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Mathieu Gourmelen
Alpine skiing
Spoken languages
French - English

"Hurry up to live."


In love with Courchevel, Mathieu guides you with passion on the ski slopes of his area.

Native of Seine-Saint-Denis, Mathieu has been a ski instructor for almost 10 years. He puts on his first pair of skis at the age of 6 and immediately realizes that his whole life will be ski-centred.

Mathieu is very attached to Courchevel, where he lives. In this resort, he met his wife and started his family. He has also many very good friends there, and teaching in Courchevel makes him happy every day. Arrived by chance, Mathieu now thinks that it was all written from the beginning...

Totally fascinated by skiing, Mathieu quickly gets interested in the ski teaching profession and the ESF of Courchevel, which is for him the cream of French skiing.

The teaching approach of this passionate ski teacher is about patience and empathy towards his students, two fundamental notions for him. His best memory as an instructor is the helicopter climb in the early morning with one of his clients, to go skiing very high in mountains...

His life on the mountain is always full of joy and good mood, spiced up with some challenges but without ever taking himself seriously. Mathieu knows that if the mountain gives much, it can take just as much... That is why the instructor stays humble in all circumstances by the elements.

On the area, his favorite slopes are the Biollay which always provides him many sensations, and for a harder sliding day, the area of Le Creux Noir.

This playful instructor also has great passion for poker... but he recommends playing it in moderation.

When would you like to ski with me?