The whole team of professionnal

Meet the Team - Ski School & Shop

    • Patrick Schlup
      Director & Ski instructor
      Qualification: Brevet federal Suisse (highest swiss qualification)
      Languages Spoken: English, French, German

      Patrick is a professional ski & telemark instructor with 17 years of experience. Undoubtedly highly qualified, it’s only when you see Patrick ski that his expertise becomes apparent. Having grown up living and breathing the Alpine mountains, Patrick certainly knows his way around! Friendly and unswervingly diligent, he loves to teach all levels. A natural born teacher and skier!


The Ski Team

  • Eliott Gates:
    Ski instructor
    Qualification: BASI level 3 & Race Coach level 1
    Languages Spoken: English, French

    Eliott has lived and worked in Nendaz since 2011, but has been skiing in the 4 valleys from the young age of 2. He started skiing when he was only 2 years old in a place called Verbier and has loved the sport ever since. He is currently working through the BASI system where he holds his level 3 ISIA. Eliott has recently turned his hand to telemarking so when he is not on his skis you will find him free heeling around resort. Eliott spends his summers in Nendaz but heads to the beach when possible to pursue his other passion of kite surfing.  
    If he could ski with any celebrity for the day it would be his favourite comedian Peter Kay for the non stop jokes and entertainment. 

  • Oli Partrick:
    Ski instructor
    Qualification: BASI level 3
    Languages Spoken: English

    Oli is a patient & experienced ski Instructor. He comes from Northampton, England but is quite the local in resort as he has been skiing in the 4 vallées since the age of 12 and has been doing winter seasons in Nendaz since 2011. He also travels to New Zealand for the southern hemisphere winter so teaches all year round. Oli is currently working towards his level 4 (ISTD) and is always looking to improve. Always with a smile on his face Oli is one of the PAC team entertainers and you will see the same enthusiasm and enjoyment in his teaching. 
    If he could ski with any celebrity for a day it would be James Corden for the comedy value and maybe some chairlift karaoke.

  • Jakub Staško
    Ski instructor
    Qualification: JMC Slovakia Level 2
    Languages Spoken: English, Slovakian, German, Russian.

    Jacob was born in the bear-ridden mountains of north Slovakia some 30 years ago! His grandpa put him on skis at the late age of 3, but as soon as He saw the crazy new sport called snowboarding  on the TV in the early 90s he abandoned the skis until they got cool again in the late 00s. He says its not about the shape under your feet, but about sliding down! Jacob can speak many languages and is keen to share his knowledge in English, Slovakian, German and Russian.
    If he could ski with any celebrity for the day it would be Jamie Oliver, just so he could talk about food all day and hopefully he will cook something for him.  
  • Thijs Kennis
    Ski instructor
    Qualification: WSSV Landes (ISIA)
    Languages Spoken: English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans

    Thijs is a happy, energetic an patient ski instructor. He has spent 8 winter seasons in several different countries in Europe and even did two winter seasons in South Africa. Thijs loves teaching every level and has an eye for detail. His favorite run in Les 4 Vallées is Chassoure as skiing moguls is one of his favorite things to do. 
    If he could ski with any celebrity for a day it would be with Jamie Oliver for some much needed quality lunch during the ski breaks

  • Julian Guenroc:
    Ski instructor: Swiss Snow Sports level 1
    Languages Spoken: French, English

    Julian was born by the sea in St-Malo 32 years ago. He studied sports and social education. He first discovered his passion for the mountains during his first travel to Canada. For seven ski seasons he trained and worked in different places such as Wisthler CA, Méribel FR, El Colorado Chili and Villars CH. For 6 years, Julian has worked mainly as social worker in Switzerland but It will be a pleasure to accompany you on the slope or in the air with a tandem paraglide.
    Personality: Pierre Rabhi.

The Shop Team

    • Josh Egerton
      Shop Manager
      Languages Spoken:

      After six seasons as a ski and telemark instructor, Josh specialized in ski equipment. He makes you feel welcome and makes sure you have the most comfortable boots and best skis fitted to your abilities.

    • Filip Krucay
      Ski service – Shop
      Languages Spoken:

      Hi, I`m Filip from Slovakia. After seven years of experience working in skis shops, I can give you very good advice about your ski and snowboard equipment. Let me help you make the perfect choice! I love snowboarding but I`m also making progress on skis these days. In the summer you`ll find me downhill biking in Slovakia.