TEAM

Vivid Snowboarding prides itself on the quality and mix of its coaching staff. All team members are highly qualified and have years of experience both teaching and riding. If you are looking for something specific in your instructor we will always try to create the perfect match.

Languages we speak:

United-KingdomFranceGermanyRussiaSpainSwedenItalyNetherlandsBulgariaGreece

ROB
NORTON

Top British, Swiss and French qualified (BASI level 4, Swiss Brevet Federal and French Carte pro). Rob founded Vivid Snowboarding back in 2011 and is an experienced backcountry coach and a BASI examiner/trainer for up and coming instructors. Rob is one of the most experienced snowboard instructors out there, he’s been riding, teaching and coaching around the globe since 1998.  When not with clients on the mountain Rob will be developing Vivid Snowboarding and trying to grow the brand within the snowboarding industry and beyond.

Equipment Choice: Burton Custom 158, Malavita binding and Ion boots. Free Thinker 157 for the park and the Flight Attendant Splitboard 162 for getting out into the backcountry. Set up is everything, you can use our online service to get equipment advice and learn how to set your board and bindings up properly. Please check it out ONLINE

SAM
BALDWIN

Sam holds his BASI level 4 qualification and Swiss Brevet federal. He specialises in Freestyle and Freeride coaching.  Sam is renowned for getting the most out of his clients and showing them the very best of what Verbier has to offer both on and off the mountain. Sam learnt to ride on the icy slopes of Sweden and then made the transition to riding in the Alps. His initial winters were spent in Chamonix and Val D’Isere where he grew his love of riding. During the summer months Sam works for himself back in London where he is building his property development company ‘ Baldwin Developers ‘ If your based in London or the home counties and looking for any kind of renovation or development then look no further.

Equipment Choice: Burton Flight Attendant 159, Malavita Binding and the Driver X boots. For the Snowpark the Paramount 158. Flight Attendant 162 for touring in the backcountry. The new Step on system is awesome and really works.

MIKA
LINDQVIST

Mika comes from Sweden and is one of our most sort after instructors. Amazing with both Adults and kids. She will have you enjoying every session on the mountain.When not teaching on the munition Mika will be instructing her other passion which is yoga. This winter has seen the birth and development of the Vivid Girls Shred. Mika was at the fore front of developing this and its primary aim is to get all the female riders from Verbier and the surrounding area coming together and riding in a relaxed and positive environment. Look out for further girls specific camps and girls shred days this winter. Dates will be announced on our social media platforms so keep a look out!

Equipment choice: Feelgood Camber 152, Escapade EST binding and Supreme boots. Powder days the Burton Family Tree story board.

DOMI
Tta

Domi was born and bred in Rome, Italy and is one of our park specialists. She has the skills to tackle and conquer any rail set up and is one of the top freestyle coaches on the mountain. Domi is a big part of our coaching team in Cervinia, Italy for our summer camps and she brings her relaxed and fun approach to any session. Domi was part of the very successful Girls Shred sessions in Verbier this past winter and will be pushing these sessions this coming winter in Verbier. Domi focuses on her organic and sustainable clothing and Bikini brand Soul Daze in the Summer months. If you are looking for one of the funnest instructors on the mountain then Domi is your go to. 

Equipment Choice: Burton Rewind 152, Lexa X EST binding, Burton Felix Boa boots. Domi uses the Hometown hero split and camber board for getting into and riding in the backcountry.

JAN
SCHLIMMER

Austrian qualified, Jan, A.K.A Dutchy, has been riding and working in Verbier for the last 14 years. His personal training and physiotherapy background rolls effortlessly into his mountain sessions. Jan is fluent in English, Dutch, German and French. An ex dutch rail riding professional, Jan started his snowboarding career in the indoor snow domes in Holland. His casual style and big bag of tricks got him shop sponsored and kitted out in Analog clothing and Salomon snowboards. The days of riding street rails and entering jib contests don’t last forever. Jan naturally made the progression to riding in the Alps with plenty more variety and his journey has bought him to his home in Verbier. 

Equipment Choice: Burton Kilroy Camber 155, Malavita bindings and Burton Ion boots. Burton Canyon 168 for the bigger days! This winter I am also going to be riding the Custom 166W for powder days. 

CHRIS
ROWLEY

Chris started snowboarding at an early age in Chamonix and this is shown in his effortless style all over the mountain. Chris holds his BASI level 4 qualification and has experience coaching all over Europe. He can develop any individuals riding. Whether a low intermediate rider wanting to gain confidence on steeper terrain or the up and coming instructor looking to gain the next qualification in the system , Chris is your man. When not teaching on the hill Chris can be found turning heads in the snowpark. He has a healthy sized bag of tricks on both the rails and kickers. Not just a pure park rat Chris loves the world class freeride terrain around Verbier. When the snow conditions are on then he can be found riding lines and building powder kickers in the backcountry. 

Equipment choice: Burton Kilroy twin 158, Malavita bindings and Burton Ruler boots. Name dropper 155 for hitting rail set ups and Paramount is a good all rounder. Check out Burton equipment reviews on our blog page BURTON

GEORGE
LAMPROPOULOS

George has exceptional teaching skills and is one of our highest requested instructors. His mild relaxed manner helps build confidence and will improve your technical skills. George has been riding and teaching in Verbier for over ten years and knows the mountain exceptionally well.  While George is not teaching or riding he can be found shooting photos all over the mountain, you can check out his photography at georgelabrophoto.com

Equipment choice: Burton Process 159, Cartel bindings and Ion boots. Custom 162 for powder days

Milli
Simpson

 

Milli is the newest member of the Vivid Snowboarding team and is awesome with ever level of rider. A local in Verbier for the last 8 winter Milli brings her friendly and positive manner to every lesson she teaches and she will make a real difference to your snowboard holiday in Verbier. Milli is part of the Vivid girls snowboarding crew that deliver our girls shred sessions. These have been a huge success as we are trying to push women’s snowboarding more and more.

Equipment Choice:  Burton Feelgood 142, Lexa Bindings and the limelight boots. Burton family tree straight chuter 151 for touring

OSCAR
CONWAY

Osc has been at the heart of the Vivid team for the last four winters. He combines teaching on the mountain with his other passion of producing music and DJing. Summer times are spent in the studio producing new sounds for his record label.

Equipment Choice: Burton Process 157, Cartel bindings and Burton SLX