Helena McClintock (a.k.a) Hels – is a fun loving and enthusiastic person – who fell in love with skiing when she learnt in Glenshee, Scotland at the age of 7. Since then she has at every opportunity jumped on a pair of skis, no matter what the weather! Thanks to her dad she got a lot of opportunity to ski every weekend in Scotland when she was growing up. Her first ever ski holiday was to Morgins (in the Portes du Soleil) at the age of 11 with her big sister and her dad. She knows the area very well and having taught in the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil for the past 7 years is the ideal person to take you exploring around the area.
Got the right amount of information to be able to go away & practice. Gained my confidence through improved technique.' Morzine 2013 A fabulous morning in fresh powder with Helena. I started the session quite nervous but Helena really helped me technically and psychologically and soon I was whooping it up making my own fresh tracks. A real breakthrough day with a great instructor! Thank you, Helena!' - 2014 Individual instruction & very good communication throughout lesson! Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson!' - Morzine 2013
Helen has worked through her BASI qualification and now holds the highest qualification for Ski Teaching available – she is a fully qualified BASI Level 4 and holds the International Ski Teacher Diploma (I.S.T.D) and the full equivalence with the European Speed Test and her Carte Professionelle to teach in France. This has been her dream for the past ten years and is over the moon to finally be able to be teaching in France and passing on her love of skiing.
Outside of skiing, Helena worked back in the ‘real’ world – she worked as a Brand Manager and Product Manager for VisitScotland, working on a number of aspects in particular promoting the range of outdoor activities that Scotland boasts. She also was an event manager, planning and running large corporate events as well as renowned sporting events such as The Open Championship, The Rugby World Cup and even worked with FC Barcelona.