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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 !

Chris and Jess Shepherd-Barron, UK

Dear Marc, thank you so much for the great time we spent together. It was truly enjoyable and special. We can’t wait to come back.

Gal and Tania

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

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 hadn’t skied for 20 years but whitin the first hour felt completly at ease with myself and my instructor. Marc PESAS was patient, enthusiastic and explained everything in detail to ensure I understood. He was not only a very good instructor but fun as the same time. His knowledge of the moutain was outstanding and added an extra trat to my ski lessons. For me this was a fantastic weeks skiing and I attribute the most to having a superb ski instructor. As for my children, they have come away with many happy childhood memeories, in fact they’ve both said it’s been their best holiday ever. Valérie was excellent with the children and I was stunned by their progress during the week. Again I can only attribute this to their ski instrucor, Valérie, who felt completely at ease wiht when I left them in her care. I would like to thank Marc and Valérie for making our holiday a special one. Merci


I just want to say a big thank you to Valérie PESAS whose patience and enthusiasm helped a girl who thought the week was going to be horrendous, to actually enjoy herself. I have even agreed to try again next year ! Don’t worry Valérie, it will be in a different resort !! Many thanks !


I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and thought Marc PESAS is a fantastic instructor !! I feel like I’ve learnt soo much and gained loads of confidence in my ability so much so cant wait to get back on the snow and I’m planning the next holiday already ! Thanks to Marc, I realmlu did appreciate his patience and excellent tuition.


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

Dear Marc, I wanted to say how much I enjoyed my 3 lessons, you gave me confidence as well as much better technique, and should we come to Val d’Isère I would definately email you to pre book lessons with you. I wish you all the best for the remainder of the season and a very good summer. Kind regards


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

This a feedback from last week all good. Marc and Valérie PESAS made the ski trip a real pleasure. They were simply the best !!! Valérie was an excellent teacher. Jamie had an excellent week in her company. Marc for the boys was great. He would bring them to and from them.


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.

Ray Meier, Sydney, Australia

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

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!

Patrick Snowball

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

Big thank you to Valérie PESAS for sorting out lessons for Ruby and Freya last week. Val’s input made a massive difference to our holiday and the girls are skiing wonderfully now.


Marc, Thank you very much for all your kind patience in teaching us to ski last week, we had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will definitely come again.

Melinda and Collette

I count François as among the best instructors in Val d’Isère. Excellent technical advice provided in a very customer-friendly way.
Highly recommended

Grahame Pipe Brighton, Sussex