Snowplanner Merijn

Merijn has been working as a sports instructor since 2000, but postponed winter sports for as long as possible the first time. He knew that after the first time he wanted nothing else and there probably wouldn’t be any money left for a summer vacation. At the age of 23, it was really going to happen and was immediately sold. At the time working as a full time skating and inline skating and outdoor instructor.

From 2009, winter sports holidays were no longer enough and he left for New Zealand for his first full season. He obtained his first snowboard instructor degrees that season. Many more would follow in the snow, the counter now stands at 15. In addition to snowboarding, he also obtained his degrees for skiing and back country. Since he makes it a habit to turn his hobbies into his work, he has also become a kite surfing instructor.

In all seasons people worked full time as ski and snowboard instructor / guide. If there is no snow to play in, he is standing behind the stove in a number of renowned restaurants in Amsterdam.

After New Zealand and Canada, the last 6 years were in Japan. Here the love for culture, food and snow (lots of snow!) Came together. For the time being he is not going to leave it either. Together with his wife Annemiek, they have bought a lodge and set up their own snowsports school. The Japan Snowsports company wants to distinguish itself through a customized product. In addition, they look for the best snow and terrain for their customers.

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