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Olly R.
12 reviews
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‘Courchevel’
Private ski

Response Time: 3 hours

100% of Olly`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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100% of Olly`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
  • Experience: 10 Years

  • Languages: English

  • Cancellation Policy: Moderate [?]

I started skiing aged 8, at a dry ski slope in Aldershot in the UK, I went on to ski race professionally, my favourite discipline was slalom and I finished my racing career with the British Development Team in 2008.

After retiring as a racer, I worked as a race coach with various British Athletes and ski teams before moving on to ski teaching in Courchevel. After a couple of years in the 3 Valleys I took a job as an insurance broker in London for just under 3 years, however I missed the mountains, so returned to ski teaching!

I enjoy the day to day variety that instructing gives me; meeting new people and teaching all ability levels - from beginners to experts. My general feedback from my customers is that I'm always calm and patient, which is especially useful when teaching beginners or children!

If you have any questions or want to learn more about me, please drop me a message. I am flexible with lesson times, so if you can't see what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

  • Great with beginners
  • Fun children’s lessons
  • Patient with improvers
  • Superb for intermediates
  • Fantastic with experts
What to expect in a lesson

Initially we'll have a chat to discuss what you're looking to achieve in the lesson and then do one or two runs on an easier slope so I can get a better idea of your ability level and where we can make improvements. I try to focus on doing as much skiing as possible, with plenty of focussed feedback on just one or two areas of your skiing, I find this leads to more rapid improvement and less confusion!

12 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(12 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
5.0
Technical feedback
5.0
Charles G.
02/04/2018

5.0

Olly was absolutely great. He combined some technical exercises on easier runs that really improved my skiing quickly and also took me on more challenging off piste and mogul runs that were great fun - an excellent instructor!

Charles booked a total of 4.5 hours with Olly

Stephen B.
16/02/2018

5.0

I booked Olly for 5 afternoons for a (very) mixed ability group ages 18 to 27 with priority to bring two complete beginners up to a competent level and to intersperse those lessons with some small group skiing with tips/guidance for the experienced skiers. He was fantastic with the beginners (from scratch up to green/blue) and experienced skiers alike. All members of the group were very positive about Olly and the skiing experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending Olly to other people. Stephen, London

Stephen booked a total of 15 hours with Olly

Shane J.
03/02/2018

5.0

Olly was excellent. The candidates improved dramatically in their ability due to their lessons. He Is likeable,friendly and knowledgable. I would highly recommend him.

Shane booked a total of 4 hours with Olly

Shane J.
30/01/2018

5.0

The two skiers in this lesson were of a similar level. Both were nervous on blue runs After a couple of lessons with Olly both skier's confidence and ability had improved markedly. Olly is knowledgeable, friendly and very competent in his instruction. I would highly recommend him.

Shane booked a total of 2 hours with Olly

Shane J.
30/01/2018

5.0

The two skiers in this lesson were of a similar level. Both were nervous on blue runs After a couple of lessons with Olly both skier's confidence and ability had improved markedly. Olly is knowledgeable, friendly and very competent in his instruction. I would highly recommend him.

Shane booked a total of 2 hours with Olly

Sandra Weston W.
03/01/2018

5.0

Olly was brilliant teaching all my Grandchildren to ski, they all loved their lessons. Olly also help my husband and I. I highly recommend Olly.

Sandra Weston booked a total of 10 hours with Olly

Stuart S.
29/12/2017

5.0

Thanks for teaching my children (8 and 10) both really enjoyed the lesson and are now skiing red runs!! Will definitely book with Olly again and recommend him to others! Stuart

Sara J.
25/12/2017

5.0

I had a lot of fun with Olly! He knows Courchevel really well and showed me some great runs. I have been skiing for years and didn't think my skiing could change much, but Olly still helped me make some really useful improvements!

Brad Cooper
22/12/2017

5.0

Olly was brilliant, at the beginning of the lesson I could only just manage snow plough turns and he had me skiing parallel down blue runs within 2 hours! I will definitely book with him next time I'm in Meribel.

Nicholas B.
28/03/2017

5.0

Olly was both professional, considerate and an easy communicator. My girlfriend is new to skiing and he most certainly helped to entrench the skiing "bug". He gave her just the right amount of encouragement and technical help and there was a noticeable improvement in her technique after her lesson. I can highly recommend him.

Nicholas booked a total of 4 hours with Olly

Chris E.
20/01/2017

5.0

Our experience with Olly was fantastic. We booked Olly for 2 beginners travelling in our group, they came back beaming with confidence and were able to tackle many runs they never thought they'd ever touch before the lesson. Olly was patient, friendly and professional and couldn't recommended highly enough.

Chris booked a total of 3 hours with Olly

Gary H.
12/01/2017

5.0

Olly's lessons really improved our skiing. He identified the key areas that we needed to focus on and clearly explained what we needed to change. Olly demonstrated the skills we had to improve and provided exercises for a specific technique. Olly's lessons significantly improved our confidence and his tips and advice saved my bacon when conditions were difficult. We will be booking him again next year. Gary and Margit

Gary booked a total of 6 hours with Olly

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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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