Geoff
Ski instructor

Geoff has been teaching at Sandown on and off for 9 years. If it’s confidence you need, Geoff is your man! He’s great with small kids and nervous women, and will put your mind right at ease. He will help you build up those core skills and you’ll be whizzing down the slopes in no time! With a background in IT, skiing is Geoff’s guilty pleasure.

George
Ski instructor

George,started learning how to ski as a child at Sandown, and has come up through our junior ski club, to now running it. He also does private lessons, as well as children’s parties, and is one of our helpers on our skywalk adventure attraction. He might be young but he’s mighty confident and knowledgeable, with a smile that will melt even the toughest of hearts.

Jenny
Ski instructor

With years of experience, Jenny has been skiing since 1963, back when wooden skis and leather boots were still a thing. She has been teaching all levels here at Sandown since 1981, and even met her husband here- a living and breathing Sandown romance. She also teaches swimming and sailing, so is active to her core. Jenny runs the ladies ski mornings on a Wednesday.

Mike
Ski instructor

Working at sandown for over 30 years, Mike is pretty much a part of the furniture! He has the patience of a saint, and is trained to teach a variety of levels and abilities.He has experience teaching skiing to the handicapped and autistic, as well as race training. With an English and Italian qualification, his skiing knowledge spans over many areas.

Cat
Ski instructor

Our very own “Cat in the Hat” has been working at Sandown for the last 7 years. She has taught beginners to advanced, and has experience in teaching children with learning and physical disabilities. She is extremely patient and will always try to make sure you learn as much as possible, whilst having fun!

Joanne
Ski instructor

Joanne started working at Sandown in November 2016. She learnt how to ski on a dry slope when she was nineteen, then had her first skiing holiday to Austria; and she’s been a keen skier ever since. since then, she has mostly skied in Switzerland. Her other interests and hobbies include walking, badminton and music.

Ian
Ski instructor

Although Ian has only been at Sandown for 2 years, he’s been skiing for over 42 years! He started skiing on a dry slope in Northern Ireland and was hooked from day one. He was a keen racer and a member of the Ulster Ski team. He also spent several winters in the Alps working in France and Switzerland. He enjoys anything to do with the great outdoors and is a keen climber and sailor.

CHRIS
SKI instructor

Meet Chris! Chris has been skiing with us at Sandown for the last 2 seasons, but he has been skiing for over 25 years! He is also a keen snowboarder, mountain guide and avalanche expert – but don’t worry – no chance of an avalanche here! Chris is the perfect all round instructor, whatever you need, he’s the man!