Montagne Magique Ski School is made up of small group of highly qualified ski instructors, who have been in the 4 Vallees for years – each having their own passion for skiing and the mountains.
BASI Level 4 Teaching
BASI Level 4 European Mountain Security
Charlotte has been working as a ski instructor in Nendaz for the past 10 years, where she’s lucky enough to live all year round! She has a deep rooted love for skiing and the mountains. She has passion for all parts of skiing from lapping the moguls, playing in the trees or skiing the piste she is constantly trying to improve her own skiing as well as others. Often seen with a trail of kids behind her, her enthusiasm for skiing and the mountains is endless!
Originally from Devon, she’s always loved the outdoors and was lucky enough to start skiing at the age of 6. During her time off from teaching she will be found skiing for herself or touring up the mountain!
To contact Charlotte directly, email her using email@example.com
BASI Level 4 Teaching
Piers has spent over ten years working in the Alps and has been based in Nendaz for five seasons. During that time he has got to know the 4 Vallées and believes it to be one of the greatest ski areas he has skied in, with plenty to offer all levels of skier.
Piers is currently working towards his BASI level 4 Qualification and the ISTD stamp which is the highest qualification in British snowsports.
Outside of skiing Piers enjoys a variety of sports including squash, hiking, wake-boarding and mountain biking. He also loves cooking and in particular BBQ'ing! Piers' favourite time of the year is the spring when there is some great morning ski conditions followed by an après barbecue.
Level 3 Mountain Safety award
Snowsports England Moguls coach Level 1
Tom has grown up with a passion for skiing from a very early age. After a 10 year career of a mundane office job in Cheshire UK where he grew up, he took the plunge to train as a ski instructor. You’re never too old it seems! Now with 10 ski seasons under his belt (9 of which in Nendaz), it’s safe to say he’s very happy with his life changing choice!
Tom fell in love with Nendaz after his first season here 8 years ago and was always keen to return. He moved here on a permanent basis with his now wife, Fay, to enjoy the mountain lifestyle all the more. Biking and trail hiking in the summer, skiing and touring in the winter. La vie est belle!
Tom is currently in the process of converting to the Swiss Snowsports system and is working towards obtaining the prestigious ‘Swiss Patente’.
His favourite skiing pastime is moguls. You will always find him somewhere in a mogul field in his free time. He loves to ski those bumps!
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German
Sander is known for his amazing skiing, terrain knowledge and love for nature. He was born in the Netherlands and started skiing when he was 4 years old in the Swiss Alps. He started working as a snowsports professional in 2000.
He mostly coaches skiers improving their off-piste technique, guiding them safely whilst always finding ways of improving their technique. Mountain safety is his other main priority during these trips, and so great care is taken regarding hazardous terrain and risk management.
Sander also works for the Snow Safety Centre. He has worked for many years as an SSC ski guide, providing training in mountain and avalanche awareness. Therefore he always knows the latest risk management and search & rescue techniques.
In his spare time Sander is usually freeriding high up on the mountain, cruising down steep slopes or through narrow couloirs and is always on the lookout for fresh new routes.
Languages: English, French
Sam has been fortunate enough to spend his life split between the Dorset and the French Alps. He learnt to ski and and fell in love with the mountains in 1999 when he was living in France. He has always been passionate about skiing and the mountains, for Sam being a ski instructor is a great pleasure, allowing him to share his passion with the people around him. His favourite type of skiing is a deep powder day or a sunny ski tour.
He is currently working towards his ISIA level 3 Alpine qualification. When he is not on the mountain he like to be playing tennis and golf.