Our Coaches

All our coaches are guided by Snowsport Englands Coaches Code of Ethics which can be found here

Darren Schmidt
Head Coach
British Junior Army G/S Champ 1983 & 85
Royal Engineer slalom Champ 1983 & 1884
British Parallel slalom Champ 1983 & 84
AIM SERIES Gold freestyle
Masters British Skier X 2007 GOLD
Master Half Pipe 2007 SILVER
Numerous GOLD, SILVER & Bronze. Snowsport South Summer Series.
L1 ski & snowboard Instructor
L2 Development Coach
L1 Freestyle Coach & judge
Alpine Performance coach L2
Former Chairman Snowsport South
SE Community Coach and Coach of the year...
Helen Schmidt
Junior Head Coach
British Masters 2007
GOLD Half Pipe
GOLD - Big Air
GOLD - Ski Cross
Snowsport South Summer Series GOLD for 10 consecutive years until retired from racing to concentrate on coaching
L1 Ski & Snowboard Instructor
L2 Development Coach
L1 Performance Coach
L1 Freestyle Coach and Judge
Snowsport England 'Children's Coach of the year' 2017
Junior Head Coach Team Snowtrax
Secretary Team Snowtrax
Previously - Treasurer for Snowsport South and Treasurer for Team Snowtrax for 10 years
Martin Bartlett
Coach
I enjoy teaching and coaching skiing. My rewards come from being part of the journey that anyone sets themselves within the sport of skiing. From teaching a beginner skier through to being part of a team that coaches aspiring young athletes. I am also privileged to be part of the development of new instructors and coaches who seek to contribute their experiences to future skiers

Qualifications: Club ski instructor, ASSI , Level 4 Development Coach IVSI and Trainee Foundation Performance Coach
John Robinson
• Learned to ski at Hillend Edinburgh
• Member of Dundee Ski Club
• University Ski Team : Stirling and Loughborough
• Level 4 Coach and Race Trainer
• Coach for Southampton and Portsmouth University Ski Teams
• SCO tutor
• Hampshire County Council Advisor (P/T) on School Snowsports
• Insrtructor Courchevel 1850 and Zell am See
• Coach Educator Sport England and the FA
• Welfare Officer Tutor
Brian Croker
Club Instructor
UKSS Level 2 Apline
UKCP Level 1 Alpine Performance

Started Skiing later in life, when my son started Skiing,
immediately got the bug and joined Team Snowtrax shortly
after. Encouraged by the senior coaches at the club, I entered
the world of Instructing and then coaching. My greatest enjoyment
is seeing the young Snowsport athletes come through the system,
and progress to become great Skiers and Snowboarders.
Charlie Humphreys
Skiing since aged 7, has UKSS & UKCP L1 Alpine, UKCP L1 Freestyle, waiting to get back on snow to complete UKCP L2. Worked for an Austrian ski school during busy periods and college holidays for 2 seasons prior to pandemic, which scuppered my first full winter season. Also a dinghy and windsurf instructor in the summer season.
Ben Vincent
I have skied at Snowtrax since I was 5 and have been through the race club, developing my skiing. I am the current Snowsport South U18 and Overall champion as well as regularly competing in UK national races both in the UK and in Europe. I am a UKSS Level 1 and UKCP Level 1 instructor and have completed the Level 1 Race Official Qualification and the Course Setters course.
John Kovacs

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