I've been skiing with the same bad habits for more than 30 years, but somehow Nick works his magic, and has really helped me improve. He has an amazing knack of instantly identifying what you're doing wrong, and explains how to fix it in a way that's clear and encouraging. He's also great fun to spend time with, and uses his knowledge of the mounatins to find the very best pistes to ski- whatever the conditions. Nick's a game changer and definitely the best instructor I've ever used.
Nick is a phenomenal instructor and we got lucky he was able to take us. We skied the full week with him and our skiing improved 10x. He has so many tips and drills up his sleeve, he knows exactly what you need to get rid of your ‘bad habit’ in skiing. He’s hilarious and knows all the best lunch & Apre-Ski spots in the 3 Valleys. We had a blast with Nick!
If you want to actually improve your skiing and also make the best use of your time at Courchevel - Nick is your guy! We gave him very ambitious goals to achieve after that week of instruction - going off piste, skiing a black run, skiing through the entire 3 Vallees within a few hours. And he got us there! Nick is efficient, technical, and precise with his teaching. He has the right guidance for every kind of skier. We can’t wait to come back and ski Courchevel with Nick!
Nick is the most incredible coach and mountain companion that anyone would be lucky enough to have in their lives. He has turned our whole family into avid skiers with a never-ending appetite for more and equipped them with the technical ability to handle themselves anywhere on the mountain. How has it done it? By having this exceptional ability to make the complex, simple but do it in a way that is fun and dynamic. We love our days with Nick and the only problem is....they are never long enough. Having skied for 20 years, Nick is the best coach that we have ever been taught by. As you would expect, he is also now a great friend and central part of every trip to the mountain.
Chris and Lucie Jansen
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.
Tatty Watson Smyth
I have known Nick over a number of seasons and have found him to be really supportive and encouraging and fabulous with the children. It always feels like seeing an old friend each time we return
My Family and I have had the great pleasure of having Nick as our ski instructor. He is very safety conscious and has a great way with children and adults alike. Lessons were fun and lots of progress was made! We can highly recommend Nick
Bridget La Fauci and Family
Nick is your man if you want to improve your skiing technique, whatever your starting level. He has an intelligent teaching style, an ability to explain clearly what he wants you to do backed up with some great drills and exercises. He is also a great bloke so a morning spent with Nick is always fun
A wonderful teacher with a technical focus and an amazing knowledge of the whole of the 3 valleys. Nick can calm and inspire even the most nervous of skiers
An intermediate skier resigned to the fact I wouldn't get much better, 3 days with Nick and my skiing was revolutionised. I can't believe how much I improved in both skill and confidence. Unlike many instructors I have used in the past Nick is armed with a gift of being able to explain really clearly what he wants you to do and then offers great exercises or drills to allow you to feel and practise the changes that need to be made. Definitely the best ski teacher I have ever had.
As a family of 7 with children ranging in age from 6-17 years, we pose a challenge to any instructor. Nick has always risen to this challenge, teaching us from nervous beginners to a stage where we ski together as a family with confidence, having fun and making constant progress. He adapts his teaching encouraging our strengths, taking into account our different personalities with patience and enthusiasm
From not being able to stand on my ski's, to feeling confident and in control on a red/black run within 4 days!! An amazing, friendly instructor who really knows his stuff and has a good method for teaching. I want to thank you for making Kelly and myself have the most wonderful holiday and keeping us safe."
I’ve been skiing (badly) for years and following a couple of injuries I completely lost my confidence. After 4 days with Nick not only did I regain my confidence but I actually understood how to ski properly for the first time ever. It was a revelation. Nick is brilliant at understanding how to teach - especially those who have entrenched bad habits. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Nick was exceptional. My wife and I had two private lessons with Nick. He was very careful to understand our level, took individual approaches to our training, challenged us and did not try to prolong the process. He was very friendly and professional, gave us lots of general tips on skiing, the area, ways to do things. Bottom line he got my wife to start basic skiing and enjoying it and I was parallel skiing on blue runs by the end of day two which is more than what I was realistically hoping for. Excellent on all fronts. Highly recommended.
Nick was amazing! Helped to regain confidence on the mountain after previously having an accident. He taught multiple levels at the same time and exceeded at teaching them. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family to teach them how to snowboard or ski! He was also as entertaining as educational. We felt like we had a private guide to the mountain!
Jordan & Yvonne
We were a trio of middle aged skiers, lacking in both skill and confidence. Nick made our holiday by giving us the confidence to ski and feel safe over those first few days. He is incredibly patient and uses great analogies to help you understand what you need to be doing to feel your skis & the snow under your feet. We all agreed that Nick was a first class ski instructor with a sense of humour, hence the five star review.
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