About the Company

Cross-country skiing instructors

Our office is located in Oxfordshire, but we run our courses in the Peer Gynt region of the Gudbransdal to the north of Lillehammer. We are all BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) qualified - or equivalent - and get a real kick out of teaching Nordic skiing in its various forms. You are guaranteed top quality instruction from any and all of us.

Our Team for 2020

Cross-country skiing instructors

All our instructors are carefully selected for their experience, professional background and personal attributes; are British Association of Snowsports (BASI) qualified (or professional equivalent) and have been vetted (Basic Disclosure) for work with children. Above all they are passionate about Nordic skiing and teaching snowsports.

Tony Turnbull

Tony Turnbull

Tony is the Administrative Director of Nordic Challenge and runs the office in Oxfordshire. Following a career in the Royal Marines, which included a lot of time on skis, he qualified as a BASI Ski Teacher. He has coached both cross-country skiing and biathlon for many years and was a founder member of Nordic Challenge.

Nicky Parsons

Nicky Parsons

Nicky is a BASI Nordic Ski Teacher and has many years experience teaching and coaching Nordic skiing. This includes coaching Army race teams.

Nicky also runs pre-season fitness courses in the Peak District for those joining Nordic Challenge courses/holidays.

Fay Dwyer

Fay Dwyer

Fay learnt to ski in Vermont but qualified as a BASI Nordic instructor. She is now an integral member of the Nordic Challenge team and will be working throughout the season including our Families’ Week. She currently lives in Edinburgh where she also works as a yoga therapist.

Robin Liddell

Robin Liddell

Robin will be joining the Team for a part of the 2020 season. He is a BASI Nordic Ski Instructor and will be involved in our Families’ Week and our Skills Courses. When he is not skiing, he is driving in an American sports car championship as a pro racing driver or managing a race team in the domestic/European equivalent.

John Owen

John Owen

John is an experienced BASI Nordic Instructor who has skied extensively in the mountains of Norway over the past thirty years. He is also an International (and Scottish winter) Mountain Leader, and is an all round 'outdoors man'. When not skiing he can be found in his canoe or on his mountain bike.

Magnus Jeffrey

Magnus Jeffrey

Magnus is a highly experienced BASI ski instructor. As well as being a Nordic instructor, he is also qualified at Level 2 in both Alpine and Telemark disciplines. He has just relocated from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, where he now lives and works. We hope that he will find time to join us in Norway for a part of the 2020 season.

John Owen

Jane Lester

Jane is a PSIA Level 3 qualified Nordic ski instructor. She hails from the USA but has recently worked in Canada at the Tamarck Cross-Country Ski Centre (Mammoth Lakes) as both the School’s Director and as an instructor. She has also completed two seasons in New Zealand as an instructor.

For further information on BASI
www.basi.org.uk (opens in new browser window)