My name is Tom and I was born and grew up in the French alps. I have been skiing since the age of 4, going into ski racing from 5 years old, competing in my local ski area as well as internationally in slalom and GS. Over the last 4 years, I have spent as much time as possible freeriding for pleasure as well as gaining my instructor qualifications and learning about mountain safety. Skiing has always been my passion, I love it, and I was brought up with it. I am enthusiastic and always happy and keen to make skiing fun for all ages, especially the youngsters. In my time on the snow, I aim to bring confidence and improve the skiing of my clients making sure they get exactly what they want from their lessons, no matter what their aims.
Why did you choose to teach snowsports?
I chose snowsports as it has been the environment that I grew up in and it is what I love doing most. Teaching snowsports was an obvious step with it being something that I am naturally good at. Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone improve and get more confident so that they can experience what I experienced in snowsports.
What makes you special as a ski instructor?
Although I am young, I have years of skiing experience. I can work with all ages and adapt and tailor to specific needs in the lessons; making sure everyone learns and improves to the best of their abilities as well as having fun at the same time
What do you do in summer?
In summer I go Spain and promote and work for my brothers boat chartering company in Marbella. Either side of that, you will often find me mountain biking here in Verbier or in France.
Where is your favourite part of your resort to ski/ride?
I would have to say Mont Gelé is my favourite place as it is challenging and steep with 4 different faces shaped like a pyramid. Mont Gelé itself is just a stunning mountain.
What is your favourite restaurant/mountain restaurant in Verbier?
Le Carrefour is my favourite restaurant as it has a nice terrace and views of the valley. The food is delicious and local so it won’t be something you eat regularly.
Why did you choose Verbier?
I chose Verbier as i used to come here quite a bit when I was young for skiing and mountain biking as I only used to live 2 hours away from here. Verbier always attracted me because of how international it is. The skiing here is great for all levels from beginners to professionals with tons of freeriding areas and I knew this was the best place for me to work.
What top handy tip do you have for anyone visiting Verbier?
Book things in advance. Verbier is one of the largest touristic destinations for skiing so places tend to get fully booked. Restaurants, hotels, and of course ski lessons.