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Archie Colville

Level 3 CSIA with level 4 certificate

Level 1 CSIA

Level 1 CSCF

I learnt to ski at Genshee at an early age, taking part in Schools races and training with GPS in my latter years. I began working Canadian winters in 2009 and furthering my ski qualifications over the course of 3 seasons. I then went onto to work in Niseko, Japan and also to Mt Ruapehu, North Island in NZ. I also instructed for Turoa Academy which trained all areas of Race, Freeride and Freestyle.

I am looking forward to coaching again with GPS this coming season.

Alexander Geekie


Snowsport Scotland Course Setting 1

Instructor at Aberdeen Snowsport Centre

Instructor Glenshee Ski School

Skiing since 5, trained at Aberdeen dry ski slope and Glenshee

Training with GPS since an 8 year old

Racing and Race training with GPS, Snow works, Maeir, and ATC in Scotland, France, Austria, Italy, and Germany.

Inital member of the GPS Highlander programme which developed into the ATC all year programme

ps The photograph ! - that's what happens when you don't buy the hot chocolate.

Jane Hall

BASI Level 2 Alpine and Nordic Instructor (technical),  Alpine Development Coach Level 2, MLC Summer, Senior Instructor Sailing, Windsurfing Instructor

1991-1998 Ski Teaching in Scotland at Cairngorm, Glenshee & Lecht.  

Ski Guiding in Alpe D’Huez during 1995. Ski teaching in New Zealand 1996.

Office Manager and Instructor at Hillend Ski Centre during 1996/7. 

2007 to date coach at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre.

2010 to date coach with GPS

Also work with Special Olympics.

Darren Morgan

BASI Alpine Level 2

BASI Telemark Level 2

Mountaineering Instructors Certificate (MIC)


Darren is the Chairman of the GPS and also runs the Glenshee Ski & Board School at Glenshee and Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre. 

He has skied extensively in Europe, Canada and Norway and learnt to Telemark whilst serving in the Royal Marines. He also holds the Mountaineering Instructors Certificate (MIC). He has taken part in major climbing expeditions to Mt Mckinley and Ama Dablam in the Himlaya's and thoroughly enjoys the outdoor environment.

For this coming season he is offering Telemark Instruction and also some Ski Touring days for the GPS.

Ella Peters

Alpine BASI 2 - Alpine BASI 3 Tech and Teach - L1 Alpine coach

I started skiing at Glenshee when I was 5, my first races where with Glenisla Primary in the brilliant Snow Fun Day events – a great opportunity to win Easter Eggs! I was part of GPS for a number of years and enjoyed doing some friendly races through the club, as well as Scottish School events.

I started teaching in 2011/12 and have been at Glenshee ever since. I spent the season of 13’/14 training and working in Switzerland where I started towards gaining my Level 3. Since then I have worked in a number of Austrian and Swiss ski schools. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of teaching and have experience with all age groups and abilities. A couple of years ago I started getting involved with GPS and coaching, this has been a great change for me and I’d love to get more involved with race coaching in the future.

Outside of skiing I am 3rd year student physio in Glasgow, don’t ask me to “fix” you… yet. I also like to run a lot which means I can eat a lot too!

Gilbert Runcie

  • BASI Alpine Level 3 ISIA
  • UKCP Alpine Coach Level 2
  • EMS L4 - European Mountain Safety Level 4 European Off Piste
  • APC - Alpine Performance Coach 2
  • ASSI - Artifical Ski Slope Instructor
  • SL - Ski Leader


I started skiing from the age of nine years old, initially learning on the dry ski slope in Aberdeen. I raced in many local leagues for Primary, Secondary school competitions and fun leagues.

My instructing pathway started with obtaining my Ski Leader, then moving onto my ASSI sat through my part-time job at Aberdeen Ski Centre. From there I got the ski bug and moved up the BASI ladder to Level 3 ISIA, teaching in many different locations for various companies in Scotland, Austria, Italy and France.

During this time I moved more into the Coaching aspect of skiing and have been involved with coaching many sucessful athletes, some of which have made it to the British Team. One of which experience was working with some of the Yorkshire Freestyle Team introducing one of the children to moguls, who has successfully competed in the World Cup Circuit - Ellie Koyander. 

I have coached ski racing for Gordon Skiers - 17 years (Head Coach), presently Aberdeen Ski Club and GPS - Performance Coach.


Duncan Shepherd

BASI Level 2 Alpine Instructor & UKCP Level 2 Coach (Licenced)

I started instructing in 2013, and coaching in 2015. I am continuing to work with Aberdeen Snowsports Centre, Aberdeen Snowsports Club, GPS, Robert Gordons College and ATC - 2200 teaching hrs and counting. So far this work has taken me to Aberdeen, Tillicoultry (my home town), Edinburgh, Glenshee, The Lecht, Nevis Range, Tignes, Les Houches and La Thuille

First taught to ski by my wife Corrie, on the Sunnyside in 1990 - I don't recall it being sunny! I was "drawn" into ski teaching not long after our son Calum joined GPS and started racing. 2018 will be my 4th season with GPS. Planning to coach and race as much as possible this season, as well as organising the Glenshee Open again in February. I once tried to coach Franz Klammer - strange but true!

Carrie Will

  • SL - Ski Leader
  • ASSI - Artificial Ski Slope Instructor 
  • BASI Level 2
  • UKCP Alpine Level 1 and 2
  • 2 day First Aid
  • PVG Certified
  • Child and Safeguarding 


I've been skiing since the age of 2 and a half, where ski boots were leather and skis were wooden with cable bindings and screw in edges. Inner skis boots were in those days 4 pairs of socks, which never left your feet from the start of the Easter Holidays till the end as they doubled up as walking boots. Sometimes even the socks were worn on the outside of the the leather soled ski boots to stop you sliding around the car park. 

I have taught and coached a variety of people throughout the years including the Winter Special Olympics Team and represented the UK in a Coach Convention for Special Needs working with other countries and the Austrian Special Olympics Team.

I have moved from teaching to Alpine Coaching and have previously coached for local clubs like Aberdeen Snowsports and Gordon skiers taking a years head Coach position with Gordons.

In 2016, we skied all-mountain, giving a more rounded approach to terrain, gulleys and the truely scottish sports of snow patch jammin, great on big skis especially when they are not yours!

My heart is in the hills from walking in them to all mountain, alpine racing and freeride.