About us

 

 

Our Story

 

Snowminds is a community. We know that sounds quite Danish, but it’s true: We are all about people, travel and sharing good vibes.

Seeing our instructors make new friends, develop as people, and engage positively with the world is the real reward. Those are pretty words, we know. But we mean it. That’s why we will do whatever it takes to support you each step of the way.

We have created a variety of ski- and snowboard instructor courses to meet your personal needs best. With every course, we focus above all on personalized feedback, quality coaching and togetherness. When your course ends, we promise you will be 100% ready to “kill it” as an instructor. That’s our #1 priority.

At the same time, we also strive to prepare you on a personal level. Why? Because we see this as an investment in your personal development. By working abroad with colleagues from around the world, you will be challenged and learn a lot about yourself. Ultimately, this experience will help prepare you for whatever comes next. It’s something you’ll take with you.

With this perspective in mind, we got your back all the way. Nearly everyone on our team have done at least one season as an instructor, with some doing 10+. Experience matters, and you can count on us to look out for you. With Snowminds, you are never a number, but a human being and part of our team. We will therefore do whatever it takes to help you from the moment you join. That’s who we are.

Enough said. We hope to get to know and welcome you to our community.

– Team Snowminds

GLOBAL DESTINATIONS

 

The Team

 

Our team is made up of people with one thing in common: We all love to ski and snowboard and share that passion with others. We know it helps, when embarking on a adventure, to know you are in safe and experienced hands. That’s why it’s our #1 job to support you every step of the way. Rest assured, we got your back.

Christoffer Vorre

Christoffer and Ottar created Snowminds in 2012. He became a ski instructor in 2004 and had 4 seasons in Austria. He also has a graduate degree from CBS in international business.

Ottar Í Hjøllum

Ottar is our Faroese founder. He has completed many seasons in Austria and graduated from CBS with an international financial education.

Thijs Kennis

Thijs is our Course Manager in Austria. He has been a ski instructor since 2008. With 10 seasons as ski instructor in Austria, Switzerland and Africa, Thijs is a living legend.

Charlotte Pedersen

Charlotte was part of the first Snowminds team of instructors in 2012. Since then, with great care, expertise, passion, she has guided thousands of our instructors. She’s our rock.

Jacob Skytte

Jacob, aka Skytte, started with us in 2013. After seasons in Austria, Africa and Japan he managed to teach on 3 continents within one year. He’s the ultimate mountain man, especially with his impressive beard.

Maria Opstrup Matthiesen

After a season in Austria, Maria joined the Snowminds team in Copenhagen. With Danish and German parents, Maria is responsible for managing Snowlingo, our German language course.

Laura Breum

Laura had her first season with Snowminds in 2013 in Austria. Afterwards, she traded the instructor life for a job at Snowminds HQ, where she manages accounting and recruits future instructors.

Brit Møller

Brit manages international communication and strategy for Snowminds. He came to Denmark to explore his Viking roots, but he still rocks California vibes.

Line Nørfjand Holm

Line was part of Snowminds' first training course in 2012 in Austria. She could not put the ski life behind her ever since and instead recruits future instructors for us at Snowminds HQ.

Johan Duus Terkelsen

Johan, aka Duus, is our Marketing Manager. A living legend, he has won the Freestyle DM and is a regular champion contender for Freeride DM.

Hanna Sjöblom

Hanna is our new country manager for Sweden. She manages all recruitment efforts of Swedes and has done many seasons in Austria as a former ski instructor herself.

 Do you want to be part of Team Snowminds? Send us an email at [email protected]

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