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Alex B.
Alex B.
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  (51) reviews
79
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Morzine
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93% of Alex`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Alex B. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service

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  • Alex B. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
  • Experience: 22 Years

  • Languages: English , French , Spanish

  • Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]

I'm a true mountain boy! Born and bred in the Alps, I started skiing before I was even 3 years old and by the time I was 7, I joined the local ski club mainly because my parents couldn't keep up with me anymore! With over 20 years teaching experience, I will adapt lessons to suit your needs and requirements with enthusiasm, fun, patience, dedication and a great sense of humour!

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

I will make sure that you have a great time learning and that my sessions are as fun and relaxed as possible.
Being a local, I always have great recommendations to make, whether you’re after a quiet spot during half term or which restaurant serves the best hot chocolate!

51 reviews
Overall Rating 4.9

(51 reviews)

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

5.0

Mixed

Absolutely fantastic!! My kids have had such an amazing week. They loved every minute of Skiing with Alex A HUGE recommendation from us

Brendon booked a total of 18 hours with Alex

Jed Hurwitz .
17/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

Alex taught my girls (aged 11 and 13) to snowboard at Avoriaz in just a few lessons, they loved their time with him and were happily coming down blue runs at the end. thoroughly recommend him

Jed Hurwitz booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Jed Hurwitz .
15/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

We hired Alex to teach our 2 girls to snowboard, they are 11 & 13 and can ski reasonably well, so they had to go back to basics and learn a new skill. Alex met us at the hire shop to minimise our inconvenience and took them off, 3-hours later they were returned happy and with the basics and SSID they’d managed to go down a run - more than they or us expected. Looking forward to the next lesson with Alex tomorrow- he has a lovely manor with them, and that’s thru enjoy the hard work of learning from scratch

Jed Hurwitz booked a total of 3 hours with Alex

simon f.
13/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

Our 2 daughters, 11 and 12 had 3 x 3 hrs lessons with Alex and were much more competent and confident skiers at the end of the sessions to the point of negotiating red runs. The girls really enjoyed their lessons and Alex’s company and learnt a lot about the mountain and aside from just skiing. Alex was a fantastic communicator all through the booking process, meeting for the first day and of course during the lesions. I would highly recommend Alex as would both my 2 girls. Hopefully we’ll see him again next time.

simon booked a total of 9 hours with Alex

Sam Protheroe .
13/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Had a great 2 hour lesson! Alex really helped with my first real day on the slopes, gave me the confidence I needed. So easy to communicate and get on with! I would highly recommend/ re book next year if I feel like I need another lesson

Sam Protheroe booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Iwan Roberts .
12/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Couldn't have asked for a better instructor for 3 complete beginners. Very patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. Would highly recommend.

Iwan Roberts booked a total of 13 hours with Alex

Laura .
08/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

Alex was great with our little ones, who had never skied before - he was helpful and encouraging and kind and we would definitely book up with him again!

Laura booked a total of 3 hours with Alex

Matt G.
02/03/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Super lessons. My children aged 14 and 12 came on loads. Would highly reccomend

Matt booked a total of 10 hours with Alex

Simon Hanson .
27/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Alex was good with my kids, pushed them were they needed it but brought about a huge improvement in only 2hrs.

Simon Hanson booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Julie Monk .
26/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

I booked Alex for a 2hr private lesson to give both my sons girlfriends who had little to no skiing experience a small crash course for our 4 day skiing break. He was amazing, made the girls feel at ease and I was amazed they were skiing down from the first ski lift by the end of the 2hrs 👏👏👏

Julie Monk booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Francesca H.
22/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Alex was our kids first ever ever ski lesson! They had such a wonderful time and made such progress in 2 hours, we couldn't believe it! Thank you Alex!

Francesca booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

James Webb .
20/02/2022

5.0

Intermediate

Alex took a mixed group of four of us. He took care to address all of our issues and provided easily understandable solutions to each member of the group. He was friendly, patient and a font of knowledge for the Morzine/Les Get area. Would thoroughly recommend. Thanks Alex

James Webb booked a total of 3 hours with Alex

emma K.
20/02/2022

5.0

Intermediate

we loved our lesson with Alex B, we were a group of 4 with mixed ability and he was excellent at giving us each instruction. i loved it because he made skiing relaxing because i finally felt like i was in control!!!

emma booked a total of 8 hours with Alex

Tania Murray .
19/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Alex was great. Really enjoyed lesson. Very patient, helpful and made it fun. Would highly recommend

Tania Murray booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Ebun Coker .
12/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Great teacher, instructions were bang on and easily communicated.

Ebun Coker booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Joram .
24/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

We had a really good ski lesson from Alex! He takes the time to explain well and he is very friendly. He also knows how to make te lessons fun, also important! I would really recommend ski lessons from Alex.

Joram booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Tom .
09/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

Alex was great. Quick communication around booking and confirming, helpful advice on ski passes and parking. On the day he turned up on time and was great. Quickly assessed my ability and gave me confidence to learn more. Never felt under pressure. Oh and his English is better than mine.

Tom booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Laura P.
07/01/2022

5.0

Mixed

Excellent instructor. We used Alex for various members of our families, and various levels - nervous beginners, intermediate children (age 10) and experienced adults. We all thought he was fantastic, had great feedback and immediately knew what to do to improve our ski experience. Would wholeheartedly recommend - everyone came away skiing better after only a few sessions.

Laura booked a total of 9 hours with Alex

Grace McGovern .
03/01/2022

5.0

Beginner

After only skiing once when I was young I was a little nervous going on the slopes, however Alex put me totally at ease! He was very patient and gave me great feedback which led me to improve massively! He was extremely punctual and I left feeling much more confident then I did before, giving me sound advice and manoeuvres to practice by myself after. Would highly recommend Alex!

Grace McGovern booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Charlotte .
30/12/2021

5.0

Mixed

Alex was a great instructor. After a gap of 5 years as a novice - intermediate I was worried I would have to start right from the beginning again but his clear instructions and perfect progression meant I was on reds within the first 2 hours back. Even in really difficult conditions Alex made the lessons fun and engaging. Highly recommend.

Charlotte booked a total of 9 hours with Alex

Rachel .
22/12/2021

5.0

Beginner

Alex was fun, friendly and a great teacher. We would highly recommend him to friends.

Rachel booked a total of 3 hours with Alex

LE GUILLOU S.
05/02/2021

5.0

Beginner

Très pédagogue, je recommande à 100 % !

LE GUILLOU booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Simon M.
02/03/2020

5.0

Beginner

We were extremely happy with Alex, he was a great instructor and I recommend him highly. My wife and I are beginners, and Alex was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable, and was able to give really clear instruction and advice in a way that was easy to understand and try. We may come back to Morzine with our young children, and we would definitely book Alex again next time.

Simon booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Claire L.
17/02/2020

5.0

Mixed

We were a family group of 4 mixed abilities. We had 2 2hr lessons with Alex. He was really friendly, great communication before we arrived. He pitched the lessons perfectly for our needs, and we all improved and felt more confident. Highly recommended Alex.

Claire booked a total of 4 hours with Alex

Matthew C.
14/02/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Technically strong teacher with great sensible advice and tips for improvement. Able to see what needs changing and advise how to correct neatly and quickly. Sensible choice of routes and grades that fitted our skill level perfectly. Good sense of humour. Our only suggestion would be about using the time on the lifts to continue the learning discussions, at least for some of the time? But overall fab++

Matthew booked a total of 7 hours with Alex

Jonathan P.
13/02/2020

4.8

Beginner

Alex provided a great lesson to a group of five adults with limited experience. He was very friendly and easy to deal with. All of us were very happy with the lesson and found ourselves feeling more confident on the slopes by the end of it.

Jonathan booked a total of 3 hours with Alex

Chris F.
12/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Great lesson, would highly recommend!

Chris booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Rebecca B.
08/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Alex was absolutely brilliant. Dealt with both the technical aspects of the lessons and my fear of heights (which often caused an issue) in a chilled, friendly and yet efficient manner which left me with a determination to build on what he has taught me. Most importantly, I’ve enjoyed learning with him and want to continue skiing. Couldn’t ask for more!

Rebecca booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Sioned Evans E.
06/02/2020

5.0

Beginner

Great lessons

Sioned Evans booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Jacqui F.
26/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

We had a three hour lesson with Alex and definitely felt that our technique had improved by the end of the lesson. He quickly identified what we needed to work on and communicated this well. We were very pleased with the tuition and Alex was always relaxed and friendly.

Jacqui booked a total of 3 hours with Alex

Adam W.
24/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Amazing lesson, thank you so much!!! We hope to see you again next season.

Adam booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Lindsey G.
18/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Great lessons with Alex would highly recommend.

Lindsey booked a total of 4 hours with Alex

Gavin B.
18/01/2020

4.9

Intermediate

I had two 2-hour one-on-one lessons with Alex to improve my turns after a week’s previous skiing experience. They were well worth it. Alex is an excellent communicator and provides specific but easily digestible feedback, adopting a 3-stage approach to teaching which really helped me improve by focusing on one thing at a time. I went from confidence on blue runs to confidence on all red runs after my two days with him, and was able to try black runs by mid-way through the week. Highly recommended.

Gavin booked a total of 4 hours with Alex

Kevin B.
18/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

I had 3 x 2 hour lessons with Alex, and went from an absolute beginner to being able to navigate some blue runs on my own over the course of 3 days. Alex is an amazing instructor - he was so patient with me, continually pointing out what little adjustments and corrections i needed to make. What i enjoyed with Alex was how fast paced it was, we were continually on the move trying different runs. I would highly recommend Alex and can't thank him enough.

Kevin booked a total of 6 hours with Alex

Rebecca G.
07/01/2020

5.0

Mixed

We booked 2, 2 hr lessons with Alex in Morzine in Jan 2020. He is a fantastic instructor. The 3 or us, (me, hubby and daughter , aged 5) had a joint lesson, we are mixed abilities but it really didn't matter, Alex managed us all - no easy task. He was fantastic with our daughter, and she actually listened to him which is quite something....like most 5 year olds, her listening skills aren't the best. She followed him religiously. Alex helped my husband too, who wasn't that confident on skis. I can't recommend Alex enough. Safe to say, we're looking to go back to Morzine next year, and we'll be booking Alex for refresher courses....if he'll have us :-)

Rebecca booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Suzanne R.
05/01/2020

5.0

Beginner

Fantastic!!! Alex took our 7 year old daughter and 5 year old son (total beginner) for x2, 2hr ski lessons and he was brilliant! Our son was not keen to try skiing but Alex made him feel instantly at ease and they both had so much fun. We would recommend Alex 100% and will be booking with him again next year. Alex was also quick to confirm our booking, the meeting point and gave us great feedback and pointers for the kids after the lessons.

Suzanne booked a total of 4 hours with Alex

Carey N.
02/01/2020

5.0

Intermediate

We cannot say enough good things about Alex. From the point of booking he sends you a WhatsApp Message with his contact details and was ready to meet us for our lesson. He makes skiing fun with clear technical advice as well and being encouraging at all times. I would 100% recommend Alex as he helped us loads to improve from basic recreational skiers to be able to do parallel turns inside 2 hours. He is a really nice guy and you won't go wrong using him.

Carey booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Venetia M.
30/04/2019

5.0

Beginner

Alex was very patient! As an adult beginner I was very hesitant but he was extremely helpful in reminding me of the basics and adding in some tips to help feel more confident. Many thanks!

Venetia booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Olivia P.
01/04/2019

5.0

Beginner

Alex was great and super friendly

Olivia booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Thomas E.
26/03/2019

5.0

Mixed

Alex is great! We genuinely challenged him by providing him with a group of 5 mildly mischievous children ranging from 7-11 and he rose to the challenge perfectly!! He managed to keep them all in check ensuring that all of the children had enough focus from him to push them individually whilst keeping full enjoyment! Really can't have been easy but he still seemed very upbeat by the end of the lessons and the kids all had a great time and loved the skiing!

Thomas booked a total of 12 hours with Alex

Hugh T.
06/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Alex was fantastic at teaching our group (8 people - all beginners). We felt he was great at communicating and took the time to teach each member of our group. By the end of the third lesson Alex had taken us around numerous slopes, varying in difficultly, to build our confidence and help us improve. He is very patient, easy to talk to and recognised the various strengths/weaknesses in each member of our group to help that person improve. Would strongly recommend!!

Hugh booked a total of 9 hours with Alex

Lauren R.
23/02/2019

5.0

A lovely morning with Alex.

Lauren booked a total of 4 hours with Alex

Paresh P.
19/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

We love Alex! He was very patient and adapted our lessons to suit our needs. He helped us overcome our fears and explained how to cope with the things we found difficult. We would recommend him to anyone no matter what level you are.

Paresh booked a total of 4 hours with Alex

Simon N.
18/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

My six year old son had a “10/10” ski lesson with Alex - a good blend of technical training and having fun (doing stunts)

Simon booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Richard W.
04/02/2019

5.0

Had two really good lessons with Alex which really helped improve my technique. Would definitely recommend him.

Richard booked a total of 4 hours with Alex

Olivia S.
18/01/2019

4.9

Intermediate

Really helpful man and good fun lesson- really built our confidence

Olivia booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

alan g.
09/03/2018

1.0

Ynhrlful

alan booked a total of 2 hours with Alex

Graham T.
18/02/2018

5.0

16-yr old daughter said Alex was "the best ever" ...and he even helped out with her GCSE French vocab while on the lifts! Cheers, Alex see you next year

Graham booked a total of 3 hours with Alex

Emma S.
17/02/2018

5.0

Alex is a super instructor. We looked forward to our lessons which were well structured and enjoyable. We are a family of four with teenagers and whilst we are all intermediate skiers, we we wanted to improve technique, learn control and how to carve properly! Alex helped each of us and taught us well whilst making it fun and challenging. Highly recommend Alex as an instructor. We felt disappointed to miss our last lesson on the last day due to rain and illness! Thanks Alex for all your help. We shall recommend you to our friends.

Emma booked a total of 10 hours with Alex

liz T.
07/02/2018

5.0

Alex was very pleasant and friendly, spoke excellent English and we definitely improved our skiing, would recommend him to others

liz booked a total of 4 hours with Alex

luke h.
09/01/2018

5.0

Our 2 daughters, age 4 and 6 had 4x2 hr lessons with Alex over the Christmas break in Morzine with Alex. He was fantastic. Neither one had skied before, and they progressed very quickly and really enjoyed the lessons. My 6 yr old even made a successful blue run by the end of the week. Alex is very friendly, approachable and professional, and we will definitely have lessons again with him if we can make it back to Morzine.

luke booked a total of 6 hours with Alex

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