Ben Reid  
At the age of 15, Ben moved full time to Zillertal, Austria to train with the WSV Tux Ski Team. He has gone on to spend the last 10 years studying and working with many of Austria’s top snow sports professionals, gaining invaluable experience in their training and coaching methods.
  • First Class - BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching Science 
  • Austrian National Licensed Ski Trainer (Österreichischer Schi Verband) 
  • Professionally Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (UK Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach for Sports Performance (1st4sport)
  • Level 4 Ski Development Coach (Snowsport England) 
  • UKCP Level 2 Performance Coach (Snowsport England)  
  • IVSI Holder (International Federation of Ski Instructors)
  • BASES Student Research Award 2017 (British Association of Sport and Exercise Science)
  • Performance Coach of The Year 2016 (UK Snowsports) 
Sascha Kavelar
Sascha was a member of the Karten, Austria County Ski Team for 3 years. He represented Austria at the FIS Alpine World Citizen Championships in Munich, Germany. In 2012 he won the Austrian National Junior FIS Super G. Sascha now coaches the Badkleinkircheim District Ski Team alongside working on BRPC's European race training camps.
  • Austrian National Licensed Ski Trainer (Österreichischer Schi Verband) 
  • Austrian National Licensed Sports Trainer (Österreichischer Bundessportakademie) 
Mark Dixon  
Mark has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of performance skiing and has spent over 17 seasons coaching in Switzerland. He currently works with some of the countries most promising up and coming skiers both in the UK and on BRPC's European race training camps.
  • CSCF Performance Level Coach (Canadian Ski Coaching Federation) 
  • UKCP Level 3 Performance Coach (Snowsport England)  
  • Level 4 Ski Development Coach (Snowsport England)   
  • IVSI Holder (International Federation of Ski Instructors)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Tutoring Sport
Nico Pichler  
As a former FIS alpine competitor Nico was a member of the Steiermark county FIS ski team for 3 years. He underwent his education at the prestigious Austrian Ski Race Academy Ski-Hak Schladming. During his career he had multiple highlights including several national podiums in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G.  
  • Austrian State Certified Ski Instructor
Pia Lesiak  
Pia joins the team to oversee the educational and academic support with our athletes during training camps. Her primary role is to ensure our athletes are provided with an environment whereby they can keep on track with their studies each day. Pia holds Master’s degrees in both Maths and Italian, and is also completing her PGCE equivalent at the University of Klagenfurt.
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