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Éric C.
29 reviews
70
/hour
‘Tignes’
Private ski & snowboard lessons

Response Time: 4 hours

76% of Éric`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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76% of Éric`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
  • Experience: 20 Years

  • Languages: English , French

  • Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]

I am passionate about sport in the mountains, and have been teaching for more than 20 years, therefore I have a huge amount of knowledge of the local ski area. I teach all abilities and adults and children.

  • Excellent with all abilities
  • Great with beginners
  • Fun children’s lessons
  • Off piste expert
  • Brilliant local knowledge
What to expect in a lesson

A step up to your ability to take pleasure in mountain.

29 reviews
Overall Rating 4.7

(29 reviews)

(4.7/5)
Friendliness
4.7
Time keeping
4.8
Communication
4.7
Technical feedback
4.7
Richard E.
19/06/2019

4.0

Beginner

I did 2 morning one on one sessions with Eric, I had never skied before so I was a complete beginner. Eric was a nice guy and his time keeping was good and was obviously a good skier. His English wasn't perfect but just about good enough. He showed me the basics and some useful exercises and it was the set up I needed for the rest of the week. My main complaint was I really didn't enjoy the lessons. Some of the exercises were hard and I didn't always see the use in them, for instance there was a lot of focus on forming a snow plow brake on a hill, which on compact morning snow as a very beginner was difficult. And also there wasn't much sympathy if I struggled with the exercises, so by the end I was glad the lesson was over so I could ski on my own. It wasn't dreadful just given how it was a lot of money I expected better.

Richard booked a total of 5 hours with Éric

Alison L.
13/04/2019

4.5

Intermediate

It was very easy to book. Quick and easy to communicate with Eric. He always responds almost straight away. Such a good system. Eric makes a good guide and the children (aged 9 to ten) understood his lessons pretty well. He knows the area really well. Thanks Eric

Alison booked a total of 8 hours with Éric

Alyson N.
09/04/2019

4.9

Beginner

Eric was a fantastic teacher. Very patient and I really feel I learnt a lot during my lesson with him. Would definitely recommend

Alyson booked a total of 2.5 hours with Éric

Ngoc N.
24/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Really like Eric as my instructor. Super friendly. He is very patient and gives recap after lesson.

Ngoc booked a total of 2.5 hours with Éric

Rollo H.
20/03/2019

5.0

Advanced

Eric was excellent - took us to do some incredibly exciting off-piste that we would never have done by ourselves and looked after us fantastically. He even took some photos and emailed them to us afterwards.

Rollo booked a total of 3 hours with Éric

Eugene M.
16/03/2019

5.0

Advanced

Excellent time spent with Eric. Strongly recommend for anybody

Eugene booked a total of 1 full day with Éric

Ruth J.
04/03/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Eric was a really great instructor for my friend and I giving us the confidence over the first 2 days of our trip to improve when skiing solo. He was good at noticing and correcting our bad habits and explained how we should improve clearly with certain practise exercises. The classes were very fun and we explored a lot of tignes including some fun half pipes too! Would reccomend, thanks Eric!

Ruth booked a total of 5 hours with Éric

Holly G.
25/02/2019

4.0

Intermediate

Great lesson - very friendly

Holly booked a total of 3 hours with Éric

joseph M.
24/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Great lessons , really enjoyed it

joseph booked a total of 10 hours with Éric

sean c.
23/02/2019

4.6

Intermediate

If you are looking for real technical feedback and want to cover the mountain then Eric is a great choice. We were 2 intermediate Adults and booked 2 afternoon sessions. Very pleased with Eric.

sean booked a total of 4 hours with Éric

Tim B.
23/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

Eric was everything you need in an instructor. Patient. An eye for what changes were needed. He achieved a huge amount in 3 days, taking a complete beginner to parallel turns down a blue run. Can’t recommend him highly enough.

Tim booked a total of 8 hours with Éric

Kirsty P.
19/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Great lessons. Challenging with lots of useful feedback on technique. Eric was also very helpful and took some great footage of our daughter skiing for her GCSE PE.

Kirsty booked a total of 6 hours with Éric

steve b.
28/01/2019

5.0

Intermediate

lots of tips to improve our technique and build confidence many thanks Eric the family all enjoyed our time with you

steve booked a total of 9 hours with Éric

Edmund A.
10/01/2019

5.0

Mixed

We had a great few days with Éric, he is a fantastic instructor and guide, and worked really well with our group of mixed ability skiers. Fundamentals for the beginners and so many useful hints and tips for the more experienced. He even took us all down some great off-piste runs. Highly recommended!

Edmund booked a total of 6 hours with Éric

Jenny R.
04/01/2019

5.0

Mixed

WOWWW! My son and I have just finished 4 amazing days with Eric guiding + instructing us. He was really amazing! I’m a female skier in my 40s and my son is an 11 year old snowboarder. We asked Eric to guide us into the off-piste of the Espace Killy, and along the ways could we also have some instruction in both disciplines. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to find a guide/instructor to do all that, but Eric was fantastic – he did everything. I was impressed that he arranged to meet us the evening before our first day in order to discuss our wishes, equipment etc. Every day he showed us another mind-blowing off-piste route, generally involving a short climb and then an amazing ride down a deserted valley outside the resort – we rarely saw another person. Eric did a fabulous job of figuring out terrain and routes that would challenge us without terrifying us too much. The snow wasn’t brilliant during our visit, which was early in the season, but Eric managed to find us some wonderful caches of soft snow. He was so lovely to my son, towing him along the uphill bits and along traverses where my son struggles to maintain a contour on his snowboard. On one particularly long and memorable climb he carried my skis AND my son’s snowboard as well as his own skis, without apparent effort! In between off-piste runs, he gave us both very valuable instruction. On our first day he adjusted my son’s bindings which were set incorrectly. On different days he used skis or snowboard as most appropriate. He was happy to be flexible, and change plans on the day depending on how tired we were / what we were feeling like doing. He even took amazing photos on his phone and emailed them to us afterwards. Our time with Eric exceeded all our expectations and I would recommend him in the highest terms.

Jenny booked a total of 13 hours with Éric

Saif A.
03/01/2019

4.3

Intermediate

Eric was a great instructor he took on 2 people of different skill levels and was able to balance the lesson so that we both got what we wanted out of it - highly recommended!

Saif booked a total of 3.5 hours with Éric

Gavin H.
31/12/2018

5.0

Mixed

Eric was excellent with all of us. We had to split up the kids as they were at different levels, but Eric wasn't phased and spent lots of time with all of them. The progress in all of the kids after the lessons was terrific. Eric was very prompt and had excellent communication. Sometimes his technical descriptions were complicated for the children to understand, but he always gave a demonstration of what he was explaining which the kids found very easy to follow. We would all highly recommend Eric to anyone wanting to improve their skiing.

Gavin booked a total of 15 hours with Éric

Marwan H.
11/12/2018

5.0

Beginner

Eric is a great instuctor, booked 9 hrs worth of lessons (group of 5). He has a lot of patience and i found him to be a great teacher. Would highly recommend! Thank You Eric! 😃

Marwan booked a total of 9 hours with Éric

Julian W.
08/04/2018

5.0

We booked Eric via MaisonSport the day before the lesson. He was 15 minutes late due to a previous lesson over running but added the time onto the end of our session. He took our 11 year old daughter for two hours as she needed a confidence boost and a little direction. She came back exhausted but buzzing - and hungry! She was full of excitement and her confidence was indeed boosted, meaning she and the rest of us enjoyed the rest of the week more than we would've done without the lesson. I would recommend Eric for instructing children. Thank you, Eric!

Julian booked a total of 2 hours with Éric

Anthony S.
08/04/2018

5.0

Eric was a fantastic instructor looking after five children aged 7-9. He quickly understood the varying level and created fun and engaging lessons for them all. They all ended up skiing considerably better by the end of the week but most importantly they can’t wait to come back. Thank you very much for a great week.

Anthony booked a total of 18 hours with Éric

Rhona L.
04/04/2018

5.0

Eric was friendly and helped our 12 year old son considerably improve his technique over the course of two private lessons.

Rhona booked a total of 4 hours with Éric

Tim J.
03/04/2018

5.0

Great, Eric showed me some of the treasures of the region and took me into the Lost Valley for my first time. Stunning!

Tim booked a total of 3 hours with Éric

Tim G.
16/03/2018

5.0

We had a great 5 days with Eric. He knew the mountains really well taking us to places off the beaten track and we enjoyed his “little games” each morning usually off piste and challenging for intermediary skiers. Eric also helped us improve our technique over the week. Thanks Eric.

Tim booked a total of 12.5 hours with Éric

Fiona Campbell C.
01/03/2018

5.0

Eric was a patient and fun instructor, tailoring the lesson to our individual level and giving lots of helpful tips on technique. He was also a pleasure to spend time with and even brought be some medicine for my sore throat!

Fiona Campbell booked a total of 5 hours with Éric

Eugenia G.
21/02/2018

5.0

Eric was of great help to me and my sister. He made us improve a lot, and showed us new techniques to improve our skiing. I would definitely recommend Eric. :)

Eugenia booked a total of 3 hours with Éric

ALEX K.
18/02/2018

5.0

A lovely guy who was patient with my 10 year old as well as with me. Found us good vacant slopes in half term week to refresh our technique. Definitely recommend him - amazing value cf others on this site!

ALEX booked a total of 3 hours with Éric

Belinda P.
18/02/2018

5.0

Eric was very patient and calm. I had a great time with him.

Belinda booked a total of 15 hours with Éric

Vicki S.
14/02/2018

1.0

Not the best for beginners. No patients. Last thing said “well you have to admit some people aren’t going to be skiers. Today he has skied green and blue with no problems, with the odd fall!

Vicki booked a total of 3 hours with Éric

Carol T.
23/01/2018

5.0

Eric was really friendly and helpful, communicating with us and being very flexible due to the weather conditions. He helped my daughter gain confidence and progress to parallel turns as she had little confidence having only skiied once as a teenager having first been aged 6. I wouldn't hesitate in reccomending him for all ages and abilities

Carol booked a total of 3 hours with Éric

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