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Meet your instructor – Andy


Andy spent 8 years on the British Alpine Ski team, 6 years racing on the World Cup Circuit alongside the Bell brothers. He represented his country in Sestriere’97 and Vail’99 at the World Championships and Nagano Olympics in 1998.

He is a 3 times British champion (1997, 1998,1999) in Downhill and Super G.

He spent 5 years as an opener for the euro test, setting the standard for all ski instructors in Europe and he represented BASI as a demo team skier at two Interski Instructor Congresses, delivering workshops and showing the British teaching method to instructors from all over the world.

Andy also coaches ski instructors for BASI* specialising in the technical courses and he is the examiner for the highest level exam in the BASI system.

In summer Andy lives near Aviemore with his wife and three kids, teaching young instructors for the Royal Yachting Association (in windsurfing, sailing and power-boating). He is also a coxswain for the local lifeboat.

In winter Andy and his family move to the Alps where he works with private clients in Austria, Switzerland and France.

* BASI – British Association of Snowsport Instructors – internationally recognised training and examining body for snowsport instructors.

Andy Freshwater Skiing
Andy Freshwater Skiing



  • BASI LEVEL 4 (International Ski Teacher Diploma, ISTD)
  • EMS Level 4 (European Mountain Security) Level 4
  • UKCP Alpine Coach Level 2
  • ISIA qualified – (International Ski Instructors’ Association)
  • Race Coach
  • BASI Examiner

6 British Championships wins
6 French Championships
24th in the WorldChampionships in 1999
8 years on the British Alpine Ski Team
6 years racing on the World Cup Circuit
Represented GB in Sestriere’97 and Vail’99
Represented GB at the Nagano Olympics in 1998.
3 times British champion in Downhill and Super G

Been Skiing Since
6 years old

Resorts worked in
Too many to count. Love the Alps and stateside it has to be Colorado

The one Sentence you say the most in Winter
“Anyone want to go find some corduroy!!”


Want to know more about skiing? Can’t decide what equipment to buy this winter? Not sure how ski-fit you need to be? Enjoy our series of Ski Essentials in association with Mark & Andy – your Olympic ski team!

Andy Freshwater Skiing
Andy Freshwater Skiing
Andy Freshwater Skiing

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