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The Team


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The Team


The Alpine Coaching Team

 Our team of professional snowsport trainers consists of  highly motivated individuals who are committed to YOUR success in snowsport. All our team have passion and outstanding coaching skills, balanced with individual and unique styles of delivery. Our team hold the highest international qualifications.

 The skills within our team is drawn from many years of experience teaching snowsports from around the globe. We are confident that you will enjoy moving through the learning process under our guidance.

The Snow Centre Snowsport School

We work in partnership with the snow sports school at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. The Snow Centre is recognised as a hub for all things snowsports.  Many of our regular coaches are also involved teaching and coaching at The Snow Centre when not in the mountains.

As a joint venture with The Snow Centre we offer Alpine based  coaching opportunities using the talented instructors and coaches who deliver continuity from indoor coaching to mountain based coaching.

 


Austrian Registration 

Our snowsports school is officially registered in the state of Tirol / Austria where we are legally permitted to teach, coach and lead as part of  an agreed framework. Our team are also registered in Tirol with their professional qualifications ( Diplom schilehrer / Landeschilehrer).

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Guy Nason


Guy Nason


GUY NASON


 Guy Nason joined our team in 2009 having qualified as an ISIA ski teacher. Guy has a supportive style of coaching and has proved very popular with our clients looking for development in bite size chunks. Guy is one of our regular coaches who delivers on almost all the Alpine Coaching programme dates. Guy represents a real success story in the Alpine Coaching programme having been an aspirant instructor who came to us to develop his skiing towards his ISIA award. The goal was realised and now we are proud to have him as part of our team.

 


Qualifications and experience:

 BASI and IASI Alpine ski teacher (level 3 ISIA)

Registered Landeschilehrer Tirol

BASI off piste / mountain safety module

Race performance coach

Adaptive instructor (second discipline)

Member International ski instructors association ISIA


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Dan Gillespie


Dan Gillespie


Dan Gillespie 


Dan is the newest and youngest member of our team. Dan has a real passion for freeride and freestyle skiing and specialises in introducing and coaching freestyle to rookie riders. Dan has spent 3 seasons working for the Austrian ski school based in Mayrhofen with  summers are spent coaching at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead. Dan now works for the official Swiss Ski School in Hoch Ybrig. Every opportunity is spend in the freestyle park either in Austria or the UK.

 


 Qualifications and Experience: 

Dan holds the International (ISIA) Alpine level 3 with BASI and IASI

In addition Dan has passed the Technical and Teaching modules of the IASI L4 Alpine qualification.

BASI Off piste mountain safety module

BASI Freestyle coach

BASI Snowboard instructor (second discipline)

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Ali Smith


Ali Smith


Ali Smith 


 Ali Smith has been a career ski teacher for over 22 years working in Europe and the southern hemisphere. Beginning with seasons in Tirol, Austria Ali soon found himself working back to back winters between Austria and Australia. During this time experience was gained taking qualifications both with BASI and the Australian professional ski instructors association. In recent years he has gained recognition as a trainer for BASI and Snowsport Scotland running instructor training and leadership courses. In addition to this Ali was the head of snowsports at Snozone Milton Keynes between 2005 and 2011.

 


Qualifications and experience:

 

IASI level 4 instructor

BASI ISIA ski teacher

IASI Alpine Educator

Snowsport Scotland tutor

BASI snowboard instructor (second discipline)

BASI off piste and mountain safety module

European off piste security ( trained) EMS

Member of International ski instructors association ISIA

Member of International federation snowsport instructors IFSI


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Toby Fischel


Toby Fischel


Toby Fischel 


Toby has a huge wealth of snowsport experience gained from many years of teaching and coaching in Austria and around Europe. A Dual British / Austrian  national Toby has benefited from being involved with skiing from a very young age growing up in Tirol. In recent years his focus has been coaching high performance skills to both potential ski teachers and racers. Toby is a highly technical skier and is popular with our customers seeking total perfection.

 


 Qualifications and experience:

 

BASI 4 Alpine ISTD

Austrian state race trainer

Member of International ski instructors association ISIA


 As well as being part of our team Toby also runs his own programme:

 www.developyourskiing.com

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Penny Chapman


Penny Chapman


Penny Chapman

 Penny joined our team in 2014 merging her existing clientele in to theAlpinecoaching courses. As a regular coach at The Snow Centre Penny is very active in developing the performance of many regular skiers who then sought further on the mountain guidance and coaching. This formula has proven to be a great success with Penny now delivering Alpinecoaching courses on a regular basis both in the UK and in the mountains.

In addition to development coaching Penny is also a recognized IASI Educator and delivers the IASI level 1 instructors courses at The snow Centre.

 

Qualifications and experience:

 IASI Alpine ski teacher (level 3 ISIA)

IASI Educator

ISIA Off piste / mountain safety module

BASI Telemark level 1 instructor

Snowsports England Development coach IVSI

Member International ski instructors association ISIA

Member of International Federation of Snowsport Instructors IVSI