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Ian Mearns

Ian Mearns – I first skied in Canada when I was five.  I loved it from the start and had to be dragged from the slopes each afternoon.  I was so excited by it I could barely eat!
Since Canada I have been lucky enough to ski each year with family, friends or schools. This weekly holiday experience all changed when I headed to Nozowa Onsen, Japan for a winter season to be a ski instructor. And I immediately realized what I wanted from life … skiing!! My ambition is to reach the highest level in the BASI system.

If it’s not winter you can find me in the UK where I have tried my hand at a range of different jobs but my second passion in life is live music, so throughout the summer I will try to attend as many music festivals as I can afford!


  • Ski instructor ISIA (BASI Level 3)
  • ISIA Technical, Teach, Mountain Safety and Alpine Coach Qualifications
  • BASI Adaptive Level 1
  • NZSIA Level 1

Teaching Experience

  • Second Season in Zermatt, CH
  • One Season in Mt Buller, Australia
  • One Season in Nozawa, Japan
  • I have also taught in Pila & Valmeinier!


Rugby, mountain/road biking, badminton & music festivals!