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Lionel D.
34 reviews
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‘Chamonix Mont-Blanc’
Private ski & snowboard lessons

Response Time: 33 minutes

86% of Lionel`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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86% of Lionel`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
  • Experience: 16 Years

  • Languages: English , French , Spanish

  • Cancellation Policy: Moderate [?]

For lessons outside of Chamonix valley, I will accept only full day class.
I am teaching skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix since 2001. Ride and mountain lover, I want to improve your technic while sharing this passion. In the valley, but also in the resorts around, to take best advantage of the conditions.
I can teach at all ages, from 5 years old, ski or snowboard at every level.
I do also off-piste and touring on splitboards.
Contact me for further informations.

  • Excellent with all abilities
  • Great with beginners
  • Patient with improvers
  • Off piste expert
  • Brilliant local knowledge
34 reviews
Overall Rating 4.9

(34 reviews)

(4.9/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
5.0
Technical feedback
4.8
Craig O.
19/03/2020

5.0

Beginner

Lionel was very patient as we all was all very new to learning skiing, 3 of us took the lesson and he had 1 on 1 time with member of the group who wasn't picking it up straight away. Overall glad I booked and would definitely recommend!

Craig booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Peter M.
10/03/2020

4.9

Advanced

I booked Lionel to give a 3-hour lesson to 2 of us - we're both quite good piste skiers but wanted to learn some off-piste and powder techniques. Lionel was superb, starting by making sure we understood about being equipped to manage the risks of being caught in an avalanche, then taking us to parts of Les Grands Montets to find the conditions we needed to get this experience. Although I guess he's more used to teaching beginners and intermediates, he was happy to fit around what we wanted to achieve and he gave us an excellent, unforgettable morning.

Peter booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

lucy h.
21/02/2020

5.0

Advanced

Booked for 5 full days with my good skier of a son. He was able to explain what he was doing not as well as he could, gave him great fun skiing and wore him out off piste too. It was nice for my 16 year old to have a ski companion like this as our son can out-ski all of us, and I do like him being supervised! Perfect booking.

lucy booked a total of 5 full days with Lionel

Laura M.
10/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Lionel could not have been more helpful and patient. Leanne and Lucy learned so much and are so grateful for his support A great experience Merci Lionel

Laura booked a total of 3 hours and 1 full day with Lionel

Maeve C.
08/02/2020

4.5

Beginner

Friendly and helpful.

Maeve booked a total of 2 hours with Lionel

Justinas V.
06/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Great instructor, punctual, offered to pick us up from home which was very convenient. Taught us the basics needed for beginners. Highly recommend.

Justinas booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Cari T.
04/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Lionel was a fantastic instructor, he helped us gain confidence on the slopes and managed to cater for everyones needs even though we had a varieties of abilities within the group. He was also very helpful on telling us where to go outside of lesson times. He was a lot of fun, and a great instructor! I don't think you could find better!

Cari booked a total of 6 hours with Lionel

STEVE D.
02/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Thank you Lionel for three 2.5 hour lessons last week. We were complete beginners and you were absolutely excellent with us both. Made us feel relaxed, were very informative about the area and helped us develop much faster than we ever thought possible. All this under a real mixture of weathers. Thank you for helping make our week so much fun!! Definitely will look you up again if and when we return!! Steve and Cathy.

STEVE booked a total of 7.5 hours with Lionel

Sarah W.
02/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Lionel is a superb instructor. Patient, funny and prepared to push you to be the best you can be. Wouldn’t hesitate to book with Lionel again.

Sarah booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

cthexton1@gmail... T.
31/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Great instructor! Would 100% book again if come back to Chamonix

cthexton1@gmail.com booked a total of 2 hours with Lionel

Vilius P.
21/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

If you are a beginner don't get offset by Lionel's vast experience skiing, snowboarding and surfing. He's very patient, knowledgable and most importantly fun to learn with. During our brief trip to Chamonix he was able to teach my complete beginner partner in just few hours. On day 3 she was going down blue runs in Le Tour area with pleasure. Highly recommended!

Vilius booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Anil S.
20/01/2020

3.9

Intermediate

Friendly and caring instructor

Anil booked a total of 5 hours with Lionel

Arran L.
18/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Lionel was a brilliant instructor. Very encouraging and I absolutely loved my lessons. Thank you Lionel

Arran booked a total of 2 hours with Lionel

Roisin m.
15/01/2020

4.6

Beginner

Lionel had to deal with 5 middle aged total beginners. He was the perfect choice-extremely patient and understanding.he instilled great confidence and started at the perfect level for all of us.we would definitely use him again- if he would take us on! 😂😂

Roisin booked a total of 6 hours with Lionel

Darcy G.
11/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Had a 2hr lesson with Lionel yesterday, very much enjoyed ourselves. He is very supportive and has great knowledge of the Chamonix Valley.

Darcy booked a total of 2 hours with Lionel

Jessamy K.
04/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Lionel was great - he assessed my abilities in a nano-second and rebuilt my confidence - he pushed me to my limit but no further - very grateful Jessamy Kelly

Jessamy booked a total of 2 hours with Lionel

Jonathan R.
19/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

Lionel was great for my sessions in St Gervais. He is patient, supportive and really helped improve my skiing as a beginner. He is also friendly and easy to chat with on the lifts or over a coffee. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Jonathan booked a total of 9 hours with Lionel

Assel A.
16/12/2019

5.0

Intermediate

I had a great morning lesson with Lionel. He is very professional, friendly and encouraging! His feedback was very constructive and he helped me get over my fear and helped me with my confidence on the slopes.

Assel booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Patrick A.
15/04/2019

5.0

Beginner

Easy to communicate with from booking, meeting and learning Not an easy group (adults, beginners) but he stuck with us and with good English, we were very happy We hope to work with him again one day, if he will have us!

Patrick booked a total of 12 hours with Lionel

anil j.
25/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Great guy!

anil booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

susan c.
25/02/2019

4.4

Intermediate

Very friendly and punctual. My teenage nephew seemed very at ease with him.

susan booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Cecile F.
24/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

My husband and daughter spent 5 days with Lionel and enjoyed his focus on improving their technique, which was excatly was they needed. We would highly recommend Lionel.

Cecile booked a total of 5 full days with Lionel

victoria d.
22/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

We had a great afternoon's lesson with Lionel - we are a family of five, all intermediates, but with quite a range of ability, and Lionel helped us all. He was particularly good with our teenagers and helped them work on their technique, while also taking them on some fun pistes that we might not have found otherwise. Thanks Lionel! Victoria D

victoria booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Jessica J.
17/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

I had a great 3 hour lesson with Lionel. He was friendly and gave me valuable feedback on my skiing. I noticed an improvement the next day with friends! They also commented that I had improved!

Jessica booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Niamh F.
31/01/2019

5.0

Mixed

Lionel was a great ski instructor. He structured our lesson perfectly as we were a group of 2 intermediates and 1 beginner who all wanted to ski together. His clearly thought lesson greatly benefited our beginner skier who learned and progressed very quickly and overall gave all of us great confidence with useful tips and guidance about skiing and about Chamonix. I would definitely use and recommend Lionel in future.

Niamh booked a total of 4 hours with Lionel

Robert L.
21/01/2019

5.0

Beginner

Absolutely fantastic lesson, very patient with me. Complete beginner in the snowboard but after a lesson with Lionel, I was able to manage green routes across chamonix very comfortably. Very simple tips and just made the lesson very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend for all age groups and experience

Robert booked a total of 1 hour with Lionel

Hamish R.
14/04/2018

5.0

Lionel is a fantastic teacher and really helped my daughter (7). He managed to further develop and teach her new technical skills whilst managing to keep the lessons fun. He was also able to give me some great tips to improve my skiing as well as little lessons to help teach my daughter outside of the lessons. This is my second time I have had lessons with Lionel and would definitely engage him again. A big thank you to Lionel. Hamish and Zahra

Hamish booked a total of 6 hours with Lionel

Nicholas M.
03/04/2018

5.0

Lionel was fantastic teaching our three children none of whom had skied before. He was very patient and after three mornings all were confident on blue/red runs. Very friendly and would recommend highly.

Nicholas booked a total of 9 hours with Lionel

christiane D.
08/03/2018

5.0

Franchement c'est un peu inquiétant de laisser son enfant a moniteur donc on ne sait pas grand chose.... Mais avec Lionel j'ai été très rassuré et très satisfaite Mon fils était très content de ses cours avec Lionel Il est gentil, poli , s'adapte a l'enfant et est très ponctuel Je suis très exigeante.....Donc Lionel je vous le conseille vivement.

christiane booked a total of 9 hours with Lionel

Eduard D.
01/03/2018

5.0

If you are looking for a great instructor look no further. We had Lionel for 2 lessons and were very satisfied with tutorials. He had a very professional approach. We had a huge progress from seeing skies for a first time to going to some blue lanes in just 2 days. We highly recommend him and would definitely book lessons with him again.

Eduard booked a total of 7 hours with Lionel

Charlie grumbri... g.
28/02/2018

5.0

Brilliant instructor. Gave me and my girlfriend great confidence for our first day on the slopes. Highly recommend

Charlie grumbridge booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Deborah C.
27/12/2017

5.0

Our teenage son and daughter (mixed ability) had two lessons with Lionel, they loved it and improved a lot, will definitely book him again if we return to chamonix, thank you

Deborah booked a total of 2 hours with Lionel

simon m.
13/12/2017

5.0

Supremely educated and knowledgeable, really couldn't have completed the excursion without you. Thank you for all your advice and teachings. I will be back to book with you again!

simon booked a total of 3 hours with Lionel

Richard A.
02/03/2017

5.0

Everyone can learn something from Lionel !!! Me and my 6 year-old son had the absolute pleasure of being guided and instructed by Lionel this winter in Chamonix on some perfect days. Great with knowing all the local tricks and best places to go, technically awesome, great with kids and most of all a really understands how to make it fun for kids and adults knowing how to keep people of all ages engaged. . Its takes someone who is top of their game to be able to effortlessly spot all those little details every second of the day that makes our day brighter. Utmost respect and gratitude to Lionel - and on top of if its not enough, he's not a bad photographer and video artist :) Lucky you if you get him, he's in great demand !!!

Richard booked a total of 1 full day with Lionel

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