Tom loves all things snowboarding and sharing his passion for the mountains. He has been based in Wanaka, New Zealand for the past 20 winters and when not guiding, works for Snowsports NZ as the Head Coach of New Zealand’s Freeski and Snowboard teams. Tom has a degree in Sports Coaching, a Masters in Physical Education and a Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance. He is fully qualified as an NZMGA Ski Guide (the first to complete this pathway on a snowboard) and holds Avalanche Stage 2. A former World Cup competitor and 4-time Olympic coach, Tom juggles his time between coaching, guiding in the backcountry and spending time with his young family.