Yasmin Basan

Yasmin Verbier Ski instructor private lessons

QUALIFICATIONS:
BASI Level 3 ISIA
BASI Race Coach
BASI Level 2 Adaptive
AGE:
23
SEASONS TEACHING:
6

MEET YAS

Yasmin comes from (in her own words) “the middle of nowhere” in the Highlands of Scotland, so it’s no surprise she loves the outdoors.

But in the winters she has made Verbier home and has been training and teaching here for years. When she’s not teaching you’ll always find Yas up working on her technique and sharing ideas with her colleagues.

When she’s back in Scotland she loves to go running in the hills and even swimming in the icy waters that fuel the local distillery. In the summers works on yachts doing summer seasons in Greece and Scotland with her boyfriend Murray.

But now they’ve launched their own sailing business – so definitely someone to chat to on the chairlift if you love boats as much as you love skiing.

She’s also studying to be a Personal Trainer, and as well as skiing, fitness and sailing she loves cooking and nutrition in general so she spends a lot of time cooking for guests on the boat or in lodges around Scotland.


SOME LOCAL KNOWLEDGE:

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT?

“My favourite restaurant is Namaste because I love the reward of great Fondu after ski-touring or walking up to the restaurant on a starry night and then sledging back to Verbier!”

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SKI AREA?

“Bruson is my favourite ski area as it is a quiet and magical winter wonderland. The tree skiing is endless and it is the best place to be on a powder day!

Plus there are extra long runs to practice on when you’re training!”

 

WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR APRES?

“A tough one, but probably Vinabagnes.”

 

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

“Definitely buy a 4 valleys pass as there are so many amazing pistes and hidden gems to explore. When you venture into the 4 Valleys you’ll really feel like you’ve been on a proper adventure.”