Swiss ski instructor championships: Zermatt comes out top

07/04/2014

This weekend, Zermatt’s ski and snowboard instructors swept the board at the Swiss championships winning, among other prizes, three gold medals.

Zermatt provides an excellent training environment for ski instructors. Not only do they look after our guests, they are also outstanding ski racers. At Lauchernalp/VS, the head of the Matterhorn Ski and Snowboard School Zermatt, Alexander (Läx) Taugwalder, won two gold medals, in the ski cross and giant slalom disciplines.

In addition, Yannic Lerjen, member of the Olympic team in Sochi, came in first in the Big Air Ski competition, followed by Nathan Taugwalder in second place. Kari Eggen came in second in the Men 4 category. And last but not least, Zermatt’s team received the bronze medal in the Formation Demo Team competition. 

Ski school director and experienced ski racer 

Alexander Taugwalder won a gold medal for the successful team of the Matterhorn Ski and Snowboard School Zermatt in the 2013 world championship in Bulgaria (see link below). Again, this victory was achieved in the giant slalom discipline for which he seems to have a special talent.

  • Ski cross (Alexander Taugwalder, 1st place)
  • Giant slalom (Alexander Taugwalder, 1st place)
  • Big Air Ski (Yannic Lerjen, 1st place)
  • Big Air Ski (Nathan Taugwalder, 2nd place)
  • Cat. Men 4 (Kari Eggen, 2nd place)
  • Formation Demo Team (3rd place)