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Ewan Mackie Ski Instructor & Outdoor Instructor

Edinburgh Ewan Mackie
Basi 1Basi 2Teaching experience from a number of different sports
Ski Instructors

Personal Statement:

I am an outdoor instructor and aspiring pro level road cyclist with a passion for coaching and pushing my fitness to new levels every day. My main sports are Skiing and Cycling, however I have experience teaching both adults and children in paddle sports, climbing, hiking, and orienteering. My dream job is to work in the mountains teaching whilst continuing with my ski and cycling training. I would also like to gain experience in Alpine Racing and Adaptive teaching.

Education & Qualifications:

Basi Alpine Level 2

I completed a three-month instructor course during the 2017-18 ski season in France once I left school and managed to get my level 1 and level 2 teaching however at that stage I didn’t get my level 2 technical. After a few years of getting into the best shape of my life and losing 7 stone I went back to France for a one week level 2 technical exam and passed with ease.

Basi Alpine Level 1 & Mountain First Aid

HNC Sports Coaching, Theory and Practice (2020 – 2021)

I completed this course during lockdown to better my knowledge on how participants learn, sports psychology, anatomy, lesson structure and learner development.

Advanced Adventure Leadership – Edinburgh College (Access Level – 2019-2020)

Learning both the practical and theory elements in order to teach in a number of different sports including Kayaking, Canoeing, Climbing, Hiking and skiing.

• Teaching kids from local schools and adult groups every week

Planning progressive sessions with groups of students with ongoing performance analysis through-out the weeks.
• Improving my all over ability in each discipline by training 6-7 days a week

Merchiston Castle School (2011-2015)

Qualifications Achieved : (GCSE – English Literature B – English Language C – English Speaking & Listening 4 – Mathematics C – Spanish D – Science Double Award (CD)


Work Experience:

(Current Job) Highland Fling Killiecrankie – Bungee Jumping, climbing and zip lining instructor

(Current Job) Wasted Degrees Brewing Blair Atholl – Taproom Barman

(Oct 2021 – April 2022) Buzzworks Scotts South Queensferry – Barman

(Summer 2020) Wasted Degrees Brewing Blair Atholl – Taproom Barman

(2019 – 2020) In college education / Working for two security companies : Gent Security / Security Scotland

(2019 – 2020) EC Rugby Course Progressive Climbing Coaching Program

(2019 – 2020) Beeslack High School Weekly Kayaking & Canoeing Sessions

(2017) Ski Shadowing hours

(2016) Commis Chef Pitlochry


Hobbies and Interests:

Skiing – I have been skiing since the age of 4 and have been lucky to travel away most years over my life to resorts in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Andorra & Canada. Throughout my teens I always had a passion to go for my Ski Instructor levels so when I turned 19 that’s what I did. I now have two coaching levels for skiing and a vast knowledge of the teaching strategies and risk assessments involved.

Road Cycling Racing & Endurance Sports – I began taking part in these activities over 3 years ago when I started my weight loss fitness program. Now 7 stone lighter, I couldn’t imagine my life without road cycling, running, climbing or hiking.

Fitness – Through and out of lockdown I have managed to push my fitness to athlete level. I compete both indoors and outdoors at a high level cycling and use running / weighted hiking to compliment my training. I am excited to get back to skiing and use my fitness to improve all the aspects I struggled with before due to a lack in either strength, agility or cardio.