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Ben R.
9 reviews
85
/hour
‘Val Thorens’
Private ski

Response Time: 3 hours

100% of Ben`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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100% of Ben`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
  • Experience: 10 Years

  • Languages: English

  • Cancellation Policy: Strict [?]

My main focus is about you learning a wide set of skills that will enable you to ski all over the mountain. These skills won’t only apply to one aspect of skiing but will open up so much more of the vast opportunities that the 3 Valleés has to offer. Lets make you an advanced all mountain skier.

I have been coaching trainee ski instructors here for the past 2 winters alongside private lessons and before that I was one of the coaches for the Ski Club of Australia in Thredbo, Australia. As part of the club we focused on slalom, giant slalom, skier cross and moguls as well as general fun skiing all over the mountain.
I truly love teaching and skiing with people who are passionate about learning and improving and I look forward to spending time together on the mountain. Please get in touch about developing your skills in challenging terrain and about off piste options like ski touring and heli ski day trips.

I am fully qualified with BASI and hold the French Carte Pro equivalence.

  • Patient with improvers
  • Superb for intermediates
  • Fantastic with experts
  • Off piste expert
  • Brilliant local knowledge
9 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(9 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
5.0
Technical feedback
5.0
Rachel T.
04/04/2019

5.0

Advanced

Very patient, fun to be with & sent us away with a few key points with which to improve our skiing - perfect!

Rachel booked a total of 6 hours with Ben

Sally R.
17/03/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Ben provided a great lesson in rather difficult weather conditions and set us up for our weeks skiing.

Sally booked a total of 1.5 hours with Ben

Kate W.
15/03/2019

5.0

Advanced

Ben was really flexible in planning his lessons around the group and delivered 3 great lessons. I would highly recommend. Kate

Kate booked a total of 9 hours with Ben

Ruth P.
03/03/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Ben was a super instructor. He taught this group (three intermediate skiers, aged 10, 13 and 47) for three consecutive afternoons and was not phased by the changing make up of the group - one day my husband didn't attend, on another day my older son joined the group as his knees were not coping with the more advanced group we had booked. Ben was friendly, and taught at an appropriate level for all to make progress. Before the first lesson I particularly requested that my youngest child needed to move on to parallel turns, and when skiing with him the next morning I was very impressed that his technique had improved. Indeed, by the end of our week's skiing his turns were fantastic and he was remembering most of the time not to snowplough. Ben was more than happy to have a look at the scout requirements for both children to gain badges and to email a judgment for them to take to their scout groups. All three pupils increased their confidence on the slopes and the children were particularly pleased with the fun games, races and 360s.

Ruth booked a total of 9 hours with Ben

Anders L.
23/02/2019

5.0

Advanced

Many thanks Ben! Great lesson💪

Anders booked a total of 3 hours with Ben

Jonathan C.
04/01/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Gave our boys excellent lessons and they really progressed. We would definitely have lessons with Ben again

Jonathan booked a total of 4 hours with Ben

Louise B.
25/12/2018

5.0

Intermediate

Ben was a great instructor,and a genuinely nice guy, who put us at ease and whose instruction was very clear. He catered to all of our individual needs and we all felt and a huge improvement over the few days. Couldn’t recommend enough!

Louise booked a total of 6 hours with Ben

Richard W.
19/12/2018

5.0

Mixed

Ben is an excellent instructor and ski guide and was incredibly helpful teaching our family despite being a mixed ability group. We all got a huge amount out of Ben’s time (even before we arrived) and would highly him recommend to anyone, regardless of level. We will definitely book Ben again if we come back to the Three Valleys area. Ben knows the area very well and the intermediates in our group had some great fun learning to ski off piste after some serious snowfall! Advanced skiers would also benefit from Ben’s knowledge of the area and instruction.

Richard booked a total of 6 hours with Ben

claire
18/06/2018

5.0

I have had various ski instructors over the years, good and not so good. However, Ben Radford, was able to improve my skiing significantly in my very first lesson with him. He “diagnosed” my fundamental problem very quickly enabling improvement in overall technique almost immediately. His easy sense of fun made the lessons really enjoyable. He is also very good at finding the best snow/conditions to practice a new technique. He is an amazing skier himself and his knowledge of the sport is impressive as is his professionalism. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to others of all levels of ability, including experts. I also know from my children who are both good off piste skiers that he is an excellent guide and off piste instructor.

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