We booked a last minute ski holiday in Easter, and couldn’t get availability at an English speaking ski school in Val D’Isere for 4 children. Francois was recommended to us, and turned out to be a much better option. He took two bigger kids (8yr &10yr) in the morning – and their skiing improved dramatically, he taught the two smaller kids (5yr & 6yr) to ski from scratch (previously had 5 days in ESF baby-club). The sheer delight all skiing as a family on the last day was worth every euro, and the added bonus of much needed advice for the parents, and a day off-piste guiding for Dad !
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Chris and Jess Shepherd-Barron, UK
Our children very much enjoyed the ski lesson with Francois. They improved significantly with their skiing after even just one afternoon. They learnt more with Francois in an afternoon than a week of ski school.
Suzanne Hunter, UK
The wonderful skiing lessons are only part of the brilliant service offered by François. He is also such a fun person to spend your holiday with and he always arranges fantastic lunch venues !
Duncan Bowett, Shrewsbury, Shropshire 1999-2005
I count François as among the best instructors in Val d’Isère. Excellent technical advice provided in a very customer-friendly way.
Grahame Pipe Brighton, Sussex
Thanks François for your professional and friendly coaching of Jack and Chelsie. You’re personality and expertise was very much appreciated by all of us.
If we travel to VdI again then we will be sure to contact you and to recommend you to our friends.
Ken Feather – Paris
Dear François, I have skied with you for many years now (at least 6 or 7) and when I first met you I thought I was a good skier, however, your open and honest approach has taught me many new techniques and improved my skiing immeasurably. But for me the greatest commendation I can give to your teaching methods is that I have entrusted my family to your care to teach them how to ski. My wife was a non skier when I met her but thanks to you she is now a confident red slope skier (we still have the blacks to conquor), our eldest daughter skied Le Face from top to bottom with some style and without falling by the age of 10 and finally at only the age of 5 Olivia is happy to use the drag lifts, ski blue slopes and get out on the mountains. This means that thanks to you we can enjoy skiing as a family holiday and it is something we look forward to each year as something we all do together.
Gareth Speed, Angela, Alyce and Olivia, Wales
We have had lessons from Francois for a number of years across the alps and have all enjoyed his unique enthusiasm and passion for skiing. He is an excellent teacher as well as an entertaining host and guide on the mountains (as well as in the restaurants!) Highly recommended!
Thanks once again François for all your fantastic help and ski-tuition for Joe, Harry and Megan. The lessons this year have really helped them and its great to see how well they now ski. They also look forward to seeing you next year because they said they have so much fun !
Matt Southall, South Wales
François is an excellent ski teacher, providing outstanding tuition for all standards of skier. For many years, he taught our family of four which varied from beginner to intermediate standard and improved all our techniques. He is a patient and considerate teacher, instilling confidence in one’s skiing ability. With his extensive knowledge of ski resorts, runs and conditions throughout the region there are numerous options for ski instruction. Highly recommended !
Mills Family, Hampshire, UK
In Australian, the skiing is marginal given the conditions. Therefore, when we go skiing we go hard and I usually found that exhausting! Then I met François, I can unreservedly recommend him as the calibre of his training is outstanding. My skiing was transformed and I could ski all day and then hit the town. I learnt more in one lesson than I had in weeks of group training, and he is a good Bloke too.