Dorian is a ski instructor with ES in Verbier in the winters, and here he tells us about his summers, still skiing!
After finishing the Verbier winter at the end of April, I travelled around Europe to see family and friends. I also tried to catch some sun and warm temperatures.
At the beginning of June, I travelled at the other side of the world and settled down in Queenstown, New Zealand. It’s a beautiful town next to a lake, surrounded by stunning mountains. And guess what? Those mountains get snow during the Southern Hemisphere winter! The seasons down there are opposite are ours in European, so yes, I travelled here to catch more SNOW!!
Look at those beautiful pictures:
So, between June and September, I’m doing the same thing as I’m doing in Verbier; teaching skiing! Queenstown is surrounded by two big ski fields called Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. I spend most of my time at Coronet Peak but I do teach at the other resort when needed. There are a lot of different types of lessons here. We have group lessons for adults or kids, private lessons and different kinds of kids programmes – it’s a lot of fun!
Here’s some pictures of Coronet peak and The Remarkables:
Many ski instructors do at least one season down in the Southern Hemisphere in their career. But I’ve decided to keep doing back to back seasons and chase the winter all year around for two years now. The snow is very different to Europe – it’s a shorter and wetter season – but it allows me to keep sharing and living for my passion for skiing.
When the snow is melting and spring appears I spend most of time hiking, camping, surfing and exploring the Lord of the Rings country.
New Zealand is just so beautiful. Here’s more pictures of exploring:
I hope I made you want to travel with those pictures, and I will be happy to tell you more of my travel stories on the Verbier chairlifts.
Dorian has only one thing on his mind – skiing! Hailing from Lyon, France, Dorian wakes up every morning with a desire to get out onto the slopes. For him, what makes him happiest in life is to share his passion for skiing. Dorian is a believer in all his clients and loves to meet new people and learn about different cultures. He loves travelling to new places to ski and to go touring around as many mountains as he can.