Get to know our ski instructor Beatrice Häll a bit more
Why did you choose to work and live in Verbier?
After teaching skiing for three winters in Sweden me and two girls decided to face the Alps.
A previous coach told me Switzerlands mountains would fit the type of skiing I personally like: pistes that are well looked after and great steep off piste.
I was happily surprised of the amount of sunny days we get here in Verbier and all the moguls you find along the side of the pistes so the choice was very easy in the end.
Choice of weapon this season?
Head Worldcup Rebels i.Speed & Faction Supertonic
What is the best thing you’ve ever done?
In 2006, 19 years old, me and my twin sister decided to get on a train and travel 1700km north in Sweden, to do our first ski season in Riksgränsen. For those of you who’ve never been, Sweden is a big long country and for someone being brought up in the south the differences in the North is huge.
Average temperatures of -20 degrees celsius and 1,5h sunlight/day comes with beautiful northern light and the temptation to go big mountain skiing. This trip turned out to be the beginning of a now ten year career as a ski instructor.
What is your top teaching tip?
Skiing is all about having fun on the mountain! It’s not about achieving top speed or dare to hit the most difficult run. If you have fun i will make sure to take your skiing to the next level.
Favourite slope in the 4 valleys?
Mont-Gelé itinerary taking you down to Tortin, a run between mountains away from the resort buzz and less people also means you are more likely to find fresh tracks.
Where will we find you eating?
Marlenaz, a traditional cute Swiss restaurant on a hidden away mountain side with a spectacular view over the valley.
Where do you stop for a drink?
For a hot chocolate Cabane Mont Fort, for a glass of wine in town, Vinabagnes
If you’re clients need to see or do only one thing while they are in Verbier what would it be according to you?
With or without skis, make it to the top of Mont Fort!
The view from up there is AMAZING, you will see all the way from Mont Blanc in south west to Matterhorn in the east and on a very clear day you will also see the Geneva lake.
Thank you Bea and hope that you have a great winter!