Meet the guides
Our team consists of highly motivated and dedicated professionals with an International flavour. Meet the team below.
Wayne is a Canadian from Calgary who has spent 38-years skiing off-piste in Val d’Isere. Besides being a ‘sports nut’ he also has a passion for technique and enjoys writing. Wayne has written the Daily Diary since 2000, has had articles published for various magazines, and is the author of the book ‘Off-Piste’. Wayne teaches Pilates during his summer months. Personal contact address: email@example.com
Jean Marc Pic
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. Personal contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Christophe Souillac (Chris)
Chris is a French/Australian who has skied in Val d’Isere since the 1960’s when he was racing. Chris has a wealth of teaching experience and besides teaching in Europe he’s spent thirty-five seasons in Thredbo, Australia during our summer months. He has a love of photography with three published books on skiing to his credit. Chris and his wife Suzanne operate a Gite in Normandy and are open for business during the summer months. Personal contact address: email@example.com
Andreas, from Sweden, has been in Val d’Isere for 25 years now. Andreas enjoys his sports and has recently taken up kite-surfing and has started playing tennis again. He’s also loves to play guitar and sing and plays occasional après-ski gigs in the surrounding area. Andreas stays busy in the off-season running his building business, specialising in chalets and apartment re-furbs. Personal contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Quero Battani
Thomas grew up in the Alps and raced in his early days before falling in love with off-piste skiing. Thomas has been known to do a little ‘free-riding’ and would be happy to coach you if you’re looking for a responsible ‘free-ride’ experience. He is also qualified instructor for downhill mountain-biking and runs his own mountain biking school based out of TIGNES during the summer. Personal contact address: email@example.com
Henry was guiding off-piste in Val d’Isere from 1992 until 97, when he decided it was time to get himself a real job. After spending time in Grenoble at business school Henry worked for a few years until the mountains beckoned him to come back to the ‘real’ world, and he is now back full-time in Val d’Isere. Henry also has a degree in Snow Science and is the creator of HAT, now world-reknown, which specialises in avalanche presentations around Europe, the UK, and in the USA. Personal contact: HAT
TJ is a Scotsman who has worked in Val d’Isere for over 40 years and is the most senior member of the team. Due to family commitments TJ’s time with us is now limited so please get in touch if you’d like his dates. TJ runs an embroidery business in Scotland with his wife Joanna when he’s not skiing. Personal contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pietro is an Italian UIAGM guide who rounds off Alpine Experience’s international flavour. Due to family commitments Pietro hasn’t been able to spend much time with us over the past few years but his children are getting older and Pietro is slowly increasing his time in Val d’Isere during the winter again. Personal contact address: email@example.com
Joe Powder is a mythical Val d’Isere character from the 70’s and 80’s and has been an inspiration to us all. Joe is a true skier who still skis on skinny skis and rumour has it that he can be spotted around the Fornet from time-to-time.