The Ski Instructor Podcast

14 - Simon Butler, SBSki

December 21, 2019

This week I travelled to Megeve to speak to Simon Butler.

Simon has just won a very significant court battle with the French state over the right for ski instructors at all levels to work in France.  This series of court cases stemmed from Simon's arrest on the slopes of Megeve in 2013.  He also went to court with the British Association of Snowsports Instructors in 2017 which we discuss in part 2.

In this episode I wanted Simon to have a chance to tell his side of the story and get it on the record completely, without any spin or soundbites that we see in other media and social networks.  I present this to you, the listener, with as minimal comment or opinion from me as I was able to do.

Below I link to Simon's business SB Ski as well as the link to the contact details of Jean-Yves Lapeyrere as mentioned.  You can contact Jean-Yves if you wish you follow the declaration process irrespective of if Brexit applies to you or not.

Thank you for listening this year and I wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2020, as well as lots of powder and bluebird days in the ski season.


Dave Burrows

SnowPros Ski School


Simon Butler


Jean-Yves Lapeyrere


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