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Alasdair B.
Alasdair B.
The instructor's qualifications have been verified.
  (7) reviews
CHF
90
/hour

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  • Alasdair B. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
Saas Fee
Skiing, Ski Touring, Off-piste Skiing

Response Time: 19 minutes

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86% of Alasdair`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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86% of Alasdair`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Alasdair B. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service

Trophy award

  • Alasdair B. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
  • Experience: 17 Years

  • Languages: English , German

  • Cancellation Policy: Super Flexible [?]

I started skiing aged 6 at Bearsden Ski Club, Glasgow. Growing up I ski'd all over Scotland, particularly at Glencoe Mountain and Nevis Range. I was a member of the race section at Bearsden Ski Club, where I raced and trained until the age of 18.

At age 16 I begun teaching and since then I have worked in Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, Canada and New Zealand. I have received training in each of these countries, which had helped me to develop a well rounded approach to ski instructing.

I also have experience in coaching tennis, and I am a qualified TEFL teacher.

  • Great with beginners
  • Fun children’s lessons
  • Patient with improvers
  • Superb for intermediates
  • Fantastic with experts
What to expect in a lesson

My years of experience in Saas Fee have provided me with an excellent knowledge of the terrain on offer. I will find the perfect terrain for you to improve your skiing skills, and to push yourself to the next level.

I can also provide recommendations for the best hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars.

7 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(7 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
5.0
Technical feedback
4.9
Emma .
18/04/2022

4.9

Mixed

Ally was excellent. Very helpful and increased our confidence. Would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone of any ability. Thank you Ally!

Emma booked a total of 2.5 hours with Alasdair

Katie .
15/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Ali was such a brilliant instructor. He really helped our children to improve and was so sweet and kind to them too. Would definitely use him again.

Katie booked a total of 10 hours with Alasdair

Vanessa .
11/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

We principally used Ally as a ski guide rather than an instructor as we were all competent intermediate skiers but didn’t know the ski area at all. Ally did manage to combine technical tips too though which actually proved very useful for all of us. He was very cheerful and friendly throughout, and we would definitely recommend him for an age or stage of skier.

Vanessa booked a total of 5 hours and 2 full days with Alasdair

Chay .
08/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

We love Ally! He was our instructor for the first 2 and a half days of our stay in Saas-Fee and we couldn’t think of a better way to start our trip. My two girls (aged 10&12) absolutely loved him, especially our youngest (maybe because she got away with not holding her skis for 2 days😉) he was great with them: from technical instructions, humour, patience and attention. For only their second time skiing they enjoyed every second, their confidence and ability have progressed so so much! Ally has the experience and knowledge on the approach to take regardless of someones level or ability. I myself was the weakest link but he was consistently patient, managing to put me at ease and giving just the right amount of encouragement when needed. A simple instruction on just how to breathe worked wonders! Easy to communicate with (and our family talk a lot!😆) super friendly, great company and just a genuinely all round decent guy.

Chay booked a total of 3 hours and 2 full days with Alasdair

Jessica oxley .
03/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

Ally was fantastic. He was really patient with my kids and a great instructor.

Jessica oxley booked a total of 6 hours with Alasdair

Jonathan .
18/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Ally was such a great instructor. He had my up and skiing on the first day. Would really recommend him

Jonathan booked a total of 5 hours with Alasdair

Gavin W.
08/02/2021

5.0

Intermediate

I spent 2.5 hours with Ally. I’m a novice skier and was struggling to find my rhythm. Ally taught me a bunch of techniques that slowed down my reactions and helped to get the skis flowing rather than a somewhat panicked flow. After the session I was a lot more confident in getting down the slopes and have a great grounding to keep hitting the slopes. Thanks Ally!

Gavin booked a total of 2.5 hours with Alasdair

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