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Lillie Hanson

Lille Hanson - ski instructor at Hemel Hempstead

What skill do you teach? Skiing, and also some adaptive lessons.  

What qualifications do you have? BASI level 2 in alpine skiing and BASI level 1 in adaptive skiing. 

What languages can you teach in? French and Swedish...and English on a good day 😉  

When was your first snowsports experience and where? My first skiing experience was aged 4 on the windy slopes of Cairngorm Mountain in Scotland. 

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Never having to ski in the rain! The people are also pretty great...

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in snowsports… Don’t give up! 

Best snowsports memory? Boot packing up the La Dent mountain in Nendaz, Switzerland and then skiing down in waist-deep, untouched powder with my friends. 

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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