Joe Beer is a well known face in British skiing. He has represented Britain in the World Synchro Championships in the USA, was a member of the British Demo Ski Team at the Interski Congress in Japan ’95 and again in St Anton last year he represented the British Telemark contingent. ‘Ski instruction started off as a good way to fund my personal skiing but pretty soon the thrill from teaching felt just as powerful. I just love seeing people with that look on their faces when they crack it, whatever their level of Alpine or Telemark skiing.
We all have different Learning Curves, it’s just a question of finding what makes it appeal to you!’
Ed Brown :‘I started skiing in Les Gets in 1988 when I was three. Since then I have skied in resorts all over the Alps. I have taught skiing inthe UK at dry ski slopes and in Bulgaria, Switzerland and Italy. During this time I have organised high end performance courses and delivered instructor training programs at Castleford Snowzone. ’ Our newest instructor Ed has a wide background of sporting abilities from throwing the javelin for the local area to playing rugby for the North East. More recently surfing, skating and diving up and down the coast of any available country and funding his activities by hand shaping surf boards for other aficionados. Between seasons when he can Ed spends time with his brother in Haiti, working for a local charity where he mainly helps with maconry work and logisitics.
Ed is currently teaching skiing and snowboarding on North Island New Zealand
Barbara Beer: ‘I taught Alpine Skiing for about twenty seasons and qualified with both the
British & Canadian teaching associations. I love the outdoor life and being active, so purely for fun I qualified as an aerobics instructor and Telemarking is my favourite winter pastime. I made ends meet in the summers with a variety of administration based jobs, where I discovered a flair for organisation.
After all this time I reckon I’ve earned the right to be a fair weather skier and walking & snowshoeing with my little dog Delilah more than compensates for the shortfall in exercise! And thanks to modern technology I can do all this and still be at the end of a phone, giving our clients the benefit of my teaching experience when setting up their lessons.
We try very hard to be sure our instructors are not taking mobile phone calls while with a group. I take the calls and am on standby at all times during the season, so the boys can get on with what they do best – teaching!’
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for such a fab week last week. We all absolutely loved everything about our holiday...
We all felt that we made progress with our skiing, and certainly had more confidence by the end of the week. You should have seen us ski down the off-piste to our chalet on the last day!
Helen, Phil, Ben and Pat, UK