Ski Instructor, Rowena Phillips

Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why not a few of their best adventure stories.

In this episode she talks with Rowena Phillips about her experience in the ski industry working as an instructor and cofounding Matterhorn Diamonds ski & snowboard school in the ski town of Zermatt, Switzerland. She shares with us how she took what was once her holiday hobby and turned it into her livelihood. The passion that took Rowena to the Swiss Alps some 20 years ago is clearly still a huge part of her day-to-day. However, she does speaks about managing expectations when "living your dream"; addresses the challenges of making a sustainable living in a seasonal job; and shares the less sexy side of ski town living. She also shared some down-to-earth, or what she calls "uncool", advice for anyone looking to make a career out of ski teaching. 

Music by Music_Unlimited from Pixabay

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