Private Instruction

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Alison can offer private ski instruction that is tailored specifically to your needs, whether it is your first time on skis or you are looking to fine tune your off-piste skills.  Previous clients have used private tuition for

  • A smooth transition from piste to off-piste
  • Preparation for a ski touring trip
  • The first day – taking you into your first turns and beyond, ensuring a quick progression
  • Going faster and steeper – it’s up to you!
  • Getting children started and taking them to the next level
  • Getting to grips with powder
  • Gaining confidence so that skiing can become more enjoyable
  • Moving beyond a plateau
  • Preparation for Ski Mountaineering Racing

2016/17 Prices

Half day (3 hours): £190

Full day (6 hours): £360

Please email for a quote for 2 or 4 hour lessons.

Click here for current availability.

Inter-season Instruction

Alison can provide private lessons during the interseason.  Clients have often found this useful to prepare for instructor exams or to get some extra mileage in before the season starts.  There is glacier skiing in Zermatt, Saas Fee and Tignes which are all within a few hours drive of Chamonix.  The rate for interseason lessons is £250 per day plus expenses.

Private Instruction in Scotland

Alison's sister, Gillian, is available for private lessons in Scotland. Please email for availability.  She charges £180 for a full day and £100 for a half day.

Testimonials

"Thanks again for the 'revolution' course, and all the great advice.  We both really loved it, and got so much out of it. We really discovered a new world - we came to brush up some skills and left having learnt how to ski! We had great fun and are looking forward to put what we learned into practice."  Seb and Anja, Feb 2012

"Thanks very much for an excellent two days tuition. I found it really effective and enjoyable." Nick Moore, April 2012

"Alison is an exceptional ski teacher.  Why do I say that?  Because Alison gets into the core of each skier she is teaching - I react to tactical and mental approaches but some of my friends react to highly technical teaching.  Alison makes you "bank" what you can do: as it is the foundation for what comes next.  Alison is amazing with mixed ability groups.  When teaching 6 of us  (3 children aged 9, 13 and 16 (who had not skied for 3 years), 2 expert adults and a ski tourer) each skier would be concentrating on something different - all on the same piece of snow.  I have had lessons from Alison for 5 years - never again say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks: the mountain guides I ski with have been truly amazed at the way Alison has raised the level of my skiing." Fiona J Morrison, private client and keen ski tourer

"As a family of 4 learning to ski for the first time, having Alison as our instructor was amazing. She was able to work with the kids (ages 3 & 5) and the grown ups. She has a brilliant way with the kids who absolutely adored her. Very patient with all of us. Managed to get the grown ups skiing too! Cannot recommend her highly enough - she made it loads of fun and we all progressed really well. Thank you thank you! We will be back!"  Nurette Stanford, Feb 2014

Location

Lessons will be based at one of the resorts in the Chamonix Valley: Les Houches, Brévent, Flégère, Le Tour or Les Grands Montets.  The exact location will be confirmed depending on your requirements, and snow and weather conditions.

Full day lessons can be carried out in Verbier or Courmayeur but travel expenses will need to be covered.

Alison is also able to travel further afield to work, having previously worked in La Grave, Meribel, Courchevel and Zermatt.