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Chris Rawles

What skill do you teach? Snowboard & Freestyle

What qualification do you have? BASI Level 2 & UKCP Freestyle Level 1

When was your first Snowsports experience and where? Skiing in Mayrhofen mid 90's with my family.  Think I was about 8yrs old!

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Being able to teach a fun and exciting sport to people of all abilities and helping them achieve something new.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Don't give up, be patient but most importantly have fun!

Funniest Snowsports memory? Seems to be tradition that every season I miss the last lift at least once no matter what resort I'm in!

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.”

  • “Incredible welcome and help from the staff! First trip back since before lockdown and it was well worthwhile. Lovely welcome and talk through the new set up. Then my son had an issue with his own kit and the guys couldn’t have been more helpful - very kind and very knowledgeable. The snow as good as ever and the cafe a good finish to a great time. Thank you all!”

  • “The Hemel ski centre has a great atmosphere, the instructors are friendly and helpful, it’s just an all round really well run place”

  • “Had a great time at the snow centre, went once before lockdown and was good to be back. I had a one on one lesson which was good but went too quickly. I’ll try to book two lessons on the same day so I can keep up with progress. It was all well managed and seemed to have good Covid measures in place.”