About me.

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Qualifications, Training, Experiance.

Since starting on the ski instructor and coaching pathway back in 1998 I've developed my teaching and personal skiing skills with ongoing training and assessment through both the Instructor and Coaching pathways.  Along the way I added Snowboarding and Off Piste qualifications, plus Backcounty training. 

During this time I discovered ski touring and off piste skiing in the UK and Europe which led me to the UK mountains and the Mountain Leader qualification.

SSE Snowsport England

Tutor and Level 4 Alpine Development Coach.

In 2017 I was appointed as a Tutor for Snowsport England and co-tutored my first Level 1 training course in April 2017 for aspirant ski instructors.

I started my training with them back in 2002(?) and also hold Snowboard Instructor and Disabled awareness qualifications.  

Snowsport England is the national governing body for English skiers who's coaching scheme covers ski teaching in England. Formally known as the English Ski Council, affiliated to IVSI


I.V.S.I Ski Coach.
Internationaler Verband der Schneesport instruktoren.

International Coaching licence  to teach in Alpine resorts issued by the SSE, the UK affiliate.

IVSI are the International Federation of Ski Instructors, representing the interests of the ski Instructors active in associations, federations and institutions on an International level.


I.S,I.A Ski Instructor.
International Ski Instructor Assocition.

I gained the ISIA Alpine Ski Instructor qualification after completing the required modules with training and assessment with IASI and BASI.

The ISIA organisation represents the interests of professional ski instructors world wide, with national associations as affiliate members. BASI represents the UK while IASI represents the Republic of Ireland. 


Irish Association of Snowsport Instructors.

I completed Teaching, Techincal, and European Mountain Safety Training as part of the ISIA certification. The remaining ISIA modules were complete BASI.

European Mountain Safety Training,
Level 3 Technical 
Level 3 Teaching


Alpine Ski Instructor and Coach.

Training and assessment includes:

Alpine Ski Instructor
UKCP Race Coach 
Snowboard Instructor,
Off Piste Mountain Safety
Second Language


Associazione Valdostana Maestri di Sci.

Accreditation to teach in the Valle d'Aosta Italy since January 2008.

Assessment included Mountain Safety, First Aid, Giant Slalom 'Speed Test', Language test.

Mountain Training

Mountain Leader. 

Leading groups and individuals in the UK mountains in 'Summer' conditions.

Syllabus includes Navigation, emergacy rope work, leadership, etc.


Pre Requesits. 

DBS (Enhanced)
Child Protection Training
2 day Outdoor First Aid.