Verbier Snow Prediction:- More Wasps = More Snow? This summer’s high temperatures and sustained warm weather have led to a plague of wasp, at times our garden in Bruson has looked like a wasp super highway – we have been battered all summer by the pesky blighters and the local Val des Bagnes fire service […]
About Roddy Willis
Inspired by his love of the mountains, Roddy moved to the Alps in 1988 where he held a variety of positions, eventually culminating in his promotion to ski school technical director. Roddy moved to Verbier in 2005 with his family, and subsequently is extremely knowledgeable on the 4 Vallées area- be certain he knows where the best snow conditions are on any given day! A fully qualified instructor in the Swiss, Italian and Irish system, Roddy even managed to study furniture design for 3 years whilst instructing; and proudly uses this degree in the summer for renovating chalets and constructing bespoke furniture. Roddy is a born communicator and this combined with his love of skiing and 29 years of experience ensures that each client achieves their individual goals.
Entries by Roddy Willis
Roddy Willis Ski Instructor | New Logo and Website As you can see I’ve got a new website and a new logo – If you want to be certain you are booking me, Roddy Willis, for your ski lessons in Verbier, then please contact me directly via my new website www.roddywillis.com or email me at […]
It’s that time of year, the days are getting shorter, spiders are coming into the chalet and TeleVerbier are offering deals on lift passes – Televerbier is offering 15% of lift passes purchased before the end of September: TeleVerbier are also selling the Mont4Card which is an amazing deal if you are young: 300CHF for […]
Climate change potentially is very bad for humanity…. extreme weather events… last year we experienced one of the hottest summers on record, massive autumnal tropical storms lined up one after another and then followed by one of the biggest winters on record. This year average global temperatures are set to be the hottest on record, […]
In 1986 I had my first attempt at Higher Education, after a term and a half my tutors thought it best we part company… that was the moment I realised life was about choosing my own course in life, creating my own destiny. In the summer of 1987 I found a job teaching windsurfing in […]
‘Come and help us clean up the mountains we all love: let’s collect all the rubbish that doesn’t belong there!’ Well that’s what the leaflet said’ It didn’t sound like the greatest of family days out, trudging around the Verbier ski pistes collecting up other’s detritus…. but our collective civic responsibility kicked-in and off we trotted to […]
Le premier Gigaselfie de Suisse est aux Ruinettes V E R B I E R Tous à vos smartphones! Depuis cette fin de semaine, la station de Verbier propose à ses hôtes d’immortaliser leur pas- sage sur les pentes des Ruinettes, via le premier «gigaselfie» de Suisse.
‘Well, I gave my mind a thorough rest by plunging into a chemical analysis. One of our greatest statesmen has said that a change of work is the best rest. So it is.’ A. Conan Doyle in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine 1890 With this in mind over the last few season I have ploughed my days off […]
Big Snow is coming to Verbier soon…
Its a crisp sunny winter morning Fresh snow has fallen making the mountains all white and beautiful, a reminder of why I choose the route of eternal ski bum! The real world where ever that might be has slipped off the horizon and I am left there in my own little world of bliss – […]