BASI Level 4 ISTD
French Carte Professionelle
Swiss Brevet Federal
Jake is originally from London and went to University in Manchester to study History and Sociology, so we guarantee his chairlift chat is pretty interesting!
As well as being a ski instructor he’s a Personal Trainer and coaches private clients and groups throughout the year in Verbier (check out trainwithjake.co.uk for more information).
So far he’s worked in Whistler, Tignes, Zermatt, Val d’Isere and Verbier. But the vast majority of seasons have been teaching here in Verbier so he knows the 4 vallees like the back of his hand.
In the summer he also loves to conquer the mountains by bike, and explore the hiking trails too. He has previously even successfully completed an Iron Man – which is a long distance triathlon race for people who are ridiculously fit and committed…
Click here to read Jake’s blogs and find out a bit more.
SOME LOCAL KNOWLEDGE:
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT?
“At lunchtime you should definitely head to Dahu.
It’s a relaxed and fun place with great food and a great atmosphere.”
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SKI AREA?
“My favourite ski area has to be Bruson on a powder day! Loads of off-piste terrain to explore but almost always quiet so you get plenty of fresh tracks.”
WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR APRES?
“Le Rouge…amazing venue and cool bar! Especially in March when they can have a Saxophonist playing on the roof in the sun.”
WHAT’S YOUR BEST TIP FOR A HOLIDAY IN VERBIER?
“My top tip is to explore all of Verbier and the 4 Vallees because there is a lot of amazing skiing!”