Guy Ordway

Verbier Ski instructor Guy - Off piste lessons

QUALIFICATIONS:
Swiss Brevet Federal
BASI Level 3 ISIA
European Mountain Security
AGE:
42
SEASONS TEACHING:
15

MEET GUY

Guy has been teaching skiing in Verbier and living here for years. He first came here almost by accident but loved the resort so much he couldn’t leave.

He started working as ski instructors with Emma in Verbier over a decade ago and they’ve been friends ever since – so it seemed the natural next step to start Element and share their love of skiing and the region.

Guy teaches all levels of skiers in Verbier, but loves to teach off-piste helping clients make their first turns in deep snow and getting away from the marked trails.

After living here for years Guy knows huge amounts of information about the local area and our mountains – so if your bubble ever breaks down, at least you’ll learn a thing or two…


SOME LOCAL KNOWLEDGE:

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT?

“That is an amazingly difficult question because it really depends on what sort of restaurant you like. Do you want classic Swiss food? Or more modern food? Or an amazing location? Or something a bit more traditional…?

But if I had to choose I would go for the best combination of history and location and say Cabane Mont Fort.

The location and views are off the charts and it’s one of the oldest buildings on the mountain, sitting opposite the stunning Bec des Roses and with views of the Combins. The food’s pretty good too…”

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SKI AREA?

“Savoleyres. When you want to hide from the crowds then it’s perfect – always quiet and some great teaching terrain.

Plus the strong winds that rush down the Rhone valley mean that on cloudy days Savoleyres almost always clears first, so you often get the best visibility.”

 

WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR APRES?

“An increasingly difficult question to answer – with three kids opportunities to go to Apres Ski are few and far between.

But the Fer a Cheval is always great – brilliant atmosphere, really central and full of locals having fun.”

 

WHAT’S YOUR BEST TIP FOR A HOLIDAY IN VERBIER?

“Come in the spring. Since I’ve been in Verbier skiing in April seems to have become less and less popular – even though it’s beautiful sunny weather, the snow is great (slightly slushy spring snow is always a favourite) and of course it’s quiet.”