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François Mas - Ski instructor

François Mas

Born in Grenoble, I benefited from the equipment created in my childhood for the Olympic Games. Skiing and the mountains have become obvious since I was 3 years old, with ice-skating and sliding in all its forms, trained by the Grenoble University Club. As an adult, my destiny as a ski instructor naturally turns towards Val d’Isère, recognised as the Mecca of world skiing.

My life in the heart of the Tarentaise valley, is an enchantment shared with my wife and our two children, boy and girl. For more than a decade, we have entirely rehabilitated ourselves an old barn, in which we now live.

In the summer, we like to travel all around the world, to be open to cultural diversity and to to draw inspiration from it in our daily lives. Sport is the essence of my life, with climbing, mountain biking, mountain hiking on glaciers, canyoning, kayaking, windsurfing or catamaran, scuba diving, so many beautiful horizons to enjoy and to be nourished by extraordinary sensations.

My teaching


  • I love the children, magical in their words and enthusiastic about discovering this new activity that is skiing. 
  • Giving adults confidence in their ability to overcome their apprehensions is the key to success on skis. 
  • With my smile and my good mood, there is always a way to find an easy solution, whatever the situation, in complete safety.
  • My patience, with the objective of success, allows to value the qualities of each skier. 
  • For those who are looking for more technique, with my clear expertise and easy exercises, they will find personalized answers to their progression.
  • My coaching of ski progression is based on games, laughter and encouragement, punctuated and modulated by the psycho-sociology of each of my relationships.


  • I constantly adapt to my audiences, to satisfy the choices and the desires of my customers. 
  • In order to be totally on holiday and free of all constraints, I naturally take care of all the details to organise everything my guests need for the smooth running of their stay.
  • For the comfort of my clients, I choose the most beautiful slopes and the least frequented ones, where there is the best snow to perfect their tracks, to explore the ski area according to the weather, sheltered from the wind or in the sun.
  • Skiing is closely linked to the mountain in which we evolve : watching, observing, understanding our environment is essential in this journey to the summits.


  • Fluent in French and English, very good in Spanish and good in Russian
  • Fully Qualified French National Ski Instructor
  • B.A.F.A. Youth leadership diploma
  • Diploma from the Mountain and Tourism Training Institute issued by the Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Wood turner artist



  • Full day
    From 450€ to 550€*
    • From 9h to 17h
  • Morning: 4 h
    From 300€ to 380€*
    • From 9h to 13h
  • Afternoon: 3 h
    From 200€ to 270€*
    • From 14h to 17h

Prices and lesson times for 1 to 6 persons, may be modified according to specific requirements.

Your booking will be confirmed upon reception of a 30% deposit, payable by cheque or bank transfer.
The balance may be paid :
– in cash (Euros)
– by French cheque in Euros
– via bank transfer into my professional account

For extra flexibility, if my schedule permits, times may be adapted to fit your requirements.

Contact / information

Do not hesitate to contact me for any further information!
François Mas tél : +33(0) / email : francoismas73@gmail.com


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