WOUTER - ACADEMY DIRECTOR
The founder of the Academy and the reason behind it’s success in it’s infancy. Wouter’s philosophy of offering everyone an affordable and honest answer to their ski and boarding needs has stood the test of time, as has the company’s excellent reputation as one of the finest in the industry.
Enjoys skiing, partying and windmills
ASHLEY - ACADEMY DIRECTOR
Although a fully qualified Instructor, Ashley is the Financial Director of the Academy and is based in Austria all year. She has been part of the team from the beginning and has witnessed the rapid development of the company ensuring at all times things operate smoothly and correctly.
Enjoys walking Bentley and drinking coffee
PAUL - ACADEMY DIRECTOR
Involved for more than 20 years in high end sport coaching he strives to remain ahead of the field in his expertise. Motivated, driven and always determined to get the best out of every guest who he works with. He recognises that time is precious to each person and he maximises this in each of his lessons with his own philosophy of high milage combined with quality input and feedback.
Enjoys biking, skydiving, working out and eating cakes
GARY - ACADEMY DIRECTOR
Gary has been with SIA for a number of years now and manages the daily operations of SIA. Gary is your first point of contact when enquiring or booking your course with SIA and will always offer a helping hand or advice when you need it and will look after you right until the point you arrive in resort.
Enjoys football (Newcastle United), movies and eating large amounts of Chinese food
BENTLEY - TOP DOG
Bentley is an integral part of the SIA Team, the spongy black monster is Ashley’s baby. He loves to bark and swim and chase skiers down the piste. Bentley will be found wandering the Glacier, the village and being bi-ligual, may even make an appearance in your German lessons too.
Enjoys licking Ashley, walking Ashley and barking at the postman
JAMIE - TRAINER
A great picture for those who learn by watching and copying. His skiing is always clean and precise and his ability to demonstrate a giving skill is second to none. Although only in his 30’s his achievements in sport are impressive and his ambition to reach the top demonstrates just how motivated he is.
Enjoys Boxing, Gym, Surfing and Music
CHRISTIAN - TRAINER
One of our popular trainers because of his progressive, methodical and fun approach. Christian also leads our German Activity Camp and has a passion for teaching. He enjoys all things mountain related and you may bump into him on the slopes of Whistler when not in Austria where he is a member of the Whistler Demo Team.
Enjoys Hiking, Climbing, Rafting and Biking
PELLE - TRAINER
Born in Romania and also speaking fluent English and German, Pelle is a valuable addition to our team. He, like many of our trainers has knowledge of several different association’s methodical progression systems. This has helped him to become an amazing all round skier and trainer with an open mind.
Enjoys going to the gym, walking and the cinema
GUNTER - TRAINER
This laid back trainer’s personality is in strong contrast to his dynamic, energetic skiing . His fluid and rhythmical actions on the piste are the desire of many, making him one of our favourite trainers. Qualifying as a Diploma Ski Instructor in the early 90′s he has seen and been part of the development of skiing over the last 20 years.
Enjoys windsurfing and enjoying life
ANNE - TRAINER
I am proud as a women to hold the highest ski and guiding qualification and to be an Examiner and Trainer with SIA. Sport is my life and passion and sharing my experiences with others through teaching completes me. I am very positive and motivated.
I work also with the St. Anton ski school in Arlberg as a ski guide and instructor.
Enjoys Skiing, Surfing, Biking and Swimming
FLORIAN K - TRAINER
In the Winter like most I spent my time skiing and snowboarding and after my move to Saalbach, the largest ski area in Austria, it became my career and now in Winter and Summer you will find me in the Alps. I currently hold the highest level (Staatlicher) ski qualification and further qualified as a ski guide and examiner for ski instructors.
Enjoys skiing, boarding, touring, climbing, hiking and biking
FLORIAN P - TRAINER
I was born in Tirol Austria, I am a trainer for SIA and Skischule Arlberg in St. Anton and an Examiner. In Summer I am a Tandem Paragliding Pilot. I have been in the industry since 1988 and hold the highest qualifications for ski, boarding and guiding. I assist those training to be an instructor in St. Anton with SIA.
Enjoys Snowboarding, Paragliding and Enjoying Life
JÖRG - TRAINER
Jörg excels in his skiing and teaching. He has been with SIA for many years and is a valuable asset to our training team. Jörg is responsible for developing the trainingsplaner website. This innovative idea is at the forefront of a person’s training requirements within the skiing.
Enjoys going to the gym, cycling and any sport
CHRI - TRAINER
I am a ski trainer holding the highest level Austrian Staatlich qualification and also a ski guide and Examiner. In the Winter you will find me in the Mountains and in the Summer you will find me on the Ossiacher Lake in Kärnten
In the Sommer I enjoy kitesurfing and wake boarding
Enjoys Kitesurfing, Wakeboarding and of course Skiing
MIHA - TRAINER
Miha is another valuable member of the team, he is the head ski instructor in the Ski School in Obertauern where he works for the winter. He has a very alternative approach to his training, and can take someone to the next level of skiing very quickly.
Enjoys Kayaking, Canyoning and Aprés Ski
FREDDY - TRAINER
Born in the famous resort of Kitzbühel I was destined to work with one of the largest and first ski schools opened, the Rote Teufel. I have been part of the team since 1988 and hold the highest level Austrian qualification and work also as an examiner and as a Trainer with SIA. In Summer I teach tennis and spend time with my children and wife Aneta.
Enjoys Skiing, Mountain Life and Tennis
LEO - TRAINER
I was born in Austria which gave me the advantage of skiing since the age of 2. I hold the highest qualification as Ski instructor and examiner with the Tiroler Ski Association. In Summer I am a qualified paragliding tandem pilot and cannoying guide and also fly regularly with clients as a paraglider.
Enjoys Climbing, Rafting and Canyoning
MICHI - TRAINER
My love of the mountains and snow have lead me to a life of skiing. Born and bred here in Austria I have been skiing since I could walk. I hold the Staatlich qualification which is the Diploma level. Working with the SIA team is a dream!
Enjoys Skiing, Tennis and Sailing
MARKUS - TRAINER
Austrian born Staatlicher Ski Trainer and Examiner. I am passionate, creative and helpful. I love to renovate and make things from wood and enjoy photography and mountain biking in my spare time with my partner Anne who is also a team member with SIA.
Enjoys Biking, Photography and Woodwork
MARTINA - TRAINER
I am an examiner and trainer for the Tirloer Ski Association and have been a ski instructor since 16 years old. I enjoy biking and tennis in my spare time but my passion lies in the mountains as a Ski Trainer for SIA in Kaprun and an Instructor in St. Johann.
Enjoys Biking, Tennis and of course Skiing
BABSI - TRAINER
Babsi has been part of our elite snowboarding team for years and a valuable asset to SIA. Loved by all she trains as her fun approach makes learning an easy and enjoyable experience. One half of our Husband and Wife team with H.P.
Enjoys Snowboarding and pushing H.P around
H.P - TRAINER
H.P (Ha-pay) is a fun, life loving snowboard trainer and a valuable member of the SIA Snowboard Team. He may tell you he wears the Ski Pants in his marriage, but as long as Babsi doesn’t hear, he’ll be fine for at least another season!
Enjoys vacuuming, cleaning, washing and being a generally good husband
ALEX - TRAINER
Alex is a passionate skier and trainer with a wealth of knowledge. He is qualified to the highest level of Staatlich and is also a respected Examiner for the Austrian Ski Associations. During the Winter Alex works for the Rote Teufel Ski School and assists those training to be an instructor in Kitzbühel
Enjoys Skiing, Biking and Hiking
ANTHONY - TRAINER
Anthony is British and spent a number of years in the Military before changing careers to enjoy life in the mountains. He hold Austria’s highest qualification, Staatlich and during the winter works locally in Zell am See where he assists those training to work as an instructor.
Enjoys Hiking, Climbing, Rafting and Biking