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Meet our instructors

Ryan Claydon

What skill do you teach? Snowboard

What qualification do you have? BASI snowboard Level 2, BASI snowboard Coach, Level 3 Mountain Safety, Adaptive Snowboard Level 1

What was your first Snowsports experience and where? Snowboarding in Bansko Bulgaria. At the age of 18 I managed to get a 1 week trip In a 4 star hotel for just £40!

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Meeting new people, sharing the love of winter sports and seeing people progress.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Relax, take your time and learn to ski/snowboard with a proper snow school and you will progress safer and much faster.

Funniest Snowsports memory? On my mountain safety exam. I turned up to the exam with a displaced fracture of the hand. One day I was tasked with leading the group off-piste and I decided to choose a tree line I had been eyeing up all week. As I was riding down I fell into a stream hidden beneath the snow. Concerned about protecting my broken hand I stuck my arm straight up in the air as I fell. The rest of the group found it hilarious because all they could see was my arm sticking straight up out of the snow. Meanwhile I was a bit wet as well as embarrassed!

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.”