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Our Team

We are dedicated to international visitors and all lessons are conducted in English by a team of professional and accredited instructors and trainers from Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Europe. Meet some of our leadership team members:

Nicola Burton
Nicola Burton GoSnow Manager
Nicola Burton Nicola Burton GoSnow Manager
  • Home Country & Town: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Seasons of Experience: 8
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • 18 years of experience in sales, tourism, customer service and events
  • Favourite Run: Miharashi Trees
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Samurai, Kutchan
Tareesa Straatmans
Tareesa Straatmans Snowsports Director
Tareesa Straatmans Tareesa Straatmans Snowsports Director
  • Home Country & Town: Australia, Jindabyne
  • Seasons of Experience: 34
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • APSI Level 4 Snowboard
    • Level 1 Alpine Ski
    • APSI Level 4 Snowboard Trainer & Examiner
    • Level 1 Polytechnic Avalanche Operations
    • Advance Diploma Business Marketing
    • Diploma Business Management
  • Favourite Run: The North Face
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Ebisutei
Chris Lewczynski
Chris Lewczynski Operations & Training Manager - Gondola Base
Chris Lewczynski Chris Lewczynski Operations & Training Manager - Gondola Base
  • Home Country & Town: UK, Welwyn
  • Seasons of Experience: 20
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • APSI Level 4 Alpine
    • APSI Level 4 Telemark
    • AST Level 2
  • Favourite Run: Youtei Sunset
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Long Tang
Outi Koikkalainen
Outi Koikkalainen Privates & Adults Manager - Family Base
Outi Koikkalainen Outi Koikkalainen Privates & Adults Manager - Family Base
  • Home Country & Town: Savonlinna, Finland
  • Seasons of Experience: 6
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • NZSIA level 2 Alpine
    • NZSIA level 2 Adaptive
    • NZSIA level 2 Children's Specialist
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Tsubara Tsubara
Emma Fordyce
Emma Fordyce Children's Manager - Family Base
Emma Fordyce Emma Fordyce Children's Manager - Family Base
  • Home Country & Town: New Zealand, Wanaka
  • Seasons of Experience: 13
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • NZSIA Level 3 Ski
    • AST Level 1
    • ISIA Avalanche stamp
    • Children's cert level 2
    • Freeski level 1
  • Favourite Run: Mizuna-no-sawa
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Long Tang
Mike Holland
Mike Holland Privates Manager - Gondola Base
Mike Holland Mike Holland Privates Manager - Gondola Base
  • Home Country & Town: USA, Denver
  • Seasons of Experience: 22
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • APSI Level 4
    • PSIA Level 2
    • PSIA Level 1 Freestyle
    • Avalanche Skills Level 1
  • Favourite Run: Hano Trees
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Boyo
Sergeja Gradisek
Sergeja Gradisek Children's Manager - Gondola Base
Sergeja Gradisek Sergeja Gradisek Children's Manager - Gondola Base
  • Home Country & Town: Slovenia, Radovljica
  • Seasons of Experience: 30
  • Languages: Slovenian, English, German, Croatian, Serbian & Bahasa Indonesia
  • Qualifications:
    • ZUTS
    • Level 3 Snowboard
    • Level 2 Cross Country Skiing
    • Level 1 Ski
  • Favourite Run: Any run covered with powder
  • Favourite Place to Eat: At home with my partner
Scott Tucker
Scott Tucker Gondola Base Shift Manager
Scott Tucker Scott Tucker Gondola Base Shift Manager
  • Home Country & Town: Doncaster, UK
  • Seasons of Experience: 10
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • SBINZ 3, SBINZ Childrens Teaching Certification
    • NZSIA 1
    • NZSIA Adaptive 1
    • SBINZ Childrens Teaching Certification
  • Favourite Run: Rinkan
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Daishen Ramen
Kara Herbert
Kara Herbert Guest Services Manager
Kara Herbert Kara Herbert Guest Services Manager
  • Home Country & Town: Boston, USA
  • Seasons of Experience: 8
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
  • Favourite Run: Miharashi
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Boyoso
Luka Dasovic
Luka Dasovic Family Base Shift Manager
Luka Dasovic Luka Dasovic Family Base Shift Manager
  • Home Country & Town: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
  • Seasons of Experience: 25
  • Languages: Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, English, Russian, Italian, German, Indonesian, Spanish
  • Qualifications:
    • ZUTS snowboard trainer, examiner
    • ZUTS ski level 1 instructor
  • Favourite Run: Miharashi
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Home
Craig Reynolds
Craig Reynolds Adults & Guiding Manager
Craig Reynolds Craig Reynolds Adults & Guiding Manager
  • Home Country & Town: Bridgend, Wales
  • Seasons of Experience: 30
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • SBINZ Snowboard and Childrens Certification Examiner
    • Sbinz Snowboard Trainers Cer
    • Freestyle Cert, level 1, 2 and 3
    • Childrens Certification.
  • Favourite Run: Rinkan
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Prativo
Steph Morgan
Steph Morgan Family Base Children's Manager
Steph Morgan Steph Morgan Family Base Children's Manager
  • Home Country & Town: Cilcain, Wales
  • Seasons of Experience: 12
  • Languages: English
  • Qualifications:
    • APSI Level 3 Ski
    • APSI Level 1 Snowboard
    • BASI Level 2 Race Coach
    • BASI Level 3 Mountain Safety
  • Favourite Run: Jumbo
  • Favourite Place to Eat: Sapporo Ramen

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