* Why do you choose to teach snowsports?
I know it’s a cliche but it honestly is because I love snowboarding and I love teaching. Being able to combine the two really does make for the dream job for me. I work as a language teacher in Ireland but it doesn’t really get any better than being able to teach and snowboard at the same time… while getting paid for it!
* What do you do in the summer?
I am the Director of Learning Curve Ski and Snowboard Language Camps and a co-owner of The Learning Curve Institute so this keeps me very busy. The camps take place in Zermatt in the summer on the glacier, where kids and adults get to improve their snowboarding while becoming fluent in either French, Spanish or English! It’s a lot of work but so much fun being with the students the whole time and seeing them improve so much both on and off the mountain!
* Favourite part of Verbier/Zermatt to ski/ride
I’d have to go for the park in Cervinia – it’s so well maintained and seems to have nice soft landings all year round. For the good pow days, Schwarzsee on the Zermatt side has some brilliant terrain.
* Favourite restaurant or mountain restaurant in Verbier/Zermatt
I’d have to go for Zum See I reckon.
* Why did you choose Verbier/Zermatt?
It’s just so famous and has one of the biggest ski areas in Europe, not to mention that you can ski in Zermatt all year round of course! The opportunity to work with the guys at ES Ride also played a big part in the decision.
* What’s your top handy hint for anyone visiting Verbier/Zermatt
Get in on Freestyle Wednesday Expression Sessions with the ES Ride crew… as long as you can turn you can learn some freestyle – come along and get stoked on snowboarding!