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Meet our instructors

Simon Longstaff

What skill do you teach? Ski at all levels / race training

What qualification do you have? SSE level 4; IVSI.   SSE Level 1 Tutor; BASI and IASI Level 2; UKCP level 1 race coach

When was your first Snowsports experience and where? Gosling Dryslope 1986. 

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Every day is different!

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Never give up!

Best Snowsports memory? Skiing from top to bottom of Mont Fort in Verbier in the Mid 90’s in about 3 feet of powder on 2 meter long race skis; probably wearing a very loud Nevica onsie! 

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.”