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James Vickers will be assistant leader from the 5th to 12th of March 2023

Born in Dufftown, Scotland, I first skied aged 6 when a family friend gave me skis, sticks & boots, plus one lesson! My first turns were on nearby distillery and sheep fields every time snow appeared!

In 1980 I joined the Scottish Norwegian Ski School, Aviemore, as a trainee ski Instructor under the late Mr Eilif Moen. My goodness did he help me think about my skiing and how to improve.

In 1983 I moved to Courmayeur to further my ski teaching and technical skills and reach BASI Grade 2.

In 1990 I pursued another career – Scotch Whisky! I retired in 2020 and have returned to my first love, skiing. I’m scheduled to reach BASI Alpine Level 3 by the end of November this year.

I’m excited, honoured and humbled to be a DHO Ski Leader for this Winter and look forward to meeting you and to skiing with you soon.

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