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Pierre R.
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Les Arcs 1800
Skiing, Snowboarding

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77% of Pierre`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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77% of Pierre`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Pierre R. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service

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  • Pierre R. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
  • Experience: 35 Years

  • Languages: English , Spanish

  • Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]

Father of six kids, all of them brillant with ski (one international level), snowboard or monoski... I love snow, and smiles.
Many families appreciate my way of teaching, all levels.
Former teacher in French National ski school.
Modesty out ;-]], Financial Times wrote about me: "Word class ski instructor."
What else?
SMART SKIING, SKIER INTELLIGENT,
Personalised skiing, snowboarding and mono skiing lessons, for all ages, all levels, also for the ‘disheartened’.
Former examiner for the École Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme, also within the ESF instructors, Pierre Raisson, technic creator and author of the first books about snowboarding and mono skiing.
Over time, analysing the common techniques of these different forms of snow sports imposed itself on him.
Ski, snowboard, monoski: "same combat" !
Transform your qualities, your quest for progression, your desires, your fears, sometimes visceral, understandably, then into HAPPINESS !
I think, so I slide.
Then again, is it necessary to know what to think.
Then we must first ski with our head, with intelligence as a support.
Know what you are doing on the snow and why you are doing so, even before it is done.. do you follow?
This way of teaching skiing, snowboarding and mono skiing, based on a high level of comprehension simplified from the unavoidable laws of physical, physiological and psychological anatomy, applied on snow sports. This method enriches your experience and stays the best path towards your success and pleasure on snow.
Thinking is one thing, acting is another.
Also...
One of the first tracks (the second, one thinks) of mono skiing in the 80s on the North face of the Mont Blanc, 4808 m..., including several firsts tracks snowboarding in 1993 on the East face of the “Pic du Communisme”, the highest sommet of Pamyr at 7495 m, to support his words, his books.
On slopes, off pistes, adults, children, beginners (he adores!), intermediate to confirmed, even desperate cases, alone or accompanied, for sure you will know where you are, why, and what doors are opened to you.
Understanding to learning, whatever the level, be "SMART SKIER", so “SKIER INTELLIGENT”: “what else?”.
Patience and assurance.
Humour and poetry, if affinities.
His happiness to him? Your progress!
Tout cela en français, in english, suficiente en español, Немного по-русски.

Du 15/12 au 27/04.

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

Financial Times: "Pierre ... World class ski instructor", what else?

26 reviews
Overall Rating 4.9

(26 reviews)

(4.9/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
4.9
Technical feedback
4.9
Moyna B.
20/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Pierre explained the technicalities of skiing very well & then helped us put it into practice. Thanks Pierre

Moyna booked a total of 6 hours with Pierre

Christopher .
09/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Pierre is a fantastic instructor! I can not rate him highly enough. Five children of mixed abilities from 4yrs - 7yrs and he was a pro! We will 100% be hiring him again next time we ski. CB

Christopher booked a total of 18 hours with Pierre

Sophie C.
07/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Thanks so much Pierre! Our daughter had a wonderful time and loved her lessons

Sophie booked a total of 6 hours with Pierre

Sophia Coombes .
02/04/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Our children had morning sessions with Pierre and learnt so much more than technique and they had lots of fun in the process. Thank you Pierre, we will be back!

Sophia Coombes booked a total of 15 hours with Pierre

Camilla Thrush .
01/03/2022

4.8

Beginner

Pierre was very patient, friendly and accommodating and knew how to teach beginner snowboarders very well. Would definitely recommend

Camilla Thrush booked a total of 2.5 hours and 2 full days with Pierre

Alison Eardley .
19/02/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Pierre took my two teens (13 and 15) out for four 2 hour lessons and they had a lot of fun, learning new techniques and having a go off piste. Would thoroughly recommend - Pierre is very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely book Pierre again next time we visit!!

Alison Eardley booked a total of 2 hours with Pierre

Viacheslav .
14/02/2022

4.9

Beginner

He is just great

Viacheslav booked a total of 2.5 hours with Pierre

Hui Yin C.
21/12/2021

5.0

Mixed

There were 4 of us, 2 adults 2 kids who are all first timers. Pierre helped us chose the ski equipment a day earlier and assist in bringing the skis from our hotel to the practice area. My 2 girls (7 yo & 10 yo) managed to ski slowly within 2 hours, my hb can do pretty well too, I was still falling in the middle of practice on the 1st day. On the 2nd day, the girls and husband can already ski down the 2km beginner slope with guidance from Pierre. I am so proud of them! My made progress too, I wasn’t falling at all during the practice and managed to ski around 1km of beginner slope on my own and the rest by catching the poles from Pierre. It was a fun and fulfilling 6 hours (3hrs x2) experience with Pierre, the girls love it! Definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn!

Hui Yin booked a total of 6 hours with Pierre

Mark R.
24/03/2020

5.0

Beginner

We have just returned back from our first ever skiing trip! The first week we had 2.5hr lessons with Pierre and the second week we stayed in a different resort where we met some of our family and friends. I had never skied before and my husband had skied once before approx 10 years ago so we were both pretty nervous to get back on the slopes - excited too! Pierre our instructor was AMAZING!! He took the time to explain the theory of skiing and helped us understand how fear can impact how you ski! Pierre made learning fun! He encouraged me to recognise fear in order to overcome it and become a better skier by helping build my confidence. By the end of the week I was able to ski down REDS!!!! My husband had picked up some habits that Pierre helped him change, and by the second week when we skied with family My husband was looking UP!! I am so grateful to Pierre as our second week was so much fun being able to get on the slopes with our family and enjoy ourselves. If we had not had his help, our second week could have been a waste of money. We are are now super excited about our next trip and we keep in touch with Pierre and hope to meet him again next time we go to Les Arcs I highly recommend Pierre, everyone told us he was the best whilst we were on our lessons and we have experienced ourselves that he really is! Pierres English language was fabulous and we had no trouble with communication! He was so helpful and great fun to be around. Go on book him in - it will be the best thing you do - You WILL NOT regret it ;-)

Mark booked a total of 15 hours with Pierre

Daisy W.
26/02/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Our three boys (13, 12 and 10) and my husband, who joined in on the last day, all loved their lessons with Pierre. He was very good at explaining how to improve technically, took them on interesting routes and made it all fun. They all want to come back to Les Arcs so they can ski with him again.

Daisy booked a total of 10 hours with Pierre

Andrew M.
21/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Pierre is an excellent instructor, clearly experienced and knows how to deal with and teach kids. His passion for teaching is obvious.

Andrew booked a total of 18 hours with Pierre

Rupert K.
20/02/2020

4.6

Beginner

Pierre looked after our 4 kids for the week. We all loved him! They really came on in the week. He had the right balance of lessons and fun. Would highly recommend!

Rupert booked a total of 15 hours with Pierre

Andros L.
10/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

A great couple of lessons with Pierre. Fun, informative and he really helped build our confidence. Would highly recommend and will be booking again.

Andros booked a total of 5 hours with Pierre

Jack H.
04/02/2020

4.5

Beginner

Taught a group of 6 beginners and built their confidence and ability in 3 mornings. Friendly and punctual, would recommend.

Jack booked a total of 9 hours with Pierre

Mathew W.
21/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

I bookEd 3 x 2 hour lessons with Pierre for my son Rory (age 7) on his first ever skiing holiday. Rory had never put on skies before his lesson and Pierre managed to teach him to confidently turn and control his speed during the three lessons. Rory really enjoyed his lessons with Pierre and the tuition set him up for a great week of skiing. Pierre is very friendly and patient, and has great technical knowledge which he is able to communicate to younger learners. We’d highly recommend Pierre and will look to use his services next time we visit.

Mathew booked a total of 6 hours with Pierre

Paul M.
21/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

I would recommend Pierre, he is awesome, fun and friendly. I finally feel like a can ski after many years of trying. Much better than a group session. Fortement recommandé, merci. Paul & Amanda

Paul booked a total of 9 hours with Pierre

Donna G.
20/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Thanks for a great couple of lessons Pierre! Wonderful teaching, making me much more relaxed and confident on the slopes. 100% would recommend - fantastic value.

Donna booked a total of 4 hours with Pierre

Kim B.
15/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Pierre was amazing for both myself and my kids. So knowledgeable and patient taking the time to clearly explain all aspects of learning to ski. Highly recommend!!

Kim booked a total of 16 hours with Pierre

Julie C.
27/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

Pierre was very accomodating with our group. We had 2 snow boarders who had a lesson then 3 skiers had the next lesson. Nothing was too much trouble for Pierre and he was happy to teach us all from beginners to intermediates. His clear communication made the technical advice very helpful. We would definitely recommend Pierre as an instructor.

Julie booked a total of 8 hours with Pierre

Jane W.
06/03/2019

4.8

Beginner

My 6yrs son had 3 days of 2hrs lessons. Our aim was for him to progress from snowplough to parallel skiing - this was achieved! My son loved his lessons and enjoyed spending time with Pierre. He is a fascinating gentleman with extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge. Thank you Pierre!

Jane booked a total of 6 hours with Pierre

Rob F.
13/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

We had a memorable two hour refresher lesson with Pierre for our family of 4 at the start of our week in Les Arcs. He is a great teacher and took time to explain his philosophy of skiing - keep the head up, stand tall, hips and belly forward, arms higher up and in front. We didn’t have much time with Pierre but we’ve each been thinking about what he told us since our lesson and he certainly has made us feel like better skiers as a result. Bravo Pierre!

Rob booked a total of 2 hours with Pierre

Jess A.
09/02/2019

4.9

Beginner

Pierre was fab with us. Mixed abilities and confidence. He gave us honest feedback... but was also very understanding and patient. Would definitely recommend!

Jess booked a total of 3 hours with Pierre

maryana R.
28/12/2018

5.0

Intermediate

Amazing instructor. Very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend.

maryana booked a total of 8.5 hours and 2 full days with Pierre

Marcus G.
16/02/2018

5.0

Pierre has guide my family for one week. My wife and my daughter as skiers and I as snowboarder. He's techinic is really useful for both styles.

Marcus booked a total of 6 hours with Pierre

Marcus G.
16/02/2018

5.0

Pierre is the master of the masters, the instructor of the instructors. It is impossible not to succeed being touch by him.

Marcus booked a total of 6 hours with Pierre

Marcus G.
12/02/2018

5.0

Excellent instructor! Not only experience but also motivation and attention for guiding and teaching! I really recommend!!

Marcus booked a total of 3 hours with Pierre

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