Chris Werren


Ski Instructor - Mountain Guide
Chris Werren - Profile

These days Chris Werren spends most of his time in the mountains all over the world. He was born in a small settlement outside of the renowned tourist spot Gstaad in Switzerland. Already at the age of 3 his parents introduced him to skiing on the powder snow terrain in front of the family farmhouse. Since then some time has passed, and Chris has become a passionate backcountry skier and mountain sports enthusiast. Today his hobby is his profession.

Although Chris Werren pursued a successful career in the IT industry for many years the participation in mountain sports activities have always remained an important part of his life. In 1996 he founded his Outdoor Adventure Sports Company and since then he is traveling the world as leader of high-alpine trekking expeditions and as organizer and guide of backcountry ski trips. Most of his time he spends, however, in the Himalayas where he leads expeditions and since winter 2005 also runs the FSH powder ski programs in Gulmarg.

A short overview of his training and working experience is given here:

Work Experience
  • Instructor for military ski and mountaineering training in Andermatt
  • Snowguide for snow sports operators in Kaprun, Austria, Chamonix, France and Lake Louise, Canada
  • Self-employed Snowguide and Outdoor Sports Coach in various regions of Switzerland, among others Gstaad, Villars, Verbier, Laax-Flims, St. Moritz and Davos
  • Participation in various Heli Ski and Freeriding TV and advertising productions in India and Austria
  • Since 1996 organizer and manager of outdoor incentive programs and sports events for companies
  • Since 2001 leader of treks and expeditions in the high alpine regions of Nepal and India
  • Since 2005 organizer of powder skiing weeks and Heli Skiing in the Himalayas and freeride camps and avalanche courses in Gstaad
Training
  • Basic ski training in the JO, (skiing technique and racing training of the Swiss ski clubs for children and young people)
  • Avalanche and mountaineering training courses during his military basic training and graduation programs in the Swiss army
  • Coaching and training methodology at various snow sports companies
  • Further courses in the area of avalanche risk assessment at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in Davos, Switzerland
Skiing Apharwat Ski Touring Drang Kids Powder Skiing in Gulmarg Gulmarg Extreme Locals in Drang