Andy’s ski career began at the age of four, when he joined the local dry ski slope race club. He developed a good strong ski technique before entering his first mogul competition aged ten. Despite coming dead last and crashing in front of the judges Andy fell in love with mogul skiing and stuck at it. He represented Great Britain for several years, training and competing in Australia, USA and Europe. He gained over seven hundred FIS points while being trained by former World Champions “Nelson Carmichael and Eric Berthon”.
Andy soon drifted into the emerging freestyle ski scene. Some of his results include winning the Verbier and Saas-Fee Ride as well as the British Championships several times in Big Air, Slopestyle and Halfpipe. He competed at World Cup Halfpipe for several years and managed to break into the top sixteen worldwide during his peak. He has been representing Line Skis and Oakley for many years and is also a member of the Ellis-Brigham freeski team.
Andy now coaches the GB Freestyle team at world cup level as well as being a regular coach for the British Freeski Camps and Salomon Grom Camps. He is a lead model for the Ellis-Brigham ski catalogue and is regularly featured in many of the UK ski magazines. Andy combines his previous competitive experience with his knowledge of sports science to deliver excellent all round ski coaching.
- GB National team Freestyle coach
- Irish Interski Team Member
- IASI L4
- Member of BASI
- Snowsport England freestyle course tutor
- Diploma in sports and exercise science
- Holder of the Guinness World Record for backwards skiing 2010
For more info on Andy visit: http://www.soulsports.co.uk/profile.html?andybennett