Meet The team
Our team includes top qualified and experienced professional instructors who have been chosen because they have the knowledge and personality to help you achieve your goals.
Altitude is the most established and experienced Ski Instructor Training provider in Verbier. We have been training ski instructors for more than 20 years and our team of top qualified coach’s and BASI Trainers always make a real commitment to help you maximize your improvements, have lots of fun and achieve your goals.
BASI Examiner, BASI 4, Pulse Snowsports Coach
Sam is our Verbier Ski School Manager and heads up our coaching team. As one of Verbier’s top skiers he is always trying to help others reach the next level.
BASI Level 4, Swiss Brevet Federal X BASI Board Member
Jon is the Ski School director and after spending 24 years in Verbier he still cant believe how lucky we all are to breath this fresh air and be surrounded by these beautiful lakes and mountains.
BASI Examiner, BASI 4, Swiss Brevet Federal, NZSIA Trainer
Emily has taught all over the world in both hemispheres and recently became a NZSIA Trainer. Coming from a racing background she has a great eye for developing skiers to reach their full potential.
BASI 4 Tech + Teach, International Mountain Safety, Swiss Brevet Federal
Professional, motivated and fun are some words used to describe Alex by his students. Alex runs both our BASI level 1 and 2 Courses and our Off-PIste Courses in Verbier.
Federal Swiss Instructor, PSIA, ISIA, French Moniteur National
Remy has years of experience to share with his students and has coached many young ski instructors to bring them up to the highest level of certification. Remy runs our Off-Piste Courses in Verbier.
Argentinian Trainer and Demo Team Member
Marina is new to our team but has lots of experience. She trains and examines students for their ski exams at level 1, 2 and 3 in the Argentinian system. She also runs her own indoor climbing centre in Portugal.
Swiss Brevet Federal, Trainee Mountain Guide
Alex is a keen mountaineer, climber and is currently training to become a Mountain Guide. He lives in Chamonix (close to Verbier) , and has taught and coached for Altitude for many years. This year he is helping with the Off-Piste Course.
Level 4 APUL, Examiner APUL, ISIA.
Lukas comes from a competitive ski racing background. He was an alpine coach at the winter Olympic games in Beijing, China and is HEAD FIS ALPINE COACH for Team Hotham, Australia.
ChRIS HULANDs (AKA DERBY)
BASI 4 Teach, ISIA, Boss des Boss Competitor
Chris has been coaching in Verbier for over 10 years and is one of our most popular coach’s. He’s also a keen mogul skier and has represented Verbier in the Boss des Boss moguls competition.
BASI 4, BASI Examiner
PK is One of the most experienced Ski Coach’s you are likely to meet. Peter is a guest coach and works with us during certain weeks of the season. He has a wealth of experience teaching and examining students for BASI and NZSIA.
Swiss Brevet Federal, Director of Mountain Relish Verbier
Sandy is a guest coach who relishes the opportunity to share his wisdom and mountain knowledge. When not coaching instructors for us Sandy runs Mountain Relish Verbier
BASI Trainer, Swiss Brevet Federal, BASI Level 4
Harry has coached with Altitude for many years, but since becoming a father he has now embarked on a new journey. We are lucky to have Harry as a guest coach with us this winter. Harry has the tools to take you to the next level.