Chris was exactly the instructor I needed. He really understood what I wanted to get out of my 3 morning sessions with him. I had a serious knee injury skiing last year whilst learning to ski and after having lessons for a week, I wanted an instructor who would push me but not so far as to destroy the confidence I had built up and also to take me further technically so that my parallel turns would be pretty much parallel! After skiing for no more that 2 minutes he identified an issue with my upper ski and gave me techniques to stop it catching and continued to give me tips and instruction whilst still getting some serious "miles" in. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend Chris for all sorts of scenarios as I believe he has a knack for understanding what is required and is able to deliver. Furthermore he is a lovely guy.
Christian took care of us the whole week. He is a great ski instructor, very patient, long experience, very knowledgeable and brilliant with kids. On top of that, he is a very nice person to spend the week with. Strongly recommended!
We stayed at Courchevel 1650 and Christian taught my 8 & 6 year old children who already had 4 weeks experience. He always arrived 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled time and was very flexible in the meet/drop off locations and willing to change with our plans. The kids loved his lessons and really progressed under his tutelage. We’ll definitely be getting in touch again next year. We only booked 3 hours a day but will book 4 hours next time to give him a greater range of places to take them during the lessons. Thanks Christian! Ben
Christian began teaching our son, Noah, in 2011 when he was six years old and almost a complete beginner. We have returned to La Tania year-after-year, sometimes more than once a season, and always book Christian. Christian has taken Noah from a small boy who could only snow plough to a 14 year-old who can ski anywhere, on any slope and in any condition, and he does so confidently and safely and with respect for other skiers. Christian has instilled Noah with a love of skiing and the mountain environment. Over the years, Noah has always enjoyed his lessons with Christian, from the younger years of singing songs and finding hidden tracks through the trees, to jumping and racing in the Family Parks and now exploring off-piste areas. We feel very fortunate to have found Christian as a ski instructor when we did all those years ago and Noah continues to look forward to seeing him and learning from him each year.
Christian has taught my family for the last 2 seasons and booked again for a 3rd! A surperb experience progressing beginners in a mixed age group quickly but carefully to an intermediate level. Very personable, excellent english, clear instruction and encouragement, and a character that is respected and enjoyed by children and adults alike. Totally reliable - highly recommended
Our two sons, aged 11 and 13, had a fantastic three days with Christian. They went off-piste and skied the ‘Grand Couloir’…neither of which they would have experienced with mum and dad! Their skiing technique and confidence has improved massively and we will be looking to book again for next year. They can’t wait to get back to skiing!
Christian was a fantastic ski guide & instructor. He has evidently many years experience of this area of the Alps and was clearly so passionate about skiing and snowboarding.
He had a reassuring calm and supportive personality and was very friendly and helpful in making us all enjoy our week in the 3 Valleys. He guided our children around all the best pistes in Courchevel, taking account of the time of day and weather conditions. We really appreciated his expertise and company on the slopes. He was good with our children and made it fun for them helping them make great progress with their ski ability and confidence.
David & Silvia
Many thanks to Christian for a terrific lesson in La Tania. We wanted a refresher lesson, to remind us of key techniques and help build up our confidence. Christian was great, concentrating on the main points we needed to work on in an easy to remember way. The lesson improved our confidence no end, so that we were able to tackle runs we wouldn't have dared try previously and really get the most out of our holiday. Thanks again, Christian!
We had a brilliant week with Christian. He was very patient and dealt superbly with the different needs of our family, ag3ed from 8 – 45!
Christian was extremely patient, skilled and fun! Whatever the weather he found pistes and off-piste runs that gave us maximum enjoyment, excitement and fun with minimal disruption due to mist or rain.
We are all good to very good skiers yet Christian ensured that we all learnt something new, as well discovering the myriad different runs in the three valleys.
A brilliant experience all round. Thank you Christian and we’ll see you next year!
Adrian, Tracey, Jake, Anna & Robbie
We took a weeks holiday starting 10th April in La Tania. We went with another family with similar aged children.
It was the first time the children had skied so we were keen for them to have a good first experience.
Christian was fantastic with all 4 children. Each morning they were keen to go, and by the end of the first week they were all whizzing down the slopes.
We would definitely book with ski3val again and recommend to friends.
Jim and Justin