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Tim Downs

What skill do you teach? Snowboarding

What qualification do you have? IASI level 2

What was your first Snowsports experience and where?  I first learned to ski at The Snow Centre, then  tried snowboarding straight after and never looked back!

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? Our annual chainsaw ice-sculpting competition. Kidding! The best thing is sharing the love of snowboarding, and seeing the buzz in people’s faces when things start to make sense and work for them.

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Understand that everyone learns at different speeds, be patient and you will get there!

Funniest Snowsports memory? Probably when I messed up a kicker (jump) and landed in a superman position down the landing ramp. My zipper caught on the ice and my trousers proceeded to fill up with snow as I slid down. I couldn’t do that one again if I tried!

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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