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Alan Lyons

Alan Lyons - Ski  Instructor The Snow Centre

What skill do you teach? Alpine ski, Telemark ski and Snowboard. I also coach Alpine racing and Snowboard freestyle 

What qualification do you have? 

Alpine ski teacher (L3/ISIA/IVSI) as well as Adaptive (L1), Telemark (L1) and Snowboard (L1) instructor

Off-piste ski leader (L4/EMS), Alpine race coach (L2) and snowboard freestyle coach (L1)

When was your first Snowsports experience and where? A school ski trip to Trafoi, Italy back in the dark ages

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? The camaraderie amongst fellow instructors and the satisfaction from helping people to progress and really enjoy snow sports.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Enjoy the journey (as it never ends)

Best Snowsports memory? Touring the peaks of the Lyngen Islands in Norway from a yacht was amazing but I love to go back to Zermatt, Switzerland each year which is my skiing home

The word from the slopes

  • “Easy access from M1. Plenty of parking, simple registration, and quick service to collect skis, boots etc. Both lifts serving the main slopes worked faultlessly and although the session was quite busy I felt the slopes were quite free of other skiers & classes. I particularly liked the snow conditions and at the end enjoyed the amazing cafè overlooking the slopes. Reasonably priced menu. All told an excellent start to our skiing this year.”

  • “Very friendly staff. Good, clean facilities and very good prices on lessons & lift passes.”

  • “Very helpful staff would recommend to anyone trying to learn snow sports very down to earth people.”

  • “Great place, nothing negative to add. You can rent all of the equipment down to socks. Any kind of lessons available. Parking, gear store, cafe on site”

  • “Great lessons with experienced instructors who put kids and parents at their ease. The lessons were full as it was half term, but each child still didn’t have to wait too long between turns on the slope. It was easy to get and return equipment and the food in the restaurant was great and came promptly.”

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