Inside Out Skiing

Inside Out Skiing is a new concept in ski teaching. We operate all year round at London's indoor snowdome, the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead and in a range of resorts in the Alps. We offer skills-based coaching and year-round development of your skiing using the same team of ski coaches. Many of our clients train with us on a regular basis, so coaching sessions at the indoor snowdomes and in the Alps are very sociable events. With regular coaching our clients see significant progress in their skiing, developing a wider set of skills and much greater confidence to ski all the mountain. We were recently interviewed by online ski news website PlanetSki who described Inside Out Skiing as a new concept in ski teaching. Click here to see a video interview which describes what we're all about.


The ski coaches who work for Inside Out Skiing have trained and qualified through the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) which recognised by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA). We are primarily alpine skiing instructors, which licenses us to teach skiing both on and off piste. We are all also qualified as Alpine Development Coaches, which is focused on providing regular, long term coaching to assist skiers in developing their general skiing skills as well as the tools to help junior ski racers in improving their racing technique. We have all taken additional qualifications such as snowboard instructing, telemark or adaptive skiing which has given us a deeper understanding of coaching snowsports.
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Scott Pleva

Scott started skiing at 28, had his first lesson at 41 and wishes he had started earlier on both! After a career of running manufacturing and technology businesses he found that the smiles he got from teaching skiers was much more satisfying than his "real" job. He decided to pursue ski coaching as a full time role and founded Inside Out Skiing to assist people in developing a lifelong love for skiing. He was the head coach for under 12's at the Hemel ski race club from 2009-14 and has coached several young ski racing athletes who went on to be selected for the British national ski team.

Scott is a Level 3 ISIA Ski Teacher, a Level 2 IVSI Alpine Development Coach and a Level 1 Adaptive Instructor.
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Rob Rees

Rob first tried skiing at the age of 12 on a school ski trip and fell in love with the sport, being in the mountains and the camaraderie of ski holidays. He has skied every year since then, working with some of the best ski instructors in the business on his way to his own instructor qualifications. His love of skiing is only matched by the pleasure he gets from teaching. Before Rob discovered a passion for teaching skiing, he worked in education for 15 years, in both management and policy advice positions at several universities and the House of Commons.

Rob is a Level 2 Alpine Instructor, a Level 1 Alpine Development Coach and Level 1 Adaptive Instructor.
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Lisa Maher

Lisa is a qualified Physiotherapist and spent seven winter seasons treating ski injuries at a clinic in Meribel, France and is now based in Zurich. She has taught skiing in Australia for two seasons while managing a ski school there. Lisa brings a very wide set of skills to our team and we are delighted to have her join us.

Lisa is a Level 3 ISIA Ski Teacher, a Level 2 Alpine Development Coach, a Level 1 Adaptive Instructor, is Level 4 Off Piste qualified and has passed the ISIA speed test.
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Ian Osborne

Ian was introduced to skiing on a school trip to Italy aged 13 and was completely hooked from then on. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1980 and attended the RAF ski championships most years. He got his first ski teaching qualification in the mid 80’s via the Air Force. After leaving in 1987 he pursued a career in the finance industry and is now the co-director of an Independent Financial Adviser practice, however his real passion is ski teaching and skiing. He says he finds teaching more rewarding than free skiing and will often coach complete strangers!

Ian is a Level 3 ISIA Ski Teacher, a Level 2 Alpine Development Coach and a Level 2 Adaptive Instructor.
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Lesley Malloch

Lesley started skiing at age 12 on a school ski trip and continued to ski on a recreational basis for many years after that. She is a full time PE teacher and has been teaching skiing for over 4 years and absolutely loves it! In between skiing and her teaching career she plays football at National and Regional league level. Teaching PE as well as being a qualified instructor gives Lesley unique insight and skills to run our GCSE and A Level Skiing for PE exam course assessments as well as making her a great all round ski coach when teaching our other clinics.

Lesley is a Level 2 Alpine Instructor, a Level 1 Alpine development coach and Level 1 Adaptive Instructor.
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Derek Chandler

Derek is an associate coach from our Alpine Partner Ski School SkiMarmalade and leads our professional development and off piste courses in the Three Valleys, France.

Derek has spent 19 seasons in the 3 Valleys and was selected to the BASI training body a few years ago. He is someone who loves the mountains and if not working can normally be found out sliding down the hill somewhere. He has been running professional development programmes for many years and as a trainer knows the criteria inside out ;).

Derek is a Level 4 ISTD Ski Teacher, a BASI Trainer / Examiner and founder of SkiMarmalade.
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Andy Parker

Andy is an associate coach works with us on our coaching holidays in Tignes and Meribel.

Andy is a year round resident in the Tarentaise Alps and runs cycling tours in the summer season and takes private clients skiing throughout the winter. He has friendly, relaxed teaching style and is always a hit with our club members.

Andy is a Level 4 ISTD Ski Teacher.