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Meet our instructors

Reza Shahidi

What skill do you teach? Alpine Skiing

What qualification do you have? IASI Level-2 Alpine Ski instructor, Outdoor First Aid, Safeguarding Children Protection

What languages can you teach in? English, French, Persian

What was your first Snowsports experience and where? Beckton Alps, London (1988)

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Sharing my enthusiasm and love of snowsports with people of all ages, but most of all working with an amazing team around me.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsport? It's all about having fun, but also remember that you will be participating in a new sport and you need to set realistic goals. So, be patient and remember... Practice makes Permanent  ;)

Funniest Snowsports memory? In Obergurgl - Austria, snowploughing back down to town at 2 AM from Nederhuette Mountain Restaurant in pitch darkness with three strangers hitching a ride standing on the back of my skis!!!
 

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.”

  • “My family's first visit. It was a great day out, enjoyed a coffee and some cake before the lesson. Then enjoyed a lesson with a very calm and reassuring instructor. Would recommend a visit, it was good fun.”

  • “Our first visit to try out new boots before our holiday. A great way to get your "ski legs" back. Snow excellent, staff extremely helpful, facilities spotless and a nice coffee to end the session.”

  • “Overall my experience at the snow centre was INCREDIBLE. Everyone was so welcome and supportive as well it was easy to understand the prep before hand. As a beginner ive never got the hang of the basics so quickly, so a massive thank you to all instructors.”