Reps List

    John Haddon

    Dates in resort: From: 08/12/2018 To: 22/12/2018
    I've skied nearly 150 resorts in Europe, North America and Asia, love skiing both sunny pistes and deep fresh powder in the trees and have taken professional courses in Canada. The Ski Club has provided me opportunities and challenges and I’ve been privileged to enjoy fantastic skiing with a huge number of members and it’s always good to see familiar faces and to make new friends. I love the mountains, snow, wildlife and true wilderness and have spent time in both the Antarctic and Arctic and am always looking for the next wilderness experience. Last summer I joined a conservation group in the Altai Republic conducting research into the snow leopard, its habitat and environment. This winter I will spent a week with a group in Slovakia studying wolfs, lynx and wildcats while snowshoeing in a National Park in the Carpathian Mountains. I look forward to sharing some great skiing with members and, as a keen photographer, to getting some stunning pictures.
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    Neil Morris

    Dates in resort: From: 08/12/2018 To: 22/12/2018
    I have loved skiing since school lessons at Hillend and day trips to Glenshee- and since then lots of great holidays with family and friends in Europe, USA and NZ. I'm really looking forward to helping as a ski leader and meeting club members to share days out on the slopes. In the last few years I have very much enjoyed ski touring as an entirely different experience; and away from the mountains I enjoy running, golf, cycling. Ski Leader since December 2015
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    Edward Killwick

    Dates in resort: From: 22/12/2018 To: 05/01/2019
    I learnt to ski and climb whilst at school in Snowdonia and have been a passionate skier ever since. I worked three seasons for ski Thomson and since then have spent as much time as possible in the mountains in between running my clothing business. I am also a member of the Kandahar ski club and am a keen amateur racer competing in club races, the AICC and the Inferno. My biggest passion though is off piste. I love meeting new and old friends and helping them get the most out of their skiing holidays.
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    Mike Davies

    Dates in resort: From: 22/12/2018 To: 05/01/2019
    Having wandered the world with a backpack for several years in my 20’s, I found myself staying with friends in the French Alps one winter with nothing much planned and simply fell in love with everything about the “skiing lifestyle”. Doing everything I could to prolong the visit – including washing thousands of pans, shoveling tons of snow and living in a broom cupboard! – I realised I was hooked. Alas, real life intervened and back to Blighty to pursue a career in IT, with skiing trips a much longed-for highlight. A lovely FreshTracks week with an awesome Ski Club Leader and Guide persuaded me to have a go at the leader course myself and, well, here I am! I am keen on most mountain sports, but apart from skiing I love to hike, canoe, paraglide, Via Ferrata, ride my MTB and get in a bit of Alpinism too.
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    Barry Weston

    Dates in resort: From: 05/01/2019 To: 19/01/2019
    Before I discovered skiing winter seemed so depressing. On a whim I signed up for lessons at the Rossendale dry slope. A year later I skied in the mountains for the first time. Wow, how could it be simultaneously warm in the sun AND snowy? That was more than 30 years ago but I still get that same sense of wonder on blue sky days. What has changed is technique and equipment. I can remember up-unweighting, down-unweighting and lift queue waiting, to name a few. Now we just roll on to those edges. For me the Club is all about meeting people for skiing and for the all-important apres-ski debrief. I’ve skied most large European resorts and a fair number in North America. The most obscure has to be the Arizona Snowbowl! I try to keep fit by cycling, circuit training and hill walking. In the summer I enjoy motorcycle touring. I love walking in the Alps particularly in the Italian Dolomites. I’ve recently come back to the joys of sailing, this time on a flotilla yacht rather than in a dinghy.
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    Ian Finan

    Dates in resort: From: 05/01/2019 To: 19/01/2019
    I have a passion for mountains and all they have to offer. Started skiing through a school trip to Bulgaria at 14 when leather boots were still the norm and have been hitting the slopes hard ever since. Love all aspects of skiing and after leaving the corporate world to set up my own business I now have more time to devote to it. I've skied most of Europe and some of North America but love coming back to Zermatt whether it's Winter or Summer. Looking forward to some great skiing with you.
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    Rob George

    Dates in resort: From: 19/01/2019 To: 02/02/2019
    Been skiing for over 40 years and still enjoying this marvellous Alpine Sport. I have skied in various places over the world from Obertsdorf in Bavaria to Crystal Mountain in Washington State USA and the Monashees in BC Canada. As a PhysEd graduate and Former RAF officer I have enjoyed instructing,guiding and participating in alpine racing when I was a good deal younger!! I qualified as a Level 2 BASI instructor over 14 years ago and have also participated in ski touring in Norway including a 3 day tour which involved a night's snow-holing!! I enjoy the mountains and the ski resort atmosphere and look forward to the 2020 season. Hopefuly I will be leading with the SCGB in Zermatt next season. Looking forward to seeing you on the mountain.
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    David Davenport

    Dates in resort: From: 19/01/2019 To: 02/02/2019
    This 18/19 season has started well with plenty of snow pretty much everywhere. I have just returned from Tignes working with the leaders course again and we have some amazing new talent ready to start leading in 2019. It was also great bumping into many Freshtrackers in resort and watching all the blue leader jackets charging around the hills of Tignes and Val d'Isere. I am resort leading in Zermatt with Rob George 19 Jan - 2 Feb 2019 and am looking forward to meeting and skiing with old and new friends, so see you there. A bit of background on me: Way back during the Cold War the Royal Marines taught me to ski on very long planks with a massive pack on my back in the mountains of Norway so I'm not very stylish but seriously enthusiastic. Apart from skiing & sea kayaking, I occasionally busk on a squeezebox, organise charity events including adventure tours, Burns Suppers and Golf Days.
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    David Baker

    Dates in resort: From: 02/02/2019 To: 16/02/2019
    Skiing has been my passion since being introduced to the sport in Andermatt at the age of 3. I have been a Ski Club Leader since the 70's and been both a Freshtracks and resort leader in many different places. I love skiing off-piste when I can but just being on snow with others who enjoy the mountains, preferably in the sun, is fine by me. After skiing I head back to a fairly busy retired life on the Isle of Arran
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    Alan Lyons

    Dates in resort: From: 02/02/2019 To: 16/02/2019
    Alan loves most sporting activities but currently actively participates in running, sailing, flow boarding (coming 4th in the Masters category at the European Championships) and snowsports. As well as being an active SCGB leader, Alan is a qualified Alpine (ISIA), Adaptive, Telemark and Snowboard instructor and an Alpine (race) and Snowboard (freestyle) coach as well as a Masters racer and keen ski tourer. However he especially looks forward to skiing with SCGB members due to the shared passion for skiing and the common determination to have a great time!
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    Paul Ubysz

    Dates in resort: From: 16/02/2019 To: 02/03/2019
    Welcome! I am very fortunate to have over 20 consecutive years experience of Leading for the Club in Zermatt where I have spent more than 500 very memorable days ....and nights!! Zermatt is a truly fantastic place and I really enjoy introducing all its charms to fellow skiers....and non-skiers too. It's combination of stunning scenery, amazing on and off-piste skiing, beautiful mountain restaurants and buzzing night life with great live music are to me, unbeatable! It has a special family connection for me too, as my parents honeymooned there ....many many years ago. Please come and join me and see for yourself. One request! Please pre-register via the Website, it saves so much paperwork and gets you more ski time! Our Social Hour will be every night, including Saturdays, in the Chami Bar at the Hotel Pollux. Please pop by for a chat. Cheers!
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    Clive Tayton

    Dates in resort: From: 16/02/2019 To: 02/03/2019
    Been skiing since a schoolboy and love it as much now as when I first started. Having done instruction, racing, snowboarding and ski ballet over the years, these days I prefer to ski off piste wherever possible and enjoy the freedom that brings to exploring the whole mountain.
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    Tom Jarman

    Dates in resort: From: 02/03/2019 To: 16/03/2019
    This season is looking great - fingers crossed: - I managed to get out to Tignes in early December and ski with lots of fellow ski club members far and wide in gorgeous conditions. I've been skiing since lace up boots and spring bindings, not sure my technique has changed that much! Many years ago my love for skiing was re-awakened by two great Ski Club reps taking me to the most beautiful and exclusive places (some still in policy!) - and I have loved sharing all mountain skiing with ski club members ever since. I'm always trying to find special places, great snow and great company - and love to be shown something new, or share with others something special.
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    Martin Jordan

    Dates in resort: From: 02/03/2019 To: 16/03/2019
    I love being in the mountains, the skiing, the scenery, the light.,the atmosphere and ambiance of alpine villages. Skiing is such a fantastic sport, exhilarating and exciting and yet sociable. It can be challenging, pushing yourself to tackle that gnarly couloir, or maybe taking it easy just cruising , enjoying the view and thinking about that lovely lunch spot. My skiing experience is enhanced by sharing with like minded and passionate Ski club members. For many years I was a ski club member before I became a leader. I really get a kick out of meeting new people and old friends and sharing the fun. My favourite resort is Zermatt. It has everything, the only downside being the expense. Outside of skiing I enjoy photography, golf , dancing, classic cars and motorbikes. For a crust I run a residential property company. I really look forward to meeting you on the slopes. Martin
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    Ian Cottam

    Dates in resort: From: 16/03/2019 To: 30/03/2019
    I've been skiing since 1990. It all started for me on 1 meter skis in Les Arcs with the 'Ski Evolutif' method and since then I have enjoyed every minute on the slopes. I really enjoy off-piste and day touring, particularly at Chamonix, Engelberg and Zermatt. A hearty lunch is essential preferably on a sunny terrace with a clear view of the beautiful mountain scenery. I've been very fortunate to lead in Zermatt for several seasons and can't wait to return this season. I'm looking forward to meeting and helping Ski Club members get the most out of what is in my view one of the world's best resorts. When the snow has melted, I enjoy mountain walking with my wife and teenage daughter.
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    John Naismith

    Dates in resort: From: 16/03/2019 To: 30/03/2019
    Skiing is my favourite sport, but any excuse to be in the mountains is good! I learned to ski in Scotland, so the bigger mountains and generally better weather of the Alps is always a treat. After years of family ski holidays with my four children, I joined Ski Club. I really appreciate being able to ski with others of a similar standard, and using local guides to access the best available off piste routes. There's usually some people I've skied with before, and some new folks - a good formula!
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    Edward Taylor

    Dates in resort: From: 30/03/2019 To: 06/04/2019
    It's a joy to be out in the snow with like-minded skiers & ‘boarders: Whether cruising a favourite piste as the sun goes down or carving fresh tracks through a hidden powder stash my goal is always to ensure that by the end of the day everyone has had fun, felt super welcome and enjoyed some skiing that ‘s just right.…of course every afternoon in Zermatt should conclude with laughter and smiles over a cool beer or warming gluhwien! I've been skiing and snowboarding since my teenage years and love the fresh air, exhileration and banter on the lifts too! At home I'm an Art Director, working in Animation, photography & personalised books you can take a peek at www.edtaylor.co.uk Look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new in Zermatt this Spring!
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    Nick Stuart Taylor

    Dates in resort: From: 30/03/2019 To: 13/04/2019
    I have been skiing since I was a boy; on graduating I did a season in the Alps, when I found out the delights and challenges of off-piste skiing. Shortly after that I did the Ski Club Leaders Course, and on leading Club Holidays discovered the joys and great satisfaction of leading a group of members, finding the best snow and hopefully helping to “make” their holiday. I have led many Ski Club Fresh Tracks Holidays over the years, and am now very much enjoying Resort Leading. Before recent retirement I was a Solicitor. I now fill my time with skiing, tennis, sailing a racing dinghy, windsurfing, cycling and walking.
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    Andrew Harte

    Dates in resort: From: 06/04/2019 To: 13/04/2019
    Despite a career in ski media, skiing several times a season all over the world, my passion for the sport remains unabated. Upon retiring just over a year ago, the key question was how was I going to continue to feed this hunger, whilst giving something back to the sport. Having worked for the Ski Club for many years and skied with leaders on many occasions, I understand the value of the product and admire it greatly. So for me, there was only one solution- to become a Ski Club of Great Britain leader! Skiing is much more than sliding down a slope making turns on and off piste - it is sharing the wonderful experience with like-minded people. I look forward to meeting you soon and sharing our passion.
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