Glenn Wellesley is a British ski instructor who has been ski-teaching for over 20 years. His career has taken him all over the world, including the U.S.A and New Zealand. He made the French slopes his winter home in 2003.
Glenn has his full BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors) international ski teacher licence with full French equivalence, but many of the skills that set him apart from other ski instructors came as a result of a ski racing injury. Glenn lost the physical strength to ski at race-level using orthodox methods, so he researched the latest techniques in bio-mechanics and sports science to find the easiest, most energy-efficient ways to ski.
The realization and understanding of how psychology and clarity are key factors in sport spurred him on to seek out and emulate World-renowned mentors and leaders in performance coaching.
Glenn is well equipped to help you “get the most without using the most” and to… Ski with Ease™. These performance soft skill coaching methods are tried and tested by elite athletes and will help ease you into the right mindset to get you skiing as quickly as possible.
Roberto qualified as a full international ski instructor and worked in Frances most prestigious resorts now including Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz.
Our multi-lingual Maestro loves teaching all ages from little minis to adult off-piste ski touring. Out of the ski season Roberto is a world traveling sailing and water sports instructor- you will have no shortage of conversation on chairlifts outside of ski technique with our calm and highly polished year round coach.
British born Joey is a dual-qualified ski and snowboard instructor with mountains of experience!
When he is not teaching our guests to ski and board with ease, he’s a trainer/examiner of future ski instructors for the Austrian Snowsports Academy!
For much of the last decade he has been teaching skiing and boarding in the Austrian alps with a few seasons down under in the Australian snowy mountains too. He is fanatical about snowsports and keen to pass on his enjoyment and knowledge. He is great with kids as he has 2 of his own, and has had them skiing as soon as they could walk. We are super pleased to have coaxed Joey back to France and the Portes du Soleil full time this winter.
Robert loves to ski, so much so that he’s spent 36 seasons teaching young and young at heart skiers how to hone their skills and maximize fun!
His depth of experience and endless reserve of enthusiasm will surely rub off on you as he gets you skiing with more ease. People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds appreciate how Robert adapts to meet their learning style and pace for skiing success.
We highly recommend booking in advance if Robert sounds like the perfect match for you.
Lorenzo is a true all-mountain expert, having served in the ‘Alpini’ the mountain section of the Italian army.
He is an accomplished ski club coach with great motivation skills, honed through training his team of racing juniors. He created a pathway to podium results within a supportive team atmosphere, with fun and engaging learning always at its heart.
A graduate of Turin University with a degree in physical education, he uses the specialised coaching techniques and focused, accelerated learning programs that were embodied in his studies.
Lorenzo brings his knowledge of effective biomechanics to our team and, most importantly, to you in your individual coaching sessions. He will help you move with ease on skis and build your skiing confidence!
Ricardo loves to pass on his snowboarding passion to others. His infectious enthusiasm, depth of experience and knowledge shine through in his coaching sessions.
He is a year round H20 rider – in the winter he is carving up the snow of the Portes du Soleil and in the summer he is ripping the worlds most exotic waves surfing.
Ricky is an ace at inspiring the next generation of mini-riders joining the shred movement (3-6yrs), his patient teaching style will build your riding confidence whatever your age from Starter or Master.
Enrico is a highly experienced and talented ski instructor and our clients just love his fun and enthusiastic teaching style.
He has a keen eye and plenty of effective tricks built up over his many years of teaching that will get you skiing with more ease. You will be seeing a lot of Enrico this season on the slopes of Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz.
Teya is a passionate winter sports lover with her goal to pass that passion forward. She is a firm believer in fun learning which is what got her hooked on skiing at the young age of 3 years old.
Teya turned Pro International Ski Instructor ten years ago proving that starting young is the way to go. Her soft skill coaching quality mixed with a bucket load of patience, enthusiasm and encouragement makes her a perfect instructor for working with kids and nervous skiers. A well rounded and skilled instructor with the ability to easily switch it up a gear for a performance and technical session too.
Miha is great at demystifying technical aspects of skiing movements and building confidence in your ski ability. From beginner to seasoned skier of any age you can be sure your lessons time with him will be valuable, rewarding and addicting!
He especially loves working with kids and showing them the skills to out-ski their folks and dipping into the fun terrain parks to work on balance and reward learning. Skiers of all age and levels will love his coaching style. When he’s not skiing, he’s a qualified kite-surfer, paraglider, windsurfer and an ex-athlete, running 100metres sub 11secs… so will never be late for a lesson!
Alena learned to ski at the age of 2 years old and was competing in races from the age of 4!
Ski racing was a big part of her childhood which is no wonder she raced through her ski instructor exams to the highest level and is now looking to become a trainer of instructors. Most of her career has been in the Salzburg region of Austria and now a great addition to The Ski With Ease team. An instructor with lots of patience as well as skill for all ages and levels.
Hi I’m Marco, I’ve been working in the Ski industry as an Instructor, Coach, Guide and Educator for 9 years.
I’m a fully certified Ski Instructor and Ski Guide from Austria. I spend most of the time in the Austrian Alps but also in New Zealand. During the summer I coach a Racing Team in Austria and teach peak-weeks with the Ski With Ease team. I look forward to combining my knowledge and techniques and teaching you to Ski With Ease this Season.
Stefano is a seasoned and skilled all year round coach.
Skiing and mountain guiding in the winter and a sailing yacht master skipper in the summer. He studied sport science and physical education at university and learned to ski at the young age of 4 and was soon racing and participating at FIS race level. He has plenty of energy and loves his fresh powder and freestyle / park skiing. He is a well rounded instructor for all age groups and abilities.
Chris is a highly experienced all-mountain ski instructor and ski tour leader. His more recent ski tours have spanned the demanding Haute Route and Bernese Oberland in the Alps, and the Lyngen Peninsula in Norway.
With years of experience teaching on and off piste, he knows how to put you at ease on your skis. His client and hospitality skills are first class, having run his own successful chalet company in Meribel for many years. Each day he would teach many of his clients to ski. Chris shares his passion for the mountains with his son who, inspired by his father, “followed in his tracks” and became a ski instructor – as well as a freestyle snow park competitor and coach.
Lisa proves ski girls rock!
She is a female ski industry ambassador and trainer for the Snowsports Academy ski association in Vienna, and when she is not training ski instructors to reach higher levels, she is here passing on her easy-learning ski skills and empowering our Ski With Ease guests with her fun and relaxed ski lessons.
Meet Elena: Her passion for skiing and the mountain environment was passed down to her by her father – also a ski instructor. As you might expect, she took to skis not long after she could walk.
She went on to compete in ski racing as a junior at national and international levels. Equipped with a rich skill-set, she would eventually encourage and inspire the next generation as a race club coach and – like her father – as a ski instructor; all quite predictable in someone born into skiing! When she’s not teaching people to ski, she works as a research fellow at the University of Turin, in the field of climate change and its impact on snow and glaciers; she has a master’s degree in environmental economics and policies.
Elena can jump a long way even without her skis on – she’s big in long jump at the athletics track! Now she is a valued member of our team she’s ready to jump-start your skiing!
Luka certainly knows how to get you moving with Ease, his other profession is physiotherapy!
Having spent much of his youth competing as a Junior Alpine racer, he found his path of natural progression: to follow in his father’s ski tracks and become a professional ski instructor.
With eight years of ski-teaching experience covering all ages and abilities and always keeping the learning fun, he now joins his dad Robert on the Ski With Ease team to help you master the skills you’ll need to enjoy your skiing.
Meet Louisa, a brilliant, patient ski instructor with a background in youth skills development.
She has that special kind of intuition that enables her to judge accurately the pace at which you need to learn and progress. With her 20 years’ experience in ski-teaching, you can be sure that no matter what age you are, or what level of ability you have, your learning and skiing enjoyment are in safe hands. In her time as a ski teacher Louisa has specialised in teaching women; the more nervous and, sometimes, older clients who may be carrying an injury or recovering from one.
As with all our superb instructors, Louisa’s mission is to get you skiing with ease, while making sure you get maximum enjoyment from doing just that.
Introducing Richard – or Rich – he doesn’t mind either. He’s a highly experienced, extremely patient and empathetic British instructor. He taught his wife to ski, so he knows how to remain calm and professional in all situations!
Richard makes learning fun, and even at his age can be found enjoying the snow parks with the kids. When he’s not teaching our guests Alpine skiing he indulges his other passion – Nordic/Cross Country skiing.
He has a wealth of local knowledge and knows the Portes du Soleil like the back of his hand. Whether you are looking for the best spot for lunch, after-lesson hot toddies, or quiet, enjoyable pistes to bring your skiing along, Richard’s your man!
Here’s Roger, a British ski instructor with 20 years’ extensive experience of ski teaching across France’s top ski resorts. He will coach you technically, tactically and psychologically to achieve your skiing goals.
Unlike some of our other instructors, who learned to ski when they were little more than toddlers, Roger discovered skiing as a teenager. He can still remember what it was like to go from feeling wobbly on first turns, to developing towards mastery – so, when it was his daughter’s turn to learn to ski, he started her early – at just 2 years old.
When he’s not in the mountains, Roger travels the world as a management consultant; he can draw on a broad range of life experiences to complement his teaching.
Ski instructor and ex racer Matt knows how to get you moving with efficiency and ease on your skis. He has a degree in kinesiology, the science that addresses the physiological and psychological dynamic principles and mechanisms of human body movement.
When he’s not on his skis, he works with professional ski, basketball and tennis teams as a personal trainer and strength-and-conditioning coach. He is an attentive instructor who loves to improve skills, build self-esteem, and empower you to reach your skiing goals.
Highly talented Jasmin joins our team for 2020!
An ex-racer, she trained and qualified in Austria as a ski and snowboard instructor, and currently coaches a junior race team.
Jasmin is a graduate in sport science with specialisms in physiology, psychology, motor control/learning, nutrition, and biomechanics. She is a true professional who designs, monitors and evaluates training programmes to help release the full potential of athletes, coaches – and now, Ski With Ease guests.
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During the ski season, you will find me managing the office, looking after clients, on the slopes helping out with larger group ski lessons, taking photos and videos documenting your ski lessons and updating our social media pages with the latest events and daily weather reports to enhance your skiing holiday.
Meet Dude, our snow loving Staffy – a regular on the slopes of Les Gets & Morzine. He’s a regular feature on our social media weather/snow reports and can even be found helping out during ski lessons… a great rope tow!
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My 6 year old son had Richard for one lesson and Lorenzo for two. They were both excellent and left him buzzing, confident and excited to ski more (as well as actually improving!) This was great as he is naturally quite cautious. My wife and...More
We have Just come back from 4 days in Avoriaz and wow! Ski with ease were absolutely fantastic! As a mum and a nervous skier I was terrified at the start of the holiday but Glenn our ski instructor was fantastic I can’t believe how...More
My family of 4 just spent a great week over the new year in Avoriaz. The whole family had a 2 hour lesson every day with Roberto. in addition my 17 year old had a daily 2 hr snowboard lesson with Ricky. Both instructors are...More