If you are lucky enough to spend your first day with Nick you know you are set up to enjoy whatever conditions or weather that comes your way for the rest of your holiday. I love the consistency of his teaching, Nick only has to remind me of his analogy and the move comes straight back. Fantastic teacher and a fun guide to all age groups.
Nick is an exceptional teacher in that he simplifies the complicated leaving you thinking why did I never know that before? He makes you believe that you can do it; that you can adapt and learn new habits and ways of skiing. And – most importantly – he makes it fun, so you don’t actually feel you’re having a lesson.
I am proud to be one of the most highly qualified ski and snowboard instructors in Courchevel, Meribel and La Tania in the 3 Valleys - fully certified in both disciplines.
Starting with school groups in Scotland, I then moved to Europe and in 1999 fulfilled my dream, to instruct in Aspen. I enjoyed teaching the rich and famous in Aspen for 8 years. This is where I learnt the art of providing outstanding customer service, something I continue to deliver on a daily basis in the 3 Valleys, the most magnificent ski area in the world and my home since 2007.
Skiing & Snowboarding with Nick
With 30 years of teaching experience under my belt, I know that no two skiers or snowboarders are the same and my unique approach will provide you with a fully tailored lesson to meet your needs. I will quickly find the correct rhythm for you, confident that together we can develop your skiing and/or riding to another level.
My analogies and concepts are fun and easy to grasp and I can simplify the technical elements by making them a part of the adventure!
Private group and family bookings
My wife snowboards, my daughters could stay in the family park all day long and my son spends his days skiing slalom gates very fast!
I understand that families and groups can be diverse and have different needs and abilities; my dual qualification on skis and board and personal experience can help your family or group to ski and snowboard together and have a holiday you will never forget! I am happy to instruct skiers while riding and boarders whilst on skis. If you have a mixed group, nobody loses out!
A private lesson enables you to be in control of your own bespoke programme.
I’m happy to take a group/ family of ideally 6, maximum 8 people at no extra charge- For bookings where more than one private instructor is required, we work with and can recommend a select number of other experienced and fully qualified independent instructors and guides.
What my clients say
Nick is great at delivering technique training and will always find the perfect slopes for you to hone your skills. Kind and encouraging, his desire to help you to improve is infectious and leaves you wanting more and believing you can achieve more. We have been using Nick for years now and he is just great with all ages and all abilities from getting your little ones up and running to perfecting the final tweaks for advanced skiers. Always full of fresh ideas and novel ways to help you to master this sport. Cannot recommend this guy enough.
We we’re lucky enough to ski with Nick for a few sessions in Jan 2018. Hitting a bit of a rut with my skiing in recent years, Nick helped nudge me out of my comfort zone. He has the knack of simplifying manoeuvres by giving clear visual instructions that help build new habits, whilst never forgetting that its your holiday and you want to have fun.
Skiing with Nick is like skiing with a knowledgeable mate who shows you the best runs at the best times of day, takes you to the best restaurants avoiding the crowds, & shows you some new tricks to get on top of your game
Our family have used private ski instructors for many years and last year in Courchevel was our first with Nick . We were a group of six and whilst we all ski at a similar level and sought to improve our technique our individual objectives differed slightly . Nick was very perceptive quickly understanding the dynamics and rhythm of our group ; but most of all he is a great instructor and fun to be with . He is right up there with the best we’ve had and i can’t recommend him highly enough : we have already booked our week with him next year and hopefully for many years to come.