I wanted to thank you as my three all had a wonderful week and thoroughly enjoyed the ski classes. Thanks very much - we will certainly be back in touch!

Elizabeth D – Feb 2012
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Mark Ryder

Professional Ski Instructor in Morzine and Avoriaz

Mark joins us as an independent instructor for the sixth Winter. He has been working in the Portes du Soleil on and off since the late 80s and has a deeply ingrained love for the area. Now predominantly UK based, Mark juggles work in the security sector with maintaining his love of ski teaching in the Winter. Passionate about enabling people to achieve their maximum potential, Mark's relaxed but technical approach has proved very popular.

A keen cyclist in all disciplines, Mark has also worked as a Race Mechanic on two Tour of Britain cycles races and ridden in a number of domestic and international sportives.

Hobbies Include:

  • Skiing
  • Road biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Off Roading - 4x4s, motorbikes & snowmobiles

Qualifications:

  • BASI International Ski Teaching Diploma
  • ISIA member
  • Full French Equivalence
  • Diploma in Professional Coaching and Mentoring
  • Snowsport Scotland Race Coach