Store: COVENT GARDEN
Matt went on a school ski trip when he was 13 and fell in love with the sport instantly. After school, he spent his time following winter. training as an instructor in New Zealand and obtaining his BASI and NZSIA qualifications. He then taught in Port du Soleil . At university, he was the freestyle captain for 3 years, skiing 2 or 3 times a week and coming 4th at the National University Freestyle Championships, before completing another two seasons in the US and Europe.
Since suffering a severe knee injury, Matt hasn't been able to complete full seasons so stays true to the industry he loves by being a superb boot fitter. "I Couldn’t love skiing more, even though it has crippled me over the years. I'm crazy accident prone (or stupid whichever way you look at it) but always find myself going back to skiing and being in the mountains."
Tom 'TC' Clinton
Store: COVENT GARDEN
TC has been snowboarding for 15 years, and tries and get out for at least two weeks each winter. Studying French at the University of Leeds meant that he was able to spend an entire season in the French Pyrenees, riding every weekend predominantly in Cauterets (a great idea if you ask us!).
TC has ridden a huge variety of terrain and helped every kind of customer you can think of. On his travels, he helped teach children to 'snowboard' on sand dunes in Mozambique, and has assisted Lewis Hamilton in choosing his set-up!
"I regularly go to the Portes-du-Soleil, mainly due to its size – on the French side, Morzine and Avoriaz are legendary within the snow-sports community – my favourite run being Prolays thanks to all its super-fun side-hits and general mellow nature (plus it’s right next to the Stash). My favourite resort to which I have been though is Wengen/Kleine Scheidegg in Switzerland – there's something truly awesome (in the original sense of the word) of snowboarding in the shadow of the North Face of the Eiger, plus it has a ton of varied terrain, from lush off-piste to the icy steeps of the world cup run the Lauberhorn.'
Store: COVENT GARDEN
Elena has only just arrived in the UK but we’re really pleased that she chose to come and work in one of our shops, because she brings with her a wealth of outdoor sports experience and knowledge, which she gained growing up in her home in Seville, Spain.
The Andalucia region draws visitors from far afield due to the huge diversity of its terrain, and Elena was lucky enough to live on its doorstep, where she started trekking at an early age, then gradually progressed to skiing, canyoning, climbing and mountaineering. If you’re planning any kind of mountain holiday in Spain, then be sure to come in and talk to Elena – she spent the last 7 years in Spain working for a mountain outdoor activities company, when she was able to spend literally every day out in the hills hiking and climbing.
Elena struggled to name a favourite destination, because mountains are so different and each place offers different attractions. Andalucia will always stay close to her heart as it's a region that she knows so well, and a recent trip canyoning and climbing in the Caceres region was one of her favourites so far, where the scenery was breathtaking.
10-12 Southampton Street,
Tel. 0207 395 1010
Fax. 0207 395 1023
Please note that due to a store refit we will be closing at 5pm on Sunday 13th August and reopening at 12pm on Monday 14th August. Thank you for your patience.
Mon - Fri: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 7.00pm
Sunday: 11.30am - 5.30pm
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS:
Thurs 1st December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Fri 2nd December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Sat 3rd December: 10.00am - 7.00pm
Sun 4th December: 11.30am - 5.30pm
Mon 5th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Tue 6th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Wed 7th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Thurs 8th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Fri 9th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Sat 10th December: 10.00am - 7.00pm
Sun 11th December: 11.30am - 5.30pm
Mon 12th December: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Tue 13th December: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Wed 14th December: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Thurs 15th December: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Fri 16th December: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Sat 17th December: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Sun 18th December: 11.30am - 5.30pm
Mon 19th December: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Tue 20th December: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Wed 21st December: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Thurs 22nd December: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Fri 23rd December: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Sat 24th December: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Tue 27th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Wed 28th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Thurs 29th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Fri 30th December: 10.00am - 8.00pm
New Year's Eve: 10.00am - 4.00pm
New Year's Day: CLOSED
Mon 2nd January: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Tue 3rd January: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Bank Holidays: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Easter Sunday: Closed
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"Just wanted to pass on that I was in your Covent Garden shop yesterday (21st May) where I talked with (ski) Matt about a recurring foot/ski boot problems and possible solutions. He was really brilliant at listening to what I said, very knowledgeable, very thorough in analysing my feet (I learn't things about my feet which I did not know!), explained everything clearly and in a friendly way and suggested a number of possible solutions."
"I visited your Covent Garden store on Wednesday, 9th January, and again on Saturday, 12th January. I would like to say that the service that i received was excellent. I bought a pair of Meindl boots, and was helped by an extremely polite and knowledgable member of your staff, whose name is Benjamin D. I believe that this level of service is surprisingly rare in London, and i will definitely recommend Ellis Brigham Covent Garden to my friends and family. Thanks once again to Benjamin D."
"I feel I should bring to your attention the best customer service that I received in a very long time when we visited your Covent Garden Store on Saturday and were assisted by Magda in the ski section. Having skied for twenty years and have always struggled to get the correct fit of my boots, it was evident that she was extremely well informed regarding the physiological dynamics of the foot and the problems resulting from incorrectly fitted boots. She was well versed on the different boots that were available in the market place and their suitability for my level of skiing. I can’t commend her enough in the professional way we were treated and therefore feel it should be brought to your attention as she is an absolute asset to your company and business."
This is a solicited, but heartfelt and genuine, testimonial to the performance of your employee Jamie, in his capacity as salesman at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Southampton St, London WC2.
Being one of a group of friends due to travel on a cruise to the Antarctic, I made an exploratory visit to three different and seemingly appropriate West End stores. Jamie's outstandingly pleasant, common-sense, wide-ranging and fact-based advice (including many details from his depthy personal experience as well) caused me to choose your store for us all to visit at a later date. In the interim he followed up with a well-researched email about the scientific basis for his clothing advice, which I was able to share with the others. Our subsequent first purchasing visit to the store was effortless and completely productive of the various deficits in our clothing requirements. We have advised our wives to make email contact before visiting the store, to ensure that Jamie will be personally available to them for their likely spending spree. I have never before, in any capacity or store, met anyone more engaging and convincingly helpful as Jamie. I commend him to you most warmly as a first-class employee who does your store great credit.