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Meet your instructor, Andy

10 Nov 2015

On-snow experiences are a central part of any mountain holiday which is why we ensure that your ski instructors and guides are some of the most talented and experienced  in the world.

Meet your instructor, Andy


His Story


Andy spent 8 years on the British Alpine Ski team, 6 years racing on the World Cup Circuit alongside the Bell brothers. He represented his country in Sestriere'97 and Vail'99 at the World Championships and Nagano Olympics in 1998. He is a 3 times British champion (1997, 1998,1999) in Downhill and Super G.


He spent 5 years as an opener for the euro test, setting the standard for all ski instructors in Europe and he represented BASI* as a demo team skier at two Interski Instructor Congresses, delivering workshops and showing the British teaching method to instructors from all over the world. Andy also coaches ski instructors for BASI* specialising in the technical courses and he is the examiner for the highest level exam in the BASI system.


In summer Andy lives near Aviemore with his wife and three kids, teaching young instructors for the Royal Yachting Association (in windsurfing, sailing and power-boating). He is also a coxswain for the local lifeboat.


In winter Andy and his family move to the Alps where he works with private clients in Austria, Switzerland and France.



Been Skiing Since


6 years old. 

Resorts worked in


Too many to count. Love the Alps and stateside it has to be Colorado



The one Sentence you say the most in Winter


Anyone want to go find some corduroy!!


* BASI - British Association of Snowsport Instructors - internationally recognised training and examining body for snowsport instructors.


 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BASI LEVEL 4 (International Ski Teacher Diploma, ISTD)
  • EMS Level 4 (European Mountain Security) Level 4
  • UKCP Alpine Coach Level 2
  • ISIA qualified – (International Ski Instructors’ Association)
  • Race Coach
  • BASI Examiner

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ACCOLADES

  • 6 British Championships wins
  • 6 French Championships
  • 24th in the WorldChampionships in 1999
  • 8 years on the British Alpine Ski Team
  • 6 years racing on the World Cup Circuit
  • Represented GB in Sestriere’97 and Vail’99
  • Represented GB at the Nagano Olympics in 1998.
  • 3 times British champion in Downhill and Super G

WANT TO KNOW MORE

Want to know more about skiing? Can’t decide what equipment to buy this winter? Not sure how ski-fit you need to be? Enjoy our series of Ski Essentials in association with Mark & Andy – your Olympic ski team!

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