Helena is doing her third season in Verbier as a ski instructor this winter. In the summer, when not in the mountains, she’ll be found on a sailing yacht, sailing across the world.
Helena loves meeting new people and teaching them different techniques, games and exercises to give them the feeling of being safe and comfortable in the snow. Most importantly, she wants to make the experience fun, exciting and, for those who want a little bit more, challenging as well.
She always makes an effort to end the day with everyone having a big smile on their faces.
Why did you choose to teach snowsports?
Skiing has a special place in my heart. I’ve always loved skiing and it has now become one of my biggest passions. One of many reasons I decided to become a ski instructor is so I can be able to share some of that passion and pass that further on.
What do you do in the summers?
In the summertime I am to be found on the water sailing my boat together with friends and family. Or you would find me somewhere out in the world exploring new places.
Where is your favourite part of your resort to ski/ride?
Everything about Verbier is my favorite, but If I must choose one place to ride for the rest of the season it would definitely be around La chaux and up to Mont Fort. Here you also do get the most amazing views.
What is your favorite restaurant/mountain restaurant in Verbier?
My favorite restaurant in Verbier is by far Chez Dany, for me it is a little hidden gem in Verbier, and you must ride through a lot of different terrain and wooden forrest to go there, and they do have some of the best food.
Why did you choose Verbier?
I chose Verbier for two reasons. Verbier has something for everyone no matter if you want to challenge yourself, go backcountry skiing or if you just want to take it nice and easy of one of the many great pistes the four valleys has to offer.
What top handy tip do you have for anyone visiting Verbier?
Think about going for a walk around the village, especially during Christmas time and get a feeling of the vibe in town. If the sun’s out and the legs are tired, go grab a sun chair at Ice Cube – sit back and relax!