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BackYour Guides - Warren Feakes

Warren is a passionate Cross Country skier having entered the sport when in the Defence Forces. He started as a ‘bushwalker on snow’ but soon found racing to be his passion. Warren completed the World Loppet Series twice (14 ultra marathon ski races in 14 countries) and is a Double World Loppet Gold Medallist.

He was also a ski racer & biathlon competitor in the Defence Forces and it was there he started instructing. Warren is now on the Executive Board of the peak ski instructors’ body, the Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors Inc, (APSI) which covers all skiing disciplines including adaptive (disabled). He is the Nordic Technical Director and Senior Trainer and Examiner in the APSI Warren holds an International Ski Instructors rating in Nordic and Telemark disciplines. In Nordic, he is the Senior Trainer and Examiner in Australia. He has been on the National Ski Instructors Demonstration Team for the past 12 years. Warren has written and developed the Three volume Nordic Instructor and Trainer manual.

He is also The National Director for Australia in the World Masters Cross Country Skiing Association and competes overseas annually, for Australia, at the Masters World Championships. Warren is the Coach for the Royal Australian Navy Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon Team and coaches them annually for the Inter-service competition series.

Warren is particularly interested in the biomechanics of cross country skiing and matching technique to the wide variety of shapes, sizes and ages of those wishing to enjoy this sport to the fullest.

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