Jack Goodman is a strong all-rounded snowboarder with a true passion for the mountain and teaching, he spends his days off riding off-piste and park and trying to improve his skiing skills! Off the mountain his main passion is cooking and playing football when he can.
Why did you choose to teach snowboarding?
Teaching was something I naturally gravitated towards, having started skiing age three and snowboarding age seven, the mountains have been a huge part of my life. To have the opportunity to pass that passion on and travel the world doing so, is something I cherish.
What do you do in the summer?
I have spent the past several summers running my own hospitality/concierge business in Spain. Having worked hard developing the business, it is now in a position that it will run smoothly & successfully with the team in place. My future summers will be spent in Australia and New Zealand further instructing snowboarding.
Where is your favourite part of Zermatt to ride?
With the great variety in Zermatt it’s condition dependent:
– Powder day then I’d head to itineraries on Rothorn & Hohtalli 16/17/33
– Freshly groomed it’s laps of the Patrullarve chairlift & a long 35-39-41-42 Gornegrat-Furi.
– Sunny spring days then of course you’ll find me lapping the freestyle park!
What is your favourite restaurant in Zermatt?
In Zermatt you are spoilt for choice with restaurants! Chez Vrony, Adler and Vis-a-Vis are my go-to’s on the mountain, Cervo for the end of day afters. Evening meal I’m all about Myoko and the Sushi club!
Why did you choose Zermatt?
Having spent several months working in Saas-Fee a couple of years ago, I had a number of day trips to Zermatt and like everyone, I loved the place. Having known from several people what a great company ES, I knew it would be a great match!
What handy tip do you have for anyone visiting Zermatt?
Make the most of all the mountain terrain and if you’re planning to cross over to the Italian side, make sure you rise early and make it a sunny day! Several bars have live music so chat to people and find out when/where the best bands are!