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Sam J.
10 reviews
70
/hour
‘Avoriaz’
Snowboard lessons

Response Time: 30 minutes

80% of Sam`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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80% of Sam`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Sam J. has received the Trophy Award for their excellent service

Trophy award

  • 10 + Reviews over 4.8 stars
  • Response time is less than 4 hours
  • Accepted 5+ bookings in the last year
  • Zero cancellations in the past year
  • Experience: 20 Years

  • Languages: English

  • Cancellation Policy: Strict [?]

BASI Level 4 ISTD
French Carte Professionelle
EMS European Mountain Safety

Teaching on artificial slope since 1998, teaching on snow worldwide since 2003 in Japan, USA, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy and France.

With a love for the mountains from the ones I grew up in the Welsh mountains to the Alps where I now live, I have been clim*** them since I was a kid. There is no better place to spend your day

  • Excellent with all abilities
  • Great with beginners
  • Superb for intermediates
  • Fantastic with experts
  • Brilliant local knowledge
10 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(10 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
4.9
Technical feedback
5.0
Benjamin G.
05/03/2020

4.9

Beginner

Sam is friendly, very good at communicating issues with your riding, had a good remainder of the trip due to his guidance at the start.

Benjamin booked a total of 3 hours with Sam

Shi-Ya W.
02/03/2020

5.0

Beginner

I had a great lesson with Sam and highly recommend him to anyone looking to progress to the next level. He provided clear explanations, offered simple yet useful tips that I could takeaway to work on and refine my skills afterwards, and most importantly, lots of encouragement! Sam is extremely experienced and qualified as an instructor and all around just a really nice guy. He was punctual, highly responsive over messages and also had great local knowledge (whether on the slopes or off).

Shi-Ya booked a total of 2 hours with Sam

Rachel A.
22/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

My teenage boys had great fun learning to snowboard with Sam. They were both of different abilities but he kept the lessons fun and engaging for both of them, making it more of an adventure. He was also really flexible with us, as we were often running late / needing to start a bit early to fit in with other family members. We would definitely book with Sam again the next time we are in resort.

Rachel booked a total of 8 hours with Sam

Vicky P.
19/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Sam was absolutely awesome and so generous with his time! He helped us massively and gave great 1-2-1 instruction where needed! Would highly recommend - thank you!

Vicky booked a total of 6 hours with Sam

Laura A.
06/02/2020

4.8

Beginner

I had a two hour lesson with sam and it's made a huge difference to the way I snowboard. Not only this but he taught me how to read the terrain of the slopes and gave me board advice. He's made a huge difference to my holiday. I also felt really comfortable in his company. Absolute cracking guy!!

Laura booked a total of 2 hours with Sam

Joanna C.
06/02/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Very good beginner/intermediate lesson with Sam. Would recommend him wholeheartedly.

Joanna booked a total of 3 hours with Sam

Steven B.
05/02/2020

5.0

Mixed

Sam was great - 10/10 I needed to reset and go back to basics. Sam very quickly assessed all my bad habits and was able to help me back onto the right path. After only a couple of hours it was easy to see the progress I had made. Really appreciate the help and advice, and would 100% recommend to others.

Steven booked a total of 2 hours with Sam

Oli M.
24/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Great teacher, plus an ex champ!

Oli booked a total of 2 hours with Sam

chris c.
23/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Great 3 hour lesson with Sam. Having ridden for years we wanted to refine technique and correct bad habits. Sam was great at offering simple tips which provided instant improvements without information overload. Learnt a lot in the time and was perfect balance of fun, technical development and friendliness. Had afternoon of trying to implement advice and huge improvements in riding. Highly recommended.

chris booked a total of 3 hours with Sam

Esti G.
02/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Brilliant! He really knows how to teach beginners and he makes the lessons fun! Totally recommended :)

Esti booked a total of 1 full day with Sam

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You can arrange the meeting point with your chosen instructor by using the Maison Sport messaging system. We recommend agreeing this before you book your lessons, but it can always be arranged at a later date. The instructor should be able to suggest somewhere that is convenient for you both.

What qualifications do the instructors have?

All instructors listed on Maison Sport have been verified by their nation's governing body, be it the French Government's Department of Sport, Swiss Ski Federation or The Italian Winter Sports Federation, so you can rest assured you will be in safe hands when you’re on the slopes.

How many people can take part in the lesson?

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What qualifications do the instructors have?

All instructors listed on Maison Sport have been verified by their nation's governing body, be it the French Government's Department of Sport, Swiss Ski Federation or The Italian Winter Sports Federation, so you can rest assured you will be in safe hands when you’re on the slopes.

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