India started skiing when she was...Read more aboutIndia
Rab has been skiing since he can remember and was brought up on....Read more aboutRab Bickerdike
One of the founders of TDC Tignes Gavin has worked in...Read more aboutGavin Lewis
Gregor started skiing in Scotland as a kid and has been obsessed...Read more aboutGregor
India started skiing when she was 2 1/2 years old and got her first instructing job at 18. After a brief break to get a degree in history and sociology, she worked her way through BASI to get ISTD qualified. India loves the variety of teaching any level and any age, but really enjoys getting more ladies hooked on the sport.
Like most TDC instructors skiing has taken her all over the world to Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Japan and France, but her bucket list is endless. She spends the summers in winter at The Remarkables, in New Zealand.
Personally she loves off piste skiing, keeping on top of her ropey freestyle skills, getting out on a board and occasionally competing in some freeride comps. Off snow she likes pretty much any activity as long as she’s not injured.
India was so kind and patient and helped me to understand the technical requirements of skiing in order for me to feel in control and safe on the slopes. My fear factor definitely turned into fun. Thank you India Smithys__11
Rab has been skiing since he can remember and was brought up on the “character building” slopes of Scotland.
Since 1999 he’s been doing seasons in Pila, Chamonix, Les Gets, Verbier, Aosta, and now Tignes for it’s “good vibe and massive off piste possibilities”.
After many seasons of teaching and coaching experience under his belt, Rab still loves to pass on his love and knowledge of the sport, whilst respecting and enjoying the mountain as much and as often as possible.
Rab very honestly admits to his park and pipe background, and at any given chance will be upside down or back to front. He is just as happy on skis or a snowboard.
In the summers you’ll find him on the ropes or imparting more valuable knowledge on his mountain bike
I had a 3 hour private lesson with Rab last week and it turned my whole holiday around! I recommend him 100% - thanks for saving my holiday!! :) My only regret is not booking more lessons! jessicah1995x7
Gavin is one of the founding members of TDC Tignes who has worked and taught across the Alps since 2003.
Skiing since he was 4 yrs old Gavin is a strong all rounder who particularly likes bouncing through chopped up pow at high speed. Having passed every exam at the first attempt and now a BASI Trainer, his commitment to innovative skiing and the latest techniques ensures his coaching remains at the forefront of the industry.
Gavin enjoys getting on his mountain bike during the summer.
Gavin took me into the back country off Val Claret for an awesome afternoon in February after a big dump of 50cm fresh powder. This guy is a great skier, an even better bloke and and a first rate instructor. He made our afternoon exciting, fun and he taught me loads of stuff. A really nice teaching style of suggestion and illustration. UK_Travelling_Fam_5
Gregor started skiing in Scotland as a kid and has been obsessed by it ever since. His love of skiing and instructing has taken him to the States, Australia and all over Europe. As well as teaching skiing he has worked in many different aspects of the Snowsports industry, technical specialist for a ski magazine, ski tester and Head UK rep for several major brands including Dynastar and Lange to name few.
His clients say that his technical knowledge, patient nature and massive passion for the sport shine through in his lessons and that his relaxed and honest coaching style make for a fun learning environment.
When not teaching he can be found having fun skiing - off-piste, bumps, piste he enjoys it all although if pushed he’d say off piste is his passion and riding powder with your mates is hard to beat
In summer he can be found wearing flip flops whenever possible, eating barbecued food and partaking in the odd bit of surfing or skating.
BASI Level 4 ISTD with French equivalence
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