About us

ABOUT OUR TEAM

 

As well as being a generally friendly bunch, our Peak Leaders team is a group of experts who know what it’s like to make the mountains home – and what it’s like to do snowsports exams, because we are all qualified BASI ski instructors.

We think that the combination of years of experience running ski instructor training courses combined with years of experience teaching skiing means we can not only make sure you have the best possible time on your course, but also have the best advice and support when it comes to getting a job in this brilliant industry.

But here’s a bit about who we are, and if you have any questions about our courses just get in touch.

EMMA CAIRNS

Verbier GAP Course ski coaches - Emma

Emma is a BASI Trainer and BASI Level 4, based in the Swiss resort of Verbier. She’s in charge of operations and coaching for Peak Leaders. As well as becoming a top qualified ski instructor Emma also loves being in the mountains all year round and spends her summers biking around Verbier and hiking with her dog Indy.

GUY ORDWAY

BASI ski instructor training courses - Guy

Guy is BASI Level 3 ISIA and Swiss Brevet Federal and has been teaching skiing in the Swiss resort of Verbier for nearly fifteen years. Guy is in charge of operations and marketing for Peak Leaders, and when he’s not teaching skiing he’s usually chasing round after his three kids and trying to avoid walking his dog, Bruno….

JAKE GOUGH

BASI ski instructor training courses - Jake

Jake is BASI Level 4 and has been coaching our trainees in Verbier and Saas Fee for years. He’s also a fitness coach so when you “enjoy” your weekly fitness training you’ll probably be trained by Jake. He also is sometimes the coach .

WILL PEEK

Verbier and Saas Fee ski instructor training courses
Will is fully qualified in the BASI system and a really experienced in structor and coach. He runs training in Saas Fee and Verbier (as well as appearing in quite a few photos on this site…) and when he’s not teaching or coaching instructors you can find him surfing with his brothers.