Meet our ski instructor Gareth Chandler





How come you ended up in Verbier?

Ask Toby!! We lived together in New Zealand in 2000 and then in 2005 Jo went to London and I came to Verbier to do some work for ES. Then Met Hannah and Paul and in 2007 and started at the Lodge. That’s it really!!

What is your choice of weapons this year?

Head Supershape Magnum for Piste/Teaching
Black-Crows Camox with touring bindings for playing

What is the best thing you’ve ever done?

That’s tricky, but either have a Baby, set up a Brewery or walk across the top of Victoria Falls!

Let us know your top teaching tip?

I mainly teach kids, so my top tip is to have as much fun as possible, we play a lot of games and talk about a lot of cartoons!!

Favourite slope in the 4 valleys?

Piste de L’Ours in Veysonnaz or if loads of snow Col de Mouche

Best restaurant on the mountain?

Dahu – good hot choc and amazing selection for lunch, best pizza on the hill or Carrefour for the amazing Rosti or hotstone.

Whats your preferred watering hole?

Fer a Cheval more than likely, although maybe VinaBagnes, and definitely Loft in town, otherwise, Cantaloupe or Couloir in Chable……..

What should i not miss when in Verbier?

Visit the Brewery! Or Paragliding if good weather, sledging with kids from top of Savolyeres to La Tzoumaz, or, Snow Shoe up to a Mtn Restaurant for dinner and sledge down afterwards – Marmotte in particular.


Thank you Gareth and we hope you have a great season with loads of sleep…… (Gareth just had a baby girl).

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