It seems a long way from the Mid Wales, but for the last sixteen
seasons Val d'Isère has been home for Rupert Tildesley. Qualified
to the highest level in both the British and French systems, Rupert
is one of the most experienced top level ski coaches in the world.
He is a BASI Trainer and member of the British Demonstration
ski Team and represented the UK at the International Ski Instructors
Congress in Switzerland in January 2003 and Korea in January 2007. He has also been selected to represent Britain in the forthcoming Interski Congress in Austria 2011. The purpose of the
congress is to raise the levels of Ski Instruction internationally
and to share teaching methods across the globe. Rupert competes on the FIS Masters World Cup and won the Gold medal in the final GS of last season and the Silver in the Slalom for his age category.
He has recently been involved with the rewriting of the BASI Technical Manual, drawing on considerable experience and technical knowledge of the sport.
Outside of skiing, Rupert is a keen kitesurfer and skiff sailor. He competed in the 49er World Championships in Lake Garda in July 2009 and was the first person to complete a land to land crossing of the Irish Sea by kitesurf (c.f www.thecrossing.org.uk).
Rupert is also managing director of Saturn Innovation
Ltd, web design and multimedia company. Saturn Innovation are
one of the biggest names on the marketing side of the ski industry
having designed many skiing related websites, including this one, www.icesi.org and www.basigap.com. To find out more about Saturn Innovation
go to www.saturninnovation.com