Get to know our ski instructor Kate McBride a bit better.
How did you end up in Verbier?
After my ski exams I wanted to get straight into teaching, I had been to Verbier once before and loved the town and the huge ski area it has to offer, so it was a no brainer for me to come back, and that I do, year after year for the past 12 years now.
Weapon of choice?
Piste: Head I Speed World Cup Rebels
Off Piste: Salomon Q-Lab
Best thing you’ve ever done?
Get a job with Performance obviously! Apart from that, travel. Travelling has allowed me to see and experience sights like the barrier reef in Australia, wild dolphins in the Mediterranean seas, penguins at Doubtful Sounds in New Zealand, the list is endless!
Your top teaching tip?
Move – skiing is a sport whether its fast paced or a slow chilled cruise, we need to move constantly allowing us to make efficient movements using the design of the ski and staying on them, meaning less sore muscles at the end of the day and a lot more fun!
Absolute favourite slope in the 4 valleys is?
Dahu, best pizzas on the mountain, along with a lot more yummy delights!
Best place for drinks in Verbier?
The Loft Bar will always be my favourite, awesome people behind the bar with a chilled atmosphere, I also love a cocktail every now and then, so Farinet Lounge is my favourite place for one (or two) of these.
If you’re clients need to see or do only one thing while they are in Verbier what would it be according to you?
Go up to Mont Fort, even if your skiing abilities are not quite up for the ski down, (you can take the lift back down), the views from here are amazing. In the evening head up to Marmotte restaurant for fondue then sledge back down to Verbier, be sure to eat lots of fondue, it makes your sledge go faster, true fact
Thank you Kate, see you on the slopes this winter!