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Laurie Booton

Laurie Booton Ski Instructor at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead

What Skill do you teach? Alpine skiing.

What qualifications do you have? BASI 1, IASI 2 (Alpine skiing)

What was your first snow sports experience? I was moved to Ottawa , Canada, in 1987, for work. What do you do in the winter there? Skiing. Tried it, loved it and haven't looked back. You could ski just the other side of the Ottawa River, in Quebec.

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at the Snow Centre? Working with my fellow instructors and teaching the guests and having fun with everyone. It’s just such a great place to be.

One single tip you would give anyone taking part in snow sports... Learn as much as you can in the in the Snow Centre, before you try in the mountains. Then, repeat the process. Remember, all the instructors have lessons at the Snow Centre!

Best Snowsports memory... Skiing The Snow Ghosts of Big White, Canada. Google it, it’s amazing!

The word from the slopes

  • “Easy access from M1. Plenty of parking, simple registration, and quick service to collect skis, boots etc. Both lifts serving the main slopes worked faultlessly and although the session was quite busy I felt the slopes were quite free of other skiers & classes. I particularly liked the snow conditions and at the end enjoyed the amazing cafè overlooking the slopes. Reasonably priced menu. All told an excellent start to our skiing this year.”

  • “Very friendly staff. Good, clean facilities and very good prices on lessons & lift passes.”

  • “Very helpful staff would recommend to anyone trying to learn snow sports very down to earth people.”

  • “Great place, nothing negative to add. You can rent all of the equipment down to socks. Any kind of lessons available. Parking, gear store, cafe on site”

  • “Great lessons with experienced instructors who put kids and parents at their ease. The lessons were full as it was half term, but each child still didn’t have to wait too long between turns on the slope. It was easy to get and return equipment and the food in the restaurant was great and came promptly.”

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