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Meet our instructors

Stephanie Baines

What skill do you teach? Skiing

What qualification do you have? Anwärter and Landes 1 Ski instructor diploma

What was your first Snowsports experience and where? The first time I stood on skis, it was in the German Alpes. But I was too small to remember. Have heard the stories… I was on little plastic skis. My parents would hold me between their legs as they skied down the mountain. As a ski instructor, I have done this with the little ones many times. It is surprisingly hard work!!

What’s the best thing about being an instructor at The Snow Centre? The Snow Centre keeps the size of groups small which really boosts the learning experience for the guests and for me. Teaching smaller groups gives me the opportunity to provide a personal learning experience to each individual. Guests improve much faster when the instructor has the time and space to cater to each individual’s needs. This makes my job so fulfilling!

One single tip you would give to anyone taking part in Snowsports… Speed is always fun. But the best skiing I have ever done and the times I have improved the most are when I’ve taken it slowly… feeling the slopes… feeling the skis… feeling the turns… work with the skis and the slopes and they will work with you and you will see your style and confidence improve in no time!

Funniest Snowsports memory? My first time doing seriously deep powder, I was in very thin GS (grand slalom) skis which dig deep into the snow at each turn. I kept losing balance and fell over constantly diving face first under the snow. I would remerge covered in powder! It was probably funnier for the others with me who would periodically brush off the layers of snow accumulating on my helmet and ski suit. That day somewhat redefined the term “snowman” for me…

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.”