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Jacopo T.
62 reviews
CHF
80
/hour
Zermatt
Private ski & snowboard lessons

Response Time: 6 hours

81% of Jacopo`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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81% of Jacopo`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
  • Experience: 8 Years

  • Languages: English , French , Italian

  • Cancellation Policy: Moderate [?]

I am an open minded person in love with sports and outdoors. I was born and raised in the Italian Alps where I started skiing when I was very young and since then I've never stopped learning from the mountains. Becoming an instructor gave me the right tools to be able to make skiing such an easy and enjoyable thing for everyone. I will take you from your first time to some freeride, carving or freestyle. No matter what your goal or level is, I can provide you some quality time On the mountain. Let's ride together!

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

A gentle and adaptable teaching approach allows you to relax, let me be your guide on the slopes and around town. Possibility to be picked up at your chalet/hotel.

62 reviews
Overall Rating 4.9

(62 reviews)

(4.9/5)
Friendliness
4.9
Time keeping
4.9
Communication
4.9
Technical feedback
4.9
Kevin S.
04/03/2020

5.0

Excellent lesson learnt so much in 2 hours ! Very kind and patient . I felt extremely confident and can now safely enjoy my ski holiday knowing all the basics . Thank you .

Adrian G.
21/02/2020

5.0

Jacopo helped to build skiing technique step by step. Easy to understand and patient. Good with teenagers taking them on more challenging runs, they all enjoyed it. I would recommend Jacopo.

Ruth E.
20/02/2020

5.0

This was our girls’ first ski trip and they couldn’t have had a better start than their 2 lessons with Jacopo. They came back full of enthusiasm and developed more confidence and skills than we had hoped for in such a short time. They already asked when they’ll be having their next lesson with Jacopo!

Rebeka O.
18/02/2020

5.0

I had such a wonderful intermediate level lesson with Jacopo, he's super kind, fun and easy to get along with. He's very knowledgeable about skiing and had some great drills/suggestions, most of which worked really well for me, but when I was struggling to understand how to perform one of the drills, he switched to another drill to accomplish the same outcome, which I picked up right away which was great. Would 10/10 recommend!

Pargat C.
26/01/2020

4.0

good instructor

Michael L.
23/01/2020

5.0

This was my second lesson with Jacapo and I felt I improved quite a bit and he helped me a lot with my technique

Michael L.
19/01/2020

5.0

Jacopo was really helpful and helped me progress a lot in both confidence and technique in the 3 hours I spent with him. Would definitely recommend and would consider booking more sessions with him.

Denise R.
18/01/2020

5.0

What an amazing instructor. Very friendly, very helpful, very good costume services. Also very good teaching skills. I do recommend A LOT.

Nabil A.
12/01/2020

5.0

Jacopo is very professional, on time, experienced and very friendly. My daughter of 13 learnt dramatically fast with him and she was confidently skiing by the end of the lessons with him.

Klaus L.
28/12/2019

4.8

Our kids loves him.

Daniel C.
27/12/2019

5.0

Was so good with us and taught us so much in so little time! Thanks again

Omar B.
19/12/2019

5.0

Mr.jacobo is an amazing coach, very professional and friendly with a high level of skills Will definitely come back and book lessons with him

frances b.
24/04/2019

4.8

Had lessons with Jacopo for myself and my son with some adding to the group later in the week. Jacopo was very friendly and ensured we were safe at all times. He was patient as we were all different levels. I felt confident that he was aware of all of us. My 11yr old son improved as did my confidence, would book with him again.

Dariusz R.
24/04/2019

5.0

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

Robin B.
22/04/2019

4.0

Booked 2 extra sessions after our first so obviously happy with the quality. Mixed age and ability English group. Could have been more engaging.

Paul B.
20/04/2019

4.8

Jacopo is a very calm instructor who listens well to what you want to achieve and designs a fun and challenging lesson. His knowledge of the area (including restaurants!) was really helpful for our holiday.

Rebecca n.
10/04/2019

5.0

Pleasure to ski with Jacopo .. would deffo recommend!!

caroline lindsa... L.
07/04/2019

5.0

Jacopo was great with my 3 kids (12,14 and 16 years) of similar enough abilities to all ski in one group, but of varying levels of confidence. They had a fun 3 mornings. He asked what they wanted to do and tailored the lesson towards this. "He was friendly, chilled but fun". Always on time, and very flexible with meeting and drop off points.

Simon T.
23/03/2019

5.0

Great lesson with Jacopo, his knowledge and expertise tailored to our level was very helpful. Would highly recommend.

Rio D.
20/03/2019

5.0

Great!

Edward H.
20/03/2019

5.0

Jacopo was really insightful and friendly. Kristina and I learnt a lot from him in our lessons :) I'd recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor that's fun and knowledgeable!

francesco c.
20/03/2019

4.9

I’ve skied with Jacopo 6 or 7 times over the course of the past 3 months. I can not recommend him enough. He is an excellent instructor, very friendly, knows the slopes very well and will go the extra mile.

Andy L.
09/03/2019

5.0

Jacopo was awesome, he found my level very quickly and took me from snow ploughing to red runs and giving me the confidence to ski with far more experienced friends.

Jurij M.
22/02/2019

5.0

Really enjoyed our time with Jacopo smashing guy with Great character and really helpful. with fantastic knowledge of Meribel, Val-Thorence and Crouchevell we had a group of 6. 5 skiers with different levels. he did gave us great advice/lessons all week. Will definitely try to book him next time round great guy.

Kirsten B.
16/02/2019

5.0

We had a great lesson with Jacapo. We were very different levels and found that he was really patient with the beginners in the morning and fantastic with the advanced skier in the afternoon. Would definitely book a lesson with him again next time we ski in the area!

Marta C.
08/01/2019

5.0

le mie bambine hanno fatto lezione con Jacopo la prima settimana di Gennaio, si sono divertite tantissimo! Ogni mattina erano piene di entusiasmo e hanno fatto dei progressi fantastici! grazie a Jacopo per la professionalità e sopratutto per la pazienza

Richard M.
26/12/2018

4.8

Jacopo was friendly, smiley and supremely patient with us all (7, 10 and 45+ British). He made our experience really relaxed whilst also teaching us great skills for skiing. 100% recommendation.

Leo a.
02/06/2018

5.0

Me and my friend spent a week in Val Thorens. Skiing with Jacopo was really rewarding, he had excellent knowledge of the mountain and is an incredible skier. I would highly recommend booking him to anyone who wants to improve their skiing!

Jeni F.
24/04/2018

5.0

We had two morning lessons with Jacopo for our boys 3.5 and 5.5. They enjoyed being with him and the lessons. He gave us good feedback on what they had learned and what to focus on next as we had another instructor for some of the days. They made great progress and were skiing down the green slopes in just a couple of days. Best of all the kids said they had fun. I would recommend Jacopo and book him again if in the area. Thanks Jacopo!

Jess T.
18/04/2018

5.0

As a beginner who had only been to a Snowdome once, I was a bit nervous getting out there. However Jacopo was amazing, we got straight onto the slopes and by the end of a couple of hours I felt a lot more confident with an improved technique. :-)

George Hodson H.
11/04/2018

4.0

Jacopo took my 9 year old son for private lessons. He had never skied before and Jacopo soon had him going from the beginner areas to pistes on the mountains. I was impressed!! I would recommend him to anyone.

Carolyn F.
09/04/2018

5.0

We had an excellent family lesson with Jacopo. Jacopo was excellent in giving us all individual feedback and tips on how to improve technique. He is very professional and would highly recommend this instructor to any level of skier. Carolyn Frost 3/5/2018

Clare B.
07/04/2018

5.0

Jacopo taught our group of 3 children aged 14 to 8. He was enthusiastic and the kids really liked him. We could see progress in their technique and they all loved the skiing. Jacopo was reactive to the children’s moods and tiredness without pandering to them too much. Highly recommended.

Laura L.
03/04/2018

5.0

My daughter had a fantastic 5 days skiing with Jacopo. Her technique has improved and they had a lot of fun skiing all across the 3 Valleys and many of the fun parks. We will definitely look to ski with Jacopo next time we are in Val Thorens and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Luke M.
02/04/2018

5.0

Jacopo is an incredibly talented instructor. My skill level and confidence improved dramatically under Jacopo’s instructions and training. Extremely friendly and professional. I certainly recommend Jacopo for all skill levels.

Flavia D.
26/03/2018

5.0

Before my lesson started, Jacopo took the time to ring me to ask what I wanted from our 2hrs which straight away gave me a good feeling about the lesson. You can tell he loves the mountains and it makes him happy to see other people share his passion! As a more advanced skier, Jacopo gave me some good tips to perfect my technique and get used to off piste skis. He puts the fun in skiing and I would recommend him to anyone :)

Arthur L.
26/03/2018

4.0

Jacopo arrived exactly on time and spoke great English. He gave some very clear advice and showed how we could improve. He did not overwhelm us with advice which sometimes happens. Would definitely recommend. I am sure if you explained to Jacopo what you want from your lesson he would adapt accordingly.

Luke M.
19/03/2018

5.0

What a guy! In no time at all I felt significantly more confident. Jacopo is an incredible skier/instructor and takes time to understand your level. Following this, I was provided with a structured lesson which improved my skiing dramatically. I would certainly recommend Jacopo to anyone. Thank you for an incredible time.

ROBERT B.
07/03/2018

5.0

We hired Jacapo for 6 days to teach our 6 and 7 year old daughters to ski for 3 hours each afternoon they had only been in ski school the year before and both struggled. After the 2nd day with Jacapo they where both able to ski after day 3 they where out on the green and blue runs with us in the morning and having further lessons with Jacapo in the afternoon. He is a really friendly guy and patient with the kids I would highly recommend him and we will hire him again next year to give the whole family a freshen up .

Julia H.
06/03/2018

5.0

Jacobo is an absolute pleasure to ski with, he is passionate about the sport and mountains and keen to give you the best ski experience possible, he is a fantastic teacher with superb knowledge of Les 3 Vallees ski area, we have all skied for a number of years and with his tips and corrections he has made our ski experience 1st class, so much so we've booked have Jacobo for a further 3 days ski guiding and tuition. We also have a group of first time skiers with us, they all speak very highly of him and have also booked additional days tuition. Every member of our ski group would highly recommend Jacobo whatever your ability. Family Herold

Barry K.
26/02/2018

5.0

As soon as we booked the lesson Jacopo made everything very easy by contacting us and planning our day. The actual time with him was extremely useful and he made my son feel at ease and helped him improve his skiing and confidence. Many thanks Jacopo you made our trip for us.

David H.
19/02/2018

4.0

Jacopo is an excellent instructor. He looked after our 6 children (ages 10 to 14) in Meribel for 5 morning sessions and they all loved him. He took them several different places and catered for the varying standards within the group. A couple of times he was 5-10 mins late, but this was down to circumstances beyond his control. We would definitely use him again.

Kate W.
16/02/2018

5.0

The group all had a great, albeit exhausting, time. If we come back to the resort we would try to book him again.

bill street s.
16/02/2018

5.0

excellent again.. second season and the boys 10/11/12 years all very much enjoyed there lessons a perfect combination of fun and technique.. their skill and technique have leaped forward.. never going back to ESF !!!!

Patricia R K.
14/02/2018

4.0

We had a great 4 days with Jacopo - great company and some good tips. Booked lovely places for lunch! Would have liked a bit more structured tuition and input for our nervous skiers! But overall a good time was had by all!

Andrea R.
11/02/2018

5.0

I’ve been skiing for years but needed to tweak my style as a few bad habits had crept in and my confidence was low. I had a two hour lesson with Jacopo and he gave me pointers as to how to ski confidently and tweak my style. Jacopo was very patient and kept to my pace (I’m not a fast skier) which helped me practice technique. Afterwards, I skied with family who could see a difference in my skiing and I managed a black without feeling out of control. I would recommend a lesson with Jacopo.

Danielle C.
06/02/2018

5.0

Great lesson. Booked a 3 hour one on one with Jacopo and thought he as great. Really worked on my technique and building up my confidence. Would recommend.

Frances D.
29/01/2018

5.0

Had a really good couple of lessons with Jacopo - I went from untested skier to being able to do blue runs confidently after two three hour lessons. Would highly recommend!

Anuj P.
27/01/2018

5.0

Jacopo was patient with our group of beginners . He's a knowledgeable skier and the group felt safe learning to ski with him. Thank you!

Alexander M.
23/01/2018

5.0

Great experience

Gregg N.
16/01/2018

5.0

Did not manage to make the lesson but maison sports where really helpful and managed to organize another instructor in time

Arno L.
11/01/2018

5.0

Thanks for the great lessons Jacobo. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our 11 and 15 and 18 had olds have had a ball. Highly recommended!

Agata P.
08/01/2018

4.0

Jacopo was very friendly and extremely easy to communicate with. The lesson was fun and very helpful.

Christopher K.
02/01/2018

5.0

As a family of five, we gave Jacopo the challenge of managing a group that included a complete beginner and a parent returning to skiing after 20 years having sworn, never again. Jacopo assessed us all and divided the time between us, making sure everyone made some progress. He was flexible and encouraging. Our reward was that after three sessions with him, on our last day we had a splendid outing skiing altogether as a family.

Neil C.
01/01/2018

5.0

Jacopo was absolutely brilliant with my two girls (7 and 9). Despite my youngest being a bit scared he had them both having fun and on the slopes in no-time. They had such a great time, and were confidently going down blue slopes and happy making turns after the 1-2 days. Jacopo was extremely friendly, always on time and well organised and spoke excellent English. I can't recommend him highly enough!

John C.
26/12/2017

5.0

My partner and I were lucky enough to book a lesson with Jacobo. We really enjoyed the lesson, he made it fun whilst also giving us some great tips to work on! He showed us some places we hadn’t seen before on the mountain which we also through release great! We would highly recommend Jacobo, he is very knowledgeable and entertaining!

Elaine B.
25/12/2017

5.0

Jacopo was a very friendly and caring instructor. He adapted the lessons to our needs and taught us what we needed to learn. As well as this, Jacopo showed us different slopes, ski lifts and was very informative. We highly recommend his instruction. #teamjacopo Elaine and Pippa (English)

Khalid K.
21/12/2017

5.0

Absolutely awesome lesson! Learnt so much and quickly got me cofident down the slopes. Will be recommending to friends back home (UK). And to top it off a great guy that you can see has great love and respect for the mountains that is infectious.

bill street s.
20/12/2017

5.0

We wanted an instructor to teach our kids in a fun and engaging way after a very disappointing week of lessons with ESF last year...their feedback is: Jacopo was an awesome teacher and even though we only had him for one day, I was extremely impressed by his fun and interesting methods of teaching. I am really looking forward to having him again later in the season. Tom - 12 I had loads of fun skiing with Jacopo and it was really helpful for us as he taught us lots of tips and tricks and managed to fit all of it into a few hours. Barney - 12 With Jacopo we had loads of fun and he made everything really interesting for us. He didn't just teach us to ski normally he even managed to teach us to ski backwards!!! I definitely recommend him to all skiers. Benjy - 10

Emily S.
18/12/2017

5.0

Jacopo is a fantastic instructor, teaching a group of us at different levels and we had all greatly improved my the end of the week and some learnt to ski! He is very tolerant and great fun!

Teresa S.
10/12/2017

5.0

Good professor and knows Val Thorens really well! Gave really good tips of pubs as well.

Christopher w C.
02/12/2017

5.0

Fantastic response from a fantastic instructor. Jacopo took my wife who is a new skier and helped her build her confidence enough to tackle the bigger slopes. I would highly recommend Jacopo to anyone thinking of hiring a private tutor.

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