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blankBeth is an ISIA qualified instructor heading into her fourth year in Zermatt. She loves teaching people of all ages and abilities, in particular the little penguin groups (3-6 year olds) for their first time on skis.

She also works as a ski concierge for Bramble Ski and takes pride in being able to offer a high quality of service on and off skis.

Beth has been doing seasons abroad for eight years now, working in places like Japan, Australia, Italy, Spain and France. For now Switzerland is home but as long as there’s mountains, she’s happy!

Why did you choose to teach skiing?

I did my work experience at Plymouth ski slope when I was just fifteen and despite not coming from a skiing background but I quickly caught the bug. I then trained to be an instructor and worked there for the remainder of my school years before running off to the mountains!

What do you do in the summer?

This summer I stayed in Zermatt, making the move to live here more permanently. In my spare time I was exploring the amazing hiking trails, climbing routes and summer skiing up on the glacier.

Then I worked for Awesome Summer Camps as an activity leader with children of all ages!

Where is your favourite part of Zermatt to ski?

My favourite place to ski is around the Hirli chair! The slopes are more hidden away and always in great condition.

Although this year I’m excited for the new Kumme express over on the Sunnegga side. It’s going to open up some amazing terrain for lapping. Can’t wait!

What is your favourite restaurant in Zermatt?

ZumSee is my favourite restaurant on the mountain. Closely followed by Aroleid. Both are situated near Furi gondola station, nestled between old chalets and excellent ski runs.

ZumSee offers beautiful outdoor seating or cosy traditional rooms indoors when the weather comes in.

Aroleid also makes it’s own coffee and ceramics!

Why did you choose Zermatt?

When my brother, cousins and I were kids, our family used to visit Switzerland for our summer holidays. I have fond memories of campsites by turquoise lakes, scenic train and ferry rides and of course the glaciers. Since then Switzerland has always held a special place in my heart.

What handy tip do you have for anyone visiting Zermatt?

Make sure you visit the old town when you come down from skiing. Zermatt has preserved some of its oldest buildings along narrow, cobbled streets. It’s like travelling back in time!

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