Sophie Ordway

Sophie ski instructor profile - private ski lessons

QUALIFICATIONS:
BASI Level 3 ISIA
Alpine Development Coach 2
AGE:
32
SEASONS TEACHING:
9

MEET SOPHIE

Sophie has been teaching in Verbier for years, and like many of the Element team once she’d skied here she didn’t want to leave.

So she now spends her winters helping clients develop the technique and tactics to take on Verbier’s amazing terrain as well as making sure they know the best places to stop for lunch…

When she’s not working as a ski instructor Sophie is a pretty nifty swimmer with a love of open-water swimming. She swam the English Channel a few years ago and also swam the length of Lake Geneva in a relay, swimming for a total of nearly 31 hours alternating in a team of two.

And she’s also the amazing mother of three children – Lexi, Abi and Max – who are sure to follow in their amazing mum’s footsteps and ski tracks and whatever the word is for tracks when you’re swimming.


SOME LOCAL KNOWLEDGE:

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT?

“Favourite restaurant is les Marmottes: cozy setting, delicious food and fondue for 1!”

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SKI AREA?

“Favourite area is Savoleyres. It’s an amazing place to cruise at speed and develop confidence and skill in all areas of skiing amongst the trees .”

 

WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR APRES?

“Favorite après place is Offshore for a beer after skiing and then pancakes with my kids.”

 

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

“Go skiing in Savoleyres or Bruson early on a powder day.””