The Coach 

I grew up in a multi-lingual dual nationality British and Austrian, so I am fluent in English and German. Our family home is in Seefeld in Tirol where I started skiing at the age of 3 on my home mountain.  I still love to spend my free time skiing at Seefeld, which is one of the best kept secret places for freeriding (but remember “it’s a secret so don’t tell anyone”). 

I have been working in the ski industry in Austria for the last 39 years and have built up considerable experience of coaching/training in several prestigious Austrian resorts with many nationalities at all levels. I am also privileged to have trained at the exclusive ski Austria academy St. Christoph am Arlberg a renowned centre of excellence, where the world class Austrian trainers and racers receive coaching and the prestigious Sport University of Innsbruck where I completed the final stage of my Austrian National Coaches License.

In the low season I am a personal trainer in Austria and United Kingdom, working with young people and adults to develop their over-all fitness and take them through a program specially targeted at preparation for the ski racing season. More recently, I have increased my commitment to coaching high performance skills to both potential ski teachers and junior racers. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your personal goals. I like to keep up to date with training and teaching methods, going on regular training to keep myself in touch with modern techniques.

If you ask me what is my favourite type of skiing, my answer is “steep and challenging off slope freeriding”; the more of a challenge the better it gets.  Put yourself out of your comfort zone and feel the exhilaration.  But if you ask me what is my favourite thing about skiing, then my answer is “I love to teach and meet new people whatever their level of skiing.  Helping people to have fun on a mountain is a real privilege”.

HOBBIES:

Mountain biking, Ski touring, traveling to different places (Base Camp Mount Everest, Africa Namibia)

I am looking forward to meeting and skiing with you on the slopes!

Freeride backcountry touring camps

QUALIFICATIONS:

BASI ISTD/ISIA Level 4
Austrian Diplom Ski Teacher/ Staatlich geprüfter Skilehrer
ÖSV – (Österreichischer Schi Verband) Licensed Trainer
Swiss Snowsports Federal Diploma
French Carte Pro holder
Deutscher Skilehrerverband Staatlich geprüfter Skilehrer
Member of the International Ski Instructors Association
Personal Trainer