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Penny Chapman

Penny Chapman Ski Instructor at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead

What skill do you teach? Alpine Skiing and Telemark Skiing

What qualification(s) do you have? IASI Alpine level 3 (ISIA stamp), Telemark level 1 (IASI & BASI) , Snowsport England Level 4 Development coach (IVSI)

What languages can you teach in? Much to my shame , only english

When was your first Snowsports experience and where? I learnt to ski in Mayrhofen too long ago to admit! I did not do too well but have persevered!

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? The camaraderie

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports…. Have fun, it doesnt matter how well you do!

Best Snowsports memory... Finally passing my Level 3 award. 

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.”