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Freddy W.
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Courchevel
Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Touring

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91% of Freddy`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Freddy W. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service

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  • Freddy W. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
  • Experience: 8 Years

  • Languages: English , French

  • Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]

I absolutely love the mountains and want to share my passion for mountain snowsports and adventures with you!

I have worked with both French (ESF) and British ski schools since 2014. As well ski as racing and freestyle, I also love off-piste, ski touring and mountaineering adventures. I have summited many mountains in the French Alps including Mt Blanc 4810m as well as mountains on other continents such as the highest mountain in Mexico, Pico de Orizaba 5638m

I enjoy teaching all ages and abilities from kids groups, adult beginners through to advanced ski racing techniques and off-piste guiding.

In the Summer I spend my time cross country paragliding and thermalling around the alps. I also kitesurf, mountain bike, road bike, and do a lot of trail running, often running up and flying back down from mountain tops with my paraglider!

My other passion is music. You will find me singing and playing piano in hotels and bars in Courchevel for apres ski. La Taiga Bar in La Tania is a particular favourite. I play every Tuesday Apres ski between 5-7pm without fail. I have played there every Tuesday apres ski for over 10 years in a row!- If we don't get to ski together, let's rock out together for some apres ski!

  • Excellent with all abilities
  • Great with beginners
  • Fun children’s lessons
  • Patient with improvers
  • Brilliant local knowledge
What to expect in a lesson

Fun lessons!
Patient and friendly
All ages and abilities welcome
Great knowledge of all ski runs and lifts in the 3 valleys

44 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(44 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
5.0
Technical feedback
5.0
Horesh .
22/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

Freddy was absolutely awesome. We are a family of 6 beginners in different ages, adults, teenagers and little once, skiing for the first time. We could not imagine that Freddy with his uncompromising dedication, fantastic communication skills was doing the impossible and bringing all of us just in 4 lessons to feel comfortable and independent in the slopes of Merible. We definitely recommend Freddy as a ski instructor for anybody who need one.

Horesh booked a total of 8 hours with Freddy

Supatida .
03/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

I had a very fun ski class. He’s a talent guy. Couldn’t thanks enough to his kindness. Recommended to everyone!!!

Supatida booked a total of 6 hours with Freddy

Sophie Burton .
28/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Freddie taught my 9 yr old and another friend's 10yr old son every morning for 4 days in Courcheval. They absolutely loved their lessons with him, were keen to extend the hours where possible, couldn't wait to get on the mountain each morning and were the last to leave the slopes at the end of each day! Freddie was very flexible, approachable, friendly and ideally suited to the two boys. The lessons were full of excitement and their skiing improved enormously. I wouldn't hesitate to book Freddie again the next time we ski. We were only sorry to have missed him playing the piano in the evenings too! Thank you so much for being a super instructor!

Sophie Burton booked a total of 12 hours with Freddy

Raphael .
27/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Best instructor (patient, analyzing, communicative, funny, good in explaining and much more) ever which becomes a real buddy after just one day! Always on time and motivated to show you around. Having said that I can only recommend Freddy and will definitely want him to be my instructor for my next stay in Courchevel!!!

Raphael booked a total of 16 hours with Freddy

Reema .
27/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Amazing trainer , definitely will book with him every time.

Reema booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Mark .
26/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Freddy was personable and very knowledgable. He took the three of us through the basics and moved us on to suit our individual levels. Our skiing improved significantly after only two lessons. Thanks Freddy.

Mark booked a total of 5 hours with Freddy

Fraser .
24/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Freddy is such a likeable person as well as a superb instructor, there is nothing to criticise to be honest. We have been skiing and snowboarding for 30+ years and Freddy is possibly the best all-round personality we have met as an instructor, which is what you need to relax and learn…. 10 out of 10, thank you Freddy and all the best 👍😊

Fraser booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy

Joanna .
21/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Freddy was great and I had a lot of fun skiing for the first time!

Joanna booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Martin Bull .
16/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Freddy was a great instructor and good fun. His catch phrase 'Get on it' was amusing and it didn't mean the apres, it meant getting your weight on the downhill ski!! Much improved after two days and 100% more confident. Would recommend :-)

Martin Bull booked a total of 8 hours with Freddy

Jonathan Scott .
13/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Freddie was a great instructor , very patient and full of encouragement - it was my first time snowboarding and Freddie’s advice helped me reach a decent standard by the end of the week.

Jonathan Scott booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Isabelle van We... .
12/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Very nice teacher, very friendly and patient

Isabelle van Weede booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Joe Protheroe .
11/03/2022

4.8

Beginner

Freddie is amazing! Puts you at ease and shows you all the piste. We even signed up for an extra session. Not a bad piano player either.

Joe Protheroe booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Alison .
11/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

I booked Freddy for a friend of mine who hadn't skied for 16 years. He was very friendly, patient and encouraging. She had a great lesson with him and she would definitely book him again for a future lesson. His singing in La Taiga on the Tuesday night was 5 star too! :)

Alison booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Isabelle van We... .
11/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Very nice teacher, very friendly and patiënt!

Isabelle van Weede booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Sophia .
09/03/2022

5.0

Intermediate

I booked a 3 hr afternoon lesson with Freddy to improve my technique after a few years without boarding. He was friendly and flexible and gave me the technical hints and tips i needed. A very useful session.

Sophia booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Weiwei .
09/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Freddy is very helpful and and friendly!

Weiwei booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Lindsay Gregory .
08/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

As a nervous snowboarder Freddy really helped me gain my confidence. He’s very supportive and when I didn’t feel I could try a new run he guided me very slowly down until I felt comfortable. Couldn’t recommend him more highly.

Lindsay Gregory booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Marie-Claire Sh... .
05/03/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Great advice and exercises to practice my weak areas. Took lots of videos to show me where I could improve. Definitely recommend and will hopefully book another lesson soon!

Marie-Claire Sheppard booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Chris M.
02/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

No strawberries crushed at the back….great lesson, great guy

Chris booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Renata P.
25/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Freddy was amazing at teaching both me and my four year old son. I was terrified and terrible and he made me feel at ease and confident to get further with skiing than I have ever done before. Freddy was wonderful with my son. Highly recommend Freddy and will hopefully book more lessons next year. Thank you :)

Renata booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Mary .
24/02/2022

4.8

Mixed

Fantastic guide and instructor for my teenage son to conquer the Grand Couloir! Very friendly and encouraging - just what was needed. And then sent through impressive photos and videos of the success. Highly recommended.

Mary booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Kieran .
24/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

Great instructor. Got me from 0 to doing the green slopes on my own in 3 hours. Was able to ski the next three days with my mates. Highly recommend Freddie and he is a very sound bloke on top of it all.

Kieran booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Carmina Cortes .
23/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Freddy’s lesson was a lot of fun. He gave me a lot of tips and we worked on developing new skills too. The communication was excellent too. I highly recommend him.

Carmina Cortes booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Kerry .
22/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

Thank you to Freddy for an amazing lesson. I was pretty much a beginner, having only had one lesson previously on a dry slope. Freddy instantly made me feel comfortable on the slopes and was a great teacher, passing on his extensive knowledge. I felt I progressed significantly, just in 1 day, all thanks to him. Not only did Freddy give great technical advice, but he knew the area so well and it was so interesting to hear all about his time in Courchevel and knowledge of the resort. He gave great advice on which runs I should practice by myself and how to progress further during my stay. The day was tiring, being my first full day on the slopes, but I loved every minute. I had a blast, and I will never forget to "get on it". Cheers Freddy

Kerry booked a total of 1 full day with Freddy

Antonia B.
20/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

Freddie was great and over the two days I could really see an improvement in my technique as well as increased confidence. I started carving and even went off-piste (something I haven’t done seen my teens!). Not only was Freddie really friendly and a great overall instructor, he is also incredibly knowledgeable of the terrain and le trois vallées, so you feel like you’re having a guided tour as well as a lesson! Will definitely rebook next time we’re in Courchevel and would recommend to anyone really looking to improve their skill, build confidence and have fun!

Antonia booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy

Harry .
18/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Had a really good few days learning as a small group of beginners with Freddie. Everyone definitely improved. Was also great to watch Freddie perform at the Le Bouc Blanc after one of our lessons - very entertaining!

Harry booked a total of 6 hours with Freddy

Mehmet MAZI .
12/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

I had a great beginning of the season morning session with Freddie. He was very good at observing and correcting the technique with good tips and instruction. Well recommended

Mehmet MAZI booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Charlotte .
07/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Freddy was so great. Really got my confidence up and helped me with my technique. I can’t thank him enough! Would recommend to anyone at any ability. He saw what I could do and simply helped me improve massively. Top guy!

Charlotte booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Emily McCarthy .
07/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Can’t recommend Freddy enough!

Emily McCarthy booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Michael healy .
03/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

Faultless My partner with only a week worth of previous ski school with ESF went from a snow plough beginner to a competent parallel skier. Book Freddy to maximise your learning experience

Michael healy booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Michael healy .
30/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

Excellent instructor. Booked 3 hours for my partner who was a nervous skier. The difference is significantly noticed. Could not recommend highly enough!

Michael healy booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Hayden Collyer .
30/01/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Thank you Freddy for a great lesson. After me telling you I had lost my confidence you took me to a nice easy green to build it back up and gave me good tips to make sure I was doing to correct methods. Your knowledge and technics helped me for the remaining few days of my holiday so thank you.

Hayden Collyer booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Eoin .
29/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

I would highly recommend Freddy for ski lessons. Our group of 5 total beginners were safely able to do green and blue runs after a couple of days despite barely being able to stand up in skis on the first day! Freddy made the lessons fun and relaxed, and was super patient. We also enjoyed Freddy’s piano performance at La Taiga which was an excellent apres-ski evening. We are looking forward to seeing Freddy again for intermediate ski lessons next year ⛷ Thank you so much!

Eoin booked a total of 12 hours with Freddy

Kevin .
28/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

An absolutely excellent coach, taking total beginners (one of whom was utterly terrified) and turning them into people who can safely ski down green runs. I haven’t met a more positive, helpful and knowledgable coach. Freddy also gave really helpful advice to the good skier in our party, so is capable of teaching at all levels.

Kevin booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Céline Peeters .
25/01/2022

5.0

Beginner

We had a great learning experience with Freddy, he gave us some tips and tricks to continue practicing on our own as well. I would highly recommend taking a course with Freddy, who will give you some interesting information about the surroundings as well. We really noticed our progress after taking the course with Freddy.

Céline Peeters booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Rhea .
23/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

It was my first time skiing and I’m extremely happy with the outcome. Freddy was great to chat with even before we booked and helped us understand all the technicalities including sending us a video of how to carry your ski equipment. He is extremely thorough, patient and makes you laugh while you fall- we felt safe and had an absolute blast while doing so! Would definitely recommend him to anyone coming to ski in courchevel. He also took great pictures and videos for me without me even asking him to do so. P.S. he’s a musician too so you’ll definitely hear him break out into a little song at any given random moment 😂

Rhea booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy

Dmitry .
15/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

Freddy is unique. That's it. And that sounds as something obvious (because all people are unique) or as too good to be true, unless... you know him. Freddy is successfully pursuing two careers: he is a ski instructor and a musician. And before that, he was interested in psychology and kids development. This gives him unique possibilities. Not only couching you to ski properly but being fun, entertaining and just a brilliant personality to get acquainted with. And when he works with kids, they can't wait for the next day, because not only he teaches them and entertain them, but most importantly he understands and he is interested in getting to know them. You can ask Freddy to teach basics, or coach in more advanced things, you can leave kids with him and be sure they are having fun and getting better, or you can go with Freddy on a freeride adventure. Everything is possible, and fun is guaranteed.

Dmitry booked a total of 3 full days with Freddy

Rebecca .
03/01/2022

5.0

Beginner

Wow, what an absolutely fantastic instructor! I had beginner snowboard lessons with Freddy, I can already ski but this was my first time boarding and I have never had a better snowsports instructor than Freddy!! So encouraging and friendly, I made so much more progress in a short time than I thought I would be able to. I can't recommend him highly enough, I will be back again myself for sure!!

Rebecca booked a total of 1 hour with Freddy

Steph van .
03/01/2022

4.9

Beginner

Great guy had a good time doing some blue and green slopes!! I learnt a lot about balance and weight distribution :)

Steph van booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

Thomas .
01/01/2022

5.0

Beginner

Great teacher and very nice person. Definitely recommend Freddy to get more out of your trip to the slopes!

Thomas booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy

stanislav kules... .
31/12/2021

5.0

Beginner

Great kids friendly instructor!

stanislav kuleshov booked a total of 6 hours with Freddy

Claire .
12/11/2021

5.0

Freddy was fantastic from beginning to end, very knowledgeable with all aspects of skiing. Using video analysis of what I was doing wrong, I was finally able to start properly carving my skis around the mountain! Thank you Freddy!! I will be back next year.

Emma .
11/11/2021

5.0

Freddy is fantastic with children, he had them all singing along and playing fun ski games in the snow. The kids really enjoyed themselves and cannot wait to ski with him again!

James .
10/11/2021

4.9

We booked Freddy for week of beginner adult group lessons. He was incredibly patient and made everyone feel relaxed. Even the most nervous skiers in the group were soon making turns and having fun. A fantastic instructor, highly recommend

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