If there is one person who embodies the values and aims of Verbier4All, it is Jean-Yves Michellod. Local hero, mountain guide and steep-face skier, in 2004 he won the Xtreme Verbier. Two years later, his life was turned upside down when, following a serious accident in the mountains, he sustained an incomplete spinal injury. But Jean-Yves stunned the sporting world and beyond with his perseverance and unaltered desire to ski powder. In his Tessier Scarver, Jean-Yves attacked extreme faces that pose a challenge to able-bodied skiers, pushing himself to his limits and making films about it. Just one year after his accident, he won Hike and Ride, a competition combining skiing and filmmaking, with the Falquet brothers and, with the same team, gold at the renowned Alpine Film Festival of Les Diablerets for ‘JYM Skieur Libre’. En 2009, Jean-Yves conquered the north face of Mont-Blanc, in his sitski. Married to Stéphanie and father of three, Jean-Yves also enjoys biking with his family on his handcycle and still finds the time to teach adaptive skiing and manage his taxi company.