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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

  • “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.”