I have just returned from a ski trip to Verbier, and our group of 7 Canadians hired Roddy Willis to guide us. What a wonderful experience being guided on this massive mountain. Roddy took us to some pristine slopes, while also making reservations at absolutely wonderful Swiss restaurants for lunch. Not only does Roddy lead with expertise, but he shared Switzerlands history, including such interesting topics as taxation, citizenship, and mountain customs. He is a very knowledgeable person, but don't be mistaken, his legs are like steel, and he will keep any group focused on skiing, leaving - where you are - to him. A definite must if you just want to just ski, and not be bothered with constantly checking your ski map. Verbier is a wonderful town, and Roddy made our vacation all the more relaxing. We all want to go back. A great Swiss ski town.
Tim - Toronto, Canada -
BEST SKI INSTRUCTOR IN VERBIER!
I’ve found my gem in the great Swiss mountains in Verbier. Most would say a restaurant, a particular bar or even the best chalet they stayed in...but not me...it’s my ski instructor, @Roddy Willis.
His positive and friendly can-do attitude is matched perfectly for improving all levels of skier.
My husband and I have both been using Roddy for 1:1 lessons for a few years now after trying various other instructors and have found him to be the best. He’s flexible around our children’s various ski club timings and knows exactly when to push my abilities on the slopes.
I have experienced great progress and confidence in my skiing thanks to Roddy over the years and look forward to booking him next season 👍🏾 -
Had two half-day lessons from Roddy. It was great. Roddy has an enormous amount of knowledge and experience. Whether you're a beginner or already have some experience, I would absolutely recommend him. -
Highly Recommend Roddy! After years of lessons, my skiing hadn't improved and I was starting to become disillusioned. A friend who lives in Verbier recommended Roddy Willis, but if I'm honest I was a bit sceptical that anyone could help me. I can't recommend Roddy enough; he has a patient manner and is an excellent communicator. He was able to completely 'dismantle' my skiing before introducing new techniques each building on the last. He has taken my skiing to the next level, and I have to say, I have now found a new passion for skiing. Thank you Roddy, see you in March! -
The Best Bang for Your Buck in the Swiss Alps!!! Roddy's a Swiss Brevet Federal instructor, the highest level in Switzerland, without it you are restricted to where you are allowed to take your students. Wanna ski the most dangerous terrain safely? As a Brevet Federal instructor, he has spent many years learning both the mountain-craft and the law that surrounds off-piste skiing in Switzerland. Compare his prices, and it's a no-brainer!!! -
Where to begin. Roddy was the Verbier difference to our experience. I don't think we fully appreciated the need for a guide until Roddy stepped into the picture. Our experience was seamless and differentiated from previous ski trips; we cannot wait to go back. Roddy provides the perfect blend of professionalism and wit to make the day fly by and he chooses the perfect pitches to match your level of skiing and interests. Would recommend him to any and all; we had a brilliant time! -
The BEST ski instructor in Verbier! I’ve had ski lessons with a number of different ski instructors and Roddy was by far the BEST. He understood my anxieties after having a skiing accident and he was patient and informative in our lessons. He understood quickly that it was important for me to understand why I needed to make certain movements to improve my skiing. Not only did Roddy improve my skiing but also my mindset about skiing and above all, skiing became fun again! -
BASI Level 2 Coaching Roddy is a talented instructor, with a wealth of experience. He trained me for my BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor Examination in just four three hour private lessons, he taught me using a variety of teaching techniques that were clear and easy to apply to my skiing. The transformation to my technique during a short period was incredible. Thank you for all your help and support, I couldn't have passed the Level 2 without you. Freddie -
First Time Skiing Hi Roddy, Thx for making Ws introduction to skiing really enjoyable! We consolidated yesterday morning and he is now genuinely keen to progress! It is very difficult to learn at 54 so thanks to you it was a positive experience. Could equally have gone the other way, but thankfully not! Deborah 😀 -
Verbier Ski Lessons ‘We had a great week skiing with Roddy’s expert assistance. Amongst the group there was a huge range of abilities and levels of confidence and Roddy adapted to all these various requirements, kindly swapping between us all to give us the relevant advice. By the end of the week the complete beginner was up the mountain and the most fearful had done a fair number of black runs!! Many thanks for all your help. Deborah and family. -
I had a lesson with Roddy in early March 2019. I had not skied for 7 years and as such was a bit nervous.
I need not have been.
Roddy was amazing - friendly and a great teacher. Within only a few runs I was back to my usual confident (if poor) skiing and really enjoying being back on the scopes.
Roddy then challenged me on harder runs and it was a great three hours, at the end of which the improvement in both my technique and enjoyment was immense.
I will definitely return to Verbier for many things, but one of them is so I can have another lesson with Roddy. -