Gidday! I first got into skiing when I was sixteen and can still remember my first day, it was quite the adventure with a long drive from my hometown to get to the slopes but from that day on I was hooked. It took me another 13 years to fulfill my dream to be a ski instructor and now it is hard to believe that I am into my 11th season of teaching!
I moved to Mammoth Lakes in 2009 after two seasons at Whistler and I now call the town home. I’ve had several summers here which are really neat. They have helped to recharge my ski batteries and this year I’m excitied as ever to be teaching again.
I am a fully-certified instructor (Level 3) through the NZSIA system so can teach to all skier levels. I’ve taught a huge range of abilities and ages and have worked as a race coach back in NZ.
For more information about my ski qualifications, see the NZSIA Website.
Getting to Mammoth
The Mammoth/Yosemite Airport (MMH) offers year-round flights from Los Angeles (LAX), and winter flights from LAX, San Francisco (SFO) and San Diego (SAN), making it extremely easy to get here no matter where in the world you call home. Another popular option is driving from Reno; it takes about three hours and offers great scenery – but be prepared for a winter storm!
About Mount Hutt
If you are going to ski in New Zealand then Mount Hutt is definitely one place not to miss. It has some awesome terrain and the views out to the Pacific are like a postcard. The town of Methven offers a relaxed atmosphere and is only a one hour drive from Christchurch and Christchurch International Airport (CHC).
Feel free to contact me for any advice on skiing in either Mammoth or Mount Hutt. I also know Whistler really well and have good friends that work in the ski school there.