Mark Drake

DRAKE, Mark - St Anton Ski Instructor

Mark Drake

Ski Instructor, St Anton

My Story

I am from Nottingham and I first learned to ski aged 15 on a school ski trip to Italy. I was instantly hooked. Years later I started working ski seasons Les Arcs, France as a chalet host, this enabled me to have a lot of free time on the mountain.  In between seasons I have worked as a swimming teacher at a summer camp in Massachusetts and I have worked in a Villa on the shores of Lake Como. I wanted to become an instructor so I can pass my knowledge and passion on to others. My favourite run in the resort is Red 153 in Zürs.


I love helping people to improve, it doesn’t matter how good you are (or think you are) there is always something to learn.

Personally though I love skiing bumps, this makes me weird even in skiing circles.

Languages Spoken


French (conversational)

Top Tip

Challenge yourself every day. It can be a big challenge or a small challenge, try skiing on one leg, try skiing backwards or whilst juggling. Get out of your comfort zone.

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