Snowboard Ninja Check In

Snowboard Coach Photo
Matt Barlow

A Certified Snowboarding Ninja!

Hannah Dale joined us out in Jasper to shred Marmot Basin and obtain her snowboard instructor qualifications.  She left Jasper National Park not only with her CASI level 2 snowboard certification but also a hunger for park and a whole bunch of steeze.

Check out what Hannah had to say when she checked in at Ninja Academy HQ.

Hannah in Deep Powder at Marmot Basin
Big smiles on another powder day at Marmot Basin.

1. What did you enjoy most about riding at Marmot Basin?

HD: Riding at marmot was a great experience, it's a lovely resort and is also so quiet. It's so quiet during the week it almost feels like a private resort! There are also barely any lift queues. Which is great on a course like this as you have so much time and space to go through every aspect of the course in your own way and time. Which would be much more difficult in a busy European resort!

2. What did you like about the town of Jasper?

HD: Jasper is a lovely town which is small but very lively! There are lots of lovely restaurants and some nice bars and clubs which are great to go to with friends after a busy day on the slopes! Everyone in jasper is so friendly and they make you feel very welcome.

Hannah and the group in Jasper
A fun, energetic rider looking for fun on the slopes.

3. Would you go back to Marmot Basin & Jasper?

HD: Yes! I am going back to Jasper this winter.

My favourite part about the 11week course was snowboarding almost everyday and the high level of tuition we got!

4. What was your favourite part about your 11 week instructor program?

HD: My favourite part about the 11week course was snowboarding almost everyday and the high level of tuition we got! It was amazing to see how much my riding (style) changed over the 11 weeks and how much more of a better, more confident and experienced rider I became. The whole experience was amazing and I'm so happy I went with this particular course.

Hannah CASI Level 2 Certificate
Hannah recieving her CASI level 2 certificate.

5. Would you recommend it anyone else?

HD: Yes!

6. What does the future hold for you now?

HD: I am going back to Marmot this winter to instruct snowboarding!


The team at Ninja Academy Snowboarding are always stoked when a young rider pushes their potential and improves like Hannah. This season we know that she is going to really become an awesome snowboard instructor and guests are going to love riding with her. If you want to hit your snowboarding goals and have a sick time riding with awesome people like Hannah then sign up for one of our snowboard improvement holidays!

Improve your riding on a Ninja Academy snowboard improvement package holiday!