The Ski Instructor Podcast
7 - Tom Gellie, Functional Body

7 - Tom Gellie, Functional Body

June 11, 2019

This week for episode 7 I had the pleasure of chatting with Tom Gellie.  Spoiler - the sound quality is not amazing on this one as it was done over Skype.  It gets better though - stick with it.

Tom has represented Australia with APSI at two Interskis, once on Telemark and once on Alpine.

In addition he runs his business, Functional Body, out of Sydney dealing with helping people get out of pain and specialising in perfecting body movement.

We covered lots of topics in our conversation including Tom's personal skiing journey, how the body works, ski equipment including a terrible business idea for someone out there and how having kids impacts your skiing.

If you need to get in touch with Tom you can get him at the following places;

Insta - www.instagram.com/tomgellie/

Facebook - www.facebook.com/functionalbodybalance

web - www.functionalbody.com.au

youtube - tgellie

and finally at the Global Skiing Podcast - www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/globalskiing

 

I hope you enjoy the podcast, I'll catch you on the next one.

Dave Burrows

Director and Founder

SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

dave@snow-pros.ski

 

 

6 - Scott Pleva, Inside Out Skiing

6 - Scott Pleva, Inside Out Skiing

May 6, 2019

I hope you all had a great winter.  It's not all over for some of us though and this week, I chat to Scott Pleva from Inside Out Skiing.

Scott works year round in an indoor Snowdome in Hemel Hempstead in the UK. He also takes his indoor client base on overseas trips to Europe.

We had a really good chat about teaching skiing indoors vs outdoors and went in depth about rules and regulations for teaching skiing in Europe.  We finished off with some big buy skiing chat.

It was awesome to catch up with Scott again, he really is one of the good guys in our industry and I can't wait to get him out here again skiing with us.

You can find Scott though his website at www.insideoutskiing.com

Happy listening

Dave Burrows

www.snow-pros.ski

dave@snow-pros.ski

music by bensound.  www.bensound.com

 

5 - Derek Tate, IASI Chairman and BASS Chamonix

5 - Derek Tate, IASI Chairman and BASS Chamonix

April 16, 2019

This week I travelled to Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains in the Chamonix Valley to interview Derek Tate, the Chairman of the Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors (IASI) and Director of the British Alpine Ski School (BASS) in the Chamonix Valley.

The Irish created quite an impression this year at Interski and this was down to Derek and his team's hard work and innovative ideas.

We talk extensively about Interski and what came out of it this time around, teaching in the Chamonix Valley, developing flow, dogs and much more.

I hope you enjoy this podcast and if you want to get in touch with Derek, you can get hold of him at the following places;

www.basschamonix.com

www.paralleldreams.co.uk

www.iasisnowsports.com

 

Happy listening

Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

dave@snow-pros.ski

 

music by www.bensound.com

 

4 - Warren Smith, Warren Smith Ski Academy - Verbier

4 - Warren Smith, Warren Smith Ski Academy - Verbier

March 26, 2019

For this episode of the Ski Instructor Podcast, I travelled to Verbier to interview Warren Smith of The Warren Smith Ski Academy.  www.warrensmith-skiacademy.com

This was the end of something of a journey for me because I initially learnt to ski as an instructor with the Academy years ago in Saas Fee and it was great to return to where it all started for me.

We talked about many subjects including fatigue in ski instructors, technique, competition, motorbikes and much more.

I also should mention the causes that Warren supports that he mentions in the interview.

SnowCamp - www.snow-camp.org.uk

Protect our Winters - www.protectourwinters.org

Thank you for listening.

Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

music by Bensound www.bensound.com

 

3 - Ali MacGrain, Squaw Valley

3 - Ali MacGrain, Squaw Valley

March 13, 2019

For this episode, I interview Ali MacGrain, PSIA and NZSIA instructor, trainer and examiner.  Ali just recently moved to a new role at Squaw Valley in the USA having previously worked at Northstar, Mammoth, Cardrona, Verbier to name but a few.

We talk in this episode about differences in national styles and teaching between systems, a bit of tech chat, where the money goes for an all day private lesson in US resorts and much more.

It was a real pleasure catching up with Ali again and I hope you enjoy listening to the podcast as much as I did making it.

You can get in touch with Ali via Facebook @alimacgrain

 

Thank you for listening and see you on the next one.

Dave Burrows

Director and Owner - SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

dave@snow-pros.ski

 

music by www.bensound.com

 

 

2 - Jaz Lamb, BASS Morzine, BASI National Education Team

2 - Jaz Lamb, BASS Morzine, BASI National Education Team

February 25, 2019

In this episode I interview Jaz Lamb.  Jaz is the Director of BASS (British Alpine Ski School) in Morzine as well as the Director of the BASI (British Association of Ski Instructors) National Education Team.

Jaz talks at length about his history in skiing, BASI's involvement in the upcoming Interski Congress in Bulgaria, ski instructors and business and much more.

I think Jaz gave a great interview and was a super interesting guy to talk to.

You can find out more about Jaz here;

https://www.britishskischool.com/BASS_Resorts/Morzine

 

Thanks for listening!

Dave Burrows

www.snow-pros.ski

 

music from www.bensound.com

 

1 - Phil Smith, Snoworks

1 - Phil Smith, Snoworks

February 4, 2019

In this, the very first episode of The Ski Instructor podcast, I interview Phil Smith who was here in Champery/Les Crosets for the Welsh Championships.

Phil and I talked on a wide variety of topics, the old wild west days of early British ski instructors in France, cultural differences as well as Phil's own unique spin on open and close learning environments.  You can find out more about Phil in the links below.

I've got more great interviews coming up and I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I did recording it.

Dave Burrows

Director and Owner - SnowPros Ski School

www.snow-pros.ski

 

Phil Smith - Snoworks, Tignes

www.snoworks.co.uk

 

music by www.bensound.com