The Nelson Daily staff
Ski School goes new school at Whitewater Ski Resort this year with a revamp of the program and several new faces in the mix.
Nelson born Brent Malysh has been named Whitewater’s new Snow School director, along with veteran local snowboarders Peter Velisek and Dano Slater — Big Mountain competitors, judges and ski athletes — selected for the new Freeride Program.
Malysh, 28, brings ski instructing experience from some of the world’s best mountains in Switzerland, Colorado and all over BC, and is a CSIA Level 3, as well as a Level 4 candidate.
Malysh has re-designed the school’s children’s ski and snowboard instruction programs, making them more enjoyable and with an easier-to-understand curriculum.
That curriculum carries over to the private one-on-one and group lessons, and the locals’ season-long programs like the Powder Room and the Board Room.
After completing his Canadian Ski Instructor Association levels one through three at Silver Star, BC and Australian’s largest winter resort, Perisher Blue, Malysh accepted a teaching position with the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School (in 2002/03) at Flumserberg Resort.
After three seasons there, he enrolled in Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations and Management program, then landed a job at the prestigious Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Colorado in the Adult Privates school.
After stints at Penticton’s Apex Resort, and Revelstoke, he took the Whitewater’s Snow School director job.
The new Whitewater Freeride Program will be joined by new Powderhound Experience, Discover Cat and Heli programs