- Francesco R. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
29/03 - 29/03
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Response Time: 2 hours
Experience: 7 Years
Languages: English , Italian
Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]
I am Francesco but you can call me Fra. I'm 25 years old, Italian instructor. I started skiing when I was 2 years old with my father, also ski instructor. I become an instructor at 18 years old in my native region Abruzzo, near Rome's region . I’ve been teaching skiing for 7 years now, from children to adults. I love the mountain in all seasons, during the summer I climb and I run up and down from the peaks.
What could be better than enjoying every moment on the slopes?! This is what you have to expect from a ski lesson. Whether you want to focus on technique or getting familiar with skis the watchword is FUN! We will discover together your strengths and your weakness in order to set goals and work towards.
Francesco was a great teacher. He gave us individual technical tips and then we took it in turns to ski down a run while he watched and gave us further feedback. We thought we were already at an intermediate level, however, would definitely recommend for anyone looking to improve their technical ability and confidence.
Lucy Masterson booked a total of 3 hours with Francesco
Francesco is very friendly and easy to get along with. His English is faultless and he has a nice manner. Technically we just focussed on small changes each lesson, so not complicated, but the things that made the most impact. I was happy with my progression, the skills learned and increased confidence. Went from tentative on a mild blue to doing a couple of reds.
Tim Page booked a total of 15 hours with Francesco
A very good lesson for a beginner looking to improve. Quickly built on previous lessons from different instructors. Has a nice relaxed manner.
John horsburgh booked a total of 3 hours with Francesco
I had a three hour lesson every morning with Francesco, he was very flexible as to where we met and the lessons themselves were superb, he quickly worked out my learning style, visual and with exercises and tailored the sessions to suit. I’ve made the move from 25 years of snowboarding to skiing, which has raised it’s own issues and Francesco was both understanding and patient. I made good progress and could not recommend more highly.
Karen booked a total of 12 hours with Francesco
Great lesson! Really helped with my confidence and technique to progress from the snowplow to parallel skiing in the space of two hours! Highly recommended!
Cat Anthony booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Francesco was great. He lead a group of 4 of us with very mixed abilities. He was able to give pointers to the best (edging better) whilst also ensuring the least experienced was able to stop and turn using the snow polish. Providing a great tour as well with a very friendly personality.
Simon booked a total of 1.5 hours with Francesco
Really great instructor fir my wife and 9yr old daughter, lots of fun and lots of learning.
Alex Cross booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Francesco was really helpful and made me feel relaxed. He was patient with me being a beginnerand gave me confidence to enjoy our session. Good guy too, I enjoyed our conversations whilst learning. Thanks man 👍
Richard Platt booked a total of 4 hours with Francesco
It was my girls (aged 8 and 6) first time on the snow and with Francesco’s lessons, after 2 days they were able to ski on all Blue runs! He is a great teacher. Thank you Francesco
amanda booked a total of 7 hours with Francesco
It was our kids first ever lesson and they learnt much more than we expected and had a great time with Francesco. Thank you.
David booked a total of 4 hours with Francesco
Francesco was a very nice friendly chap. Very helpful, great comms & the kids really enjoyed his lessons. They were able to ski off the slopes back to the village after the 3rd day.
barry booked a total of 10.5 hours with Francesco
Excellent instructor! Many thanks
Giles booked a total of 20 hours with Francesco
Francesco was amazing! My two children now have the skills to ski confidently after just 1 afternoon. We’re so grateful to have got him, his friendly relaxed manner was just what they needed. Thank you Francesco!
Stuart booked a total of 3.5 hours with Francesco
Really really good. Very friendly and helpful. The kids loved the lessons and got a lot from them.
Chris booked a total of 7 hours with Francesco
Fun lesson and a flexible approach split between my wife (inexperienced skier) and I (more experienced skier). Quite bombarded with feedback but mainly due to the short time frame of a split lesson!
Joe booked a total of 2.5 hours with Francesco
I couldn’t rate my lesson with Francesco any higher. He took the time to carefully explain the faults I’d developed over the years and how to correct them. My skiing improved so much over the lesson. It made the rest of our trip so much better. I’d highly recommend him to anyone.
Leon booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
We booked a morning ski lesson with Francesco for our ski party of 4, with the aim to increase technical ability and find the best slopes in Avoriaz. The process of booking via Maison Sport couldn’t be easier - pick a location, pick an instructor and enjoy! - and Francesco was perfect. Clued up, easy going and a massive support to us all throughout. Oh, and he knows the best spots for those all important lunch stops.
Tom Howard booked a total of 4 hours with Francesco
I was very much a beginner, Francesco was kind, patient and helpful, I learnt a lot and went on the rest of the week successfully doing down blues and even some reds!
Sam booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Francesco took 4 of us for private lessons for four days. 3 of the group were skiing for the first time and he was brilliant! By the end of the weekend they were parallel skiing with great confidence. Would definitely recommend him as an instructor and would definitely come back to Avoriaz.
josh downie booked a total of 12 hours with Francesco
A fantastic lesson with Francesco! He was very patient but equally keen to see us improve. Super-friendly and never patronising. Wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Thank you!
Victoria booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
I had a great lesson with Francesco, he was friendly, patient and a great instructor to ski with. I could ski but I wasn’t feeling confident as it’s been a while but I was really pleased of the lesson and the lovely ski runs we managed to make in the lesson( which was a lot!) I would recommend to anyone. Thank you again 😄
Zoe booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Super fun lesson! Francesco listened to what I wanted to learn and gave me helpful technical feedback. I feel more confident with the things I was working on.
Hannah Little booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
This was my first time skiing and Francesco was patient, knowledgeable and friendly! I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to progress and gain confidence on the slopes quickly. Hope we can ski again in the future!
Jordan booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Great instructor, AMAZING skier. Loved every minute of it. I'll definitely book him next year.
March booked a total of 1 full day with Francesco
Francesco was a great teacher for my two teenage sons. Was good at confirming arrangements and was great technically on the slopes. Would book him again. Sam
Emmet Walsh booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Really enjoyed my lesson with Fran, it was my first time skiing and felt very comfortable with Fran. Excellent instructor and well wrong a visit.
Stephen booked a total of 4 hours with Francesco
Francesco was an excellent teacher to our 8 year old son. The difference in is his skiing level after 2 lessons was huge. Francesco was very kind and patient with our son and they bonded well. Highly recommended 👍🏻
Owen thomas booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Francesco was just brilliant! He was super patient and encouraging with the children and made the lesson lots of fun! Would definitely book again!
Sandra booked a total of 3 hours with Francesco
I started skiing late in life and am not the most confident! Francesco is fantastic. Patient, clear direction and a great person. He took my son on some red runs and he also learnt a lot. 10/10
Dean Taylor booked a total of 6 hours and 1 full day with Francesco
Francesco is a great ski instructor, having very little experience and also not having skied for 10 years it was great to have a lesson with someone to teach me correct technique and to build my confidence. I was very nervous but he was extreme patient with me and didn’t rush me. After the lesson my skiing and confidence significantly improved so much so that I am looking forward to going next year. Thank you Francesco!
Lydia Smith booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
I’d highly recommend Francesco. My wife and I were beginners and he helped us gain confidence on the first day and we improved with every lesson. Our technique got better every day and we were parallel skiing in no time. Francesco has a very friendly manner and is very patient. My wife came on this trip not expecting to enjoy it but now she absolutely loves skiing and has the confidence to ski some challenging runs that she thought she never would ever be able to do.
Robert Hutchison booked a total of 8 hours with Francesco
Francesco was brilliant yesterday, thank you! He had stepped in at the last minute when the previous instructor needed to adjust the timings and we really appreciate that he could do this. We are a family of five novice skiers and he gave great instruction both for getting down the slopes safely and up them on a couple of different lifts too. We really appreciate he gave clear guidance on what to do if falling off the button lift as everyone did at one point, except me :). We’d have loved a second day of lessons, but on a budget, but we had the confidence to do a whole second day ourselves. This involved accidentally going down the blue Proclou run as the green one was shut. Francesco’s lesson mean that we were all confident enough to get down safely. Many thanks Francesco. Highly recommended.
Cathy booked a total of 3 hours with Francesco
We were very satisfied and he gave each three of us equal attention. It is very useful to have a lesson like this, now we can work on our technique in our own time. A small disadvantage is queueing time at the ski-lifts, Maison Sport instructors are not allowed to take the fastlane for ski-classes.
ANdre booked a total of 3 hours with Francesco
Thank you, Francesco! My kids had never skiied before the lesson. After two days with Francesco they can now do the easy runs and more importantly, they are loving it.
Jessica gillet booked a total of 7 hours with Francesco
Great service can not fault instructor or maison sport
Craig Stephens booked a total of 3 hours with Francesco
Francesco was very nice. After booking he contacted me via WhatsApp and asked exactly who my family of 4 were and what we were looking for, he paid attention to our asks and gave all 4 of us (all on different levels) very useful advice. He was very friendly and I really recommend him!
stefan booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Friendly, lots of feedback and technical knowledge, good drills to help. Helped me improve my skiing and confidence. Excellent value for money. 100% recommendation
Jo booked a total of 3 hours with Francesco
We are a family of 3 with all different skiing levels. Francesco took the time to help us all individually and improve our confidence and skiing skills. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him especially for younger children because he is patient and fun to be with. Thank you Francesco for all your help 😊
James booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
He was very nice and helpful to us he made us learn so much👍
Gem Barrow booked a total of 2 hours with Francesco
Francesco is a brillant instructor who made the classes fun and challenging. My daughter woke up every morning excited to go to ski school and her ability improved enormously throughout the week. We will definitely be rebook with him .
Ottima lezione di sci con Francesco . Eravamo un gruppo di tre persone che non sciavano da molto tempo e già con un paio di discese siamo riusciti a riprendere la confidenza e la sicurezza sugli sci per godersi a pieno una giornata in montagna. Francesco è molto paziente e gentile . Super consigliato !
Superb week of instruction by Francesco. We were new to skiing but Francesco was fantastic and built our confidence as the week progressed. He constantly adapted to the group needs and by the end of the week we had found our ski legs! Thank you Francesco, you built our confidence and were a great instructor.
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