Doug Bryden - Verbier Ski Instructor

Doug Bryden

Ski Instructor, Verbier

My Story

I’m originally from Nethy Bridge in the Highlands of Scotland, 25 minutes from Cairngorm Mountain, where I skied, race trained and took part in local and national ski races from a young age. Whilst studying at university in Scotland, my uncle, at that time a ski school director, instructor trainer and chairman of BASI, inspired me to begin training to become a ski instructor, and I qualified in 1994. I subsequently spent 10 winters teaching skiing part-time in Scotland whilst completing my university studies and whilst working professionally.

My professional career led me to working as a lecturer, researcher and degree programme director at the University of Edinburgh, following which I made the decision to return to the mountain environment and full-time ski instruction. I have since spent time training and furthering my qualifications in France, Austria and Switzerland, and teaching in Italy, New Zealand, and now here with New Generation in Verbier!

Specialities

  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Off-Piste

Languages Spoken

English

Top Tip

Dedicate some time to strengthening your core and legs over several weeks before your holiday – it will make a big difference to your enjoyment and progress in skiing!

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