What skill do you teach?

Alpine skiing

What qualification do you have? 

IASI Level 1

What was your first Snowsports experience and where? 

Being born in Russia and having lived north of the Arctic Circle, I've started XC skiing, ice skating and sledging while in nursery school, later adding competetive winter orienteering (a combination of map reading and XC skiing). I learned alpine skiing in 2016, indoors. Once I was ready to practise, I tried out the Snow Centre which I thought would be reachable easier from where I live. One of the best decisions I've made, and not only because of the scenic drive!

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

The best is having an experience in an amazing environment, where one can live and breathe the athmosphere of snowsports, meet new friends, have fun, teach people new skills and learn oneself so much every day.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… 

"Learn it, love it, live it!"

Best Snowsports memory?

Joining the Hemel Ski Race Club. It took me 14 months of regular practice after making my first skiing steps. It has involved a lot of help, advice and guidance from coaches, instructors and better skiers but I got there and made new friends in the process!

Funniest Snowsports memory?

My first slalom race. For a brief moment, standing on the start ramp, I was tempted to say I changed my mind and step down so steep did it look, but thought better of that, shut my eyes and just went downhill through the course. Allegedly, I was 'racing' in a snowplough!

Know your limits What level am I?

If you’re brand new to the slopes or reintroducing yourself to the snow, check out the questionnaire below to see what level you are, and what level ski lesson we recommend you to book. Of course if your still not sure please call our team on 01442 241321

Level 3
I can do basic snowplough turns

We offer a large range of Adult Skiing Lessons, Junior Skiing Lessons and Family Skiing Lessons so there is something for everyone. You can take your pick, from the ‘we’re all in it together’ Group Lessons to the personal one-on-one style of our Private Lessons.

Our expert ski instructors have endorsed this recommendation based on the information you have provided. If you want to discuss your level further please call 01442 241321 to speak to our team.

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