What skis are you skiing on?

Extrem PT84 (all mountain), Armada VJJ (powder)

How did you end up in Verbier?

I came to Verbier the first time five years ago to visit one of the coaches at Powder Extreme. One visit turned into two, three and four that same season and today we have a 4 year old son and are going to spend our fifth winter season as a family in Verbier.


Best thing you’ve ever done?

Best thing… There are so many great things to choose from. One of the best things is when I catched the first gondola up to Mt Gelé together with Anders (my partner). It was the first sunny day after a BIG snowfall and I remember getting strict instructions even before entering the gondola; ”We are getting on last so that we can get out first and then when we get up, we run. You just follow me, ok?”. We had the most amazing powder run and I was laughing all the way up again for the next run…

What is your top teaching tip?

To find out what would contribute the most to the client and share my passion for skiing with them.

Favourite slope in the 4 valleys?

Cruising down from Col des Gentianes to La Chaux, I love that run.

Favourite restaurant?

On the slopes, Cabane Mt Fort for its authenticity and simple yet delicious food. In Verbier, Le Shed for its amazing burgers and fries.

Best place for drinks?

The sunny balcony at Pub Mt Fort after a great day of skiing or a glass of wine at cozy Fer a Cheval before dinner.

If you’re clients need to see or do only one thing while they are in Verbier what would it be according to you?

The amazing view from the top of Mt Fort!


Thank you, we hope you have a great season Johanna!

What skis are you skiing on?

Piste – Head Supershape IRallye        Off piste – Faction Prime 4.0

How did you end up in Verbier

I was working in Greece (Athens & Tolon) as a tour guide doing excursions to all the ancient sites like Acropolis, Olympia, Oracle in Delphi and so on. The company i worked for did ski trips as well and they found out i was a ski instructor. I then got asked if i wanted to go to Verbier to take care of their guests as a guide there, Of course I did and i fell in love with the place and never left.

Best thing you’ve ever done

Well i guess being a dad of four kids is up there above everything else but there has been a lot of cool stuff along the way especially on skis.

Top teaching tip

Create a good foundation, your position (how you stand) on your skis is crucial to be able to add other skills, this is something that even world cup skiers keep working on throughout their careers.

Favourite slope in the 4 valleys

Tracouet – Nendaz, 800 vertical meters of pure joy, a wide rolling slope with loads of fun changes and long enough to make even the most experienced skiers want new legs….

Favourite restaurant

Restaurant Le Bois Sauvage across the Four Valleys in Hérémence, great atmosphere and fantastic food to a very reasonable price, in Verbier i love Dahu.

Best place for drink

Pub mont fort, it is the classic after ski place in Verbier, If I’m hanging out with more civilised people (which i rarely do) a good glass of vine on the Vinabagnes terrace is really nice.

If your clients need to see or do only one thing while they are in Verbier what would it be according to you.

Go ski in the four valleys, surprisingly a lot of people never get past the slopes of Verbier. Both Veysonnaz and Nendaz offers some of the best skiing you can have in this area.


How did you end up in Verbier?

After 3 seasons in Canada I got the taste of the off piste and powder skiing and heard Verbier was the place to be in Europe to do that…the rumours were true, the off piste is amazing!

What skis are you skiing on this season?

Fischer curve GS for on piste/teaching and Line ‘Sir Francis Bacon’ for off piste/park.

Best thing you’ve ever done?

I flew a small plane a few times and learnt how to do loop the loops!

Your top teaching tip?

Always look where you’re going, looking down at your skis is an easy mistake to make and throws your balance off as well as lowering your awareness of surroundings and the awesome view!

Favourite slope in the 4 valleys?

Piste de l’ours in Veysonnaz. It’s long, wide, quiet and normally perfectly groomed.

Favourite restaurant?

Carrefour, easy to get to from all slopes with great food and an incredible view from the terrasse.

Best place for drinks?

On mountain: 1936 for its comfy deck chairs and short ski down afterwards. In town: Farinet Après.

If you only had time to do one thing in Verbier what should it be?

Taking the gondola up to the top of Mont Fort and taking in the spectacular panorama including Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.


Thank you Chris and welcome to the team!



How did you end up in Verbier?

I did a number of ski exams in Verbier before moving here. My wife and I loved the skiing and also the life it offers. In spring you can ski in the morning and be in shorts and T-shirt walking by Lac Leman/Lake Geneva in the afternoon.

It was also a resort where my wife and I could both work (she’s a hairdresser). We’ve also just bought a house so it’s going to be home for quite some time.

What skis are you skiing on?

For piste Dynastar Speed Course. They’re my 3rd pair in ten years and I’m yet to find something better so I just keep going back for more. A bit like Verbier.
I need to buy another fat pair, to cope with all the snow we will get this winter!

Best thing you’ve ever done?

A safari in Tanzania. Watching the sun rise over the Serengeti, looking down on the Ngorongoro crater, being woken by Zebra eating outside our tent. There are so many amazing memories from that trip.

What is your top teaching tip?

For beginners – get as fit as you can and work on increasing leg flexibility before you come on holiday. It will make a huge difference to your progress in your first week.
For everyone – tune in to your feet. Shifting your weight from your little toe to your big toe, from the ball of your foot to your heel. These seemingly small movements can make huge differences to your performance. Practice these movements (even off snow) to get used to what these small adjustments feel like.

Favourite slope in the 4 Valleys?

Gentianes red down into La Chaux. On a quiet day it’s great for fast long turns.

Favourite restaurant?

Carrefour. I could eat the Rosti Creblet every day. Dahu wins for choice though.

Best place for drinks

Everyone has already mentioned all the usual places but I think Relais de Neige (for apres fun) and Vie Montagne (for something a bit less lively) will be treading on some toes this season.

If your clients need to see or do only one thing while they are in Verbier, what would it be according to you?

The top of Mont Fort is spectacular. It’ll look even more amazing this year due to all the snow that is forecast!
There’s also a great new hair and beauty salon 😉 (The Chapel) on the Route de la Poste where you can pamper yourself (hair, nails, massage).


Thank you tom and hope you and wifey have a great season!

How did you end up in Verbier?

Luck and chance really, Ben a friend I worked with in New Zealand told me about Performance ski school. He had just done his first season with them and couldn’t have spoken about them with higher regard. He knew they were looking for Instructors and suggested I apply, I managed to snag a Skype interview with the guys and the rest is history. 

What do you ski on?

Rossi hero slaloms 13m, Rossi hero masters 18m

What is the best thing you’ve ever done?

Travelling around Iceland, just go its mind blowing!

Your top teaching tip?

Confidence is key, believe in yourself! And we can help you with the rest…..!

What is your favourite restaurant?

Cabane Mont fort, chicken and chips all day! However if the weather isn’t playing ball then head to Carrefour, not much I wouldn’t recommend on their menu.

Best place for Aprés ski?

Vinabagnes terrace for an after ski chouffe in the sun is a hard spot to beat. Best place in town for Verbier people watching.

What is your favourite run?

Bruson trees on a powder day, but also very partial to some Tortin action if the bumps are big.

If i have to do one thing on my holiday in Verbier?

Take the Snow Cat taxi up to Chez Dany for dinner then sled back down, great fun for all the family!!


Thank you Will, you will see me passing you on the sled on the way down from Chez Dany!



How come you ended up in Verbier?

‘Our kid’ Tony Walker managed to persuade me to give Verbier a go after I said ‘You wont catch me dead in that resort’ 

What is your choice of weapon?

Rossignol Hero Masters (my everyday ski due to preparing for ski exams, grew to love how stiff they were as they reward good skiing & doubt you feel as stable going fast on many other ski) 

Best thing you’ve ever done?

On skis – smashing the eurotest by 2.5 seconds.

What is your best ski tip?

French coach once said ‘Always be in motion’ havnt stopped since

Favourite run in 4 Valleys?

Greppon Blanc – scares even the best.

Where should i eat when in Verbier?

Cant beat the the pisteurs lunch at Croix de coeur

Favourite watering hole?

Partial to a Chouffe at Vinabagnes

What is the one thing not to miss when in Verbier?

Go karting on Ice (according to me)


Short but precise….thank you Will!