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Sylvain G.
20 reviews
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‘Val Thorens’
Private ski & snowboard lessons

Response Time: 2 hours

95% of Sylvain`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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95% of Sylvain`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Sylvain G. 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: 30 Years

  • Languages: English , French , Spanish

  • Cancellation Policy: Moderate [?]

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  • Great with beginners
  • Fun children’s lessons
  • Patient with improvers
  • Superb for intermediates
  • Off piste expert
20 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(20 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
5.0
Technical feedback
5.0
Richard C.
24/02/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Sylvain is simply an outstanding ski instructor!! Incredibly personable and entertaining, but equally strict and incredibly knowledgeable and technical about skiing. My two boys loved skiing with him, and so did we. Simple outstanding!

Richard booked a total of 5 full days with Sylvain

Stephen B.
24/02/2020

4.9

Beginner

Sylvain gave my son a full days snowboarding lesson & there was a massive difference to his abilities afterwards. My son was a decent skier & decided to change to snowboarding a couple of seasons ago but struggled. After Sylvain's lesson he was able to go down all runs (Reds & Blacks), with ease & good technique, keeping up with us skiers admirably. We met up for lunch &Sylvain gave me great feedback on how my son was doing, was excellent company & a very good communicator. Would highly recommend, worth every penny.

Stephen booked a total of 1 full day with Sylvain

Zayed A.
24/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

It was an amazing experience with sylvian he was very helpful and patient and extremely experienced, he gave many helpful advices and lessons. On our first day we were able to do alot of thing we didn’t expect we would do on our first day. Sylvian was the best

Zayed booked a total of 1 full day with Sylvain

Michael L.
16/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

First time skiing, by day 3 with Sylvain our group was doing blue/red slopes. We all had great fun. Great teacher. Would highly recommend.

Michael booked a total of 7 hours with Sylvain

Ruth O.
14/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

I had so much fun with Sylvain today. He was patient with me but kept pushing me and immediately helped with my technique. He’s very knowledgeable and was kind enough to take some pictures of me on the slopes. I’m glad I choose him and hope to see him again Next time :)

Ruth booked a total of 2 hours with Sylvain

Beth M.
17/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Fantastic, highly recommend Sylvian. Got me introduced to the runs, lifts, and skiing at Val Thorens quickly! Very enjoyable and solid lesson.

Beth booked a total of 2 hours with Sylvain

Beth M.
16/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Skiing Val Thorens region for the first time, I wanted an instructor who could not only familiarize me with the lifts and runs, but also help me with solid ski instruction. Sylvian just knows this area so well, and was a great ski coach! He really enabled me to ski with my friends who were more advanced skiers. Can’t thank him enough! Highly recommend!

Beth booked a total of 2 hours with Sylvain

Bridget S.
08/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

We 3 Irish ladies spent a fantastic morning with Sylvain. He gave us great tips on improving our techniques with charm and a sense of humour! His knowledge of V.T. and Meribel was great. We really enjoyed ourselves and I could not recommend Sylvain more highly! Perfect! Bridget S.

Bridget booked a total of 2.25 hours with Sylvain

Kate W.
01/01/2020

5.0

Advanced

Syvian gave our four teenagers two great sessions with right amount of technical info combined with some off the beaten track off piste. Would highly recommend.

Kate booked a total of 4 hours with Sylvain

Paul G.
30/12/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Great fun. Would definitely book agsin

Paul booked a total of 2 hours with Sylvain

William Q.
16/12/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Sylvain helped get our snowboard legs back and built our confidence over 3 hours. Great lesson

William booked a total of 3 hours with Sylvain

Laura T.
10/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

Sylvain was wonderful, I can’t believe how much I improved over 4 lessons. He has a lovely manor, is very patient and I always felt safe. I ended my 4th day on a red run!

Laura booked a total of 9 hours with Sylvain

Billhar U.
29/04/2019

5.0

Beginner

Perfect at all ages and abilities. Just perfect. My 12 year old daughter and I booked Sylvain as a ski guide and instructor this Easter and I have to say, it was the best skiing we have had! Sylvain was incredibly inspirational and had a true knack for teaching. The pace he set was hard but realistic and recognised instantly what needed work and taught us what we needed to learn in a most amenable way. He was the consummate professional who instantly put us both at ease. Our skiing came on leaps and bounds and we would definitely book Sylvain again, not only for his ski tuition but for his knowledge of his environment.

Billhar booked a total of 12 hours with Sylvain

Katy C.
26/04/2019

5.0

Beginner

We had a 2 hour lesson with Sylvain for me and my two kids aged 12 and 10. It was a superb lesson and we all learned loads even though we all had different levels of experience. In particular, he was amazing with my very nervous daughter who was in tears and not wanting to ski before the start of the lesson. He managed to increase her confidence in a way that completely changed the rest of the ski trip for the whole family. We will definitely use Sylvain again next time we are in the Trois Vallees.

Katy booked a total of 2 hours with Sylvain

Hettie S.
07/04/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Sylvain was a brilliant ski guide. We travelled all over the 3 Valleys to new places in our time with him. He pushed us just the right amount to try new and exciting things, managing our varied ski abilities excellently. We could not have hope for more. Thank you Sylvain.

Hettie booked a total of 15 hours with Sylvain

Richard M.
06/04/2019

5.0

Beginner

Great lessons - thank you!

Richard booked a total of 6 hours with Sylvain

Stephanie C.
17/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

Excellent instructor, communicator (perfect English) and very patient with complete beginners. Came prepared (shared his water with us) and wasn't loitering (he always walked up the snowbelt). By the end of our 2 hours I was comfortably back side turning down a slope and also attempted a few front side turns. He also adjusted the angle of the board's buckles for me. Highly recommended.

Stephanie booked a total of 2 hours with Sylvain

Carl
03/02/2019

5.0

The best instructor I’ve ever had. I went to Val Thorens hoping to be able to tackle blues and by the third day with Sylvain found myself able to confidently do reds and even part of a black! He brought my group all across the 3 valleys including a bit of off piste which was amazing. Sylvain knows all the hidden spots and amazing slopes l. Definitely worth it!! Cheers Sylvain!!

David
01/02/2019

5.0

Sylvain was nothing short of excellent! Took a group of first time skiers and brought us on a fantastic tour of the 3 valleys! Brought us all from learning to put on the skis to tackling loads of brilliant slopes across the valleys! Felt extremely safe the whole time, yet learned a tonne!! 5 stars!! Thanks Sylvain!!

Shane
01/02/2019

5.0

Excellent instructor for all levels. Gives great tips & brought us on some excellent routes and it was great fun!! I started out as a beginner on our first day and was doing red slopes by the end of the second day. Our tour of Meribel with Sylvain on the 3rd day was a fantastic experience seeing all of the amazing landscape. Could not recommend highly enough!!

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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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