Team Snowminds



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 instructor 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 a ski 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 you and welcome you into our community.

– Team Snowminds



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 co-founded Snowminds in 2012. He began as a ski instructor in 2004 and completed 4 seasons in Austria. Since then, Christoffer has traveled around the world many times over to discover and create new opportunities for skiers and snowboarders. As a living descendant of Odin, Christoffer can always be found in the action.

Ottar Í Hjøllum

Ottar is our Faroese co-founder. He has completed many seasons in Austria and enjoys designing and delivering new products and opportunities for our skiers and snowboard instructors everywhere.

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.

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.

Mikkel Noordhuis

Mikkel is our Finance and Accounting Manager and all around team player. He hails proudly from Amsterdam - not to be confused with Rotterdam, another city in The Netherlands.

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.

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.

Julie Rosendal Andersen

Julie is Snowminds through and through. She's worked as a Snowminds ski instructor in Austria, Africa, Japan and now directly serves our instructors from the head office when she's not off somewhere shredding.

Martin Weinkouff

Martin is one of the original co-founders of Powderstore, our signature off-piste clothing company. He is true Snowminds, having worked as both a Snowminds ski Instructor and Team Leader in Canada and Japan.

Matilda Nikamo

Matilda is our super awesome Swedish and Norwegian Market Manager. With her experience from working in Canada and Austria she handles recruiting efforts for our instructors from Sweden and Norway in the best way possible!

Giovanni Thijs

Giovanni is our very own Günther! With 4 seasons as an instructor in Austria and as many as Team Leader he knows everything about Wienerschnitzel. When he's not off driving his van he is delivering legendary service to our dutch instructors.

Pernilla Mouritzen

Pernilla is our english marketing manager. With her experience from instructing in Canada, Japan and New Zealand and her never ending smile, she is giving our international instructors the best service they could ever ask for.

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