Who Will You Be Skiing With This Winter? Meet Team Snoworks 2014
With Snoworks, We have everything covered. From the moment you pick up the phone to your arrival on the slopes, you’ll be part of the Snoworks Team.
OUR OBJECTIVE: To give you the best ski holiday ever. Let’s introduce you to the Snoworks Team 2014.
Phil Smith, Head Instructor
Director of Snoworks Ski Courses
We’ve created a unique programme of ski courses that has grown into one of the biggest and most diverse ski course programme available. I’d like to introduce you to the whole Snoworks Team. I am absolutely sure you will enjoy skiing with every one of them. Our whole team of instructors, guides, organisers and partners will make sure every Ski Course with Snoworks is an unforgettable experience. read more
Emma Carrick-Anderson, Instructor
Tignes / St Foy / St Anton
Hi, I’m Emma and my speciality is ski racing – it’s been my life since I could just about walk! I was Britain’s top female ski racer for 15 years and represented Britain at 4 Olympic Games. I retired from international competition in 2004 and am now teaching and coaching skiing which I love! It’s great to be helping others get the same enjoyment I have had from the sport. read more
Lee Townend, Instructor
La Tania / Meribel / St Anton / Tignes Autumn & Spring / Hintertux / Telluride / Japan
Hi I’m Lee, I’m heavily involved in developing the Snoworks programme. I’m also the course Director for Snoworks GAP. The greatest thing about Snoworks is that we are always developing, looking for new and exciting venues and new ways of helping you to develop your skiing and achieve your goals. read more
Mike Barker, Instructor
La Tania / Meribel / Tignes Autumn & Spring / St Anton / Japan / Hintertux
For many years I was the head coach for the England Ski Squad. Three years ago I decided to seek a new challenge and joined Snoworks. Snoworks was right up my street. In racing I worked with skiers over long periods of time. Getting to know them, building relationships and operating in more of a coaching role. read more
Nick Quinn, Instructor
Tignes / St Foy / Courmayeur / Hintertux
I live in the center of the greatest ski area in the world. In 5 minutes St Foy. Unspoilt, uncrowded and access to the most amazing off-piste skiing. 5 minutes the other way it’s Paradiski. 15 minutes and The Espace Killy and 10 minutes up another valley I’m eating pasta, drinking cappuccino’s and skiing the Italian slopes across the border. read more
Ben Silcocks, Instructor
La Tania / Meribel / Brides
I live in the heart of The Three Valleys with access to every type of terrain. For beginners Courchevel is one of the easiest places to learn to ski. Every run is groomed to perfection. Off-piste, just jump off the top of almost any lift. Bumps take the famous ‘Grand Couloir’ and you’ll have bumps up to your elbows and Backcountry, we have it galore. read more
Nigel Shepherd, Mountain Guide
I’m Nigel, UIAGM Mountain Guide. I’ve been working on the Snoworks Backcountry Courses for many seasons. A unique programme combining instruction and mountain guiding. The instructors help develop off-piste skills and we take you to places well away from the beaten track in search of untracked snow. Much of my work is in Gressoney, an off-piste paradise. read more
Dave Cumming, Mountain Guide
Tignes / Meribel / Kashmir
Hi, I live in Chamonix all year round working as an independent mountain guide so my local knowledge in this area is second to none. As well as guiding you around some of the best off-piste skiing Europe has to offer, your safety is my number one concern. I am one of the guides for the off-piste safety modules for the British Association of Snowsports Instructors. read more
Richard Mansfield, Mountain Guide
I live in Chamonix all year round and work as an independent mountain guide. I’ve been working on the Snoworks Backcountry programme for a number of seasons. It’s great to work with the instructors seeing how they develop off-piste skills and it’s great for the instructors to work with the mountain guides seeing the places we can take you to get the best Backcountry skiing possible. read more
Bruno Falch, Guide
Hi, I’m Bruno, born and bred in St Anton so you can guess which courses I’ll be working on. The mountains are my whole life. The tranquility, peace and space is breathtaking. During the winters I work in St Anton with the Arlberg Ski School and Snoworks and in the summers I run one of the mountain huts with my family. St Anton is on one of the world’s premier ski resorts. read more
Rupert Goldring, Instructor
I first met Smiffy (Phil Smith) when I first decided to be a ski instructor. He took my for my first ever ski instructor course. I totally immersed myself into skiing and ski teaching and I am now at the pinnacle of my career. I work for the British Association of Snowsport Instructors and train to level 4. A lot of my work is with Snoworks Gap in Tignes in the autumn working. read more
Pete Mason, Mountain Guide
In 2003 I moved to France and became only the second American to qualify through the french mountain guides accreditation. I now live in Courmayeur, Italy, where I met my wife and have a young daughter.
Why Courmayeur? It’s in the heart of the Mont Blanc region so home to the biggest, most extreme, most beautiful mountains in the Alps. read more.
Bryan Hogg, Instructor
Tignes / St Foy / Brides / St Anton / Courmayeur
Why Snoworks? Many of the Snoworks courses are around the Tarentaise where I live. Some of the biggest and most diverse skiing in the world. St Foy. Small but with access to some incredible skiing and so quiet. A short drive in one direction I’m in the Epsace Killy and within literally 5 minutes from my home I can access Paradiski. read more
Dave Peek, Instructor
I began ski teaching with Snoworks Director Phil Smith working together in Malcesine Italy. When Phil set up his first Chalet Company I was one of the original instructors in the team. I’m a former Trainer for the British Association of Snowsport Instructors. I’ve worked all over France ski teaching. I now own and run my own specialist shop in Colchester Fluid Lines. read more
Pete Ilinsky, Guide
Japan / New Zealand
How’s it going mate? You’ve guessed it, I’m an Aussie and we Aussies like travel. I’ve traveled so much that my passion has now became my work. I arrived at the mecca of French skiing and didn’t realise you could have a coffee at a bar, drink a glass of wine with your omelette whilst tucked up in a cosy mountain hut, and still be understood by the smile on your face. read more
Chris Riepl, Guide
I started working with Snoworks last year. I am a full time instructor/guide with the Arlberg skischule. Why St Anton? It’s the best off-piste ski area around, best Apres ski with shopping and restaurants galore. The Austrians believe that a skiing holiday is a complete experience from the moment you arrive in the resort to the moment you leave. Austria is built on tourism. read more
Florian Peintner, Guide
I’ve been with Snoworks for the past three years. The great thing about Snoworks is I get to ski with you for the whole week. So I can really get to know you. Snoworks guests are mad. Mad keen that is! Skiing from the moment the lifts open to the moment the lifts shut and you don’t stop, other than for a forced luch break just to load up with some more energy then off you go again. read more
Guido Shilling, Guide
If you’re thinking of coming to Chile on either the Chile & Argentina Extravaganza or Chile 7 Volcanoes trips, then you’ll meet me. I’m originally from Switzerland. A number of years ago I decided to travel around South America and when I got to Chile I never left. I now live near Villarrica Volcano with my family. Chile is an amazing place. You will love it. read more
Stu Woodward, Instructor
Why Tignes? Simply because it’s one of the best places to be. IWe have some of the best snow conditions in Europe. The altitude means that you are guaranteed snow. My passion is skiing and teaching. When I’m in the mountains it feels like home and where I should be. I’m currently training for my top level ski instructor award and am a qualified ISIA ski instructor. Read more
Kathy Murphy, Mountain Guide
Chamonix, said by many to be the birthplace of alpinism. One visit here you’ll understand why. As you drive into Chamonix you’ll be blown away with the sheer beauty and extremeness of the mountains surrounding the town. People just fall in love with the place. No fur coats here, just plenty of ice axes, crampons and big fat skis. Why Snoworks? Snoworks is all about the mountains. read more
Dave Norman, Instructor
La Tania / Meribel / Brides / Tignes Autumn
Hi I’m Dave, During the winter I live in the heart of The Three Valleys.
Snoworks is all about travelling. Learning the skills to ski the mountain. Coping with the ever changing mountain environment and learning the skills to give you the confidence to travel places.
BEHIND THE SCENES
We’ve got everything covered from when your first pick up of the phone to everything on and off the slopes. These guys and girls will make sure every Ski Course or Ski Adventure with Snoworks is an unforgetable experience.
Linda Wilson Manager UK Office
I may not meet you but will definitely be speaking to you. I run the UK office for Snoworks. The great thing about Snoworks is when you ring to book we can help you with any questions you may have. I know the Snoworks programme inside out and if you have any ski related questions we can’t answer then we’ll direct you straight to the instructors and guides in the resort. read more
Sally Jeffery, UK Office
Hi I’m Sally, I previously worked with Lets Go Travel Agency which handled all the Snoworks bookings so I’m pretty switched onto the whole Snoworks programme but have recently taken a few years out to start a family. Now just having returned I’m looking forwards to chatting to you all and helping you book your ski course or adventure of a lifetime. read more
Cristián Levy, Chile
I studied Chilean tourism at university so you can rest assured you’ll be experiencing the very best that Chile has to offer if you’re thinking of coming to South America with Snoworks.
We believe it’s probably the best ski itinerary you’ll find anywhere in South America.
Alejandro Levy, Chile
I’m very proud of my country and welcome you here. Chile is a country of startling contrasts and extreme beauty.
Over 4,300 km along the southwestern coast of South America and its width never exceeds 240 km so you can imagine how diverse our country is.
I’ve been skiing a long time, loved the mountains and had reached a level where ski school no longer catered for my skiing ambitions. That’s when I came in contact with Snoworks Ski Courses. I now represent Snoworks in Denmark and will be pleased to chat about Snoworks Ski Courses further and share my experiences.
Rob Stewart, Press
After retiring from ski teaching I set up SkiPress to combine my business experience with my love of skiing.
SkiPress is all about creating excitement and news in the snowsports industry and helping innovative companies like Snoworks spread their word.
Natalie Kilminster, Japan & NZ
I live in Sydney Australia and run Natalies Travel. I helped organise Snoworks first ever Ski Adventure to Japan and have been organising the trips ever since. Every year we’ve added or amended the Adventure and now have an amazing adventure that combines the best of Japanese skiing at an affordable price. The powder in Japan is legendary. read more