What skill do you teach? I teach people to ski, and to have fun doing it.
What qualification do you have? I'm BASI L2, with a Mountain Safety qualification so I can work off piste.
I'm also a SSE L3 Development Coach training skiers who want to work on their skiing over a longer term, and a BASI L1 Adaptive instructor so I can help skiers with additional needs.
I'm always trying to improve and hoping to complete the BASI L3 and SSE L4 awards this year.
When was your first Snowsports experience and where? I learnt to ski on the dry ski slopes at Rossendale and Kendal in the late 1980s before a school ski trip to Fieberbrunn in the Austrian Tyrol. I had a great time on that trip, and many more afterwards, thanks to my school teachers taking us to the dry slope every week.
What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? The friendship with the other instructors and staff, and the excellent staff training sessions where we get some time on the slopes.
One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… If you're nervous, or something doesn't seem right or make sense, tell your instructor: they have lots of ways they can make it enjoyable and help you learn in a way that suits you.
Funniest Snowsports memory? Being offered a go on the big air bag while helping out my children's ski school, not realising they had it set up for little kids, and completely clearing the airbag to land in a heap, unhurt, on the snow behind to howls of laughter from the watching kids.