Beth Lloyd

Beth Lloyd is a level two instructor from Devon. After many years working at Plymouth dry ski slope she moved out to the mountains and has since worked as either a chalet girl or ski instructor in Italy, France, Spain, Japan and Switzerland. She spends her summers leading walks and teaching people to watercolour paint in the mountains.

Beth loves working with all ages and abilities but in particular the more nervous clients who need a confidence boost to take with them onto the slopes!
She is currently working towards her ISIA qualification.

 

Q. Why did you choose to teach skiing?

A. I love teaching Snowsports because I get too meet and work with so many different people of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. Sharing my love of skiing and the mountains is the best job I can think of!

 

Q. What do you do in the summer?

A. In the summer I work in the Italian Dolomites as a walk organiser and watercolour painting tutor, alongside managing a small chalet team. It’s lovely to be in the mountains all year round.

 

Q. Where is your favourite part of Zermatt to ski?

A. My favourite place is Sunnega. There are so many great runs, whether you want to cruise down the blues past some amazing restaurants, or take on National’s steep pitches through the trees. Tuftern the red is great too and there’s even a fab, mogul-filled Itinerary called Paradise! Something for everyone.

 

Q. What is your favourite restaurant in Zermatt?

A. My favourite restaurant has to be Restaurant Zum Zee, especially when sitting outside on a sunny spring day! Nestled amongst traditional, old farmhouses on the way down from Furi, Zum Zee has a great menu and atmosphere. It really feels a world away from life outside the valley.

 

Q. Why did you choose Zermatt?

A. Switzerland has always been a special place for me. Numerous family holidays when I was growing up saw us visiting the likes of Grindelwald, Interlaken and Zermatt. The fab skiing, car-less streets, traditional buildings and of course the Matterhorn has always made Zermatt a destination for me as an Instructor.

 

Q. What handy tip do you have for anyone visiting Zermatt?

A. Go out in the evenings and explore Zermatt’s old town. There are streets of lovely old wooden chalets, built up on stilts and stones that really transport you back to a time before tourism found Zermatt. At Christmas in the snow it’s just beautiful.