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Jono S.
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Meribel
Snowboarding, Off-piste Snowboarding

Response Time: 2 hours

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96% of Jono`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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96% of Jono`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Jono S. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service

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  • Jono S. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
  • Experience: 18 Years

  • Languages: English

  • Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]

One of the most highly qualified snowboard instructors from the uk and one of only a handful of snowboard specific instructors in the 3 valleys, I also compete in freeride competitions. I like to increase overall understanding of snowboarding by looking at how each of our movements and body positions directly influence how the board reacts and performs, this leads us to be able to get maximum output from minimum input resulting in effortless relaxed high performance riding.Whether you are looking to improve piste performance and carving, freeride techniques and experiences or freestyle I can provide coaching to take you to the next level. I am currently competing in the freeride world qualifier series in France so can offer freeride coaching and guiding as well as splitboarding.

  • Excellent with all abilities
  • Great with beginners
  • Patient with improvers
  • Superb for intermediates
  • Off piste expert
What to expect in a lesson

Each session is tailored to your specific requirements, whether its using the latest techniques to improve your riding, building confidence or finding the most suitable off piste for your level.

24 reviews
Overall Rating 4.9

(24 reviews)

(4.9/5)
Friendliness
4.9
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
4.9
Technical feedback
4.9
lesley newsholm... .
17/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Jono did a brilliant job with our 8 year old son, kept him interested by taking him all over the mountain. Really good technically, very patient with him and made it lots of fun. Would definitely recommend and book him again.

lesley newsholme booked a total of 15 hours with Jono

Catherine .
06/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

4 children on their first snowboard lesson and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. Jono was great with them. Highly recommended

Catherine booked a total of 2 hours with Jono

Sarah .
29/03/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Highly recommend Jono for a snowboarding lesson- he was very patient and kind. I needed some help getting my confidence back on the mountain and Jono was brilliant for this. Will definitely be contacting him again for a lesson is Meribel

Sarah booked a total of 2 hours with Jono

Jeremy .
26/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Had a really great time and would definitely recommend!

Jeremy booked a total of 7 hours with Jono

Lucille .
26/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Two of us had 5 days of 2-hour lessons with Jono. We were not complete beginners but definitely needed to learn good technique and posture, understanding how to work with the board and the terrain. Jono asked what we wanted out of the lessons and was very patient with us. His calm voice and demeanour was very reassuring, allowing us to learn at our own pace and gain confidence as the week progressed. He also gave us very good advice on which blue and green runs would be suitable for practicing and also where to go after snowboarding. He was also great fun to chat with on the lifts/gondolas and it was good to know more about the mountains and the different villages as we were going up.

Lucille booked a total of 10 hours with Jono

Rob .
25/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Jono took me on an awesome off-piste session! His knowledge of the 3 valleys was excellent and he knew where to go to get in powder runs and gave me super helpful advice to improve my riding style. The best end to my week snowboarding in Meribel. Would highly recommend Jono.

Rob booked a total of 4 hours with Jono

Rob .
24/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

Jono has been a fantastic instructor, he has worked brilliantly with our 2 kids (7 and 10) taking them from strapping on a snowboard for the first time to be up and making turns. He was friendly, patient and kids loved their lessons. Would fully recommend Jono and will definitely book more sessions with him next time we are in 3 Valleys.

Rob booked a total of 11 hours with Jono

Panayiotis G.
23/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Jono was extremely helpful, patient and made me feel comfortable with him. I was able to improve my skills in just 2 hours. Very friendly and would highly recommend Jono for a lesson.

Panayiotis booked a total of 2 hours with Jono

Natalia .
05/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

We couldn’t possibly recommend Jono more - he is very friendly, and incredibly knowledgable in snowboarding. He helped my children improve their skills drastically, correcting their mistakes and teaching them new techniques. He is great for all levels, with a very patient and encouraging attitude. Being from the U.K.; he is great for English speakers and explains everything in a thorough yet easily understandable way. He was very punctual and accommodating. I would 100% hire Jono again and recommend him to anyone who enjoys snowboarding and would like to improve quickly and easily! Overall highly recommend & really cool guy.

Natalia booked a total of 24 hours with Jono

carol .
07/12/2021

5.0

Intermediate

We had a very great and enjoyable time on the mountain. Jono was very very kind and patient, his English with pure British accent is very easy to understand. He is so good at snowboarding and built up my confidence on riding. Very recommend!!!

carol booked a total of 10 hours with Jono

Michelle C.
24/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Brilliant instructor, would thoroughly recommend.

Michelle booked a total of 3 hours with Jono

Michelle C.
23/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Thank you Jono. Excellent instructor, would definitely recommend. Friendly, patient and understanding.

Michelle booked a total of 3 hours with Jono

Jo W.
19/02/2020

5.0

Mixed

I booked Jono for 3 x 3 hour lessons for my 14 year old son and I. I had boarded before but my son was a beginner. He had my son linking turns on his second day and gave me a massive amount of confidence and helped to correct my bad habits! Jono was so laid back and patient, he is obviously an amazing boarder but we didn't feel intimidated, he explained things really well and was good fun and great company. I cannot recommend Jono highly enough for a mum needing confidence and a teenager with no fear! We will definitely book Jono again.

Jo booked a total of 9 hours with Jono

Haochen X.
26/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

I still remember the wonderful ski holidays that I have spent with my friend in Courchevel 1850. Jono is a very patient instructor. We progressed gradually and smoothly and built our essential skills for beginners. Jono not only showed us how to ride on snowboard, but also gave us a very detailed illustration of how the a snowboard is working. Very good experience with Jono, highly recommended!

Haochen booked a total of 7.5 hours with Jono

Robert W.
31/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jono did 3 boarding lessons with my 10 year old son and the difference from start to finish was fantastic. Money well spent. He was friendly, easy to communicate with to make arrangements and very knowledgable. Thank you Jono!

Robert booked a total of 8 hours with Jono

Jason R.
27/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

We booked Jono to give our 10 y.o., Fraser, his first intro to snowboarding for 5 consecutive morning in Dec 2019. Jono was excellent form start to finish - he was prompt to respond to enquires, flexible in arranging sessions and Fraser loved his lessons and progressed far more than we ever hoped in the week. Fraser was very comfortable with Jono from the start and alway came back full of technical tips and guidance that he had been given in that session and was raring to go for the next one. Can’t fault the service we received and will definitely be back next year when the next child takes up boarding.

Jason booked a total of 10 hours with Jono

Rachel M.
19/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

During our holiday in La Tania my partner and I booked 3 lessons with Jono, we are both beginners who have limited experience in snowboarding. overall we were in need of confidence and pointers with our terrible cornering technique. I honestly can not recommend Jono enough, he was patience, knowledgeable and very helpful. Under his guidance I have improved leaps and bounds. My corning ability at the start of the week was basically non existence, where I was basically doing all runs on just my toes. However I finished the week being able to string together a full run with cornering on both my heels and toes. We will be booking with him again next year.

Rachel booked a total of 6 hours with Jono

Nadav R.
08/03/2019

3.5

Intermediate

Very friendly

Nadav booked a total of 2 hours with Jono

Helen W.
25/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

Joni gave my daughter snowboard lessons. She had never snowboarded before. She said he was very good at explaining things and very patient with her. He was friendly and punctual & I would have no hestitatation in recommending him.

Helen booked a total of 4 hours with Jono

Marc T.
27/01/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Really enjoyed my lesson. Great technical feed back and very patient.

Marc booked a total of 2 hours with Jono

Dominic B.
12/04/2018

5.0

jono was excellent, im preparing for an instructors course and he has helped me make massive improvements with my boarding, making every lesson fun and enjoyable while receiving constant feedback through out

Dominic booked a total of 8 hours with Jono

Anna K.
09/04/2018

5.0

Jono was fantastic with my 10 yr old who was just starting on a snowboard, he made the lessons both fun and instructive. He also provided me with some excellent advice so that I could improve my technique as well.

Anna booked a total of 10 hours with Jono

Jacqueline G.
04/04/2018

5.0

I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson with Jono and felt that I gained a lot from it. By the end of the lesson I felt a lot more comfortable doing my turns which enabled me to explore more the mountain. Jono was friendly and pleasant and I felt comfortable which is always important when you are learning. When I go back next year I will have no hesitation booking another lesson with Jono to improve my boarding further

Jacqueline booked a total of 2 hours with Jono

Richard F.
23/03/2018

5.0

Jono was brilliant. I’d never been on a board in my life and he had me going in no time. Highly recommended. Thanks Jono

Richard booked a total of 4 hours with Jono

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