ALPINE EXPERIENCE TEAM
Val d'Isere's Alpine Experience Ski School
All the members of our ALPINE EXPERIENCE team have several things in common: a love of the mountains, a caring attitude towards our planet, a team-first approach, and a desire to share our stunning environment with you.
Our team comes from different backgrounds with several Frenchman, a French/Australian, a Canadian, an Italian, a Scotsman and an American but we all have the common bond of an incredible passion for what we do. We are a tight-knit group who have worked together for many years, (some of us for over 40 years now) and we take our skiing very seriously, but joyously at the same time. Each day is different, and we strive to find you best skiing possible. And we always ski with a sense of adventure that suits the various levels of our groups. Our Alpine Experience guides understand that some people are timid and need a gentle introduction, while others are more advanced and may be looking for more testing terrain and a brisker pace. The Alpine Experience team knows how to stretch our clients and turn them into better skiers while delivering a sense of accomplishment that keeps them coming back for more.
Over the years we have built a ‘family-type’ atmosphere where our clients really feel a part of what we do. Our existing clientele share our values and readily welcome any new skiers on board so if you’re travelling alone don’t hesitate to join us as you’ll make new friends and have someone to share a drink or meal with at the end of the day.
In our search for the best off-piste skiing possible, our number one priority is the safety of the group. What also makes us strong is that we ski off-piste every day in winter. Whatever the weather, we follow very closely the evolution of snow conditions sector by sector, which allows us to evolve in safety, while skiing the best snow available every day.
Our team consists of highly motivated and dedicated off piste professionals with an International flavour.
Meet the team below.
Jerome has been guiding in Val d’Isere since 2001. In the off-season Jerome lives in Provence where he spent his childhood and loves cycling and his vegetable garden. Jerome also spends time in Sweden with his partner Sarah.
Wayne is a Canadian who has spent over 40-years skiing off-piste in Val d’Isere. Besides being a ‘sports nut’ Wayne has been writing the daily blog since 2000. He has also written articles for various magazines and is the author of Off-Piste. Wayne teaches Pilates during the summer months.
Jean Marc is a Frenchman from the Pyrennees and one of the most respected Mountain Guides in France. He has skied in Val d’Isere for close to 40- years and is an avid tourer. He runs fantastic trips during the year to the far corners of the world. His expeditions are well documented as JM is an excellent photographer. Jean Marc is also available for climbing, trekking, and canyoning in the summer.
Chris Souillac (Jean-Christophe)
Chris is a French/Australian who has been in Val d’Isere since the late 1960’s when he was racing. Chris went to Ski-Etudes in Villard de Lans. He has a wealth of teaching experience having spent 35-years teaching in Australia in the off-season. Chris has a passion for photography and has had the credits for three skiing books published, as well as numerous magazine articles. His photos are used world-wide in avalanche presentations.
Andreas is Swedish and has been in Val d’Isere for thirty years now. Andreas is a talented musician who plays regular après-ski gigs in Val d’Isere. Andreas loves his golf and runs a Chalet and apartment renovation business in the summer.
Thomas Quero Battani
Thomas is French and grew up in the Alps and raced in his childhood before falling in love with off-piste skiing. Thomas runs a mountain biking guiding school out of Tignes during the summer months. Thomas also has a passion for cars, and is a skilled mechanic.
Henry arrived in Val d’Isere in 1992. Henry has a degree in Snow Science and is the creator of HAT, which specialises in Avalanche education and presentations around the world.
Pietro first arrived in Val d'Isere in 1992 from Italy. Pietro is a Mountain guide as well as a ski instructor. Due to family commitments Pietro spends most of his winter in Italy but it still a much valued member of our team. He is available with early notice as he only lives an 8-hour drive away.