James Duffield

James Duffield

James Duffield

This will be James’ 7th year instructing in Val d’Isère and it has very much become his winter home.  James loves 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.

He also works with the British Association of Snowsports Instructors and assess instructors working towards their qualifications at a variety of different levels. In this role, where he refines the teaching techniques of others and coaches to a high technical level, it allows him to able to reflect continuously on his own instructing and develop new innovative teaching ideas to then use in of all his own sessions.

Skiing has always been James’ passion and he is 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 his 11th winter, where he enjoyed family holidays from the age of 3.

When James isn’t on the slopes, he spends his summers Cycling as much as possible, and works teaching tennis as well and as a brand ambassador for Jaguar Land rover.

He looks 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

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