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Alain D.
13 reviews
70
/hour
‘Morzine’
Private ski & snowboard lessons

Response Time: 5 hours

93% of Alain`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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93% of Alain`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
  • Experience: 14 Years

  • Languages: English , French

  • Cancellation Policy: Moderate [?]

Started skiing at 5 and always wanted to teach it. Started teaching for Ucpa in 2004 in Chamonix then moved to Morzine in 2008 and been here ever since did spend three summers teaching in Australia where I taught a lot off kids

  • Excellent with all abilities
  • Great with beginners
  • Fun children’s lessons
  • Patient with improvers
  • Fantastic with experts
13 reviews
Overall Rating 4.9

(13 reviews)

(4.9/5)
Friendliness
4.9
Time keeping
4.9
Communication
4.9
Technical feedback
4.9
Matt P.
24/02/2020

5.0

Advanced

Alain was great. We only had a little time and he could assess our ability straight away and just give us a couple of detailed exercises we could take with us. Made our 2 hours very worthwhile. Would definitely book him again, highly experienced and friendly Morzine resident, so knows the mountains extremely well. Thanks Alain!

Matt booked a total of 2 hours with Alain

Sophie M.
21/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

As soon as we met Alain we felt reassured that our lesson would be a success. He listened to what we asked for and instructed us perfectly. We gained a huge amount of confidence from him and he gave us a prefect lesson. The beauty of having an English speaking instructor is that nothing is lost in translation. He was helpful, attentive and watched us all like a hawk. His encouragement was perfectly pitched. We would have had more lessons with him but I wasn't quick enough to book ahead! A lesson learnt!

Sophie booked a total of 2 hours with Alain

Chris T.
18/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Alain was an excellent and friendly instructor who managed to bring on our ability greatly over 3 lessons. I will definitely be using Alain again on my next visit to Morzine.

Chris booked a total of 7 hours with Alain

Carolyn B.
07/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Alain taught my 2 lively boys for 2 days (2 hour lessons). He was super friendly, they had a great time with him and definitely improved after skiing with him. Will definitely book with him again. Thanks for your patience Alain, they are a crazy pair!

Carolyn booked a total of 4 hours with Alain

Alexander D.
27/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

Alain gave myself and my partner two lessons.. My partner was a complete beginner and I hadn't skied in ten years. Alain was the perfect Instructor for us both individually in a joint lesson, he was very patient and gave us excellent technical advice at both levels. We both felt much more confident after the lesson and would recommend him to anyone.

Alexander booked a total of 3 hours with Alain

Angela b.
26/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

Thankyou so much Alain for your patience! Especially with a crabby, tired and hungry 12 year old. We’re still taking all your advice on board and getting more confident. Hope to see you again next year! 😀

Angela booked a total of 9.5 hours with Alain

Mark H.
29/01/2019

5.0

Beginner

Back again for a second year! Alain instructed me for my first ever 3 days skiing. Upon returning a year later we refined my parallel turns and and the end of the lesson I was taking on all blue runs around the Morzine area with confidence, maybe not as speedy as everyone else, but getting down them OK. He is great to be with and really focuses on faults personal to me and helps to iron them out, and more importantly, build confidence on steeper slopes which is usually half the issue in progressing. Thanks Alain!

Mark booked a total of 2 hours with Alain

Rebecca H.
12/01/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Our children have had 3 teachers before Alain and he was their favourite by far - he made it really fun for my two boys who are 8 and 5 (making jokes they thought were hilarious!). However, he also noticeably improved their technique. They actually looked forward to their lessons and want him next time.

Rebecca booked a total of 8 hours with Alain

Ben R.
17/12/2018

5.0

Beginner

A group of four of us who had never been skiing before had a three hour lesson with Alain before we went on the slopes. He was friendly, helpful and made learning very enjoyable.

Ben booked a total of 3 hours with Alain

Christopher O.
10/04/2018

5.0

Alain listened to what we said about my son’s ability then worked with him for 5 hours increasing his confidence and ability. He skied his first black run during the lesson then beat me down a red! Recommended instructor.

Christopher booked a total of 5 hours with Alain

Katie S.
31/03/2018

5.0

Alain was lovely and friendly and put our two young children completely at ease on their first ski lesson. I highly recommend!

Katie booked a total of 2 hours with Alain

Kevin V.
15/03/2018

4.0

We had two groups with Alain, beginners/intermediates (BI) and intermediates (I). The BI group had two lessons of two hours. The levels were different but Alain was very understanding and made sure that he worked with all members of the group and took care of the those with less experience. He provided good, clear instruction and provide excellent advice for each of member of the group to work on to improve their skiing techniques. The Intermediate group had only one lesson and Alain was completely upfront that it would be difficult to really improve in just a two hour lesson. During the lesson he gave constructive advice for each group member to help improve technique and I know this was practiced throughout the remainder of the week so everyone took something from the lesson. Alain was very personable and all the groups liked him and I would recommend him.

Kevin booked a total of 4 hours with Alain

Mark H.
08/03/2018

5.0

1st day skiing ever and Alain had the patience of a saint. In two hours he got me going so that I could independently and confidently whizz up and down the nursery slopes later in the day by myself and also do a very gentle blue run, I was absolutely delighted with the progress I made and his gentle motivational manner and clear instructions kept me going despite a few inevitable 'accidents'. He kept a close eye on everything I did and provided explanations on how to overcome faults particular to me. Would definitely recommend Alain D. for an enjoyable and productive lesson, and significant progress.

Mark booked a total of 2 hours with Alain

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