Meet The Team

Paul

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As a child, Paul learnt to ski on dry slopes and soon became a member of his local the race team in Brentwood, Essex. From the age of 6 to 15 he travelled the UK competing.

His love for snow sports started in 2003 where he spent his first winter season in the 3 Valleys. This is where he trained to become a ski Instructor and where he has spent most of his career.

Paul gained his BASI ISTD qualification in 2010 and since then he has built great relationships with our clients, most returning year after year.

Interesting Fact: Paul’s passion in the summer is cycling. He takes up numerous cycle races, one of which is The Marmot- very famous in the Alps!

 

Gregor 

The snow schoOl By Manon-61026Gregor started skiing when he was two years old in Scotland, he has competed  in Scotland and the French Alps at National level. Gregor started his skiing career in Scotland when he was just 17, after a few years he began ski teaching in the 3 Valleys. He has been teaching in the Alps for the past 15 years and has a fantastic knowledge of the area.

Gregor is ISTD BASI Level 4 and is also a trained BASI ISIA snowboarding level.

Gregor’s extensive knowledge of the area and ability to teach at such a high standard has made him a valuable member of The Snow School Team.

Interesting Fact: He can deadlift 180kg’s, we call him the machine from Aberdeen!

 

 

Matt 

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Matt started skiing as child and has had a passion for skiing ever since. Matt completed his first instructor qualification at the age of 16 and after skiing at the Milton Keynes Snozone he started doing seasons in the Alps.

As a trainee, Matt worked and trained in Courchevel 1850. He went on to complete his BASI International Ski Teaching Diploma, enabling him to gain his French equivalence.

Matt is also a trained BASI ISIA snowboarding instructor. He has sets his sights high, It is very rare to hold both these qualifications

Matt’s technical knowledge and ability to teach such a wide variety of ages and levels has made him a valuable member of The Snow School Team.

Interesting fact: Matt spent many years at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Coaches, where he teaches and races alpine skiing in the army.

 

Danila 

Danila PerronDanila’s passion for skiing started when she was only three years old when her dad, also ski instructor, taught her how to ski. 

From that moment it was love and for the following fifteen years she carried on training and competing in the Italian alps, in Piemonte.

When she was 18 years old, Danila passed her ski instructors exam. Since then she has been spending every winter passing on her passion for skiing to her clients.

Her patience and positivity has always helped her keep the clients calm and find the best approach in her teaching.

Interesting fact: Danila’s summer passions are trekking and climbing, there is nothing better than embracing the views from the highest points!

Lorenzo

13931659_10153864742850857_1952972713_oStarted skiing at the age of 3 with his dad in Sauze d’oulx. At 8 years old Lorenzo  joined the local ski club and became a ski racer, he competed at a competition level until the age of 19.

At 20 Lorenzo achieved his “maestro di sci” diploma which is the equivalent to BASI level 4 ISTD and recognised in France. Lorenzo also achieved his “federal coach” (ski racing diploma) in which he coached at the ski club for 5 years.

Since Lorenzo moved to France in 2006  he got into freestyle and free ride skiing, this is his true passion. 

Interesting fact: Degree in political science. Other sports/passions are motorbike and surfing. 

 

 

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