James Duffield

James Duffield

James Duffield

I have been instructing in Val d’Isere now for 5 years and it has very much become my winter home. I love teaching at every level of the sport; whether it’s seeing the progression through beginner sessions and allowing people to experience the mountain for the first time, helping people break through their nerves in their skiing and being able to move forward with their technique or taking skiers to explore the wealth of the off piste in the Espace Killy. It’s always an exciting day on the hill.

I also work with the British Association of Snowsports Instructors and assess instructors working towards their qualifications at a variety of different levels. In this role, where I refine the teaching techniques of others and coach to a very high technical level, I am able to reflect continuously on my own instructing and develop new innovative teaching ideas to then use in all of my own sessions.

Skiing has always been my passion and I am lucky enough to have skied and worked in the southern hemisphere in Treble Cone – New Zealand, as well as across the Alps in Courmayer – Italy, Verbier –Switzerland and Megeve and Chamonix before settling in Val d’isere, now for my 10th winter, where I have enjoyed family holidays from the age of 3.

When I’m not on the slopes I spend my summers in the UK teaching tennis and cycling whenever I can find the time.

I look forward to skiing with you this winter and taking your skiing to the next level.

  • BASI ISTD Level 4
  • European mountain safety
  • Level 2-development coach
  • BASI Alpine trainer