- Freddy W. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
29/03 - 29/03
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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!
Patient and friendly
All ages and abilities welcome
Great knowledge of all ski runs and lifts in the 3 valleys
Freddy was great at all aspects of the lesson. From feedback and pointers on my skiing to telling me about the area and which slopes are best for skiing at certain times of day. The ear piece /radio giving real time feedback really makes a difference too. Excellent lesson.
Lyn booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy
Super friendly and helpful on my second ever ski lesson. Successfully helped me carefully navigate a blue run to lunch to meet my friends and was very patient despite my constant falls hahaha! Would highly recommend this lovely chap!
Ama Sulter booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Massive thanks to Freddie. I've been skiing on and off for 20 years and built up some bad habits. Freddy was great from start to finish, took me back to some basics and really helped me understand first and start to implement real changes in my skiing technique. He took videos and ckearly explained each topic. The radio earpiece was great, so he could guide me during a run. Highly reccomended if you want to take your skiing to the next level, whether you are a beginner or more experienced.
Rob Oyston booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy
We really enjoyed our lessons with Freddy. He made us feel really safe and was very patient and reassuring when I had a wobble on Creux. He is a fabulous instructor but he is also really knowledgeable about the mountains. Great to see him play in La Tania. A truly multi talented man!
Hayley booked a total of 6 hours with Freddy
This whole week with Freddy was just a pleasure in everything! Freddy is a man of joy, positive attitude, amazing instructor! He gave us little radios, which was the first time for us. That made the mountain experience so much easier and pleasant. Every day he was taking a crowd of children (some with a different level of skills) to different destinations. Every day was an adventure! Thank you, Freddy!
Anna Oner booked a total of 3 full days with Freddy
Lessons for my son were perfect
Arnaud booked a total of 8 hours with Freddy
Very friendly and incredibly patient! Thank you Freddy.
John booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
Very effective learning, full professionalism in a great atmosphere, a very nice and patient instructor, additionally knowledge of French. Best afternoon spent, I highly recommend. Thank you Freddy!
Magdalena booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
Freddy is the instructor you need, very professional and very helpful it was great skiing with him, learned from him few ski techniques that I didn’t know.
Meshal Al Mutawa booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Freddy was great, easy going and will definitely use him again.
Ian booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Freddy was great! Very knowledgable and friendly… he worked well with our kids and was very patient with them. He also shared some great local recommendations. Thanks Freddy!
Kristen booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Honestly cannot recommend Freddy highly enough. I had had a really bad lesson the day before (with a different instructor) which had completely knocked my confidence and left me in tears. By the end of the lesson with Freddy I had massively progressed and felt so much more confident in my own abilities. His chatting and singing really helped keep my calm and over come my fears.
Jessica booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
We had a great time with Freddy! He was very friendly, welcoming and a great instructor. We made so much progress- thanks Freddy! We’ll be sure to book you again next time we’re around.
Egle Venclovaite booked a total of 10 hours with Freddy
We had a great morning with Freddy! We are a group of four adults, and are all relative beginners at skiing. He’s very friendly and patient, and helped us get comfortable on the slopes. Thanks Freddy - wish we could have caught your live music show on Tuesday!
Angela Pan booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Great lesson for Matt - new to skiing - clear and informative - highly recommend Freddy.
Stewart Thomson booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
I had a 2 hour lesson today with Freddy and he really helped me with my confidence. Some of my technique needed a bit of work and he gave me a couple of different things to try to get me where I need to be. I'm a slow beginner and so Freddy's patience and regular singing really helped stop the panic :)
Sarah booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
Freddy was a fantastic choice for snowboarding lessons for a few 20 something beginners. Very punctual, loads of positive energy, great communication (especially with the walkie-talkies). A really nice touch was the list of restaurants Freddy suggested unprompted. Unfortunately we never did get to see him in action with his band over in La Tania.
Peter booked a total of 9 hours with Freddy
Freddy was a great teacher! He had a radio and was able to give advice on the spot. The lesson gave me the confidence to continue and set me up for the rest of my time in Meribel.
Hauke booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
Freddy is an incredible instructor! Patient, knowledgeable, personable. We feel we’ve learnt so much in such a short space of time, and tried things we wouldn’t have dared to try! Was such a great experience, will definitely be booking again!
Chloe Morris booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Freddy was a brilliant instructor! Super encouraging and super fun. Highly recommend him to everyone!
Claudia Carr booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Freddy was super friendly and patient with our group of 6 adult beginners. We had really good fun and by the end of the day, we felt comfortable using our new knowledge on a green run! Freddy also recommended some great beginner spots for us to try out across the 3 valleys, as well as some bars and restaurants - which made our time so much more enjoyable. Thanks!
Adele Saunders booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy
Freddy took us out for a morning of guiding and instruction off piste. We had a mixed group and he was able to moderate the difficulty of the terrain to suit our group with his knowledge of the three valleys ski area. Friendly, fun and we would happily book him again when we are next in the area.
Sean booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Freddy is lovely. Really technical and good at improving technique that has been embedded for years! Would totally book him again!
Isabel booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
We had such a joyful time with Freddy. He is not only an experienced, competent instructor but also a nice and interesting character. Highly recommend!
Minh Cham booked a total of 1 full day with Freddy
Freddy was such a great instructor. We felt safe and in good hands and we progressed really fast under his tutorage and he just made it so much fun. As we are also musicians he invited us to perform at his local Tuesday night gig. Giving us an unexpected experience we will never forget. Freddy you rock 🤘🏻
Angela booked a total of 7 hours with Freddy
As a group of children and adults of mixed ability we were unsure if we should book group lessons or private lessons for our skiing holiday in Courchevel. Luckily we chose Maison Sport and Freddie (we booked four 1/2 day lessons). The week couldn't have gone better - Freddie was amazing at getting everyone going on the first day and then juggling our requests and mixed abilities as the week progressed. The children thought he was the best and had so much fun with him and he showed them all the best runs. The adults also had a great time and especially enjoyed going to watch the Freddie Wilkens show at La Taiga! Go ahead and book Freddie - you won't regret it!!
Daisy booked a total of 13 hours with Freddy
Freddy is a fantastic instructor! He persevered in very trying conditions and gave us great feedback and technical advice. He has prepared us for a myriad of scenarios and helped consolidate and advance our existing skills. His local knowledge is outstanding, he is enthusiastic and don’t be surprised if he bursts into song! I highly recommend Freddy!
Danni booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy
Freddy looked after us for 2 days. Great sessions and Freddy is an awesome teacher. We were 3 absolute beginners and he had so much patience with us. Would definitely recommend him!m. Thanks Freddy boy!
Zein booked a total of 6 hours with Freddy
We couldn´t be happier. Our three kids were with Freddy for five days and now know how to snowboard (they can now ride down all slopes with us) and they have never skied or snowboarded before (they are 8, 9 and 11). Freddy is kind, thoughtful, pedagogic, funny and a great teacher. They learned so fast; we cannot believe it! Highly recommend! Thank you Freddy- we will be back next year <3 Our warmest recommendations/Love from Vendela, Mila & Isabella <3
David Anevski booked a total of 4 hours with Freddy
Our 9 yo son skied with Freddy for almost a week and we are really impressed by all the effort which Freddy invested into teaching technicalities, but also keeping fun and entertaining our son, giving new ideas, planning adequate exploration of the terrain and just making a good company. Thank you so much, Freddy, and all recommendations to anyone considering his services!
Viacheslav booked a total of 1 full day with Freddy
Freddy was absolutely fantastic. He was a great communicator with some fantastic technical tips for the whole family. We would love to book Freddy again 😊
Kate Keenan booked a total of 1 full day with Freddy
Freddy was excellent with Lexi 12 made her feel relaxed and engaged
Donald booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
Fantastic instructor- the kids progressed so quickly and they had so much fun. Freddy is highly recommended.
jeff richards booked a total of 6 hours with Freddy
Freddy took our three children (aged 9-12) who have been several times and he transformed them into very capable skiers under his excellent tutelage, which included the use of videoing with feedback and live tips via walkie talkie! Knowledgeable, charismatic and engaging, the perfect tutor for your stay in the 3 Vallées.
NEIL booked a total of 24 hours with Freddy
Freddy was fantastic! We are a family of four, all beginners. Freddy made it simple and helped us learn the basics in no time. I highly recommend booking your lessons with Freddy.
Trent Curtin booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
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
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
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
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
Amazing trainer , definitely will book with him every time.
Reema booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy
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
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
Freddy was great and I had a lot of fun skiing for the first time!
Joanna booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
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
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
Very nice teacher, very friendly and patient
Isabelle van Weede booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
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
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
Very nice teacher, very friendly and patiënt!
Isabelle van Weede booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
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
Freddy is very helpful and and friendly!
Weiwei booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy
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
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
No strawberries crushed at the back….great lesson, great guy
Chris booked a total of 2 hours with Freddy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can’t recommend Freddy enough!
Emily McCarthy booked a total of 3 hours with Freddy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great kids friendly instructor!
stanislav kuleshov booked a total of 6 hours with Freddy
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.
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!
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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