This is John Craig’s fifth season in Zermatt with ES and he is looking forward to many more. He has been a very active person from a young age, enjoying most sports but particularly skiing and football. This led to him becoming a ski instructor and taking a football coaching qualification. He learned to ski when he was 5 and since then has skied all over the Swiss Alps. Skiing runs in the family, as his dad and sister are both instructors as well. John holds the ISIA qualification recognised worldwide (British Level 3).

Q. Why did you chose to become a ski instructor?
A. I chose to teach snowsports because I wanted an outdoor career and I have enjoyed skiing all my life. I really like seeing how others improve and begin to really enjoy themselves while skiing.
Q. Where is your favourite part of Zermatt to ski?
A. My favourite part of Zermatt to ski is on the glacier because although it gets cold during Winter it has my two favourite runs in the resort. Also, you have an amazing view of the Matterhorn and at the top can see over into Italy.
Q. What do you do in the summer?
A. I try and get out as much as possible during Summer whether it be camping, out with friends or on a holiday in the sun.
Q. What is your favourite restaurant in Zermatt?
A. As I am a big fan of pizza my favourite restaurant on the mountain is Ice pizzeria at Trockener Steg. This is also very close to my favourite area, the glacier.
Q. Why did you pick Zermatt?
A. I chose Zermatt as it is widely regarded one of the best ski resorts in the world. It is also very hard to ignore the draw of skiing under the Matterhorn.
Q. What handy tip do you have for anyone visiting Zermatt?

A. If you’re walking through town watch out for the electric taxis as you don’t always hear them coming!