This tip comes from the Winter 2013 Issue of the 32 Degrees Magazine from PSIA. In the Article “Instructors Teach, Funcasters Create Experiences” by Eric Rolls.
Eric talks about the importance creating experiences for your guests that they find fun and truly memorable. We are encouraged to get background information from our guests to enable transference of skills from other activities into their skiing and riding. Eric suggests taking this same approach to fun by finding out what your guests enjoy doing. Then find ways to deliver experiences that reflect the same fun factors on the hill.
As an example, suppose your guest really enjoys bowling. Bowling involves a set of movements and positioning of the body to get the ball to a specific target. There is also a bit of a thrill of the anticipation once the ball leaves your hand until it reaches the pins. Sliding a box has many of these same fun factors. Setting yourself up for success with the approach and takeoff and then the anticipation of the ride until you exit.
Dig a little bit to discover what your guests enjoy about their favorite sports and activities. Use this information not only for skill transference, but finding common themes to build truly memorable and enjoyable experience for your guest.