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Meet our instructors

David Thompson

What skill do you teach? Snowboard at all Levels including freestyle and performance training and Alpine Skiing.

What qualification do you have? BASI Level 2 Snowboard, CASI Level 2 Snowboard, UKCP Coaching Level 1 & BASI Level 1 Alpine Skiing.

When was your first Snowsports experience and where? My first experience was in a resort in Finland called Ruka.  Me and my sister went on an outdoor adventure holiday and one of the days included a ski lesson and haven’t looked back since.

Whats the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? The community vibe built on the our love of snowsports.  Great team to work alongside with.  Being able to pass our passion for snowsports onto our customers.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports... Enjoy it and have fun.  Remember we all started at the same place!

Best/Funniest Snowsports memory? Waiting for a chairlift in Bulgaria behind a dog which was also waiting in line.  For him to move forward and jump onto the chairlift and ride it up the mountain.

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.”