When my children and I met Alessandro and Julien in 2006 we were complete beginners embarking on our first family ski holiday. Having enjoyed their expert tuition for the past ten years I am now a very competent skier and there are no snow conditions that my children can't cope with, either on piste or off. We have all benefitted from their friendly, relaxed instruction and their patience and skill at guiding us through new challenges that has helped our technique and style to progress year on year. As a family, we have had some of our happiest days skiing with the boys in Val d'Isere which I will always be so grateful for.
We have been skiing with Alex for 8 years now and keep coming back for more. Aside from being very professional, he makes the skiing fun and is able to cater to the different levels within our family. Highly recommended.
HANNAH LEAF (12yo)
We have had skiing lessons with Alex and Julien for 4 years.They are the best instructors and we have learnt so much from them. We do fun things too like skiing off piste through snow that is 5 meters deep and going through ice caves! They are very kind, very funny and we always look forward to skiing with them.
My sons Piaras and Finian, aged 18 and 16, have now skied with Julien for twelve years. He has coached them from being little boys skiing on the piste to today being competent off piste skiers able to tackle most snow conditions and challenging faces. The three of us now ski together with Julien and he has guided us down many of the varied off piste runs within the Espace Killy. No day is ever the same and Julien is always striving to improve our technique by constantly introducing us to new challenges. As a result he has made our skiing holidays a truly unique experience.
I was lucky to have both Julian and Alessandro as my instructors over the past few years, and I still cannot decide which one I like better! They are amazing to put at ease even the worst of the wimps (like I used to be) on skis. Their style of teaching is not overwhelming, but intuitive and fun! Follow it and your skiing will stop being hard work, but just yet another amazing day in the mountains! The skis become a magic carpet, and you a show-off on the slopes!
I had my first skiing lesson with Julien at 58 years of age last year, he was very supportive and helped me through the first few lessons giving plenty of encouragement. After a week of tuition I had progressed to intermediate level all due to Julien's perseverance and expertise. This year I returned to Val and again had lessons from Julien. Again his support and knowledge during a week of lessons continued my improvement. Overall it has been a pleasure to meet Julien and it has been superb learning to ski with him.