There is a real prospect that I have had more snowboarding lessons than anyone else alive. On and off over 20 years I have made what might be described as "gentle" progress. 5 days with Simon took me from wobbling off a chairlift to turning on a black slope and getting about as much air as a podgy 47 year old has any reason to expect.
In my time I've had instructors that range from woeful to effective. Simon was inspirational.He combines a gift for clear explication with an utterly infectious enthusiasm.I would have been more than satisfied with the progress I made. The fun was a welcome bonus.