MINT Snowboarding since 2006. Award winning snowboard school

Francois Couillaux

Francois is almost Morzine born and bred, coming from down the valley in Thonon les Bains. He has spent 8 years teaching snowboarding in Switzerland with several seasons in the Portes du Soleil resort of Champery.

Francois has also worked in the Japanese resort of Niseko, as well as teaching in the southern hemisphere in Thredbo, Australia, before joining the MINT Snowboard School in Morzine in December 2015.

Francois is an extremely motivated snowboard instructor. He is passionate about teaching snowboarding and at helping you progress your skills.


From: Avoriaz – A real local!

Spoken Languages: English, French & Spanish

Number of years snowboarding: 25

Number of seasons instructing: 20

Number of seasons you’ve worked for MINT: 8

Favourite type of lessons to teach: I enjoy teaching off piste lessons to all ages

Favourite country/resort to snowboard (outside of Portes du Soleil): Canada

What board do you ride: Amplid paradigma, Lobster eiki, Rhyme BC freeride stream

Favourite Run in the Portes du Soleil: Morclan because it’s a wide powder field & in the fall-line 

Favourite lunch spot in the Portes du Soleil: La Becanerie in Les Gets. Definitely the best burger in the Portes du Soleil

Your dream snowboard holiday: The Chugach mountains surrounding Valdez, Alaska

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