Owain’s passion for shredding has taken him all over the world New Zealand, Canada and the Alps.
He has chosen to settle in Tignes France where he now works with TDC Tignes passing on the stoke.
When Owain isn’t teaching he is hiking back country, splitboarding and smashing some hot laps with Jonesie.
Owain has a passion for the environment he works in and is a Winter Gaurdian for Protect Our Winters, an organisation whos mission is to reverse Climate Change and move towards a zero carbon society.
Smashing day with the guys at TDC. We elected to try some proper off piste and powder for the first time. Owain got us started quickly, ironing out the fundamental issues that we were having with powder so we were able to get going before helping us all individually with pointers and exercises. Most instructors tend to focus on the group as a whole, however, Owain focussed on our own individual incompetencies, which meant we were able to gain confidence and progress rapidly. Great day off piste and a big boost in skills which carried through into big improvements over the next few days. Good snowboard instruction is surprisingly rare in the alps so keen to get back over next year to really get my technique nailed down David Parsons
“Jonesy” has been shredding a snowboard since 1995. He started instructing in 2005 and has been doing back to back seasons all over the globe ever since.
He has spent seasons instructing in Japan, USA and Italy and works in New Zealand during the summers.
As well as Instructing Rhys can be found fixing and tuning skis and boards in the Tignes Spirit workshop in Tignes, you name it he can fix it.
Rhys is passionate about all aspects of snowboarding and loves to spread that passion to everyone he meets.
In his free time, you will find him hooning all over the mountain, in the park and out in the backcountry on his split board.
He is also a retired racer.
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