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Meet our instructors

Keith Chapman

What skills do you teach? Snowboarding and Alpine Skiing

What qualification do you have? Snowboard Level 1  & Alpine Level 2

When was your first Snowsports experience and where? First lessons at Calshot  Activity Centre, Southampton. First snow experience Tignes France 1990.

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Seeing people who have never tried snowsports before,  happy at achieving so much  on the first lesson. Also being able pass on my love of the sport and mountains to customers.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Relax.

Funniest Snowsports memory? Seeing a friend mis-judge a turn and take out 100 metres of rope and piste markers.

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The word from the slopes

  • “Love it here. Great slope and the staff are really friendly. Also love the Alpine bar and viewing area. So pleased to have it back.”

  • “Incredible welcome and help from the staff! First trip back since before lockdown and it was well worthwhile. Lovely welcome and talk through the new set up. Then my son had an issue with his own kit and the guys couldn’t have been more helpful - very kind and very knowledgeable. The snow as good as ever and the cafe a good finish to a great time. Thank you all!”

  • “The Hemel ski centre has a great atmosphere, the instructors are friendly and helpful, it’s just an all round really well run place”

  • “Had a great time at the snow centre, went once before lockdown and was good to be back. I had a one on one lesson which was good but went too quickly. I’ll try to book two lessons on the same day so I can keep up with progress. It was all well managed and seemed to have good Covid measures in place.”