Ski school teachers

Welcome to learn skiing and snowboarding with help of our great teachers. We offer instructions and education for every level of skiing, snowboarding, telemark and crosscountry skiing and for different styles (race skiing, freestyle). As teaching languages we use Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian and German.

In Laajis you can found plenty of training areas, as well slopes and elevators of different levels which allows safe and decent learning. Welcome to our ski school!

You’ll reach us best from Ski Rental p. 0207 436 437 or ski@laajis.fi.

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Sami Viksten
Teaching: alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding (beginners)
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 25 years old soon-to-be PE teacher. Originally I’m from Espoo but I have been living and studying in Jyväskylä some time now. This is my third season as a ski school teacher in Laajis. I’ve enjoyed skiing since I was younger but in last couple of years I have been seen with snowboard too. The most important thing on slopes to me is to have fun and enjoy. In Laajis you can find me from slopes, as well as from parks playing tricks. Depending the vibe, there might be two or four edges! Welcome to Laajis to learn and having fun!

 

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Mikael Vähäsarja
Teaching: snowboard, alpine, freestyle
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

Moi! I’m Mikael, 27 years old. My passion is snowboarding but sometimes it’s nice just to ski. On my free time I like to ski in park and to play tricks as well. Welcome to my classes, be it beginners class, park or training some other skiing! I’ll listen your wishes and the vibe will be positive, see you on the slope!

Juho Kauppinen
Teaching: alpine, snowboarding, cross country skiing
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 37 years old PE teacher and in Laajis I’ve been ski teacher since 2000. I like to challenge myself on the slope and because of my latest training I can now teach basics of freestyle/park. I’ve been teaching with skis and boards for 15 years. On my free time I like to ski with my own boys finding small jumps and on my own I like to do tight curves with alpine skiing. If I’m not skiing on my free time, then I’m climbing.

Jenni Rouvali
Teaching: alpine, snowboarding, cross country skiing
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 21 years old soon-to-be kindergarden teacher. I’m from Southern Finland and just lately I found my way to Jyväskylä and that way to Laajis. I’ve been working as a ski teacher since 2012. I started downhill skiing when I was 7 years old and it’s still my number one activity for my free time. Four years ago I started snowboarding so I’m able to teach both!

Jaana Häkkinen
Teaching: Snowboarding, alpine, cross country skiing
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 25 years old girl, studying Physics educating. I started snowboarding when I was 7 years old and now I’m challenging myself with park. Couple of years ago I became familiar with alpine skiing. I’m teaching basics in alpine but in snowboarding I’m encouraging my students to challenge themselves even more. Last year I was an exchange student in Norway and Canada, where I had a chance to downhill ski even bigger mountains. On summer I play and coach beach valley. As a teacher I’m encouraging and positive. On my class you will definitely get to challenge yourself and learn new things.

Jannika Muilu
Teaching: alpine, cross country skiing
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 19 years old upcoming teacher. I’ve been enjoying skiing since I was 3 years old. I’m also snowboarding and on the slope I want to learn new things. When I moved in Jyväskylä, I found my way to Laajis where as a ski teacher I’m able encourage others to try skiing and having fun!

Ivan Peshev
Teaching: Alpine, snowboard
Languages: Finnish, English, Russian (обучение на русском языке)

I’m 22-years old man. Currently I’m studying chemistry in university of Jyväskylä. Alpine skiing has been essential part of my life since I was 2 years old and I have been also competing on alpine skiing. Also I’ve been snowboarding ten years. Last years my skiing has been basically freestyle, so I can give you tips when needed. On the ski school I’ve been working 4 years. I teach people of every age and every level with skis and snowboard.

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Iida Törmänen
Teaching: alpine
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English

I’m 22 years old and studying to be special education teacher. I’ve been skiing since I was a little kid. Younger I was skiing on the track and now I’ve been starting with park motivated and for fun. I’m interested of applied alpine and skiing with sled. I love versatilety and I like to try everything new. On winter you can found me almost daily in Laajis. On the slope I’m smilinh, positive and in my ski school courses you’ll have fun!

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Veikko Sevrjukov
Teaching: snowboarding
Languages: Finnish, English, Russian (я тоже говорю по-русски!)

I’m 20 years old man. I’ve just moved to Jyväskylä and this is my first season on Laajis as a ski teacher. Entirety I’ve been ski teacher 2 years. Snowboarding is my number one but lately I’ve taken liking for downhill skiing. The best part in skiing is that it can be applied and versatile. You can find me almost any slope in here.

Natalia Saraste
Teaching: alpine, telemark, snowboarding (basics)
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

My home is in Lapland so alpine skiing and telemark has been naturally hobbies of my family and friends. My absolute favourite  is freeriding deep on the snow with telemarks but other types of skiing also inspires me to ski! Currently I’m studying Physics and Health Education. I’m a versatile athlete and I like to teach different people with multiple types of skiing. In Laajis surroundings and nice people are encougaring to learn new skills!

Riikka Roitto
Teaching: alpine, snowboard, applied, (cross country skiing)
Languages: Finnish, English

Expert in physical education, enjoying snow with every aspect, on the slope, on the track, on the soft snow or on the skiing track. As a ski teacher I offer my students feelings of success on the slope. Every student is unique and every ski lesson is customised for what student needs. For the spring I’ll go to Ylläs but other wise you can find me in Laajis, either on the slope or on the skiing track.

Joona Juurakko
Teaching: alpine, cross country skiing
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 24 years old and currently studying Biology of Physical Activity. I’m living in Jyväskylä and beside skiing I’m also coaching junior mountain bikers. At winters I pick skis for the slope. As a teacher I aim to keep fun and joy in learning.

Ville Aho
Teaching: alpine, snowboarding, freestyle
Languages: Finnish, English, Spanish

This is surffing ski teacher, hello! My life has been on downhill for about 20 years, where last 8 years I’ve been a ski teacher. About half of my life I’ve been activitely skiing on park but I enjoy being on the slope and outside of the slope, even with snowboard. Come to say hi and ski with me!

Emilia Halonen
Teaching: alpine, snowboarding (basics)
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 20 years old and moved from Tampere to Jyväskylä to study. I’ve been skiing since I was a kid but last years I’ve been also learning to snowboarding so both skis and boards are familiar to me. This is my second season as a ski teacher and on my classes I like to challenge myself and my students to try everything new and fun. You can find me from Laajavuori almost daily.

Milla Malinen
Teaching: alpine, snowboard
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 22 years old upcoming Physics and Health Educator. I’m originally from Middle Finland and I came to Laajis as a ski teacher when I moved to Jyväskylä to study. Skis and board are very familiar to me because I’ve been skiing since I learned to walk. On the slope I love speed, outside slopes you can find me from football fields.

Anni Laakso
Teaching: alpine, snowboarding (basics)
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 22 years old exercise councellor and upcoming Physics and Health Educator. This is my second year as a ski teacher in Laajis. I’ve been enjoying skiing and snowboarding since I was small but now I choose snowboard when I want to challenge myself and learn new things.

Mila Soini
Teaching: snowboard, skis, cross country skiing
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 21 years old, soon-to-be PE teacher. I started skiing 4 years old when we were on a family vacation in Levi, 10 years old I switched skis to snowboard. This is my 3rd season in Laajis as ski teacher. On my freetime I like to travel and work out with friends.

Elsa Mantere

Teaching: alpine
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m PE instructor originally from Tampsere but moved to Jyväskylä for studies. Love for skiing is comes from my childchood but floorball took my heart when I was younger. Luckily I’m back on my track and both teaching and skiing are highlights of the winter. This is my first season in Laajis but I have taught skiing in other ski resorts. You can find me on the slope with skis – see you at courses!

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Linda Nikula
Teaching: snowboard, alpine, cross country skiing
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 29 years old physiotherapist and soon-to-be PE teacher. I started skiing 5 years old and 11 years old I switched skis to snowboard. Since that snowboard has been number one for me but I have been skiing also, especially last couple of years. This is my 3rd season in Laajis, I teach basics for skis and snowboards and I can give you some tips for freestyle and park also. Currently I’m interested of sled riding from applied alpine skiing and I’m training that now. I enjoy skiing and challenging myself – it’s an awesome feeling! 🙂

Mikael Männistö
Teaching: alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country skiing
Languages:  Finnish, English

I’m classroom and PE teacher from Jyväskylä. I’ve been ski teacher many years and have been skiing since I was a little kid. I’ve been switching from park to soft snow in last couple of years. I teach this joy and passion of skiing from versatile basics to fast downhill skiing and freestyle, with skis and snowboard. See you on the snow!

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Heidi Tiihonen
Teaching: snowboard
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 20 years old and just started to study for occupational theraupist. I moved to Jyväskylä from Joensuu. I started skiing when I was a little kid but now you can see me with snowboard. On the slope I especially love park. I have been teaching for skiing couple of years but this is my first winter in Laajis. As ski teacher I’m joyful and supporting.

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Alice Laitala
Teaching: snowboard, alpine
Language: Finnish, English, Swedish

I’m from ski school of Kauniaiset and moved to Jyväskylä to study and that way came to Laajavuori. I’ve enjoyed being on the slope for 19 years and as ski teacher I’ve been 8 years. My current passion is snowboarding and park. Of course I also enjoy skiing – on slalom tracks and outside. See you on the slope!

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Aleksi Kuismin
Teaching: snowboard
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 23 years old and originally from Jyväskylä. I’ve been snowboarding since I was a little kid and I’ve been enjoying being on the park for a long time now so I can teach from basic to experts. I also work on lifts in Laajis so you can find me in Laajis almost every day!

Iina Tillonen
Teaching: alpine, snowboard
Languages: Finnish, English

I’m 19 years old student and moved from Southern Savonia to Jyväskylä last autumnto studying. I’ve been on the slope since I was 5 years old, first with skis and later also with snowboard. Last 3 years I’ve been living inLapland and studied in Levi’s alpine school where I got interested of park but usually you can see my skiing outside of the slopes. This is my first season in Laajis and on lessons I like to try everything new and different so everyone can learn skiing with smiling and casually trying new things.