Introduction to Cross Country Skiing Course Instructor


Tania Noakes

Tania Noakes is an International Mountain Guide (IFMGA) and BASI Nordic Ski Teacher.  She is a former member of the GB cross country ski-team having raced for a number of years at National level with considerable success.  In recent years she has followed her passion for long distance ski-touring journeys but does continue to race recreationally in European ski marathons.  She is normally based in Chamonix, France and divides her time between guiding, coaching cross-country skiing and her own adventures.  

In 2015 she lead a British Army ski-expedition which completed a continuous journey across the European Alps from close to Vienna in Austria to the Mediterranean coast of France.  A challenging journey of over 1000km, over 80,000m of ascent and descent and completed in 83 days.

Last winter she embarked on what she calls "one of her dream journeys" to complete the classic Norge pa Langs in winter.  A journey from Lindesnes lighthouse at the southern tip of Norway to the most northerly point, Nordkapp on the Arctic coast.  She skied this journey of 2533km solo and without mechanical support and completed it in 82days. 

Tania is passionate about cross-country skiing both as a means to journey through the winter mountains and as a recreational sport.  Her enthusiasm and love of the sport shines through her teaching.  Whilst her understanding of technique and her ability to communicate the essentials in a practical and easy to understand way will help improve your skiing.  This is an amazing opportunity not only to take your skiing to the next level but also to be inspired by what adventures are possible on Nordic skis.