Matt, 26, from Hunters Hill in Sydney was looking for a year out from working for a jewellery design company.
He decides that becoming a snowboard instructor would be the best way to balance his love of snowboarding with a job. Here are his thoughts during the course:
I have been training for my snowboard Instructor certificate with Flying Fish in Whistler. The experience so far has been awesome.
The snow is epic and my technique has improved a lot. I’m getting to board on the mountain all day with an awesome team.
After the course I'm staying on in Whistler – I love it here! I'm organising to teach snowboarding at the Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard School.
I'm having the time of my life!