Rory Burton

Rory is a fully qualified level 4 ISTD snowboard instructor and has lived in Chatel for nearly 20 years.  Having worked as an private instructor for a lot of those years he recently opened a fresh new snowsports school here in Chatel called Blue Chilli.

Rory’s first season teaching was in Austria on a pair of Atomic arcs 198, he won’t tell you how long ago that was, but those of you who remember straight skis will know. In 2013 Rory ski toured to the 5642m summit of Mount Elbrus – Europe’s highest mountain and one of the 7 summits.

Rory was one of the first British instructors here in Chatel to embrace splitboarding and he has been the head guide on our Split and Mix weeks for the last 5 seasons. He will always find you great snow. When all the snow melts you can often find him exploring new trails on his mountain bike, which he says is more fun than splitboarding. But we’re not too sure about that!

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