About

Who we are

With over 35 years of experience, Mountain Air is your Base Camp, situated a stone’s throw from Medran and in the heart of Place Blanche. We are world-renowned for our boot fitting service and have an incredible selection of skis to try, buy or rent – including alpine, backcountry, touring and telemark – as well as the largest collection of technical and fashion clothing in Verbier. Our expert and knowledgeable staff are passionate about the mountains and are on-hand to make sure you enjoy them to the fullest.

Whatever activity is your passion, our mission is to provide the tools: the best range of equipment and friendly expert advice, supported by a unique selection of additional services, fulfilling your needs under one roof, all day every day at the Place Blanche. Mountain Air is more than just a shop – take your time to try, test and relax. Enjoy the Sporting Club facilities, perk up or unwind at Brasserie Le Bec, or learn the skills you’ve been looking for with our partners at European Snowsport. We are on-hand so you can start and finish your ski day in comfort at Mountain Air.

Our Mission

Whatever activity is your passion, our mission is to provide the tools: the best range of equipment and friendly expert advice, supported by a unique selection of additional services, fulfilling your needs under one roof, all day every day at the Place Blanche.

OUR ACTIVITIES OUR SERVICES

Our Partners

The people who make Mountain Air

Our sponsored athletes

Maddie Reynolds

Maddie Reynolds

Maddie Reynolds

Endurance swimmer

Bio

I’m an endurance swimmer born in London, England who moved out to Verbier 4 years ago. I was originally a dancer and rower but have always been a mermaid at heart and when I was no longer able to row I found my way back to being in the water rather than on top of it! My life is fitness and swimming so when I’m not in the water swimming myself or teaching others I am a Sports Therapist, dance and Studio Instructor. I’m currently looking into my next challenge and am constantly looking for new challenges and stretches of open water to jump into!

Biggest achievement

Swimming the Length of Lake Geneva with Sophie Ordway in September 2016

Jon Alshén

Jon Alshén

Jon Alshén

I am a skier. I am mainly focused on technical skiing, meaning I really enjoy making turns on piste. Of course, I love skiing off-piste, but my work mainly revolves around the pistes and I am very lucky I love making turns on piste. My job is coaching and examining ski instructors in Verbier. I work for New Generation Ski School.

Bio

I am 43 years old from Sweden. I grew up ski racing, but wasn’t very good so I became a lawyer instead. After nine years as a lawyer in Sweden, Russia and Belgium, I retired and returned to skiing full time. I am certified in BASI (UK), Swiss Snowsports, NZSIA (New Zealand) and CSIA (Canada).

Biggest achievement

Giving up a successful career as a lawyer and replacing it with my passion for skiing. Representing New Zealand at Interski in Ushuia, Argentina in 2015 is a more concrete achievement.

Carl Renvall

Carl Renvall

Carl Renvall

I shred the untouched mountains with my skis (freeskiing)

Bio

Born and raised in Verbier by my Swedish parents. The mountains, as well as skiing, have played major roles in my life from the beginning. As a kid, I did a lot of alpine racing but quickly realized that was not what skiing was about. I am now 19 years old, and have competed 3 years on the Junior freeride Tour and last season on the Freeride World Qualifier.

Biggest achievement

Qualifying To the Freeride World Tour my first year on the qualifiers. Thanks to two first places and a 3rd.

Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson

Downhill biker

Bio

I'm very passionate about all things mountain but skis and bikes are my thing. I've lived in Verbier since 2009 and before that I was based in Les 2 Alpes, France. Growing up in the Peak District in Derbyshire, U.K. allowed me to ride great terrain on a bike from a young age. Mountain biking in the alps was always a dream that ended up coming true. I teach skiing in the winter and I guide on the bike in the summer. 

Biggest achievement

Surviving the Mountain of Hell bike race. Racing from the top of a glacier in Les 2 Alpes @ 3600m all the way down to 850m with 700 other people on a mass start. I finished in 148th amongst some of the best riders in the world.

Our Team

Nick Hammond

Nick Hammond

Nick Hammond

Job Title

CEO and Chief Boot-sniffer

Passion

Fast cars

Fun fact

Qualified Pilot

Pro Tip

Think you're going to live forever and live like you're going to die tomorrow

Sam Bartholomew

Sam Bartholomew

Sam Bartholomew

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

Dog walking / Technology / Mountaineering

Fun fact

Dog walking is a great form of meditation

Pro Tip

Technology holds the key to the advancement of the human race

Joe Bartholomew

Joe Bartholomew

Joe Bartholomew

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

T Bar & the vets

Fun fact

29th May is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day“

Pro Tip

If you ski with Tom you'll need a shovel

Ulf Renvall

Ulf Renvall

Ulf Renvall

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

Climbing and adventuring

Fun fact

There are approximately 350,000 moose (Alces alces) in Sweden.

Pro Tip

Always sauna after a hard days skiing

Tom Crothall

Tom Crothall

Tom Crothall

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

The Mountains and the cold

Fun fact

Snowflakes aren't the only form of snow

Pro Tip

Ski touring is the way forward

Gabbie Rodriduez

Gabbie Rodriduez

Gabbie Rodriduez

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

All sports beginning with 'S'

Fun fact

In the 2010 world cup Switzerland were the only team to beat Spain

Pro Tip

If you want to work in rentals you need to grow facial hair

Geoffrey Vincent

Geoffrey Vincent

Geoffrey Vincent

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

Skiing and mountaineering activities

Fun fact

In the nightclub of my village we used to bring any types of animals as chickens, fishs, rats...

Pro Tip

For most of mountain sports, wear an helmet

Josh Speller

Josh Speller

Josh Speller

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

Making people happy

Fun fact

Nothing good happens after 3am

Pro Tip

Go to bed after 3am

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Job Title

Technical Expert

Passion

Singing

Fun fact

I am in no way related to the singer Sam Smith

Pro Tip

Variety is the spice of life

Kai Peter

Kai Peter

Kai Peter

Job Title

Sales

Passion

The ocean and the mountain

Fun fact

When exiting a cave bats always turn left

Pro Tip

The surfing on the Swiss coast is great!

AMEDEO

AMEDEO

AMEDEO

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

ski touring with big skis, ice/mixed climbing

Fun fact

don't know?

Pro Tip

ask me about ski touring!

Emma Carr

Emma Carr

Emma Carr

Job Title

Marketing

Passion

Penguins

Fun fact

Male emperor penguins have a mammory gland in their throat.

Pro Tip

We don't ski to get fit, get fit to ski… That's why we LUNGE

Cécile Merger

Cécile Merger

Cécile Merger

Job Title

Responsible of Fashion Department

Passion

Fashion, design and art

Fun fact

Mastering in fashion but ski touring master

Pro Tip

Helping you out to find the right outfit  for the right occasion by making you feel happy,

João Cardoso

João Cardoso

João Cardoso

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

Snowboard

Fun fact

I'm Vegetarian, but I can't resist a good barbecue.

Pro Tip

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Tom Souter

Tom Souter

Tom Souter

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

Skiing, Climbing, Hiking, Camping

Fun fact

) Crater Lake is the deepest lake in North America

Pro Tip

Don't french fry when you should pizza

Val Massegosa

Val Massegosa

Val Massegosa

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

Carving.

Fun fact

Can ski without any equipment.

Pro Tip

A lunch without wine is called breakfast

James Brikell

James Brikell

James Brikell

Job Title

Rentals

Passion

Getting 'buff-ting'

Fun fact

Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting. (If they lived in the same place)

Pro Tip

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.

Natalie Ekblom

Natalie Ekblom

Natalie Ekblom

Job Title

Sales Associate

Passion

Yoga, life, pizza and unicorns

Fun fact

Il y a pas le feu au lac

Pro Tip

You shouldn't push granny into the stinging nettles!