This is my 17th year with the Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort. I love sharing and showing the variety of skiing here on the mountain, with our guests. When instructing I blend my Physio knowledge of biomechanics and studies of Tai Chi/Qigong with the 30+ years of coaching and instructing with the CSIA.
Recently I was quoted in an article in the Globe and Mail on mindfulness in skiing.
Hi, my name is Karlyn Renwick. I am 22 years old, I am a Level 4 CSIA Instructor and Level 2 CSCF coach, and a member of the Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort. I have spent the last 5 years dedicating my winter seasons to ski teaching and training while working towards completing my university degree in Supply Chain Management. Prior to that, I grew up ski racing with the Fernie Alpine Ski Team and raced at the FIS (Federation of International Skiing) level before changing my focus to the CSIA.
I have experience teaching the Nonstop Gap programs, multiple Level 1 CSIA courses, staff training sessions, and coaching ski race programs. In 2014, I was named to the Canadian High Performance Demonstration Team and from there I tried out for the 2015 Interski team. My current plan is to train towards representing Team Canada at the 2023 Interski Event. I have a passion for ski teaching and training and I am a strong advocate for women in the sport. I strive to be an industry role model, and I enjoy coaching, teaching, and mentoring others.
Hi, my name is Hannah and I'm from London, England. I am a Level 1 CSIA Instructor and this is my first year a a member with the Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort. I bring British charm and mix it with the famous Canadian friendliness! I absolutely love being able to help adults and kids alike learn to love skiing as much as I do. Being a scuba instructor too means I'm used to taking people on adventures of a lifetime, so I can't wait to do that for the wonderful skiers of Fernie too!
My name is Andy and I'm from Yoxall, United Kingdom. This is my first season with the Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort, and I'm a certified Level 1 CASI snowboard instructor. I've been snowboarding for 6 years and have fallen in love with it, and Fernie. I want to get more people ripping on the mountain with a board strapped to their feet.
My name is Rodger and I'm from Calgary, Alberta. I'm a Level 3 CSIA certified instructor and have been teaching with the Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort for 5 years. With over 30 years of ski teaching experience, I am focused on creating the best client experience possible. Learn to ski, become an expert, ski the steeps, learn to ski bumps, shutes or carve a pencil thin line in the snow. I can help my clients improve quickly and efficiently while having the most fun possible. Watching my clients excel is a passion that keeps me coming back year after year.
My name is Heleen and I'm from Erp, Netherlands. I'm a certified Level 1 CSIA this is my first year teaching with the Winter Sports School at Fernie Alpine Resort. I bring 17 years of ski and snowboard experience to WSS. I have skied in Sweden, France and Austria, and am very excited to share my love for the snow and make kids and adults feel the same as I do! I like to make tailored lessons for every unique student to get them the experience they want.
My name is Stefano - I'm from Bologne, Italy and this is my first winter teaching with the Winter Sports School here at Fernie Alpine Resort. I am a certified instructor in both skiing & snowboarding, with a Level 2 CASI certification, Level 1 CSIA as well as Level 1 Park certification. As an instructor, I think my best quality is my positive energy. I love to make people smile and pass on my experience, helping them to have a great time.
Hi - I'm Ryan and I come from Auckland, New Zealand. This is my first winter teaching with the Winter Sports School here at Fernie Alpine Resort. I experience a lot of reward when passing on my love of skiing. Ski instructing is a life career for me and I intend to do it for as long as I can. Through the 10 seasons of teaching experience working in 5 different countries, I have gained a lot of unique qualities that I bring to Fernie's sports school. I am friendly, caring, hard working and supportive to all my workmates and guests that I meet. Ski instructing is my life and I get a lot of enjoyment from teaching guests new skills.