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Santi Izaguirre

What skill do you teach? Alpine

What qualification do you have? SSE 1, IASI Level 2, IASI Level 1 Telemark, IASI Level 1 Race Coach and IEF (Argentinean Ski Instructor State Qualification)

What languages can you teach in? English and Spanish

What was your first Snowsports experience and where? A winter holiday with my family at Bariloche Argentina. Back then I was 12 years old and I never stopped skiing since then. I later become an instructor at the age of 26 at Las Leñas ski resort, Argentina.

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Super friendly atmosphere and good camaraderie in and out of the slope, it is also great that the snow is not affected by external weather conditions😀

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… learning is a never ending process, have fun, don’t be afraid to take a stumble and never ever give up! Just enjoy the ride! 

Funniest Snowsports memory? While giving an adult group lesson to a group of total beginners in the mountain. Although none of the students knew each other, they all had such a great sense of humour that were not afraid to pick on each other on their mistakes and stumbles. They made the whole week of lessons an incredible fun experience impossible to forget.

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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