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"Ian was fantastic, everything you could want in a skiing instructor. Great rapport with the kids, flexible to their needs, fun lessons & hot chocolate stops. Really impressed with Lily & Charlie's improvement and confidence on the slopes. Just brilliant! We will definitely be back." Nicky Short 2018
"Kids had their First lesson with Ian, very friendly and we were very happy with the results as the kids came back from one lesson booming with confidence!!!! Made our first skiing holiday much more enjoyable with no stress!!!" Rob Shaw 2018
"Really liked Ian's style - especially when he told us not to think about shoulders and hips etc!" January 2017
"Great experience. Ian was very patient and a great teacher. Would certainly book again." Felix, January 2017
"Zach had a great time, his ability was quickly assessed in the first lesson and he was moved to a different group. The instruction and lesson plan of the teen camp was great all week, holding Zach's attention, challenging him and teaching him. His ability and confidence was greatly improved. Thank you " Melanie, February 2016. Instructor: Ian
"Another brilliant week and thanks for looking after the children so well. They loved it!" Michale, March 2016. Instructors: Laurent and Ian
"I really enjoyed my lessons. They were tailored to my skills (lack of) and helped me progress. Will definitely book again. Thank you."
Katie, February 2016. Instructor: Ian
"Our two girls had a fabulous time with Ian - both clearly progressed through the week and continued their love affair with the snow (much to our delight) - thank you." Mark, March 2016. Instructor: Ian
"An excellent thought provoking lesson. Will definitely book with Ian again next time I'm in Avoriaz." Simon, March 2016. Instructor: Ian
"I'm responding as the booker, rather than the skier - our experience was fantastic for all bookings and we would definitely recommend and re-book." Jacqueline, February 2016. Instructor: Ian
"Brilliant instructor - will definitely be booking again in the future." Esther, March 2016. Instructor: Laurent
"Laurent was fantastic. Very patient. He very quickly assessed my abilities and was able to maximise what we could achieve in our 2 1/2hrs together. He had some great methods of demonstrating technique and he made it fun and engaging. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Laurent and the Avoriaz Alpine Ski School to anyone." David, March 2016. Instructor: Laurent
"Sophie loved her lessons with Laurent and also made really good progress. We really liked how Sophie was able to have a hot chocolate break to give her enough energy to continue the lesson. I was jealous that she got to go on a skidoo!!
Sophie enjoyed taking us over the jumps she had done as well as through the trees.
Thank you Laurent. If we are back in Avoriaz we will definitely be rebooking." Sarah, March 2016. Instructor: Laurent
"My 9 year-old son positively took to Laurent's tuition and was really proud when he was told he can ski. After one lesson he showed much improvement and more importantly we didn't have to shout at him to ski properly (not too much). "Ludo, March 2016. Instructor: Laurent
"Both myself, my wife Zoe and our boys Luke (12) and Leo (11) really enjoyed the 4no private lessons we had last week and were delighted with the effort Laurent made for us all in trying to improve our skiing and confidence. We had a great time, we all really benefited from the experience and would be very happy to both recommend Laurent and Avoriaz Alpine Ski School to anyone else, either beginners or like us ok skiers who just want to be a lot better !! Look forward to booking again next year!!" Gareth, March 2016. Instructor: Laurent
"Laurent took us for a 2.5 hours private off piste session to the Valle de la Manche. Fantastic!!!" Charlie, Feb 2016. Instructor - Laurent
"This is the third time we have used Laurent for private lessons for our kids. He manages to improve their technique and give them more confidence whilst making the lessons fun. Sophie really enjoyed her lessons this year despite some horrible weather and was very pleased with herself having done some off piste." Louise, February 2016. Instructor - Laurent
"Laurent was excellent, the kids really enjoyed skiing with him, they did not want lessons and then after one day they could not wait to go back and ski with Laurent!" Stephens, February 2016. Instructor: Laurent
"All instructors (Pierre,Laurent & Jean Marie) catered to our skill and confidence levels perfectly. We were constantly impressed with their enthusiasm, care and patience. Thankyou to all of your team for a wonderful experience." Miranda, March 2016
"Cordy had a great time with Laurent and similarly Max with Jean-Marie. They both enjoyed the mix of having fun with some ski tips." Sean, March 2016. Instructor - Laurent
"My son was very happy with his lesson, he wants to do the wall next year so i will be in touch!" Tania, March 2016. Instructor: Laurent
Mark was fabulous! He won over my very headstrong 5 year old at the very beginning, she had a marvellous time and has been asking for him ever since we returned from our ski vacation.
Regards, Penelope." Penelope Bradshaw for Molly 2018
"Elliot loved his lessons. Mark was considerate so as to stop for a break when needed and was very attentive to his parents at the start of the lessons when discussing Elliot's previous skiing experience! Elliot has improved his skiing in both confidence and ability.
Grace, February 2017. Instructor: Mark
"Mark was excellent - he is superb with children and manages to keep them entertained, engaged and improving. You MUST keep him for next year."
"Mark was a great instructor, listened to what we wanted to improve and worked on that. Lovely manner and teaching attitude - would recommend strongly to other people looking to improve their skiing technique." Maria - March 2017. Instructor: Mark
"We were very impressed with the whole offer. Matty had a great time, learnt a lot and had his technique challenged and improved in a very positive manner.
We got the feeling there was more to Matty's experience than just learning about skiing!"
Mathew, 2016. Instructor Mark
"We were delighted with the service, the booking process was very efficient. We gave you a difficult brief as we had left it late to book lessons for Easter. I know the instructors had to be flexible and work hard with a group of mixed ages and abilities - we appreciated that. The children all progressed well but more importantly they really enjoyed themselves with Mark and George. I was a little nervous before we came because I couldn't find recent reviews on your website or Trip Advisor. I soon realised we had struck gold after the first day. We will be back next year." Elizabeth, March 2016. Instructor: Mark
"All three children loved the lessons!" February 2016. Instructors - Ian/Mark/JM
"Mark was superb as an instructor. Very clear guidance and patient. Will be booking again next year!" Richard, March 2016. Instructor: Mark
"Thank you so much for 4 great skiing lessons. We loved having Mark as our teacher. He was so kind, patient, encouraging and enthusiastic - perfect for us!
He was also very discreet on the very first day when he asked me to tell him more about Freddie out of his earshot.
Nick and Freddie made great progress, especially Freddie. I'm going to have a few more lessons during the year at the Snow Centre, so that next year I can get down the exit slope back to the Prodains on skis! (Well that's the aim!)
Looking forward to coming again next year and we'd like Freddie to join one of the groups for his age (and hopefully with Mark again.) We will be staying at my sister's house in Le Biot again and we'll book lessons/ski school directly with you.
Many thanks and have a great summer."
Louise, Nick and Freddie - April 2016. Instructor: Mark
"Mark was absolutely fantastic with our boys...fun, patient and motivating. The boys were so excited about their lesson each day......!" Hannah, March 2016. Instructor: Mark
"Jean-Marie was absolutely fantastic with Coby & Esme, we couldn't have wished for a better instructor for them to learn. He is certainly the happiest person on the slopes and that was infectious to Coby & Esme. George was also fantastic with Lily & Michelle, they learnt so much and advanced way beyond where I thought they would. Excellent service end to end...would highly recommend you to anyone visiting." James Webster 2018
"Jean-Marie was terrific teaching our two girls and their cousin. His enthusiasm was infectious and the girls really enjoyed their lessons. They have improved hugely and most importantly are desperate to ski again. Being dressed at 7.30am asking if they could go to ski school showed how much they enjoyed it. Only disappointment is that we have to wait another year. Many thanks."
"Jean Marie is an exceptionally passionate instructor who on each occasion left us feeling exhilarated and enthused and thinking we were skiing with wings . "Infectious " it says on the label and" infectious" in the jar!"
Magilton, March 2017. Instructor: Jean Marie
"Jean-Marie was the most amazing instructor the children loved him- every morning he was happy and singing and they could not wait to get out on the slopes with him- what an amazing man- you are very lucky to have him in your ski-school- he was the highlight of the holiday for the children and for us too as the children learnt to love skiing and that made a very happy holiday for everyone. Thank you so much Jean Marie I wish we could all wake up to you every morning - you definateley put a smile on all our faces and we will miss you xxx" Davies, February 2017. Instructor: Jean Marie
"Great session, thoroughly enjoyed it, instructor a great coach, so enthusiastic - infectious! My first lesson in 12 years so quite a lot to work on, gave some great advice/guidance on what to work on. Thanks"
Cliff, April 2016. Instructor: Jean Marie
"Jean Marie was a fantastic instructor and the whole family loved him - please pass on our thanks and say Hello from the Ranges. He made the lessons really fun for the kids and by the end of the week we had all gone from beginners, who had had a few lesssons on dry slopes but never been on snow, to whizzing down hard Blues." Kim, February 2016. Instructor: Jean Marie
"Absolutely brilliant set up and Pierre was superb! Thank you very much, will definitely book with you again."
"I can't praise you and the team enough. My 2 children having had poor experiences and having been reduced to tears last year in Les Arcs were naturally nervous. Pierre was fantastic and made their holiday. They're still talking about him a week later. To see their red cheeks and smiley faces every time they came back was great. In addition the service from the team in re-arranging times and keeping us informed was spot on and i could see as people left for and came back from lessons the rapport with your customers was fantastic. Next time we're in Avoriaz we will be back to you. Keep up the great work and once again, many many thanks to Pierre and the team. :)" Belle-Moore, February 2016. Instructor: Pierre
"Pierre is great instructor,with good local knowledge, good English and very helpful" Bruce March 2016
"Pierre was absolutely brilliant, he really helped me with my confidence and pushed me to do things I didn't think I would be able to. The lesson was great. Thank you!" Anna, March 2016. Instructor: Pierre
"Great instructor! He was challenging me and was very patient at the same time. Plus he explained a lot about the local geography, things about the mountain! I will book Pierre again!" Haller, March 2016. Instructor: Pierre
"Thankyou for the lesson - Pierre was very helpful and both my son and I found it beneficial. My only regret was that I did not organise more lessons for our 3 day break!!" Norma, March 2016. Instructor: Pierre
"Fred was an excellent instructor and when he realised that my son was dyslexic and dyspraxia he altered his teaching style accordingly. My son said that Fred made everything so easy to understand and considering the weather conditions (runs were being shut) my son came back from his lesson saying "fantastic!".Liza February 2016. Instructor: Fred
"Thank you for the lessons - the kids (and Ailie) had a blast. It's a pity the weather was tricky but I know they all got on really with Fred an your colleague. A very small suggestion - young kids love a piece of paper at the end / certificate to confirm their progress. Maybe something to consider? Hope the Easter ski-ing is going well." Donald, Feb 2016. Instructor: Fred
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