INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors are not just selected based on their qualifications and skills but for their personal qualities too – in particular, their emotional intelligence, integrity, focus on safety, sense of humour and attention to detail; attributes we believe that will help us achieve our goal of maximising guest experience.

ALSC offers both female and male instructors certified under any one of the highest rated global certifications including the Professional Ski Industry Association (PSIA), American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI), the Canadian Ski Instructors Association (CSIA), the New Zealand Ski Instructor Association (NZSIA), Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors (APSI), which are all governed by the International Ski Instructor Association (ISIA).

PK

PK - SNOW SPORTS DIRECTOR

PK is responsible for the running of the Active Life Snow Club and the guest experience associated it.  He brings 5 seasons as a certified Snowboard Instructor in the USA and Canada and as a Snow School Supervisor in the USA.  He is formerly qualified as a level 2 Snowboard Instructor in the PSOA/ASI system.  PK has extensive customer service experience and currently co-owns one of our Hotels, Hakken by Active Life Madarao.

Our Awesome Instructors

Veronica

VERONICA - SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

Hailing from Sydney, Australia.  Veronica is one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.  She’s CASI certified instructor with a Sports Management degree under her belt.  Veronica came to Japan to meet new people, ride some powder and share her passion for snowboarding.  When she’s not on the snow.  Veronica is paying soccer and coaching soccer camps.

Tucker

TUCKER - SKI INSTRUCTOR

Tucker Paris has one of the coolest names in skiing.  He’s originally from Bermuda but has since moved to Queenstown in New Zealand.  Tucker specializes in instructing kids (but thinks adults are just as fun) and also teaches taekwondo.  In his spare time you’ll find Tucker skiing between trees, working on his acting skills and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Pip

PIP - SKI INSTRUCTOR

Pip is your local Newcastle legend. She's been shredding for 15 years and arrives with her BASI level 2. She's taken these skills to bulgaria, Switzerland & Andorra and now Japan. When she's not skiing you'll find her playing Sims, pulling pints or exploring new places. 

Chris

CHRIS - SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

Chris is your typical Brit so you'll find him with a cuppa in hand no matter what the occasion. He discovered his love for snowboarding in Tignes, France before completing BASI level 2 in Andorra. If he's not in the mountains you will find him building campervans and crashing motorbikes

Mim

MIMI - SKI INSTRUCTOR

Mimi is an Aussie snowbum with the biggest smile on the mountain. She has shredded in France, Switzerland and australia. Mims loves coaching heaps of different things and has her APSI qualification because skiing  is her favourite of all. Mims loves a good Crossfit sesh, soy latte or an episode of rick and morty.

Eloise

ELOISE - SKI INSTRUCTOR

There may be no snow in Eloise’s hometown of Brisbane, Australia, but that hasn’t gotten in the way of her love to ski. Having first skied in Austria when she was four, Eloise has since hit the slopes in France, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and is a certified APSI ski instructor. Back home, you can find Eloise doing yoga and aerial yoga, drawing, or studying for her Bachelor of Mathematics.

Instructor Development and Training

We consider our instructors as a critical part of our guest service and highly value their time and investment into the snow sports industry.

In addition to some compulsory on-snow training sessions within the first week of opening, ALSC offers additional training program for instructors, facilitated by industry professionals, with the goal of allowing our instructors to hone their skills and work toward higher qualifications.

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST

At Active Life, we offer an array of culinary experiences using only the best local produce straight from the source.

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