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Dorian F.
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Dorian F.
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Val Thorens
Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Touring, Off-piste Skiing, Off-piste Snowboarding, Sit ski, Three track skiing

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87% of Dorian`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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87% of Dorian`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Dorian F. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service

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  • Dorian F. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
  • Experience: 11 Years

  • Languages: English , French

  • Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]

Originally from Val Thorens, my parents are both instructors, and taught me to ski before I could walk (skiing at 1 year, snowboard at 4 years). When I was younger I competed at the alpine race, and then I started the French Ski Instructor diploma when I was 17 years old.
Passionate about sliding sports since my childhood, I became very polivalent (snowboarding, skiing, freestyle, freeride, technical, handi-ski).
Working also with people with disabilities or reduced mobility, I know how to show great patience and humor at all times.

  • Excellent with all abilities
  • Fun children’s lessons
  • Patient with improvers
  • Fantastic with experts
  • Off piste expert
What to expect in a lesson

I offer you a maximum quality service, ranging from service, to security, to good addresses, and of course a lot of fun for unforgettable memories.

89 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(89 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
4.9
Technical feedback
4.9
Laura L.
25/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

Thanks Dorian! Our 3 chidren had a fantastic week of lessons. Perfect small group teaching full of fun and enthusiasm and we can't belive how much progress they made. :)

Laura booked a total of 18 hours with Dorian

Andrew B.
16/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Dorian was really patient with me as I had not skied for four years. He had me progress from green to blue and gave me a lot of confidence to build on. He was also very helpful arranging lunches for us and showing us the best places to go in Val Thorens. Dorian is a fantastic teacher and I look forward to working with him again when I return to the French alps.

Andrew booked a total of 9 hours with Dorian

Jamie Ward .
15/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Dorian was a super star. He was kind a patient and able to cope with a group of mixed abilities. He was accomodating when situations changed and brilliant with the kids. Would recommend to anyone!

Jamie Ward booked a total of 12 hours with Dorian

lorrayne s.
11/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian is a fabulous teacher. David did a snowboarding lesson one afternoon with him and learnt so much. He is so enthusiastic and gives you so many great tips. We had Dorian for a week last year, and specifically asked for him again this year. We learnt so much from him.

lorrayne booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Hilary .
09/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

We had the best lessons with Dorian. We were a family with 2 teens and he was experienced, patient and a great teacher. He made our lessons really fun and we gained so much confidence and skill.

Hilary booked a total of 4 hours with Dorian

Deena mcmanus .
07/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was brilliant with our children of 11 and 10. He made the lessons really fun and their confidence improved significantly. He was great at communication and and I would highly recommend Dorian.

Deena mcmanus booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Emma .
07/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

fantastic lesson! lots of fun and set me up well for the rest of the holiday :)

Emma booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Tim .
07/04/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian was the perfect alpine host - not only is he a great teacher - who can pitch to different abilities in the same group -but his knowledge of the whole three valley area is superb - from the best places to ski based on weather conditions to many fantastic restaurants recommendations to have those all important alpine pit stops! To my children (aged 12 and 14) Dorian had the wow factor - always seeking out jumps and those ‘extra’ fun bits that children of that age love. Dorian has a great sense of humour! For me, who has skied for just short of 50 years, my knees are not what they used to be and Dorian offered a first class duty of care when I found the conditions tough. Dorian was a wonderful addition to our week’s family skiing holiday in Val Thorens and the wider area and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to every one, whatever your ability!

Tim booked a total of 6 hours and 1 full day with Dorian

Dinah W.
06/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Tailored the lessons as requested. Friendly,fun and passionate about improving our skiing. Would highly recommend.

Dinah booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Gary .
06/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

2 separate bookings so already reviewed separately. 5 stars

Gary booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Gary .
03/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was fantastic all week for our group of beginners. He helped everyone improve greatly every lesson and was incredibly patient! Would not think twice about booking Dorian again for the next time!!

Gary booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Ian C.
03/04/2022

4.9

Mixed

Dorian was great. Excellent communication before the lesson to discuss our skiing levels (four of us from lower to upper intermediate) and where to meet. And then very good teaching for each of us individually. Highly recommend

Ian booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Jennifer .
01/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Dorian was fantastic. He took our girls for morning lessons for 6 days. They absolutely had the most amazing time ever - always safe but always encouraging of fun, snow parks, off piste etc. They learned a lot in 1 week but it was all through play. His technical ability is beyond that of most ski instructors, and that translates into how he teaches - both children and adults (he also gave my husband several tips) His English is perfect. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and will be booking him again when we come back for NY.

Jennifer booked a total of 18 hours with Dorian

Oded F.
30/03/2022

4.9

Mixed

Dorian is an amazing instructor. I chose him carefully for a private lessons and it was a great decision. He is an expert - he is the first instructor (in 3rd year of Skiing) to give me the exact guiding for turning, controlling-speed, positioning, confidence and most important - relaxing and... ENJOING. Times were kept exactly - he even insisted of adding 15 minutes that he believed we missed somehow. The time was fully used with zero wasting or garbage time. Very good experience. Highly recommended. Thank you Dorian.

Oded booked a total of 8 hours with Dorian

Nicky .
22/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was absolutely fantastic. He messaged after booking to establish our needs and arrange a meeting place. We were 2 skiers at different ability levels and the lesson was suited for both of us. He was very patient and the drills we did we very helpful. He also helped us find our way around and pointed out the best runs for us to do after. Cannot praise him enough and wouldn’t hesitate to book more lessons with him on our next trip.

Nicky booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Rose .
19/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Great communication before my lesson. Dorian is friendly, knowledgeable and perfect for me as a beginner to skiing. Highly recommend

Rose booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Elina .
17/03/2022

4.9

Intermediate

Fantastic morning with Dorian. He immediately spotted my biggest improvement points and created consistent excercises to fix them and help me gain confidence in my snowboarding. Cannot recommend him enough!

Elina booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Margot Vanden E... .
16/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was a great teacher. I can clearly see improvement in my skiing ability. He was very friendly and gave me great tips. The class boosted my confidence on the slopes. He was early at the appointment and the class even took a bit longer so very flexible in his hours. Highly recommended! Will definitely book again when I’m in Val Thorens.

Margot Vanden Eynden booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Carlo .
16/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

A very professional ski instructor, and a great guy, he helped alot with the psychological aspect of skiing

Carlo booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Adam Jerreat .
15/03/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian is a considerate instructor. He takes his time to make sure you have understood his instruction rather than allowing you to continue with the same old faults!

Adam Jerreat booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Richard Burke .
15/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was great and I’d highly recommend him for anyone wanting to get better quickly. We had a lesson with two of us at different standards of boarding and he improved both of us within a few runs. Great technical feedback delivered in a friendly and very supportive way. Would definitely book again when back in the area.

Richard Burke booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Will .
10/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Pushed us outside of our comfort zone which was brilliant for us

Will booked a total of 8 hours with Dorian

Sam .
09/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Dorian was an absolutely amazing ski instructor. Through his vast range of exercises, he took us from almost beginners having not skied in 2 years through to the red runs and some jumps in 3 days of 3 hour sessions. He is understanding and takes time with those less confident and at no stage puts you or anyone around you at risk. We will definitely be back next year and hope Dorian will be around to improve us further.

Sam booked a total of 9 hours with Dorian

Ido V.
07/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Been skiing for four years and booked a refresher afternoon with Dorian. He immediately saw what kind of advise and practice I needed and tailored his training around it

Ido booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Ersan H .
05/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Dorian was awesome, he was enthusiastic, patient and supportive making sure we fully understood the technique before slowly introducing additional moves to further develop our understanding. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun filled lesson whilst finding your ski/snowboarding legs! Thanks Dorian!

Ersan H booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Alana Hennessy-... .
05/03/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian had brilliant communication prior to lesson to arrange meeting points and discuss what we wanted to achieve in the lesson. He was friendly and approachable, adjusting learning techniques for two different abilities within the lesson. Thank you so much, my skiing has without a doubt improved and I had fun learning. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Dorian again for further lessons if I return to Val Thorens.

Alana Hennessy-Williams booked a total of 8 hours with Dorian

Anne .
04/03/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Belle expérience de 2x3h avec Dorian ! Moniteur très sympa, à l’écoute, pédagogue et qui s’est adapté à nos 4 profils, parents et jeunes adultes. Exercices ciblés et très intéressants pour nous faire comprendre nos défauts et y remédier. Nous recommandons vivement Dorian !

Anne booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Paula .
03/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian is a great teacher, he knows a lot and is very enthousiastic. Would definitely recommend!

Paula booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Katy .
27/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

I booked a 4 hour lesson with Dorian on my first day, fairly close to our holiday as Covid restrictions meant everything was very late to be confirmed, I wish I’d had more! Dorian was very helpful in the lead up to the lesson with organising times etc. The lesson itself was brilliant! His patience, sense of humour and technical knowledge are excellent. I’m a nervous intermediate who wants to be able to ski well enough to keep up with my enthusiastic teenage boys and the exercises, guidance and confidence I for from the lesson meant that by the end of the week I spent a day skiing the 3 valleys with them and wasn’t holding them up! I would definitely book more sessions with Dorian if I return to the resort and use Maison Sport again :)

Katy booked a total of 4 hours with Dorian

Hannah .
27/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was prompt and friendly. His pre-communication was excellent and Esme enjoyed a really good three hour lesson with him. Her skiing was much improved as a result which allowed her to ski with her cousins, keeping up with them, for the rest of the holiday.

Hannah booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Donough smyth .
27/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

Class time Learnt loads Good craic

Donough smyth booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Nic Hope .
26/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

If we could give Dorian 6 out of 5 stars we would. He was a delight to learn from, kept us (3 complete beginners: 1 adult, 2 kids aged 14 and 9) all really engaged and skiing down blue runs competently at the end of 4 days! He was always on time, spoke great English and had a great sense of humour. His in-depth knowledge of the local ski area and resorts was brilliant. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough and we will definitely book with him again.

Nic Hope booked a total of 15 hours with Dorian

Tilly Rigby .
24/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

10/10 on all fronts - everything you want out of a lesson. Learnt a lot in a short time, Dorian was so nice, and best of all I had a lot of fun! Wish I had longer!

Tilly Rigby booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Jo S.
20/02/2022

5.0

Intermediate

We booked a 3hour morning lesson with Dorian for a group of adults (mixture of ski and snowboarders) We all enjoyed being guided and loved the tips and tricks he taught us. We all had a brilliant morning and would love to repeat it for the fun and progress we made. He is an excellent communicator, amazing skiier and would highly recommend to anyone

Jo booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Jo S.
20/02/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian was fantastic, so friendly and fun with the children but also giving them lots of great tips. They have all Improved and were sad when their lessons were over!

Jo booked a total of 9 hours with Dorian

Jo .
17/02/2022

4.9

Intermediate

My two teenage boys spent 6 hours with Dorian in two separate sessions. They thought he was absolutely brilliant - great fun, incredibly skillful and a really accomplished instructor. Their balance, confidence and technique improved hugely and they achieved more in these 6 hours with Dorian than a week in ESF. We will definitely be requesting his coaching in the future! Thank you!

Jo booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Jemma .
17/02/2022

4.9

Intermediate

Dorian took our 2 children out twice this week for lessons and they had a blast! So much fun plus they improved their skiing. They’ve asked if they can have him next time we come. Thank you Dorian!

Jemma booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Fiona .
11/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

All 7 of us (Intermediate skiers, aged 15 to 50) had a great time, we all improved while having fun. A lovely off piste run to finish off.

Fiona booked a total of 6 hours and 1 full day with Dorian

Mike O Connor .
06/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian is a great instructor. I am much more confident after my lesson and ready for the week ahead! Very punctual and we started the lesson 10 mins early. Highly recommend

Mike O Connor booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Kelly G.
04/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

Fantastic instructor! Great communication before and during our holiday. Very friendly, patient and understanding.. he knew the 3 valleys like the back of his hand and really helped us get the most of our week in Val Thorens!

Kelly booked a total of 18 hours with Dorian

Chris .
29/01/2022

5.0

Beginner

I can't recommend Dorian highly enough! He contacted me well in advance of the lesson and kindly agreed to meet me outside my hotel. I had only completed a few lessons on dry slope and on indoor snow prior to travelling to Val Thorens. He was extremely patience throughout the lesson and provided regular clear and concise feedback to help me better my technique. His English was excellent and he had a great sense of humour to help ease my nerves. He had some very useful exercises that we worked through during the morning that helped improve my confidence and ability.

Chris booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Phillip .
25/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson with Dorian. He listened to my learning needs and delivered an excellent session. Dorian has helped build my confidence and increase my skiing ability. I would recommend booking a lesson with him. Thank you.

Phillip booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Cari T.
24/01/2022

5.0

Intermediate

We booked Dorian for a two hour refresher and he was FANTASTIC. We were a group of 7 beginner/intermediates and we really all gained with individual and group feedback. I would highly recommend Dorian to anyone looking.

Cari booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Danny .
20/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

To say that Dorian is an excellent ski instructor is an understatement!!! I booked Dorian so I can get my carving technique to the next and I did SO ! He spot the problematic areas we needed to work on right on ! Very patient, Dorian manages to explain everything very smooth and easy. Always smiling Dorian is trying to show the real beauty of skiing, trying to show you that skiing is a game and must be enjoyed to the fullest. I had the greatest three days with Dorian. Couldn’t recommend him more. If you need a ski instructor who will really show why skiing is so great of a sport - Dorian F. Is your guy ! Big ups

Danny booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Sorcha .
14/01/2022

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was an excellent instructor. Myself and a friend booked him for two hours to learn the basics of snowboarding. He was extremely patient with us and very encouraging. After a bad fall my first time on a snowboard I was reluctant to try again but Dorian really helped me feel more confident and comfortable on the slope. Would 100% recommend him!

Sorcha booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Aaron Gill G.
05/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

Dorian Was an amazing instructor who helps 4 of us first timers get the swing. Would highly highly recommend him and Maison sport.

Aaron Gill booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Ayelet .
06/12/2021

5.0

Mixed

Dorian is a great instructor - look no further! kids (first timers - Was very patient and helpful), adults (got my husband skiing again after many years), begginers, intermediate (Worked on confidence), advanced (tricks, techniues) - skiing and snoWboarding - all in one! We'll definately book him again on our next trip. thanks for making our vacation so great.

Ayelet booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Linda G.
24/02/2020

5.0

Mixed

Dorian was great fun to ski with and he tried to cater for our group, which had varying abilities. Everyone ended up feeling more confident and technically more able. Would definitely recommend Dorian for any type of skier looking to improve.

Linda booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Michael D.
24/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

We (a group of 4 adults) just had Dorian for four lessons in Val Thorens. I can only say positive things about him. Dorian is an extremely competent instructor with an excellent attitude. The lessons are both educational and fun which is all you can ask for. Dorian’s English is excellent. I would imagine he would also be a fantastic instructor for kids. Highly recommended!!

Michael booked a total of 11 hours with Dorian

James M.
22/02/2020

4.6

Mixed

Dorian grew up in Val Thorens and is a true expert skiier in all disciplines. We learnt a great deal with him in our day doing beginner off-piste and freestyle.

James booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Rhian C.
20/02/2020

5.0

Mixed

What an amazing time with Dorian, such a brilliant way of explaining things whilst making it fun and pushing me in particular well outside of my comfort zone. Learnt so much in the time we had and my skiing feels so much smoother and controlled. Dorian took our son for an afternoon in the snow park and for some backcountry skiing and he has not stopped talking about it and the tricks Dorian showed him. Absolutely amazing time and thank you ever so much. Would not hesitate to recommend or book again. Thank you.

Rhian booked a total of 8 hours with Dorian

Sarah P.
17/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

I had 2 private ski lessons lasting 2 hours each from Dorian. I was a little nervous about learning! Dorian managed to teach me a lot of new technical information, which for a complete beginner can be quite a lot, whilst still keeping the atmosphere relaxed and fun. He adjusted the lessons according to my abilities, and gave me many tips, tricks and runs to practice. I would thoroughly recommend him as an instructor, based on the quality of instruction you receive and attention to your personal needs.

Sarah booked a total of 4 hours with Dorian

Jonathan Walmsl... W.
16/02/2020

5.0

Mixed

Booked 8-hours of 1:2 private lessons w/c 9th Feb 2020 in Val Thorens for my son and me. Dorian was fantastic! Amazing coach, always happy, always on time and very engaging. The weather was highly variable during the week; Dorian offered great flexibility to help us hold the lessons in the best weather possible enabling us to get the most out of the time. My son had only skied for 1 week prior to this trip, I have skied a lot more. Dorian helped both of us to learn new skills and improve our technique and enjoyment, including some great power skiing. Thoroughly enjoyable, worth every penny. Highly recommend! Thank you Dorian!

Jonathan Walmsley booked a total of 8 hours with Dorian

Danielle B.
10/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

I had a great morning with Dorian improving my technique and confidence. He was super friendly and was really helpful showing me how to stay more balanced and in control. I would definitely recommend :)

Danielle booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Kelly K.
07/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Really pleased with kid's private lessons. Would definitely use again.

Kelly booked a total of 12 hours with Dorian

Hadi M.
03/02/2020

4.0

Intermediate

Great but can be better with communication.

Hadi booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Marc K.
28/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Very Nice guy, very friendly, would definitely recommend him.

Marc booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Ruaridh K.
22/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Great instructor, would highly recommend

Ruaridh booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Alistair C.
21/01/2020

5.0

Advanced

Super fun! Dorian helped us gain the confidence and skill to help us meet our goals in a fun and effective way. Would highly recommend!

Alistair booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Natalie B.
20/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian was really fantastic with our very mixed group of : a confident teenage skier, an older skier who had lost confidence, and an even older skier with some pretty ingrained technical faults needing correction. He worked with all 3 of us over the space of 3 lessons and transformed our skiing and confidence, so that everyone was enjoying black runs and moguls on the third lesson. He very quickly identified what we each needed to work on and gave clear messages and instruction on technique. He has a very relaxed, patient teaching style and made the lessons fun and interesting. I would definitely book lessons with him again.

Natalie booked a total of 9 hours with Dorian

Will S.
16/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

My wife had 2x 2 hour lessons with Dorian and came away very happy and a visibly better and more confident skier. Couldn’t recommend him enough.

Will booked a total of 4 hours with Dorian

Keith P.
07/01/2020

5.0

Mixed

Absolutely perfect instruction, Dorian was prompt and was excellent on the slopes. He was patient with the beginners and also gave the more experienced skiers techniques to work on. The comments from the beginners were they learnt more in 1.5hrs with Dorian than they did with a full days instruction at an indoor centre in the Uk. I would highly recommend this instructor and we will hopefully be back soon...Thanks Dorian you were brilliant.!!!!!!

Keith booked a total of 1 full day with Dorian

Dariusz R.
24/04/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Fantastic instructor! Dorian gave me good tips to improve my skiing. I really recommend him.

Dariusz booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Helen T.
22/04/2019

5.0

Intermediate

We booked Dorian for three family lessons, two adults and two children aged 8 and 10. Dorian was fantastic and catered for all our abilities and had great fun with the kids. All of us made great improvements with our skiing and really enjoyed the lessons. We would definitely recommend Dorian for both adult and children’s lessons.

Helen booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

marc L.
18/04/2019

5.0

Intermediate

We booked a three hour session with Dorian on our first day to help us find our ski legs after a years break in skiing. He was excellent and really got us sorted for the weeks skiing - giving us lots of tips and good techniques. A lovely chap who is from val thoren so we really got the inside track as well. Thanks so much. Marc and Regina Lawton.

marc booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Gordon R.
15/04/2019

5.0

Intermediate

My 19 year old son and his 2 friends had a great time with Dorian. He helped them brush up on their technique and the learned a few tricks. He was very friendly and great source of local knowledge for eating out and clubbing which they appreciated. He comes highly recommended.

Gordon booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

lorrayne s.
14/04/2019

5.0

Mixed

Dorian was amazing. We had a 14yr old who was learning to ski, and two others who hadn't skied in 14 years. He was brilliant at setting exercises for the older two and getting the younger girl to learn the basics of skiing. We did 4 mornings with him and by the end my 14yr old was skiing down Green and Blue runs easily and with confidence. I felt we learnt so much from him and he was great at getting us to push ourselves so that could get the best out of our skiing. Will be booking him again next year for sure.

lorrayne booked a total of 12 hours with Dorian

John J.
09/04/2019

5.0

Mixed

Very pleased with Dorian's instruction. He is a good teacher and very flexible with lesson times and our mix of ages, experience, skiers and snowboarders.

John booked a total of 10 hours with Dorian

Sarah L.
08/04/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian was brilliant - not having had a lesson for 30+ years he was brilliant and my whole family have noticed my improvement with both technique and speed. He also had the added bonus of my 10 yr old son on the second day - who has no fear! He taught us both together with humour and enthusiasm and didn’t stop smiling.

Sarah booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Aaron T.
28/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was a great instructor. Very patient. My friends and I had a great time and improved a lot. Highly recommended!

Aaron booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Sam R.
27/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

I really enjoyed my lesson and learnt a lot. Dorian was very fun, helpful and spoke good English. I would definitely book again. Thanks Dorian :)

Sam booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Pippa M.
24/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Dorian is a fantastic ski instructor. He communicates very clearly and is so positive especially during my moments of 'panic' he brought a smile to my face. Due to his extensive technical abilitily he is able to communicate exactly what is not quite working so I was able to correct it with ease. I went from nervously tackling blue runs to nervously tackling black runs in 3 days, most of all really enjoying it! Dorian was fantastic with my son too. I cant recommend him highly enough. Thank you for making our holiday so special we will definitely see you next year.

Pippa booked a total of 12 hours with Dorian

Tom B.
19/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Was a great instructor. Helped me so much a taught me how to snow board.

Tom booked a total of 3 hours with Dorian

Danielle N.
13/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Dorian is very patient and very capable. He was friendly and helpful. Recommended.

Danielle booked a total of 5 hours with Dorian

nerendra p.
01/03/2019

4.9

Beginner

We had Dorian for 3 x 3hour sessions in which he taught skiing for 2 days a snow boarding on the other. We found Dorian to be a great instructor as well as great company. he was able to instruct with easy to follow instructions which were then explained so that we could understand the end goal. He also introduced a few games into the lesson which broke this up. I would without hesitation recommend this guy. 6 stars if I could :)

nerendra booked a total of 9 hours with Dorian

Benedict L.
28/02/2019

4.9

Intermediate

Very helpful to get us all going again so that we could make the most of our holiday.

Benedict booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Phil H.
26/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian gave exceptional guidance whilst with him and excercises to complete when skiing alone to improve our technique. He ensured his time was evenly split between my wife & I and gave us both more confidence after just 2 hours.

Phil booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Colleen D.
24/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian was an excellent instructor. He was very friendly and spoke very good English. He did exactly what we had wanted him to do, in that he gave us individual tips and instruction and not just follow me down the mountain that we have had in previous lessons. He was very good with our teenage girls and was good fun as well. I would thoroughly recommend Dorian for your ski lessons.

Colleen booked a total of 3 hours and 1 full day with Dorian

Elizabeth C.
21/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Our daughter had a great couple of mornings (6hrs) with Dorian, he really pushed her as requested and tidied up her teqnique and overall improved her skiing. Dorian was super friendly and very smiley putting our daughter at ease straight away and at the end of every lesson he explained what they had done and what she needed to practice. Money well spent! Thank you Dorian from us all especially Elektra. If we ever visit here again we will definitely book Dorian again.

Elizabeth booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Aaron H.
05/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

Dorian was a great instructor. Very patient. Really made a difference with our progression on the slopes. Highly recommended

Aaron booked a total of 4 hours with Dorian

David E.
31/01/2019

5.0

Beginner

Could not ask for any better instruction! My husband and I are are complete beginners and have had 10 hours worth of lessons with Dorian. Not only did Dorian keep the lessons fun but also challenging enough so that we improved quickly - within 3 days we were doing red runs, getting to see a lot more of the mountains and most of all had enough confidence to enjoy skiing. Overall a few lessons with Dorian was a great investment to our holiday. Would highly recommend!!

David booked a total of 10 hours with Dorian

Claire W.
26/01/2019

4.3

Intermediate

Dorian was super helpful and catered to all our different levels! He was also very accommodating in letting another person to join the group last minute - would recommend!

Claire booked a total of 4 hours with Dorian

Alex M.
25/01/2019

4.9

Advanced

I had two off-piste guided sessions with Dorian: on the first, we had great fun on some fantastic descents and he gave me some really helpful pointers as well to improve my technique; on the second I was pretty sick (and should probably have been in bed) but Dorian stayed positive and was very understanding, despite me skiing like a complete muppet. I'll definitely book with him again next time I'm in Val Thorens.

Alex booked a total of 6 hours with Dorian

Claire B.
07/01/2019

4.8

Beginner

We couldn’t have asked for a better instructor for our children. Dorian was absolutely fantastic! He made their lessons so much fun, and they all improved considerably over the week. From starting off as beginners, they were attempting red runs by the end of the week! The children couldn’t wait to see him every day. Dorian is friendly, fun, kind and helpful, not to mention an amazing skiier. Thank you so much!

Claire booked a total of 17 hours with Dorian

Jo F.
05/01/2019

5.0

Beginner

I highly recommend Dorian. He is a great instructor, combining technical expertise in teaching with very clear communication about how to improve. I was a pretty much a complete beginner and Dorian helped me progress with confidence to doing green / blue slopes over 3 lessons. I would definitely book Dorian again. Jo

Jo booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Ryan M.
04/01/2019

5.0

Mixed

Excellent instructor class of 4 all different abilities and they each thought he was fantastic

Ryan booked a total of 1 full day with Dorian

ilvars S.
28/12/2018

5.0

Beginner

My lessons with Dorian was really effective.. He is very friendly, easy to commucate and a very good instructor. I totaly recommemd him and I will book a refresh lesson next year if coming back to Val Thorens.

ilvars booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Caroline C.
18/12/2018

5.0

Intermediate

Dorian was extremely patient and helped improve both my confidence and technique. A delightful young man.

Caroline booked a total of 2 hours with Dorian

Jennie .
03/12/2018

5.0

I have had Dorian as an instructor a few times now and can't recommend him highly enough. He really knows his stuff. He always has a smile on his face and is so positive. I need a lot of guidance and he is very patient and thorough. My skiing has come on leaps and bounds. He has also instructed my son and husband (who are off piste skiers) and they have the most wonderful time, they even learn a thing or two. Thank you Dorian for making our skiing SO enjoyable, we love you loads. See you next season. Jennie

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