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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
Henry Brant

Henry Brant

Wales

Languages: English and Welsh
Discipline: Snowboarding and Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Cardrona, Wanaka
Ski style:: Touring in the back country and freestyle
Hobbies: Surfing, Camping, playing guitar, wakeboarding and hiking in the mountains
Shiona Burns

Shiona Burns

Scotland

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

Archie Coode

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 used to be ranked 4th in the UK for freestyle as a junior

Anna Dalby

Anna Dalby

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!

James Toronchuk

James Toronchuk

Canada

Languages: English
Discipline: Snowboarding and Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Revelstoke, British Columbia
Ski style: Ride the powder and exploring new places
Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Surfing, Travelling and playing Hockey
Ed Lowe

Ed Lowe

London, England

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

Alastair Wishart

Birmingham, England

Languages: English
Discipline: Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Tignes, France
Ski style: Off piste and back country, especially natural drops.
Hobbies: Cycling, both Road and Mountain Biking and Football
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
Rory Duckett

Rory Duckett

England

Languages: English

Discipline: Skiing

Favourite places to ride: Val D’Isere, France

Ski style: Mostly freestyle, jumping off cliffs and trying new tricks in the park, I also love powder.

Hobbies: I like to go rock climbing and play drums as much as possible

Ross Murray

Ross Murray

Scotland

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.
Sean Eng

Sean Eng

Singapore

Languages: English, Mandarin and signing exact English
Discipline: Snowboarding and Skiing
Favourite places to ride: Treble Cone, New Zealand
Ski style: Carving up the piste or in the park learning new tricks
Hobbies: Drone Photography and Hiking
Joseph Seddon

Joseph Seddon

Manchester, England

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

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