Gordon Porteous

Gordon Porteous - Verbier Ski Instructor

Gordon Porteous

Ski Instructor, Verbier

My Story

I arrived in the Verbier/Val de Bagnes area in 2007 and joined the New Gen Verbier team in 2009. I learned to ski in Scotland at the age of 6 at an amazing dry ski slope called Bearsden Ski Club, near Glasgow, and caught the ski bug pretty quick. I have been teaching skiing since 2001 in the UK, New Zealand, Andorra, Italy and am now settled with my wife in the Verbier area where we now live and teach skiing.

I teach every level from complete beginners through to coaching the new instructors. I also enjoy teaching off-piste lessons to anyone of a suitable level and experience who wants to explore a little more of Verbier’s famous off-piste terrain. When not skiing, I enjoy road biking, keeping fit and exploring this amazing area with my family and friends.


  • Intermediates
  • Off-Piste
  • Nervous

Languages Spoken


Top Tip

No matter your level, making changes in your skiing can take time. Remember not to get too frustrated, trust your instructor and have a great experience.

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