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Ash's Profile - Taken from the Daily Mail Ski and Board Magazine

Ash is one of the most well-respected coaches in the British snowboard scene. He has been riding since the early 90's (when neon was in the first time around)! spending the majority of the time since riding and teaching in various resorts around the world. Including New Zealand, France, USA, Andorra, Canada. He is one of only a handful of riders who holds full Equivelance to legally work in France as a Snowboarder. He has worked at Tamworth and was head of the snowboard School at Milton Keynes. Now a freelance coach based in the UK in the summers, he runs instructor courses and performance days under Snowboard Coach taking these and riding camps to Bansko in Bulgaria during the winters. He is also trains instructors for the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI), Snowsport Scotland (SNSC) Snowsport England and the Irish Association of snowsport Instructors (IASI) and holds full worldwide accreditation from the International Association of Snowsport Instructors (ISIA) and IVSF, the highest levels attainable for instructors and coach's

Set up:
159 K2 Beleiver, K2 Formula Bindings, K2 Darko Boots
22" Stance
18 Front & -9 Back (Duck)
Foot size 9.5 (28.5)


British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) courses:
Instructor Level (since 1997)
Teacher Level (since 2001)
Avalanche and mountain safety (5-Days Avalanche & guiding)
10,000 Word written Project on Stance - Distinction
International Snowsport Instructor Association (ISIA) accreditation

Snowboard Trainer (since 2003)

Child Protection Trainer (since 2006)

International Ski Teacher Diploma (ISTD) :)

Snow Sport England: Freestyle key committe member and coach

Snowsport Scotland (SNSC) Courses:
Snowboard Performance & Freestyle Coach (since 2002)
Instructor Trainer/ Course tutor (since 2002)

Irish Association of Snowsport Instructors:
Instructor Trainer/ Course tutor (since 2006)

National Coaching Foundation / Sports Coach UK Courses
Sports Injury management and Prevention
Coaching Young Performers
Sports Psychology

And finally 2…yes 2 Blue Peter Badges!

Riding Time Line:

1992/3 – Started Snowboarding
1994/5 – Started riding Tamworth
1996/7 – First winter in Soldeu, Andorra
1997 – Winter in New Zealand (road trip south Island)
1997/8 – Teaching in Soldeu, Andorra
1998 – Coaching at Tamworth
1998/99 – Started off in Serre Chevalier ended up Teaching in Soldeu
1999 – Coaching at Tamworth
1999/00 – Sunshine Village, Alberta, Canada
2000/02 – Head of Snowboard School, Milton Keynes
2002/03 – Kicking Horse resort, BC, Canada
2003 on – Freelance coach in the summer
2006 on - Bansko in Bulgaria during the winter.

Mute Drop

Ash (The one in red!)
Ash in Zermatt

In the air - Tignes Hip
Old skool Lein on the Tignes Hip

Fakie Carving in Tignes
Fakie Carving

Ash with the Irish Board Assoc.
Irish Snowboard Association





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