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Freestyle Head Coach
Chris started skiing at the age of 14 years old after an adventure holiday in Devon, England with his family. He spent the majority of his early years skiing on dry slopes around the UK. After only 6 months on skis he discovered freestyle skiing at his local dry slope in Bracknell, England where he became hooked on the adrenaline attached to the sport. Over the next few years Chris competed in National, European and International competition in his main discipline of slopestyle and some halfpipe. At the age of 21 and due to injury Chris retired from competitive skiing and turned his focus to freeski coaching. Over the last few years Chris has built up his knowledge and qualifications working closely with BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors) and Snowsport England. Over this time he has worked with British and European athletes on the FIS and Europa Cup circuit for slopestyle, halfpipe, big air and moguls.
Chris’ credentials include: BASI Level 3 ISIA, Former BASI trainer for UK Coaching Pathway Courses (UKCP FREESKI), UKCP Coach 2 (qualified to coach inverts on and off snow, incl. airbags and water ramps), Snowsport England Talent Coach, Owner of The Freeski Academy, Former international competitor for GBR, Competitions Director for British University and College Sports Snowsports Program (University’s National Governing Body),FIS Freestyle Technical Delegate (TD) Candidate
Freestyle Assistant Coach
This will be Lakoda’s third year coaching the Freestylerz.
Freestyle Slopestyle Coach
Jumps & Bumps Head Director