My story. After growing up in Norfolk the flattest part of the UK, I developed a love of the mountains through white water canoeing and climbing. After college studying outdoor education I started work at a centre in Snowdonia teaching canoeing which also had a dry ski slope. As I don’t like watching TV, most evenings were spent on the ski slope improving my technique and doing a bit of teaching. When the chance came to work in scotland as an apprentice ski instructor I jumped in with both feet. That was 30 years ago, and I haven’t looked back since having worked for ski schools in Andorra, France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
I also worked for a major tour operator for several years which made me realise there is more to a ski holiday than great skiing. Good food, comfy accommodation, and good friends all help.
Something we don’t know about you
I have 20 chickens and 5 ducks in my garden in Wales.
- BASI level 3 ISIA
- Level 3 Mountain safety
- UKCP Alpine coach level 2
- MLTB summer and winter mountain leader
- BCU senior canoe instructor
Fancy a private lesson with Jim on your next holiday?