Ettore Barbero

Courchevel & Meribel Mentor

Current Qualifications:

  • Level 4 Full Cert Ski Instructor – Maestro di sci (Italy)
  • Level 2 Ski club Coach
  • Level 2 Race Trainer
  • Working towards my RCI (Rock Climbing instructor through RCDI qualifications in the UK)


  • Freestyle
  • Off-Piste

Get to know Ettore

I am an Italian ski instructor, I’ve started teaching in Italy back in 2011 and in France with New Generation in 2015. My passion for skiing doesn’t stop for the summertime since I also teach in Australia during southern hemisphere winter. I enjoy sharing my love for skiing with everyone from little kids and adult beginners, to park skiers and best-snow off-piste Freeriders. I seek to share with people the mountain experience from an exciting point of view.

When I am not outdoors you can find me in my kitchen trying new recipes or preparing something for my friends. I am, without a doubt the best pizza chef and sushi master of all the ski instructors!

What motivates you to get on your skis?

The motivations getting on my skis are different depending on the day I am facing. I like to think I can make a difference to people on a teaching day, so that everyday is a challenge and I try and give my 100% depending on pupils needs.

I consider being out in the mountains as a privilege and opportunity to make people’s life better. If I am up for an adventurous day out, or a challenging climb, instead, the motivation lies in the enjoyment of the upcoming experiences and the adrenaline within each moment in the outdoors.

Ettore Barbero Ski Instructor

The best thing about being a mentor is sharing all those little tips that make you a better skier and more rounded person to spark motivation and excitement. I love passing my knowledge onto the new generation of ski instructors with a wide range of concepts: from cool hidden gem spots in the resort to how to transform nervous pupils or just how to commit to a scary jump!

What do you do after winter?

After the wintertime, I generally work with a company that organises powerboat and jetski international races. But I am also training to become a climbing instructor in the UK.

Highlights from last season:

Last season Ettore and his team managed to get 7 students “sending” a backflip.