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Linda Forbes

What skill do you teach? Skiing

What qualification do you have? CSIA Level 2 Teach, BASI Advanced

When was your first Snowsports experience and where? Trying to ski in home made waterproofs and jeans in Italy on a university trip to Italy then promptly fainting  through exhaustion. Not to be recommended!

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Having the privilege of being part of a wonderful team, sharing my love of Snowsports and ensuring that I make my lessons inclusive to everyone, old, young, those with disabilities, thus sharing that pleasure in their success and achievement.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… It’s inclusive! Absolutely anyone can achieve success in snowsports but always have lessons to ensure that you do! ( I learned that from experience!!)

Funniest Snowsports memory? When I fell coming off a lift in Val D’ Isère and my friend on the chair behind, in trying to avoid me, skied into the pisteur, who was paying absolutely no attention reading his paper in the little hut at the top of of slope and was  unexpectedly knocked off his stool. We were all incredibly amused, the pisteur was not! We did learn some new  unrepeatable French vocabulary!

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.”