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Sean O'connor

What skill do you teach? Snowboarding

What qualification do you have? CASI Snowboard Level 1

What was your first Snowsports experience and where? A week's trip to Les Arcs whilst in college

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? It honestly doesn't feel like a job, I feel like I'm getting paid to have fun. I love seeing people's progression when they come back and passing this passion onto them and also my own personal progression with teaching and riding from working here.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Practice, practice, practice, and when you think you've done enough, practice some more. Everyone is always learning in this sport and you can take yourself as far as you want with it if you're willing to keep pushing yourself.

Funniest Snowsports memory? Funniest, and also slightly painful memory would be riding in Montreal and me and some friends wound up at a double black diamond run through some trees with no other option of getting down, had never been so happy to take my board off and get a beer after that!

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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