Founded in Chamonix in 2018, Skibex was ambitious to deliver the best quality lessons in the valley. Awarded TripAdvisor traveller’s choice of 2022, our team of 7 instructors is back this winter to teach you skiing or snowboarding and guide your next adventures.
Gabriel is the most experienced instructor in the team. His students love him for his extreme patience and his intuitive way of teaching. He has been teaching in Chamonix for over 16 years now.
Before Gabriel started sharing his passion for skiing? he was competing in the Olympic Games (Giant Slalom – Nagano 1998) or flying helicopters! After the ski season, Gabriel returns to Canterbury, where he lives.
Experience: 16 years
“Gabriel thank you so much for this day. If there was only one thing negative it would be that I became even more angry with the previous instructors that I have had from other places—they simply suck in comparison! You gave so much attention to every aspect of my wife’s and my skiing, and explaining so well. One could really see that you liked teaching. Amazing.”
Abbas, January 5, 2022
As a Montessori teacher, Theo is a true asset to the school.
His extensive experience with teaching kids is precious but don’t be fooled by his composure; Theo is a killer on a snowboard. As soon as the winter is over, you won’t see him much around Chamonix but surely somewhere with big waves.
Experience: 11 years
Son of a world cup ski racer, Arthur was naturally put on skis when he could walk. In the summer, you can spot Arthur on a roof or chopping down trees… He and his dad build houses from top to bottom.
Arthur connects easily with his students and is known for bringing the best out of them.
Experience: 11 years
“Our 7 years old son have spent the week with instructor Arthur and he had the best time with him. It was he’s first time snowboarding and Arthur ´s teaching approach and kindness have made this experience super fun and memorable.
We highly recommend Skibex and hope you ll enjoy as much as we did.”
vtb422, January 18, 2022
From Combloux, France, to Thredbo, Australia, and Niseko, Japan, Charline has had the chance to teach in beautiful and diverse resorts since 2018.
Still kind of a nomad; she lives in the mountains in Winter and Provence the rest of the year.
Chaline tries to teach skiing with three mantras: boosting self-confidence, fulfilment, and kindness.
Experience: 10 years
“After taking a few group lessons I wanted to progress and take a private lesson. I was paired with Charline who was an absolutely fantastic instructor. She was incredibly friendly and chatty from the beginning. She is a fantastic instructor who really helps to tailor her teaching style and tips to an individual. I would absolutely book with Charline in the future if I return to the area and would go through Skibex again, as they were very quick to respond, helpful and provided an instructor very last minute which was very much appreciated. Thank you so much!”
Hanna, February 23, 2022
Charlie is a qualified sports teacher, tennis instructor, personal trainer, and badass ski and snowboard instructor.
He is our Les Houches resort expert and alpine racing consultant.
Charlie’s students highlight his kind, patient and enthusiastic personality.
Experience: 7 years
“Jorick and Charlie were brilliant instructors for our group of 6 children. They were gentle, kind and patient teachers who taught and moved on each of the children in their skills. They were flexible with ski locations due to weather and abilities. Highly recommend using these guys – smooth from beginning to end.”
Born and bred in the Chamonix valley, Pierre is a true Chamoniard.
Architect for a living and teach skiing and snowboarding as a passion, you will be delighted by Pierre’s relaxed attitude.
Experience: 7 years
Hi, I’m Jorick
At Skibex, we’ve all known each other for one, two, or almost three decades. Therefore it was easy to write their short bio. I then realised it is much harder to write about yourself.
I will be on skis every winter day, teaching or touring the mountain with friends.
If not skiing, I’ll probably be climbing, reading or busy answering your ski lessons enquiry!
Experience: 14 years
“best ski instructor we’ve ever had. Jorick was with us for all 5 days of the trip he came earlier than expected every day so we can get more time on the slope. He was patient, friendly, full of energy and passionate about skiing with the kids which is why they also loved him. He helped organize the ski gear rental. . To us Jorick was not just a ski instructor but rather a friend during our trip to megeve which is why we will be with him every year and would definitely strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a great ski instructor in the area. We Miss You Already Jo !!”
Omar A, December 30, 2021