Vasco Ferreira Coutinho
Number of seasons teaching:

I grew in Ticino where I started snowboarding at the age of 10. It turned very quickly into my passion and soon was getting up at 6am every weekend to go shred the powder in Bosco Gurin!

I started teaching when I was 18 to share this passion in the easiest and most enjoyable way and i never stopped.

In the summer:
Rock climbing, mountaineering, kitesurfing…
My Zermatt insider tip is:
Get the first lift and avoid the self service restaurants!
If I wasn't a Summit instructor:
Besides teaching i work in the Salewa Shop im Zermatt during the whole year.
3 reasons to ski with me:
1. Experience, through out I learned how to pass on the essential tips in the most efficient way.
2. Local knowledge, after 15 seasons in Zermatt I know my ways around the resort.
3. Patience is my strength…