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Alan Lyons

Alan Lyons - Ski  Instructor The Snow Centre

What skill do you teach? Alpine ski, Telemark ski and Snowboard. I also coach Alpine racing and Snowboard freestyle 

What qualification do you have? 

Alpine ski teacher (L3/ISIA/IVSI) as well as Adaptive (L1), Telemark (L1) and Snowboard (L1) instructor

Off-piste ski leader (L4/EMS), Alpine race coach (L2) and snowboard freestyle coach (L1)


When was your first Snowsports experience and where? A school ski trip to Trafoi, Italy back in the dark ages

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? The camaraderie amongst fellow instructors and the satisfaction from helping people to progress and really enjoy snow sports.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Enjoy the journey (as it never ends)

Best Snowsports memory? Touring the peaks of the Lyngen Islands in Norway from a yacht was amazing but I love to go back to Zermatt, Switzerland each year which is my skiing home

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.”

  • “My family's first visit. It was a great day out, enjoyed a coffee and some cake before the lesson. Then enjoyed a lesson with a very calm and reassuring instructor. Would recommend a visit, it was good fun.”

  • “Our first visit to try out new boots before our holiday. A great way to get your "ski legs" back. Snow excellent, staff extremely helpful, facilities spotless and a nice coffee to end the session.”

  • “Overall my experience at the snow centre was INCREDIBLE. Everyone was so welcome and supportive as well it was easy to understand the prep before hand. As a beginner ive never got the hang of the basics so quickly, so a massive thank you to all instructors.”