Jon Holliday
Mountain Guide & Ski Coach

Inspirational Mountain Guiding and Ski Coaching Across the Alps

what we do

In Winter we Specialise in Off piste ski coaching, Freeride/Backcountry experiences, Ski touring & Avalanche training.
In the Summer months we Focus on Classic Alpine mountaineering adventures.

Alpine Mountaineering Adventures

Matterhorn – Piz Bernina – Eiger – Classic Swiss Ridges – Alpines Courses for all Levels

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Alpine ski touring

Single or Multiday Ski tour Adventurers - Lift accessed Freeride Days

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Off Piste Coaching

Improve your Ski performance off piste with specific coaching - Either individually or as part of a group

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Avalanche training courses

Avalanche training courses for all levels.

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About Jon

Jon has over 25 years experience in the Alps

Hello, I'm Jon. I was lucky enough to have been introduced to the mountains at an early age by my father and I have been passionate about mountaineering and skiing ever since.I have internationally recognised qualifications and my 30 years of working in the outdoors have given me the knowledge and understanding of coaching at the highest level.

I hold the IFMGA BMG International Mountain Guide qualification as well as the WMCI Winter Mountaineering Climbing Instructor award which are the highest international and national awards available and recognised worldwide. I also hold the British Association of Snowsports Alpine Ski Instructor (ISIA) qualification.

I travel all over the Alps and UK to train and support people to achieve their personal goals.  I am passionate about helping others to find success in the mountains, be it Summer Alpinism, on skis in the Winter or in the UK.

The mountains have so much to offer and the courses I organise and run reflect both the beauty and challenge of these amazing places. I look forward to you joining me, for the joy of experiencing the majestic Alpine peaks.

What our clients say

" If you are looking to employ the services of a professional mountain guide , I would thoroughly recommend contacting Jon to discuss your plans and aspirations. As a fully qualified IFMGA ski and mountain guide , Jon's experience and knowledge of guiding clients at all levels in the mountains is huge and coupled with his passion for the work , and his attention to detail at all times , means your safety is always put first. We had the pleasure of Jon's company for a week , when he was a member of our guiding team in the Swiss Alps.Along with his professionalism , Jon's patience, social and friendly outgoing personality makes you feel very much at ease. A great trip . We will certainly be looking to employ him again in the future . "

Mark Ellison , Sevenoaks , United Kingdom
We've gone out with Jon twice now, in Switzerland and Chamonix. He's an excellent guide and hit a great balance of challenging us while making sure we had fun. We both learnt loads of essential mountaineering and risk management skills for adventuring outdoors that continue to serve us well as we go out more on our own. Jon's experience and love for the mountains shines through and we'd highly recommend him.

Ellie Newland, London
Jon was one of a team of 3 guides who guided myself and 3 friends on a holiday to the Swiss alps. Jon guided me on a few routes including an epic day on the Allalinhorn (4027m) and our final day on the Half Breithorn Traverse (4164m) I have to say I was not the easiest of clients and despite being keen and determined I did not find the routes easy. Jon was the perfect guide, he was chatty and friendly without being overbearing and patronising. He focussed on my aspirations and adopted an appropriate pace to make these achievable. He instinctively knew when to chat and encourage, when to be assertive and direct and when to give me some space! He did and said things without a “song and dance” to secure my safety and ensure correct procedures were always followed. He never made me feel stupid and was generous with compliments. Jon is very personable, great company with a good sense of humour and a genuinely nice guy. As a group we all achieved a lot in our week, we pushed ourselves but had a real laugh at the same time. From what we saw it was apparent how dangerous the mountains can be but Jon’s knowledge, experience and care made us feel safe. I would not hesitate to recommend Jon as a guide.
Anne Cilia, Kent

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