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David P.

David P.
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  (9) reviews

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  • David P. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
Ski, Snowboarding, Off-piste Skiing, Off-piste Snowboarding, Ski Touring

Response Time: 2 hours


Reserve now with a 20% refundable deposit!

Available if you're booking lessons 30+ days in advance.

Reserve now with a 20% refundable deposit!

Available if you're booking lessons 30+ days in advance.
100% of David`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
100% of David`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
David P. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service

Trophy award

  • David P. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
  • Experience: 28 Years

  • Languages: English , Italian , German

  • Cancellation Policy: Super Flexible [?]

I am a former snowboard athlete, 28 years of teaching the passion of snowboarding and skiing technique to fly over the snow...always trying to convey passion for sport, love and respect for the snowy mountains, nature and animals ... what could be better?
I would be happy to guide you on the path from beginner to advanced up to mountaineering excursions with ski / split-boarding skins and the magnificent free-ride in zermatt discovering some secret spots.
Looking for an added rush of Adrenaline ?
I will arrange unforgettable Heli-Sightseeing for you to explore the beautiful glaciers and the top of the Matterhorn, or flights to avoid crowded lifts and reach the top of the slopes in a few minutes, or simply to be the first in the morning to ski on the groomed slopes .
a breathtaking experience to try !

  • Great with beginners
  • Patient with improvers
  • Superb for intermediates
  • Off piste expert
  • Brilliant local knowledge
What to expect in a lesson

I love teaching little ones, Introduction to skiing from 4 years of age and snowboarding from 6 years of age.
Fun and safety entertaining approach.
Tailored programme to meet your personal needs and achieve your goals.
From absolut beginner to expert
Individual (one on one) or small groups (2 to 4, such as a family) All ages.
Ask for any meeting point, your hotel, apartment or cableways station.
Lessons can take place anywhere in the resort (according to your riding level).
Careful and close attention on your technique, style and whishes.
I can organize your lunch break upon your request: nice fast snack or amazing lunch on the best mountain restaurants.
The full day lessons will be hold between 9.00am till 4pm with about 1 hour lunch break. If you prefer to start the ski lesson with the first cable car or Heli flight, and you want to ski till the last cable car goes up, no problem. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for your unlimited ski day.I will show you how to ski confidently and effectively. It doesn’t matter what level you are at:
improve your skills and have fun on the snow.
We will find the best mode, speed and slopes to make your ski holiday unique and unforgettable.

9 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(9 reviews)

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Anna .



David is amazingly patient instructor, provided very detailed feedback on riding and guided on overcoming “steep slope anxiety” problem— amazing 3 hours, thanks to David!

Anna booked a total of 3 hours with David

Fan W.



My 9 yr old daughter had great 3-day sessions with Dave. The review below is from her: Dave was really nice and funny, and he taught me how to ski parallel in the red slopes from the beginner level in just three days! I definitely recommend him if you ever come to ski in Zermatt.

Fan booked a total of 3 full days with David

Yvonne D.



David was great! He helped me improve on my turns, technique and we tried switching was well. He was also technical and descriptive in his explanations throughout the lesson, which I really appreciated. He was on time at the meeting point and communicative prior to meeting. Amazing and knowledgeable instructor! Definitely would recommend.

Yvonne booked a total of 3 hours with David

Serge L.



david has been such a great help to improve, I feel more confident to ski more, loads of good advices. thanks again 😊

Serge booked a total of 3 hours with David

Talal AlAbdulha... .



Very good explanations on what i was doing wrong and helped me improve greatly. Very respectful and friendly. Impressed with his knowledge on snowboarding technically and historically. Will definitely contact Dave again in the future for further skill development.

Talal AlAbdulhadi booked a total of 3 hours with David

Cameron C.



It was a pleasure to have David as our Instructor. We had both previously snowboarded many years ago and David made sure he took us to a place on the mountain that was suitable for our skill level. It didn’t take him long to work out what we could and couldn’t do and he adjusted his lesson accordingly to get us to where we needed to be: making turns and building our confidence. David gave us lots of information about the mountain and the logistics which was incredibly helpful for our time in Zermatt. Would highly recommend David if you are a snowboarding newbie or just need a refresher.

Cameron booked a total of 3 hours with David

Jia .



David is a very professional and experienced ski (sport) instructor. He is patient and good at explaining technical details. Step by step, but very quickly after 6 hours of skiing lessons with him, I gained the confidence as well as obtained the knowledge/technics to ski alone (and together) with him on the blue slopes. Would highly recommend him here and would also come back to him for future improvement! Worth it!

Jia booked a total of 6 hours with David

Jennifer Cassel .



David was the PERFECT pick for my husband's ski lesson in Zermatt! He is punctual, patient, knowledgeable and professional. My husband learned a lot of new skills and concepts and is excited to use them next time on the mountain. Dave was very easy going and makes you feel comfortable and confident under his instruction. We were a little concerned initially about the lack of snow and conditions on the mountain, but it ended up being a wonderful time. Most importantly, Gregg, my husband had an absolute blast!! (& wants to keep up the lessons!) Dave has decades of techniques and experience as a snowboarder and skier...& is great instructor for all levels. I really hope we get to book him again!

Jennifer Cassel booked a total of 3 hours with David

Michel .



Everything was great! David is a very friendly guy and my son Dennis Has a lot of fun! Everytime again and all the best for David!!! Michel and Family:-)

Michel booked a total of 1 full day with David

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