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JP McCarthy has been teaching skiing since 2004, he has a wealth of experience gained teaching across the world in the UK, France, Switzerland, Austria and even Australia.  JP has a wide range and a depth of knowledge gained from various ski instruction systems including the British Association of snowsports instructors, the Irish Assoication of snowsport instructors, Swiss Snowsports, Snowsports England and Snowsports Scotland.  JP loves the variety in teaching all levels of skier and sharing his enthusiasm for enjoying the mountains.  If you are looking for ski lessons, or snowboard lessons or for someone to guide you to the best snow and slopes in Les Arcs, then JP is your man.
John Paul McCarthy

"I am proud to have gained the qualifications and experience which allow me to teach sk and snowboarding on and off-piste anywhere in the world."

French Carte Professionale

I have full French equivalence and a carte professional which is provided only to those that the French government deem to be adequate.  This includes passing the 'Eurotest.'

Level 4

The British Association of Snowsport Instructors Level 4 International Ski Teacher Diploma qualification is one of the highest in the world.  


The level 4 takes an average of 5 - 6 years to achieve.  It requires a very large personal investment which demonstrates the highest level of skill and commitment.

Level 1 snowsports

Having worked in Switzerland for 4 years, JP became interested in learning about the Swiss system.  This has helped him to broaden his own knowledge and understanding whilst appreciating the similarities and differences in an educational and cultural sense.

“A fantastic days skiing for our Group. Despite the poor weather (some of the worst I've seen in resort!) JP found the best skiing on the mountain. We were looking to be challenged and do something new and he pushed everybody to the limit of their ability, achieving a great balance of guiding and technical tuition. A memorable day of tree skiing and we will definitely be using you again soon." 

Les Arcs, February 2013

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