Ian Danby

SAFETY and FUN on the SNOW

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Ian Danby

SAFETY and FUN on the SNOW


Teaches: Ski - Alpine
Home Mountain: Mount Snow, West Dover, VT
Gender: Male
Certifications: PSIA Alpine (Level II)
PSIA Alpine (Level II)
Eastern Trainer Academy 101 and 201
Years Teaching: 11.2
Years at Mount Snow: 7.9
Certifications: PSIA Alpine (Level II)
PSIA Alpine (Level II)
Eastern Trainer Academy 101 and 201
Years Teaching: 11.2
Years at Mount Snow: 7.9

About

Hi I'm Skiin' Ian,
I am British/American and I learned to ski in France when I was 19. I have been teaching skiing since 1995. I speak English, French and some American!

IF YOU :

  • just got new skis and need to figure them out
  • seem to have reached a plateau and would like to have that break through
  • are fearful of the idea of sliding around on a slippery surface with a couple of sticks strapped to your feet
  • are perhaps not so young and wonder if this is right for you
  • have not skied in a while and need a refresher
  • are going out west or abroad and need to take your own personal ski instructor 
  • don't ski but need a professional apres ski partner

THEN I AM THE PERFECT INSTRUCTOR FOR YOU.

SAFETY and FUN are my top priorities. I love to teach groups as much as I do one to one, the time spent together on the hill is always geared towards your goals and I guarantee you will walk away patting yourself on the back.

l believe that everyone can improve every time they go out.

If you book me for a 2 hour private I will endeavor to take video of you at the beginning and end of the lesson and review and email it to you at the end of the day (weather permitting).

If you are looking for great snowboarding instruction at Mount Snow, I can recommend:
Mike Ma 
Morgan Bitton


If you're not skiing on the edge then you're taking up too much room!



 

 


Reviews

Ian
February 25, 2017
None - Another Program

Ian - thanks so much for all the videos! Also for teaching Lucas this weekend. He had a great time and you made it fun and relaxing for him! We really appreciate it and can't wait for our trip out west to go with him!


Ian
January 23, 2017
None - Another Program

My daughter Maya had a wonderful experience working with Ian. She had a 2 hour private lesson and as she is a beginner, we were very luck to have gotten Ian. His patience working with a child was a welcomed relief. Maya is 6 years old and was understandably nervous. Ian quickly calmed her nerves with relateable questions and funny friendly banter, not easy with a 6 year old. He allowed us to shadow him for the first few minutes so she was comfortable and once she was, we were gone. When we came back he was confident enough with her ability to take her up the beginners ski lift in the training area of Mt. Snow. She was so happy and exited that she got to go on the lift. She had a great learning experience with Ian and bragged to all her friends how she even made it to the lift. At the conclusion, Ian sent us a very informative and detailed email about his 2 hours with Maya, informing us of her strengths and her weaknesses. Couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. So glad to have met you Ian and looking forward to seeing you again on our next visit to the area. Thank you!


Ian
January 23, 2017
None - Another Program

My 11 y/o son thoroughly enjoyed his lesson with Ian and made great progress.


Ian
February 29, 2016
None - Another Program

I had not been on skis for almost 8 years so I decided to take a Private Lesson before hitting the slope. I had Ian as an instructor and he was wonderful! He is fun, very knowledgeable, and has great methods of making you remember things (hundred dollar bills). By the end of the day I felt much more comfortable and was not afraid anymore. I highly recommend him for any level, whether is for a beginner, a fresher, or an intermediate/advanced.


Ian
February 08, 2016
None - Another Program

What I liked best about Ian was his ability to communicate. He seemed to have a million ways to explain concepts to make sure that they clicked. He was able to quickly spot my weaknesses and create a plan to improve through a combination of explanation, feel, demonstration and practice. I was skiing better immediately and by the end of the session was on my way to owning the changes. I skied the next day by myself and already felt locked in to the point that I could test things out on advanced variable terrain and steep bumps. I also really like Ian as a person. He is extremely likable and that's important when you're spending the day one-on-one with someone. Kudos for a great lesson! I strongly recommend him.


Ian
January 28, 2016
None - Another Program

I did a join private lesson with my 3 year old daughter at Mt Snow.. Ian was very gentle and patient with my daughter. It was her first time on skis but she felt totally comfortable and excited to ski by end of the lesson. Next day she wanted to take another lesson with Ian but he wasn't available. I would recommend him for any first timers.


Ian
January 28, 2016
None - Another Program

Ian is a very patient instructor and very encouraging. In order to get me used to skiing. He asked me which other sports I played to adapt the logic into the snow. I found it inspiring. I have taken skiing lessons with three instructors at different ski resort so far, I think he is the best!


Ian
January 28, 2016
None - Another Program

My son, Alex is 6 years old and had very little ski experience before this trip. He had been on the Magic carpet a bunch of times the year before. After just one lesson with Ian, Alex was actually able to go to the top of the mountain. The second day, he made even more progress and now is completely comfortable riding the chair lift and skiing on any green trail. Ian was really amazing with Alex and was comfortably able to push him along and teach him so many skills. I am looking forward to Ian continuing to work with Alex and some of my other kids too!


Ian
January 19, 2016
None - Another Program

Ian is a great instructor and skier! Highly recommend him for all levels of skiing. Communicates extremely well and is super helpful giving pointers and tips for improvement. Had so much fun!!


Ian
January 11, 2016
None - Another Program

I want to thank Ian for his patience, professionalism and knowledge. I look forward to meeting him again.



About

Hi I'm Skiin' Ian,
I am British/American and I learned to ski in France when I was 19. I have been teaching skiing since 1995. I speak English, French and some American!

IF YOU :

  • just got new skis and need to figure them out
  • seem to have reached a plateau and would like to have that break through
  • are fearful of the idea of sliding around on a slippery surface with a couple of sticks strapped to your feet
  • are perhaps not so young and wonder if this is right for you
  • have not skied in a while and need a refresher
  • are going out west or abroad and need to take your own personal ski instructor 
  • don't ski but need a professional apres ski partner

THEN I AM THE PERFECT INSTRUCTOR FOR YOU.

SAFETY and FUN are my top priorities. I love to teach groups as much as I do one to one, the time spent together on the hill is always geared towards your goals and I guarantee you will walk away patting yourself on the back.

l believe that everyone can improve every time they go out.

If you book me for a 2 hour private I will endeavor to take video of you at the beginning and end of the lesson and review and email it to you at the end of the day (weather permitting).

If you are looking for great snowboarding instruction at Mount Snow, I can recommend:
Mike Ma 
Morgan Bitton


If you're not skiing on the edge then you're taking up too much room!



 

 


Reviews

Ian
February 25, 2017
None - Another Program

Ian - thanks so much for all the videos! Also for teaching Lucas this weekend. He had a great time and you made it fun and relaxing for him! We really appreciate it and can't wait for our trip out west to go with him!


Ian
January 23, 2017
None - Another Program

My daughter Maya had a wonderful experience working with Ian. She had a 2 hour private lesson and as she is a beginner, we were very luck to have gotten Ian. His patience working with a child was a welcomed relief. Maya is 6 years old and was understandably nervous. Ian quickly calmed her nerves with relateable questions and funny friendly banter, not easy with a 6 year old. He allowed us to shadow him for the first few minutes so she was comfortable and once she was, we were gone. When we came back he was confident enough with her ability to take her up the beginners ski lift in the training area of Mt. Snow. She was so happy and exited that she got to go on the lift. She had a great learning experience with Ian and bragged to all her friends how she even made it to the lift. At the conclusion, Ian sent us a very informative and detailed email about his 2 hours with Maya, informing us of her strengths and her weaknesses. Couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. So glad to have met you Ian and looking forward to seeing you again on our next visit to the area. Thank you!


Ian
January 23, 2017
None - Another Program

My 11 y/o son thoroughly enjoyed his lesson with Ian and made great progress.


Ian
February 29, 2016
None - Another Program

I had not been on skis for almost 8 years so I decided to take a Private Lesson before hitting the slope. I had Ian as an instructor and he was wonderful! He is fun, very knowledgeable, and has great methods of making you remember things (hundred dollar bills). By the end of the day I felt much more comfortable and was not afraid anymore. I highly recommend him for any level, whether is for a beginner, a fresher, or an intermediate/advanced.


Ian
February 08, 2016
None - Another Program

What I liked best about Ian was his ability to communicate. He seemed to have a million ways to explain concepts to make sure that they clicked. He was able to quickly spot my weaknesses and create a plan to improve through a combination of explanation, feel, demonstration and practice. I was skiing better immediately and by the end of the session was on my way to owning the changes. I skied the next day by myself and already felt locked in to the point that I could test things out on advanced variable terrain and steep bumps. I also really like Ian as a person. He is extremely likable and that's important when you're spending the day one-on-one with someone. Kudos for a great lesson! I strongly recommend him.


Ian
January 28, 2016
None - Another Program

I did a join private lesson with my 3 year old daughter at Mt Snow.. Ian was very gentle and patient with my daughter. It was her first time on skis but she felt totally comfortable and excited to ski by end of the lesson. Next day she wanted to take another lesson with Ian but he wasn't available. I would recommend him for any first timers.


Ian
January 28, 2016
None - Another Program

Ian is a very patient instructor and very encouraging. In order to get me used to skiing. He asked me which other sports I played to adapt the logic into the snow. I found it inspiring. I have taken skiing lessons with three instructors at different ski resort so far, I think he is the best!


Ian
January 28, 2016
None - Another Program

My son, Alex is 6 years old and had very little ski experience before this trip. He had been on the Magic carpet a bunch of times the year before. After just one lesson with Ian, Alex was actually able to go to the top of the mountain. The second day, he made even more progress and now is completely comfortable riding the chair lift and skiing on any green trail. Ian was really amazing with Alex and was comfortably able to push him along and teach him so many skills. I am looking forward to Ian continuing to work with Alex and some of my other kids too!


Ian
January 19, 2016
None - Another Program

Ian is a great instructor and skier! Highly recommend him for all levels of skiing. Communicates extremely well and is super helpful giving pointers and tips for improvement. Had so much fun!!


Ian
January 11, 2016
None - Another Program

I want to thank Ian for his patience, professionalism and knowledge. I look forward to meeting him again.


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