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Reza Shahidi

What skill do you teach? Alpine Skiing

What qualification do you have? IASI Level-2 Alpine Ski instructor, Outdoor First Aid, Safeguarding Children Protection

What languages can you teach in? English, French, Persian

What was your first Snowsports experience and where? Beckton Alps, London (1988)

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Sharing my enthusiasm and love of snowsports with people of all ages, but most of all working with an amazing team around me.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsport? It's all about having fun, but also remember that you will be participating in a new sport and you need to set realistic goals. So, be patient and remember... Practice makes Permanent  ;)

Funniest Snowsports memory? In Obergurgl - Austria, snowploughing back down to town at 2 AM from Nederhuette Mountain Restaurant in pitch darkness with three strangers hitching a ride standing on the back of my skis!!!

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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