As a ski/snowboard instructor, what do you always carry in your coat?

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    Question As a ski/snowboard instructor, what do you always carry in your coat?

    First, sorry if this is the wrong forum, I wasn't 100% sure where to post this.

    So, my question, for any of you who teach skiing and/or boarding, what do you always carry around in your instructing coat?
    I always like to have ski wax, edgie wedgie, ski scraper, and tissues.

    Just trying to get an idea what I should/could add to my coat for this year!
    Thanks!

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    I'm not an instructor but I would think a small first aid kit and/or CPR mask if you're qualified wouldn't hurt
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    When I taught I always carried candy / little chocolates (Halloween sizes) for the kids. I guess these days you'd better know more about chocolate / nut allergies though?

    Ski schools should keep a secret stash of kids gloves, hats and goggles handy; if they didn't, I'd consider getting a few cheapies or last year's lost and found cast-offs.

    Also, business cards to give folks after a lesson so next time they ask for you specifically.

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    I carry a sandwich in my pocket because during the holiday periods there is sometimes no time to go in and eat!!!!
    Go for the snow!!!!!!

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    For adults I always carried duct tape, wax, screw driver (for skis I was certified on) and cell phone. Sometimes a trail map to give them recommendations to go once the lesson is over. For kids I carried pretty much everything above as well as anything that I thought might keep their attention (I used to haul around a stuffed Scooby Doo). Frisbees worked really good as markers for turning as well as kids enjoyed pretending to use them as steering wheels. It did a pretty good job at keeping their weight forward.

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    I always carry two pair of the dollar store one size fits all gloves. When someone drops a glove off the lift, doubling up two of these on one hand can get them through the lesson. They also work great as liners on a cold day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMadWorld View Post
    Frisbees worked really good as markers for turning as well as kids enjoyed pretending to use them as steering wheels. It did a pretty good job at keeping their weight forward.
    I like this. Next time we get together, I am going to say something like "hey, will you watch Jackson (my 4 year old) for a second...?" Then I'm going to ditch you two for the day! It sounds like you'd be a far better teacher than me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Savemeasammy View Post
    I like this. Next time we get together, I am going to say something like "hey, will you watch Jackson (my 4 year old) for a second...?" Then I'm going to ditch you two for the day! It sounds like you'd be a far better teacher than me!


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    Deal. And then you can spend time teaching me how to ski bumps....When the knee heals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMadWorld View Post
    Deal. And then you can spend time teaching me how to ski bumps....When the knee heals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMadWorld View Post
    Deal. And then you can spend time teaching me how to ski bumps....When the knee heals!
    He does ski bumps well.
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