the snow and ski bug soon after starting university.
His interest in cross country ski touring lead him to
joining the ANUMC & Army Alpine Association in 1980’s,
completing the Victorian Ski Tour Leaders Certificate
(STLC) course in 1990, Army adventurous training leader
and instructor/assessor from 1992 to 2009, STLC assessor,
APSI ski instructor training and the AQF Certificate
IV in Outdoor Recreation which includes ski instruction
and ski tour leading. He was previously a volunteer
worker with children-at-risk, under-privileged kids
and school programmes in outdoor recreation activities
such as bushwalking, caving, climbing and abseiling.
Noel enjoys guiding & nurturing young and not-so-young
in outdoor activities, especially skiing and snowcraft
and survival skills – in fact anything snow. He
also loves to strap a pack on his back and lead ski
tours ranging from beginner overnight trips through
to 8 day Park tours. Noel has a passion to improve the
way that ski and snow skills are taught, striving to
find the best way to impart the ski/snow skill and knowledge
to each person (aka. the ‘ah-ha’ moment)
and maximise enjoyment of snow activities.