so much, I'm sure you'll spend almost all your time on the slopes. Hardly anyone gets sent to hot sandy/stony places anyway.
 
#3
If you do your ski-ing courses and get your quals you can ski throughout most of the winter, especially if you join a unit with a ski team, or do a lot of Skiing as Adv Trg. In addition you can take part in the Div and Army Ski-ing champs each year.

Most units that are big into the ski-ing champs will send the team off for training for about 2-4 months prior to the event. Most of the bill is also footed by the unit as well. However, I would say that it depends on the Regt/unit that you join and the CO eventually, it's not a guarantee...
 
#4
UK_General said:
Im in the application process of joining the army, and i love skiing. I know the army are all for promoting sport within the army and i know skiing is an option. But how often would i get to hit the slopes??

Any comments? thanks
You should be able to manage 2 weeks pa on the Company if you are in a unit which is not deployed. But things are busy and that might not happen. Your 6 weeks of leave pa will help!

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#5
How easy is it for an older and bolder member of the forces (LE) to get on a ski instructors course? Is it the preserve of the young whippersnappers or are we in with a shout too?

And no zimmer frame wise cracks, I'm still running full and half marathons and punish many a young Tom on squaded runs.
 

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