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Jorick D.
25 reviews
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‘Chamonix Mont-Blanc’
Private ski

Response Time: 41 minutes

100% of Jorick`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
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100% of Jorick`s previous customers left 5 star reviews
Jorick D. has received the Trophy Award for their excellent service

Trophy award

  • 10 + Reviews over 4.8 stars
  • Response time is less than 4 hours
  • Accepted 5+ bookings in the last year
  • Zero cancellations in the past year
  • Experience: 12 Years

  • Languages: English , French

  • Cancellation Policy: Moderate [?]

I was Born on skis and raised in the Chamonix Valley. I grew up as a ski racer, competing at a national level. After becoming a fully qualified ski/snowboard instructor, I travelled the world for many years. I lived and taught skiing in amazing places like New-Zealand or Japan! For a couple of years now I've settled back in my hometown where I'm sharing my passion for skiing.
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Whether it’s your first time on skis, you are an intermediate wishing to get more confident or you wish to take your first tracks off-piste, my lessons can be tailored and completely custom-fit to your needs.
Your lessons can be taken up to 6 people but you can go solo or go with a partner or small group of friends, however, it is necessary that everyone is of similar ability to maximize learning and enjoyment for all.

Avalanche safety equipment is included for Off piste clinics (Half day recommended) or ski touring (full day only).

Pick up from your Hotel can be organized for lessons starting at 9 am.

I will only accept full day lessons for Megève.

Please contact me for more information!

  • Excellent with all abilities
  • Fun children’s lessons
  • Patient with improvers
  • Superb for intermediates
  • Brilliant local knowledge
25 reviews
Overall Rating 5.0

(25 reviews)

(5.0/5)
Friendliness
5.0
Time keeping
5.0
Communication
5.0
Technical feedback
5.0
Dominick W.
12/12/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jorick, by far our best ski instructor, friendly, technical knowledge superb, can identify our weaknesses and correct accordingly, we will definitely engage him in the near future

Dominick booked a total of 3 hours with Jorick

Jimmy C.
23/04/2019

5.0

Beginner

I can only highly recommend Jorick - he was professional, engaging and friendly. His level of English was very good so that the technical aspects of the lesson were easy to understand. He used positive reenforcement and encouragement well. The lessons were for my teenage son - he enjoyed the three days of skiing with Jorick. His feedback for Jorick is 6 stars out of 5!

Jimmy booked a total of 2 hours with Jorick

Patrick A.
16/04/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jo-Jo was a really good and fun teacher and he gave us lots of feedback about how we could improve our skiing. He also taught us some really fun techniques which helped us to ski. We all had loads of fun with him. He is extremely friendly and as well as teaching us the skiing basics (and also harder techniques as we progressed), he gave us extra ideas to use for when our lesson ended and we had some free time. The lessons were amazing and we learnt so much.

Patrick booked a total of 18 hours with Jorick

Barrie T.
01/04/2019

5.0

Intermediate

What a fantastic instructor and he was brilliant with the kids, they really enjoyed the lesson and skiing with him. Would not hesitate to use him again.

Barrie booked a total of 4 hours and 2 full days with Jorick

Virginia M.
27/03/2019

5.0

Intermediate

Our family had a great lesson with Jorick - he balanced our different ability levels well. He helped to build confidence in those of us of a more nervous disposition by taking things slowly at first but then pushing us once we had got going - we even skied a black run for the first time ever (albeit a gentle one and in very forgiving conditions!) which was a great confidence booster! I am very happy to recommend Jorick and would not hesitiate to book lessons with him again in the future. Many thanks Jorick! The Monro family

Virginia booked a total of 3 hours with Jorick

Caitlin W.
20/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jorick was a fantastic instructor! We were a mixed group of three adult intermediate skiers, with differing levels of ability and confidence. Jorick was patient and fun, and all three of us felt that our lessons improved our confidence and technique. I wouldn't hesitate to book Jorick again if we returned to Chamonix.

Caitlin booked a total of 9 hours with Jorick

Kashif K.
20/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Amazing instructor.....we had him for 3 days and it was a pleasure! Will be seeing you again Jo Jo!

Kashif booked a total of 9 hours with Jorick

Faye G.
09/03/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jorick is excellent, nice approach to children! My daughter ‘s ski ability improved drastically after 10 hours tuition. He also arranged for collecting and dropping off which was super convenient. We will be back next year for more lessons! Faye

Faye booked a total of 10 hours with Jorick

Nick M.
03/03/2019

5.0

Intermediate

We’ve been skiing as a family for around 8 years and although we had lessons at the beginning, we haven’t had any for several years. This year we decided to have a family lesson with Jorick and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Jorick was friendly, patient and encouraging. He watched all of us in turn and gave individual feedback on our technique. He also managed to push all of us to improve, including our two sons who are far better skiers than us, whilst still managing to cater for us two older more cautious skiers. We would definitely recommend Jorick to any family thinking of having a joint lesson, you won’t regret it!

Nick booked a total of 3 hours with Jorick

Emma P.
27/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jorrick was an amazing teacher, we had a great time with him. He is very patient with beginners and is really friendly and fun.

Emma booked a total of 6 hours with Jorick

Nick B.
25/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

All I can say is thank you Jorick for making everything so easy for us. I imagined that taking on two 7 year olds, a 9 year old and and an 11 year old for 5 days with slightly differing abilities would be a challenge but Jorick handled it with aplomb. His communication before our arrival was excellent, he picked up the kids every morning from the chalet and was bang on time for both pick up and drop off...and the kids loved him. What more can I say? I would highly recommend Jorick to anyone.

Nick booked a total of 15 hours with Jorick

Rupert B.
24/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

He was really good. 4 happy kids. The small group is also great because you have more ski time. All the kids progressed and gained confidence.

Rupert booked a total of 12 hours with Jorick

Dylan P.
21/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jorick is a really nice guy with all the right qualities for a ski instructor - patient, friendly and motivating. My 7 year old loved her lessons and made good progress with her skiing. If possible, I would hope to book Jorick again next year!

Dylan booked a total of 6 hours with Jorick

Eloise W.
18/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

Thank you so much to Jorick for teaching both myself and my husband to ski- he was extremely friendly, patient and had such a great sense of humour which made each morning of lessons great fun. He kindly picked us up from where we hired our gear from and even dropped us off afterwards. We felt really well looked after and had so much fun! Thank you so much Jorick and definitely see you next time! Eloise & Will

Eloise booked a total of 3 hours with Jorick

Irene Thompson T.
13/02/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jorick or ‘Joe’ was super. Would recommend. Very patient with our 3kids (12,10 & 9 yrs). He took them for 2x3hr sessions & has brought on their confidence & ability very well. He was there on time, friendly, approachable & worked well with the kids. Thanks Joe!

Irene Thompson booked a total of 6 hours with Jorick

Jason S.
12/02/2019

5.0

Intermediate

We found Jorick very helpful and patient with our different needs. He gave us good advise on how to improve our technique, would definately book with him again if we return to this area. Thank you!

Jason booked a total of 3 hours with Jorick

andy c.
23/01/2019

5.0

Beginner

Jo was amazingly patient with my two girls age 7&8 and me (all non skiers)! Talked in a kid friendly language and listen to the girls. Built a good rapport with us all

andy booked a total of 9 hours with Jorick

Henrietta C.
12/01/2019

5.0

Beginner

Having not been skiing for twenty years, I was really nervous. Jorick was was super helpful and encouraging and I was amazed at how quickly my confidence came back. I had so much fun on our lesson I am definitely going skiing every year from now on!

Henrietta booked a total of 2 hours with Jorick

Dave H.
21/12/2018

5.0

Beginner

Me and my girlfriend had two half day lessons with jorrick, he picked us up from our hotel and took us to the ski lift, he was very patient, friendly and helpful, we would highly recommend using him

Dave booked a total of 6 hours with Jorick

Jane F.
05/04/2018

5.0

Jorick was an amazing instructor he had a hard task taking us on! I had not skied for 17 years, my youngest Freddie had never skied and my eldest Jack had only skied once with the school. On our first day Jo spent two hours and at the end of the session we were all confident and ready for the mountain. At the end of our second lesson Jack completed a red and Freddie was skiing difficult blues. Highly recommend, he made our holiday. Jane

Jane booked a total of 3 hours with Jorick

Jane F.
05/04/2018

5.0

We wouldn't have been able to ski together if it wasn't for Jorick's amazing instruction. Our first day Jo spent two hours with us, my youngest son had never skied, my eldest had only been for a week and I hadn't skied for seventeen years! At the end of the second lesson we were skiing hard blue runs and my eldest skied a red. I booked last thing, so Jo had no other availability, we would have loved to spend more time with him. Jo not only taught us to ski, he worked on our confidence, technique and his knowledge of the resort, mountains was second to none. Highly recommend. Jane

Jane booked a total of 2 hours with Jorick

Ajit Godhania
08/03/2018

5.0

Quite simply Jojo is the best instructor ever!! He has made it so much fun and is part of the reason we have been to Cham twice in 1 year! Can’t recommend him enough. See you next yr!😎

Shila
03/03/2018

5.0

This was our second year skiing in Chamonix and one of the main reasons we returned was to have lessons with Jojo. He’s so lovely and patient and really goes the extra mile to help and make your experience amazing. We’ve progressed doll so well and quickly with Jojo’s guidance and can’t wait to return next year! Thanks so much Jojo!

Estelle Lee
16/02/2018

5.0

Jorick or Jojo is a great instructor. I have had lessons for the last few years and he has really helped me with technique and confidence on more difficult terrain. Jojo is incredibly laidback for a French instructor and easy to get on with, but don’t think he will take his eye off your progress for a minute and is careful to keep slowly pushing you in the right direction! Speaks perfect English and knows the slopes like the back of his hand. Can’t recommend enough. Both my children now want to ski with him when we come to Chamonix!

Tom Z.
02/01/2018

5.0

Cannot recommend higher! We are a family of 5 people with mixed ski experience and expectation. Jorick (Jojo) did what is needed and beyond to make sure all of us enjoyed this amazing holiday. Safety always come first, we experience crispy sunny days and heavy windy snowy days, Jojo has excellent local knowledge and always knows where to go (or not to). To maximise our experience, Jojo sorted out the ski gears on the night before we start skiing and help us transporting them in and out everyday, which made my life so much easier. Jojo is an absolute star with children, a ton of patient and technic really helped Alex developing his skills and introduce ski to Henry for the 1st time. Thanks a lot to Jojo, my family is hooked in, we will soon be back for another ski holiday.

Tom booked a total of 8 full days with Jorick

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