I started my skiing career on the heady heights of a dry-slope in Glasgow which is where I also started my ski teaching career too. I learned to ski there as a child before progressing onto race training for many years. Whilst studying at The University of Glasgow I started teaching skiing at the dry-slope and quickly became heavily involved in coaching the very successful race club there. My success as a coach with Glasgow Ski Racing led to me gaining experience coaching with the Scottish and English national ski teams as well as the British Junior Men’s Team.
In my 12 years of ski teaching and coaching I have experienced many fantastic ski areas from the plastic slopes of Glasgow and the wind blasted delights of the Scottish ski areas to the many alpine resorts in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France as well as the South Island of New Zealand but this season I’m more excited than ever to be returning to Les Arcs for a 4th season.
Something we don’t know about you
I played the snare drum as a child and was a juvenile world champion!
- BASI Level 4 ISTD
- European Mountain Security
- UKCP Alpine Coach Level 2
- NZSIA Adaptive Level 1
- B.Sc. (Hons) Physiology and Sport Science
- UKSCA Levels 1 &2 Strength and Conditioning modules
Variety is the spice of life so I enjoy working with any age, level or type of skier but I particularly like working with young racers and advanced skiers looking to increase their ability to allow them to experience more of the mountain.
Breathe, not only is this an essential life skill but it can help you relax and give your movements a natural rhythm. Oh, and never tie your shoelaces in a revolving door!
Fancy a private lesson with Ally on your next holiday?