- Martine C. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
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Experience: 20 Years
Languages: English , French , Spanish
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I have been passing my PSIA level 3 Ski Instructor i***and loved working in Copper Mountain, Vail and Beaver Creek. I really feel confortable with the "Student Centered" American way of teaching based on: "People do not care how much you Know, until they know how much you Care".
Then, when I arrived in Switzerland, I get my "Brevet Federal" certification and decided the same year to teach Ski in South America during each summer season! You can also find me @ El Colorado in Chile every summer in the South Hemisphere.
Meanwhile, looking for a great time skiing? Come and join me in VERBIER, Switzerland…..
Social distancing and mask wearing when skiing due to the Covid-19 are the big changes for winter 2020-21, even on the lifts.
Ski touring or snowshoeing are always a good way to avoid all these restrictions while still enjoying the mountain! Join me in an adventure that will make you appreciate the true origins of skiing. Beginners do not be afraid : it is possible to start from 0 even with both activities. Feel free to contact me for more info. See you soon :)
Martine was great - very friendly and knowledgeable. She understood that my main barrier was confidence and as a result always kept on trying to push me out of my comfort zone but never into my panic zone. Will definitely be back to Verbier and training with Martine.
Having not skied for about 5 years, I was extremely nervous! Martine put me at ease immediately - and she could clearly see how nervous I was. My previous experience with a ski instructor was less than ideal but Martine was empathetic, kind and more importantly - very patient!! I would definitely recommend her for anyone who is a nervous skier. However, it was clear that she was a very experienced skier herself, so I am sure she would be just as good for an experienced skier too. I am very grateful to her for gently helping me to push myself out of my comfort zone.
Martine has been an excellent teacher. In three day she has made my skiing and confidence improve dramatically. She’s kind, funny and very knowledgeable about the mountains. She is very passionate and you can tell how much she loves her job. I recommend her 100%.
Martine is absolutely superb. Our children (4 and 6) made incredible progress in just one week. She is organised, safe, and has wonderful way of handling children and making them motivated. and also a very talented teacher. Very highly recommended. Our children have come back having had fun, much better skiers and with a high desire to go skiing again.
We booked Martine for ski instruction for my 17 year old daughter and her friend, one experienced and one a beginner; both girls determined to ski together, Martine made this possible, effectively teaching the beginner to parallel, building confidence in both girls and allowing them to have fun whilst they learned, great experience 👍
Martine was really amazing,Bart patient and understanding. We would definitely recommend using her and we plan on using her again on our next trip to Verbier.
Martina was fantastic teaching a group of 4 adult learners. She gave them confidence to tackle some of the hardest slopes in Verbier by the end of the holiday. Communication, friendliness and time keeping was fantastic, we will be using Martina again in the future and recommend her to friends and family travelling to Verbier looking for lessons.
Martine was a great instructor and we improved significantly over our time with her. At the start of the first session Martine took a video of how we were skiing at the start, then worked with us through tailored exercises and practice to address the parts of our technique that needed to be improved. Martine took another video of us towards the end of our lessons with her and we could see significant improvements in our skiing technique. I would strongly recommend Martine to anyone, at any level, looking to improve their skiing.
Myself and my 14 year old daughter enjoyed 2 days skiing with Martine in Feb 2022. We were both beginner skiers and Martine was extremely patient and supportive throughout our time. From a standing start we were both confidently skiing on the blue slopes after 2 days with Martine. If we return to Verbier we would definitely look to book Martine again.
I had 5 amazing lessons with Martine this week. Martine is a compassionate, patient and optimistic teacher. She always ensured that I am safe and comfortable during my lessons. She motivated me to try different ski areas as we progressed, it helped me a lot in my confidence. She took videos of my daily progress and shared constructive feedbacks which helped me to improve my skiing skills. I truly enjoyed our conversations learning about the mountains and the culture/history of Switzerland too. I highly recommend Martine to everyone ! Lidya
Martine took our two girls, age 14 & 16 for a week. She taught them from scratch to parallel turns in 5 mornings. She is prompt, professional and friendly…sending through video during the day for us to see progress and the girls to analyse over night. We will definitely book her again.
I really enjoyed working with Martine and I am very happy what I've learnt during 4 hours booked with her. She explained everything patiently to me and gave a lot of motivation and courage to reach my goal. I am looking forward to come back and I will definitely ask Martine to work together again :)
I am so happy of what I have achieved in only 4 lessons with Martina. She knows how to identify and fix all the challenges I faced while giving me the confidence to easily overcome fears. She listens a lot and every time adapts the course as per my progress. It is so nice to feel how Martina loves her job by sharing her knowledge of the mountain. I am very happy to know her as she is the first person who managed to make me enjoy skiing. I can't wait to take more lessons with her next month :)
Merci infiniment Martine pour tous vos reportages photos et vidéos, pour vos rapports d'activité avec les enfants qui nous permettent de bien constater comment ils ont été magnifiquement pris en charge par vos soins. Outre les progrès indéniables qu'ils auront pû faire durant cette semaine grâce à votre patience et à votre pédagogie, ils auront pû tout aussi bien grandir dans la découverte exigente de cette discipline en profitant d'un site magnifique. Soyez remerciée pour avoir été le guide de nos petits-enfants, pas toujours faciles à gérer! Brigitte et moi vous souhaitons une excellente continuation et vous assurons de notre très cordial souvenir et de notre sincère reconnaissance. A l'année prochaine! Guillaume & Brigitte
Hello everyone, My name is Orlando Soto and I want to share with you my incredible experience with Martine Corsand. I've been skiing for 11 years, and it's my great passion. This year (2018), I decided to improve my level of ski and I must admit that after a day of class with Martine, I felt I did not know anything. On a classe day, my technique improved a lot. Technically, I recognized many mistakes that I made without realizing and that together with Martine I could correct. At the end of that day, I had much more energy compared to my days of skiing without professional instruction, that is, I was much more efficient. After one day with Martine, I decided to take all the classes I could, because my goal is to go off track safely. After seeing my progress and joy, my wife, Michelle, decided to take classes with Martine to meet this great instructor. My wife managed to feel much more secure in her skis and managed to go through ski slopes that she could not before. I want to tell you that we have decided together with my wife to take classes with Martine every year. Without hesitation, I recommend the skiers of all levels that have the goal of enjoying, learning and have safe ski, take classes with Martine Corsand. She will always have something positive for you, because she loves what she does and she is also a wonderful person. Orlando Soto
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