Meet the Adaptive Snowsport School Managers

Our team of dedicated instructors have been working with DSUK for many years and have a wealth of experience between them. We couldn’t do what we do without them.
Rachel Easton
Business Development Manager and Lead Safeguarding Officer for the DSUK

Rachel has a wealth of knowledge as a BASI Adaptive Trainer and has worked alongside the Paralympic Development Squad as well as the Wounded Warriors.

Her current role is to enable access for all around the country at indoor snow centres and dry slopes.
David Thomas
Adaptive Snowsports School Manager - Cairngorm (seasonally)

He has been teaching skiing since 2008 and working for DSUK since 2014, at the Cairngorm ski school as well as on activity weeks overseas.  He holds BASI adaptive level 2 and BASI alpine level 2 ski instruction qualifications.

Cairngorm ski school operates from the beginning of January until whenever the weather conditions enable us to run.

We have 2 full-time instructors (BASI Adaptive Level 2) available, with additional part-time instructors by arrangement. 
Louisa Oram
Adaptive Snowsports School Manager - Braehead and Hillend

Louisa has worked as an adaptive ski instructor for DSUK at the Cairngorm ski school for the last two winter seasons and is now responsible for the ski school in the central belt of Scotland.

Please click here for more detailed information on Snow Factor Braehead.
John Lawson
Adaptive Snowsports School Manager - Chill Factore, Manchester
 
I came to skiing quite late in life (well, when I was 30). Since that first trip, in 1999, I’ve wanted to ski all day, every day for the rest of my life. I hate the thought that anyone, for any reason, should feel like they can’t ski, or snowboard. It doesn’t matter to the snow what class, creed, colour or age you are, or whether you have a disability or not. Snow, and the pleasure of sliding about on it is one of life’s great levellers. It is a privilege to have a job dedicated to sharing that pleasure with all, and every, one who wants to.


Please click here for more detailed information on Manchester Chill Factore.
Paul Williams
 
Adaptive Snowsports School Manager - Tamworth

 
Tamworth ski school has been established since 2010.  We offer ski lessons here up to 6 days per week with myself and a few other part time instructors. One of our quieter centres, it is better for availability for a time that suits you.
 

Please click here for more detailed information on Snowdome, Tamworth.
James Sterry



Adaptive Snowsports School Manager - Hemel Hempstead


James first got the 'ski bug' on a school holiday when he was 14 and has been skiing and snowboarding every year since then.  He got involved in the adaptive skiing/snowboarding whilst on a ski season in New Zealand in 2012 as a volunteer and he now teaches adaptive skiing and snowboarding with DSUK based at Hemel Hempstead.

Please click here for more detailed information on Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead.