I started skiing at 9 years old in Scotland on a dry ski slope called Hillend. Those first lessons led to race training and competing. However, at 13, I started seeing people taking skateboarding tricks and doing them on skis. Freestyle was not a discipline at that point. It was people trying out tricks on snow, filming it and sharing them online. I was hooked. Over time I pursued freestyle skiing, training in Glasgow with the Scottish Freestyle Team and going on to join the Junior GB Team. Unfortunately, injury set me back and I found that the best way to continue skiing and working was through becoming a ski instructor. I have now obtained my instructor qualifications, including my freestyle certification. My favourite part of working on the slopes is seeing the individual progression and the enjoyment my students get from skiing as their ability improves. I am a very patient instructor and am good at adapting the lesson to suit the students’ needs. When not instructing, I mountain bike, skateboard and try out new activities.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.
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