Team Snoworks - Excellent Tuition From Professional Trainers
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Snoworks Pro

We have been one of the leading providers of professional ski instructor courses for the past 22 years and are recognised as an official BASI Business Partner.  Our ‘All British’ team of coaches are not only expert BASI Level 4 ski instructors, but we also have BASI examiners to coach you as well. Very few instructors get selected to be examiners, they represent the very best coaches in the BASI system. Knowing the exam criteria inside out, they will be able to shape your skiing to pass the exams better than anyone. What makes us different from other providers is that we are a very small company. The people you speak to on the phone are also the owners of the company and your coaches on the slopes. Because of this, you get a small passionate and committed team who really cares about your success.


It’s super important to us that if we are offering the highest level of training we need to do it on the best snow available. We have therefore moved our program to the fantastic snowsure Zermatt glacier. At an altitude of 3,820m, the snow condition reliability really is the best in Central Europe. By staying in the pretty Italian resort of Cervinia rather than Zermatt in Switzerland, we get to indulge in delicious Italian pizza, coffee and gelato without the Swiss price tag, whilst not compromising on the skiing as both resorts share the same ski area.

The Team

Lee Townend

Lee Townend

Lee Townend is a BASI level 4 instructor and BASI Examiner with 25 winter seasons as an instructor under his belt and 12 years as the Snoworks PRO director. Lee commits 110% to the students in their on and off-snow training and facilitation. His passion and enthusiasm towards providing the highest quality training, enjoyment and student success are clear from the feedback, testimonials and results achieved.


Dave Norman

Dave holds the highest BASI ski instructor Qualification (level 4 ISTD) and has over 30+ seasons of experience working all over the world with skiers of all levels, his knowledge of all things skiing is unquestionable. If you get trained by Dave not only are you on the road to success, you’ll have a good time getting there too. Dave’s fun relaxed approach makes for the best learning environment for all your teaching and technical training needs, but don’t relax he’s still gonna kick your ass in the bumps! We don’t call him ’Silky Dave’ for nothing!

Sam Pickup

Sam Pickup

Sam is a BASI level 4 and BASI examiner. He is the newest member of the SWP team, Sam has unprecedented amounts of passion and experience to sharpen your skiing skills for all 4 BASI levels. Sam is also SWP’s head freestyle coach, he will be able to help you with all the required freestyle elements needed for your BASI exams, often giving you your feedback whilst skiing switch in front of you!


Katie L’Herpiniere

Katie is the glue that holds it all together! Having completed and passed our BASI levels 1 & 2 course in 2021, she clearly understands the workings of all our ski instructor programs. She is on hand as our female mentor, C.V help, job application assistance, off-snow fitness sessions, social events, and much more. Call upon Katie for all your ‘off snow’ questions.