ESRC Coach profiles:
Steve Cis-Director of Racing
Born in the Trentino region of Northern Italy, I have been skiing since an early age. After finishing high school, I came to the UK and joined my father in helping to run the slope at Brentwood, known back then as Warley.
Over the years, after first gaining ski instructing qualifications, first with Snowsport England (ESC), BASI and then AMSI (Italian), I soon took an interest in competitive skiing and helping skiers achieve a higher level of performance and eventually became a Race Coach.
Having gained my FISI L2 coaching badge in 1998, I then spent a year in the United States working along- side the USSA helping to train young USST athletes engaged in NORAM and Europa Cup FIS races.
On my return to the UK a year later, I became co-owner of Brentwood Ski & Snowboard Centre and took on overall responsibility of performance coaching for the Race Team with the help and assistance of some great coaches along the way. Now, working alongside a team of great coaches, my aim as Race Director is to help and assist them to deliver the highest levels of coaching to enable all Essex Ski Team athletes achieve their future goals and aspirations.
Dan Curtis-Head Coach
Dan has been involved in the club for over 20 years, initially as an athlete where he competed on Dry Slope and at FIS level on snow. Having stopped racing when he went to Brunel University where he studied to be a Physical Education teacher, he completed his coaching and teaching qualifications during this time.
Since then, he has gone onto coach various schools, coached at the World School Games for the English Schools Ski Association as well as for Essex Ski Racing Club, where he has been the Head Coach since 2016. Dan also brings his experiences from his profession and university to help athletes off their skis to develop fitness levels.
Garedd Gardner-Thursday Evening Race Coach
Garedd has been involved with the ski centre since 1978, progressing through the National Team in the early 90’s and represented Team GB in FIS Alpine events before retiring from racing to follow his work career. Garedd returned to skiing in 2017 where he has completed his Coaching qualification and now part of our coaching team and also coaches for Impulse Alpine Racing.
Following on from his return to racing, Garedd finished in the top 10 of the British Champs and was narrowly beaten to come second over all in the Masters Category in 2019 and ranked in the top 15 racers overall throughout the 2019 season. Earlier this year he had the opportunity to represent Great Briton in the World Masters games in Innsbruck Austria where he competed in the Slalom / Giant Slalom & Pro-Slalom with a top 30 placing.
Martyn Amos-Saturday Evening Race Coach
Martyn learnt to ski at the young age of 10 and enjoyed his progression within the sport at Brentwood Ski Slope. Having a love of Wengen Switzerland, he completed his teaching qualifications and has seen many athletes develop from a “kids morning” into the Saturday evening development session. In recent years, he has coupled his wider knowledge in football and in sport in general with his coaching on a Saturday evening.
ESRC Committee Member Profiles:
Chairman- James Fisher
The Fisher family came for a ski one Saturday afternoon in 2016 at which point his son immediately signed up for race training. A year after watching Ed from the side of the he slope, James joined in with a few of the other dads and is now competes regularly on the ESRA/LSERSA circuit. His daughter, Emily, is now one of the Ski Instructors and wife, Victoria, a regular at the club. James works for the NHS and enjoys sailing (on the rare occasion when he & Ed are not ski racing).
Vice Chairman- Profile coming soon
Nyree first went skiing aged 11 on a school ski trip to Crans-Montana, having first learnt at Harlow dry slope. Since then she has skied recreationally almost every year having developed a lifelong passion for skiing and the mountains. In 2016 she brought her son Sebastian, then aged 6, to ski at the Club’s Saturday morning sessions. They loved it and the community of the club so much they stayed and during the first Landgraaf trip, Nyree joined as an athlete and now regularly attends Saturday evening sessions alongside some other parents. She has also entered club races and ERSA races. Nyree is a Barrister and works for HMRC and in her spare time loves ballroom and latin dancing and singing in a local choir.
Secretary-Profile coming soon
Membership Secretary-Profile coming soon
Child Protection Officer-Profile coming soon
Head Coach representative- Dan Curtis