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
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.
Niamh Thompson
I’ve been part of Team Snowtrax for nearly 10 years competing in many regional races, winning the overall title numerous times, as well as winning the European Champs race back in 2015. I was part of Team Evolution racing in Austria, winning the Lowlands race in Langraff in 2019 and finishing in the top 5 for local Austrian races. I’m now a Level 1 Snowsport England Alpine Foundation Performance Coach. I love giving back to the club and helping the next generation of ski racers develop.
Simon Martin
Tasha Tanner-Wood
Tony Hinton
Paul McComish
I’m involved in many aspects of Skiing. As well as being a Level 1 Snowsport England Alpine Foundation Performance Coach, I am also the Regional Technical Officer for Snowsport South. You’ll often find me commentating at the races as well.

At club races, I’m usually found running the timing and the computer. I’m also responsible for maintaining the Team Snowtrax website.

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