Dave Cumming

Qualifications & residence

  • Member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association
  • Member of the British Mountain Guides Association
  • Resident in Chamonix, Mont Blanc

As well as guiding you around some of the best off-piste skiing Europe has to offer, your safety is my number one concern. I am one of the guides for the off-piste safety modules for the British Association of Snowsports Instructors and one of the few mountain guides to guide on both a snowboard and skis, splitting my time equally between the two.

The Snoworks Backcountry programme is pretty unique where your time can be split equally between instruction and guiding. Every year I look forward to working on the Backcountry courses. I get a real buzz from taking people to some of the best, undiscovered off-piste areas and finding the least tracked slopes possible.

But it’s not just about the skiing – the atmosphere in the groups is great and it’s always a good social occasion. People say I’m pretty relaxed and that helps everyone skiing with me to be relaxed as well and to enjoy the solitude and beauty of the Backcountry.