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Nick W.
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  • Nick W. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
Courchevel
Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Touring

Response Time: 18 minutes

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89% of Nick`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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89% of Nick`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Nick W. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service

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  • Nick W. has received the Trophy Award for consistently providing a fantastic service
  • Experience: 31 Years

  • Languages: English

  • Cancellation Policy: Flexible [?]

I’m Nick, a British (BASI) ski and snowboard instructor with over 30 years’ experience throughout Europe and North America including Aspen, where I learnt the art of delivering outstanding customer service.

My unique approach will provide you with a fully tailored lesson to meet your needs. I will find the correct rhythm for you, and will confidently take your skiing and/or riding to another level. My analogies and concepts are fun and easy to grasp, simplifying the technical elements by making them part of the adventure.

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

I offer professional and fun lessons to individuals, families and private groups.

Unlock your potential and discover new possibilities,
I can promise you an amazing experience!

Please get in touch if you would like to have a chat or find out more.

18 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(18 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
4.9
Communication
5.0
Technical feedback
5.0
John P.
10/04/2022

5.0

Beginner

Nick was excellent teaching our four grandsons on their first skiing experience. By the end of the week they were all competent and confident skiers able to tackle most slopes and we highly recommend him. He was also happy to give us tips and information to improve our skiing. We would willingly hire him again.

John booked a total of 6 full days with Nick

ALISHA R.
08/04/2022

5.0

Mixed

I was a total beginner and Nick was super encouraging, positive and a great instructor! Highly recommend. Great fun.

ALISHA booked a total of 4 hours with Nick

Steve .
17/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

What a fantastic lesson we had, Nick was both professional and personable - I have been 'skiing' a number of years just to be able to take my sons, had a few lessons before but wanted to improve to keep up with them, so booked Nick for the day with a view that later he would teach my boys to carve properly. Within minutes - 6 turns - Nick had identified all that was wrong and put me right with simple instruction, I immediatelay felt safe and confident in just carrying out everything he told me to do - wish i had used him years ago. My sons managed to get their carving lesson in at the end of the day and were buzzing after - so still cant keep up with them, but i can now just keep repeating the exercises to red and black and then pick up with Nick for the carving - stroll on next year!

Steve booked a total of 1 full day with Nick

Anita .
14/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

We are a family of five, with mixed abilities. Nick was wonderful. He managed to put us all at ease, was very patient and also good fun.

Anita booked a total of 1 full day with Nick

Suzi (Ski Solut... .
09/03/2022

5.0

Beginner

We really liked our lesson with Nick and would highly recommend him for anyone else looking to book a lesson.

Suzi (Ski Solutions) booked a total of 4 hours with Nick

Robin .
06/03/2022

5.0

Mixed

Nick is a very friendly and easy going gentleman. Our kids (4 children) were very excited about him. We will certainly consider booking Nick again for next year. 1 comment, would have been nice if he had given a medal for our daughter (9 years old), small effort, great fun!!

Robin booked a total of 15 hours with Nick

Sandra Andrews .
27/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Nick is a really friendly instructor. Great communication and very accommodating.

Sandra Andrews booked a total of 3 hours with Nick

Mel .
27/02/2022

5.0

Mixed

Nick is a fantastic instructor who took us 4 Jersey Gals from apprehensive, inexperienced skiers to people who now have a multitude of skills to conquer the mountain, whilst listening to our fears and wishes, just pushing us enough, but never too far. He takes the time to get to know each person and work out what techniques fit them best. His patience and sense of humour were often the most necessary attributes of all! We will definitely be booking him again (if he’ll have us)!

Mel booked a total of 15 hours with Nick

Debbie conroy C.
24/02/2022

4.9

Mixed

Nick was incredibly patient with our party of mixed abilities. He has certainly got us back on track in both technical and confidence aspects. Would definitely recommend Nick and will rebook him for 2023.

Debbie conroy booked a total of 6 hours and 1 full day with Nick

Michael Hanney .
06/02/2022

5.0

Beginner

Great instructor. Even as decent skiers he was able to quickly identify our areas of improvement. You won't go wrong picking Nick.

Michael Hanney booked a total of 3 full days with Nick

vikki browning .
12/01/2022

5.0

Beginner

We had nick for our first day in meribel, I would highly recommend him, we was a group of ten with 6 kids ranging from 6 years to 18, we were worried with how the kids would take to skiing and he made them feel comfortable and at ease and they thoroughly enjoyed it, by the end of the day they were skiing to the bottom and having so much fun. He showed us where the best places was to ski for beginners and without his knowledge we probably wouldn't have enjoyed our holiday as much.

vikki browning booked a total of 1 full day with Nick

Tamzin S.
20/12/2021

5.0

Mixed

Very kind and encouraging to the kids & I. Quickly worked out what we needed and gave simple instructions to work on. Highly recommend

Tamzin booked a total of 2 hours with Nick

John T.
15/02/2020

5.0

Intermediate

Nick was amazing! Helped to regain confidence on the mountain after previously having an accident. He taught multiple levels at the same time and exceeded at teaching them. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family to teach them how to snowboard or ski! He was also as entertaining as educational. We felt like we had a private guide to the mountain!

John booked a total of 4 hours with Nick

Lisa B.
03/02/2020

5.0

Intermediate

We were a trio of middle aged skiers, lacking in both skill and confidence. Nick made our holiday by giving us the confidence to ski and feel safe over those first few days. He is incredibly patient and uses great analogies to help you understand what you need to be doing to feel your skis & the snow under your feet. We all agreed that Nick was a first class ski instructor with a sense of humour, hence the five star review.

Lisa booked a total of 12 hours with Nick

Pavlos L.
28/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

Nick was exceptional. My wife and I had two private lessons with Nick. He was very careful to understand our level, took individual approaches to our training, challenged us and did not try to prolong the process. He was very friendly and professional, gave us lots of general tips on skiing, the area, ways to do things. Bottom line he got my wife to start basic skiing and enjoying it and I was parallel skiing on blue runs by the end of day two which is more than what I was realistically hoping for. Excellent on all fronts. Highly recommended.

Pavlos booked a total of 6 hours with Nick

lizzie .
09/12/2019

4.9

Nick is great at delivering technique training and will always find the perfect slopes for you to hone your skills. Kind and encouraging, his desire to help you to improve is infectious and leaves you wanting more and believing you can achieve more. We have been using Nick for years now and he is just great with all ages and all abilities from getting our little ones up and running to perfecting the final tweaks for advanced skiers. We just used him for 5 intermediate adults on a ski weekend and he was just so good and literally improved each and every one of us - even the ones who thought they didn't need that much improving!!! Always full of fresh ideas and novel ways to help you to master this sport. Cannot recommend this guy enough.

Mark .
01/12/2019

5.0

If you are lucky enough to spend any time on the slopes with Nick you are guaranteed to enjoy whatever conditions or weather you encounter. Our family group had a real mixed bag of heavy snow, freezing icy winds and beautiful ‘postcard’ blue sky powder days. I loved his consistency and adaptability of teaching style regardless. Nick only has to remind me of his ‘Yoda like’ analogies and the moves come straight back (this relatable visualisation was particularly successful with our children). Nick is a truly fantastic teacher and a fun personable guide for any group. We will definitely be rebooking year-on-year.

Emma Hall .
28/11/2019

5.0

An intermediate skier resigned to the fact I wouldn't get much better, 3 days with Nick and my skiing was revolutionised. I can't believe how much I improved in both skill and confidence. Unlike many instructors I have used in the past Nick is armed with a gift of being able to explain really clearly what he wants you to do and then offers great exercises or drills to allow you to feel and practise the changes that need to be made. Definitely the best ski teacher I have ever had.

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