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Meet the team

Our hand-picked, highly-qualified and totally dedicated team are here to provide the best experience you can have.

We have someone to suit every ability. So whether you need a kids specialist or someone to really challenge you, our team can deliver. If you have an instructor you really like, let us know and we will do our best to place you with them for your next lesson.

Read the team profiles below to find out more about our skills and experience.

Rachel Lazenby

Rachel Lazenby

England

Languages: English
Discipline: Snowboarding and Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Japan and New Zealand
Ski style: Steep powder fields, tree runs and exploring on a split board
Hobbies: Badminton, Yoga, Camping and Hiking

Daniel Homer (everyone calls me Homer)

Daniel Homer (everyone calls me Homer)

UK

Languages:  English, Basic Japanese
Discipline: Snowboard, Adaptive Ski and Snowboard
Favourite places to ride: Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan! (obviously)
Style: All Mountain, Freestyle, Deep Powder, Tree Runs, Backcountry, any style of riding makes me happy.
Hobbies: Fell Running Mountain Biking, Live Music/Comedy and movies
Fun Fact: I once went snowboarding inside a volcano!

 

Chris Burns

Chris Burns

Australia

Discipline: Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Scotland and Switzerland
Ski style: Shredding as much as possible, anywhere there is snow
Hobbies: Anything outdoors!

Rebecca Pickup (Boo)

Rebecca Pickup (Boo)

England

Languages: English and French
Discipline: Skiing
Favourite Place to ride: Chamonix, France
What do I like to do when skiing / Snowboarding: Ride powder, go ski touring in the back country
Other Hobbies:  Play Squash, Cycle, and go to the gym
Interesting Fact: I grew up ski racing.

Grace Watson

Grace Watson

England

Languages: English
Discipline: Ski
Favourite places to ride: Japan, New Zealand and St Anton
Ski style: Powder runs, dodging trees and carving it up on the piste!
Hobbies: Travelling, cycling, horse riding and hiking!

Amber Lu

Amber Lu

Taiwan

Languages: Chinese Mandarin / English
Discipline: Ski
Favourite places to ride: Japan, Banff
Ski style: Big Mountain, technical terrain.
Hobbies: Travel, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering and Hiking!

Nee Ta

Nee Ta

Australia

Languages: English, Chinese/Cantonese
Discipline: Snowboarding and Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Japan and India
Hobbies Climbing, Camping and Motorbikes
Interesting fact: I have been an instructor in many fields; English Skiing, Snowboarding rock climbing, high ropes and camp counselling.

Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker

England

Languages: English
Discipline: Snowboarding and Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Franceand Japan
Ski style: Riding the powder, getting that floating feeling and some flat land tricks
Hobbies: Tennis, Running and Tuning skis and boards

Anna Owen

Anna Owen

England

Languages: English
Discipline: Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Tignes, France
Ski style: Off piste and back country, especially natural drops.
Hobbies: Horse jumping, arm wrestling, rock climbing

Gordon Young

Gordon Young

England

Languages: English and Japanese
Discipline: Skiing and Snowboarding
Favourite places to ride: Japan and North America
Ski style: Technical, effortless turns wherever the snow falls
Hobbies: Golf, Hiking and Football

Jess Folwell

Jess Folwell

England

Languages: English
Discipline: Skiing
Favourite places to ride: France, New Zealand
Ski style: Off piste through the trees
Hobbies: Massage and Physio Therapy

Joshua Danet

Joshua Danet

Australia

Languages: English
Discipline: Snowboarding
Favourite places to ride: Japan and Australia
Ski style: Technical maneuvers, exploring movement
Hobbies: Surfing,

Oliver Davison

Oliver Davison

England

Languages: English
Discipline: Snowboard and Ski
Favourite places to ride: Japan, France
Ski style: Anything steep, adventures on a split board are the best, slushy side hits in the spring are a close second.
Hobbies: Climbing, hiking, surfing
Interesting fact: I once walked the whole way across France, from one coast to the other, carrying everything I needed in a backpack.

Chrystle Wellburn

Chrystle Wellburn

Australia

Languages: English and Basic German
Discipline: Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Hintertux, Austria, Pila, Italy and Hillend Edingburgh
Ski style: Racing and Freestyle
Hobbies: Skateboarding, Hill walking, Music and going to concerts.

Justin Hachman

Justin Hachman

Canada

Languages: English
Discipline: Skiing and Snowboarding
Favourite places to ride: Canada, Japan
Ski style: Freestyle park, exploring new terrain in the back country
Hobbies: Kayaking, Rock Climbing

Yamei Tian (meow meow)

Yamei Tian (meow meow)

Taiwan

Languages: English, Chinese
Discipline: Skiing, Snowboarding
Favourite places to ride: Whistler, Canada
Ski style: Ride the Trees and carve up the piste
Hobbies: Cooking, Photography, music festivals and playing sports

Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey

England

Languages: English
Discipline: Skiing, Snowboarding
Favourite places to ride: France, Canada
Ski style: Natural Features, Big Cliffs
Hobbies: Wind Surf, Coaching, Kayak

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