So, what makes us different? Well, it’s a good question – after all there are a lot of ski schools in Verbier, and a lot of ski instructors. Are we any different? We think so.
That’s because when we started Performance, we all agreed that our job was pretty simple: to give you the best possible day in Verbier. We came up with three essential things that every instructor needs to make sure that happens. They might not sound like rocket science, but to us they’re absolutely vital – and harder to find than you might think.
"Caroline has proven herself to be an outstanding skier. Her ability to transfer those skills needed to improve my own performance was always going to be a challenge, however, Caroline showed determination and her ability to work in an a team in intense conditions was a true reflection of the type of person she is. She listens well and makes best of any situation."
"Fantastic ski school! If you're in Verbier this year then I would highly recommend Laura. She taught my little boy, Alex, to ski last year. She was amazing. Alex now loves to ski and still has the certificate Laura made for him. We're in Meribel this year and Alex's ski instructor here asked where he learnt to ski. He was very impressed by Alex's skiing after only three days with Laura last year!"
"These guys are top class. We've just used them for nine days and they were absolutely brilliant. We've used three others in the past - Performance Verbier are the best of them all."
We don’t work with anyone who doesn’t meet these criteria (OK, perhaps Toby’s anecdotes and Kent’s sense of humour mean they’re borderline, but you get the idea); and now we’re in our eight season we’re more committed than ever to sticking to these ideas and staying small. So all of our team are qualified to at least the Level 3 in their respective systems (or the equivalent), and they’re ski instructors who’ve taught in Verbier for years and when we recruit a new member of the team we still always ask ourselves that big question “Is this someone I’ll have fun skiing with?”. If the answer’s yes, they’re in…