- Toby F. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
St. Anton am Arlberg
01/06 - 01/06
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Response Time: 4 hours
Experience: 20 Years
Languages: English , German
Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]
I’m Toby and, I’d like to tell you a bit more about me, what drives me and how I work. Hopefully, this will give you an insight to my lifelong love of skiing and my dedication to helping customers achieve their personal goals.
I grew up in a multilingual family with British and Austrian nationality and therefore speak fluent English and German. My hometown is Seefeld in Tyrol, where I started skiing at the age of 3 on my local mountain. In my free time, I still enjoy skiing in Seefeld, one of the best-kept secret spots for freeriding (but remember: “It’s a secret, so don’t tell anyone”).
I have been working in the Austrian ski industry since my early teens and have gained considerable experience in coaching and training many nationalities at all levels in several renowned Austrian ski resorts.
If you ask me what kind of skiing I like best, my answer is: “Steep and challenging freeriding off-piste; the bigger the challenge, the better it gets. The greater the challenge, the better. Get out of your comfort zone and feel the rush. But if you ask me what you enjoy most about skiing, my answer is, “I love meeting new people and teaching them, It’s a real privilege to help people have fun on the mountain.”
Austrian Diplom Ski Teacher/ Staatlich geprüfter Skilehrer
Austrian Staatlich geprüfter Skiführer / Skiguide
ÖSV - (Österreichischer Schi Verband) Licensed Trainer
Swiss Snowsports Federal Diploma
BASI ISTD/ISIA Level 4
French Carte Pro holder
Deutscher Skilehrerverband Staatlich geprüfter Skilehrer
Member of the International Ski Instructors Association
I offer an exciting approach towards skiing and PERSONAL/PRIVATE COACHING ONE 2 ONE OR SMALL GROUP COACHING, catering for a wide spectrum of abilities and standards from the intermediate (parallel red runs confidently) to advanced/expert skiers and Instructors.
It’s the intermediate, advanced, expert skiers who will benefit the most, early low level skiers and beginners are not what I cater for. Especially those who want to improve their all mountain skills, freeriding and technical ability and gain more confidence on a whole mountain.
Our goal is to develop your understanding of the sport with my approach to learning and using the whole mountain to give you an exciting approach to skiing, personal/private coaching, small groups and ski camps and a wide range of skills and standards. Our goal is to encourage you on how to become more effective and adaptable to all types of terrain and snow all over the mountain and in all conditions. We use the mountain to give you the right activities/guiding and use the appropriate terrain to work together to achieve the best and most effective results for you as a skier. He who is in control is out of control and he who is out of control is in control.
My success in the world of skiing is largely based on the pursuit of excellence, helping skiers, regardless of their level or standard, develop their technical skills by understanding what they really need as opposed to what they think they want. In particular, this includes understanding your personal goals and individual learning styles, and focusing on the outcome/success rather than obstacles/difficulties.
We work in small groups or individually, with personal coaching, goal setting and consistent feedback to develop and improve your understanding, to give you skills and ideas that you can use to enjoy the sport for yourself; with confidence you will approach your personal goals of skiing a steep powder run or challenging yourself in ways you can only dream of.
Toby was great! We really enjoyed three mornings with him in St Anton (Family of 4. Two kids learning) He was fantastic teaching technique in a fun and understandable way. Amazing knowledge of whole region so the perfect guide too, keeping us safe at all times. Thank you Toby!
Fiona booked a total of 9 hours with Toby
If you already met many instructors and still looking for someone to help you improve your ski, try Toby. What made my lesson different is his ability to sequence different techniques to correct my flaws. At first it seems like those drills are in random, but at a look back I just know they are not. He will listen to your reflection carefully and try to build what is right for you. He is friendly and funny. I learn a lot after two half-day lessons. His experience may help you improve like mine. Highly recommended
wattanan booked a total of 6 hours with Toby
After skiing for 30 years I have not found many lessons helpful - Toby is the exception. Over three hours he gave me a completely new technique for using in difficult / chopped up snow. Would highly recommend for good / expert skiers who want to continue to improve
Duncan booked a total of 3 hours with Toby
Toby was excellent. I wanted to regain some confidence skiing again and that’s exactly what happened. I had 3 hours with Toby and covered more runs in that time than the previous 4 days spent in St Anton. I’ll look forward to getting back on the slopes again tomorrow now. Thank you Tony 🙏
Nicky McVeigh booked a total of 3 hours with Toby
Toby was great.
Philip booked a total of 3 hours with Toby
Toby was just what we needed. Good technical advice explained in a well balanced way with a sense of humour. When we come back to Austria, we will request Toby again.
Julia booked a total of 6 hours with Toby
Toby was very friendly, always on time, very communicative(with a lot of humour) and we can recommend him as a proffesional ski instructor 100%.
CRISTIAN booked a total of 9 hours with Toby
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