About Anne-Louise

I’m Anne-Louise from Denmark. In wintertime I live & work as a ski instructor & freerideguide in Austria, Arlberg.

I was born in december 1985. It was actually snowing a lot, when my mum & dad went by car to the hospital to give birth to me. So, I’m a real winter child 🙂

IMG_9306I started to ski in the age of 3. Ski holidays 3 times a year with my family to Sweden, Norway and The Alps (France, Switzerland, Italy & Austria). When I was 17 years old, I went to St.Anton am Arlberg with my family, and it was love at first sight. After High School I had a gap year –   A part of it was of course a season as a ski instructor in St. Anton.

Afterwards I had to study, because that’s what every “good citizen” does in the Danish society. Though, in the holidays I went to St.Anton, to work as a ski instructor. After I got my bachelor of Sport Science & Health, I started on a master degree in Social Sciences & Sport Science. In the first semester I found out that I could study a lot on my own. Therefore, in the winter semesters, I started to commute between Copenhagen – ST. Anton. (At that time Transavia had cheap direct flights – thanks for that).

I actually did my master thesis about Freeskiing/Freeriding in the off piste (The feeling of flow, freedom, excitement, sensation seeking, risk taking etc). When I finished my thesis and had my qualification on paper,  I felt free. Especially I felt the freedom of expectations from society, family etc., to get an university degree. Ok DONE!

Next thing was work. I was not interested in a typically 9-16 job, and during making my master, I felt in love with an Austrian guy, which was good and bad at the same time. Through him I learned to be more aware of doing, what felt right for me, and we found out how to combine work & life between Austria & Denmark. That was the best decision in my life until now! 

In wintertime I started to work – again – as a ski instructor around Arlberg – all levels from beginners to expert skiers. I have been working as a ski instruktor for 10 years now, and in 2017 I got the Austrian state-certified ski instructor education / Staatlich geprĂĽfter Skilehrerin Ă–sterreich.

 In summer I work with different stuff in the Westcoast of Denmark (E.g fitnessbootcamps, human relations, SUP & kitesurfing, leader of The House of Shells, work related the tourist industry). 

Contact me if you have any questions or want to BOOK ME for skiing. Also if you need more  ski-instructors or mountain guides, I am in a position to confidently recommend a suitable professional.  

/ Anne-Louise Saikkonen Jørgensen – Staatlich GeprĂĽfter Skilehrerin, 2017, Ă–sterreich.