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Dougie Mill Skiing, Val d'Isere - Centre

Skiing lessons for all levels from beginner to advanced to adaptive skiing

Dougie Mill is a fully qualified ski instructor (BASI Level 4 International Ski Teacher Diploma) who has over 14 years experience and has spent the last 8 years teaching in Val d'Isere.

He offers lessons for all ages and abilities so whether you are a complete beginner, want to develop your skills off piste or an adaptive skier, he can help you achieve your goals on the mountains.

Dougie is able to provide tuition for groups of family and friends of a similar level who want to learn together. The group sizes are up to 8 on-piste and 6 off-piste.

Dougie specifically offers lessons in the following areas, however, this list is not exhaustive so if you are looking for Handiski instruction or perhaps an introduction to ski-touring, please contact him directly.

  • Children: Dougie has a lot of experience working with children of all levels and abilities. In order to keep them hooked on skiing, he aims to get the balance of fun and learning just right. He can run shorter taster sessions for very young children. He likes to make sure that your little skiers are safe so he does require children wear helmets.
  • Beginners: Dougie eliminates the stress of trying a new sport by taking a supportive approach towards learning. He will create a framework to build upon, meaning nothing has to be 'unlearned' and his beginners are usually cruising the intermediate slopes by the end of the week.
  • Intermediates: Using his experience of the Espace Killy area, he will find the most effective slopes to develop the technical points and skiing skills that will allow you to boldly go and explore new terrain after the lesson.
  • Experts: Dougie skis most of the year and has come across almost every type of ski terrain and snow condition. He is happy to train experts at high speed, carving up miles of the mountain in one lesson. However, if your goal is more specific and you want to learn to ski moguls, cope with ice, ski steeper slopes or even train to become an instructor then he can help you achieve your objective.
  • Race Training: Skiing through race gates is a great opportunity to develop your tactical approach to skiing as well as being a lot of fun! If you are a competent skier and want to try something different, Dougie can run recreational race training for all ages. With or without the gates!
  • Off-Piste Skiing: Dougie's respect for the mountains will ensure safety and fun in the off-piste terrain. Learn how to use the safety equipment while he seeks out fresh tracks for you in their favourite playgrounds away from the pistes. Alternatively, if you want an even bigger adventure, get in touch with to discuss heli-skiing options.
  • Private ski lessons: He offers private lessons for all ages and abilities so whether you are a complete beginner, want to develop your skills off piste or an adaptive skier, he can help you achieve your goals on the mountains. One to one tuition is a great way to develop your skills at a pace you are comfortable with the undivided attention of a professional. However, Dougie is able to provide tuition for groups of family and friends of a similar level who want to learn together. The group sizes are up to 8 on-piste and 6 off-piste.

Worth knowing...

If you happen to be visiting the Espace Killy domain in summer, Dougie is able to provide ski lessons on the Tignes glacier.

Where to meet

Dougie is happy to meet you at your accommodation or if you would prefer to meet him out on the slopes, he has a meeting point at the bottom of the Solaise and Olympic lifts (in front of the ticket office at the Sun Bar). 

Reviews

  • "Dougie was an excellent instructor in every way. In a week, I learned how to perfect my parallel turns, side slip, carve and do hockey stops. By the end of the week I achieved my goal of skiing a red confidently. So all in all, thank you Dougie!" - Customer Feedback
  • "Very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Easy to follow, constructive criticism, really enjoyed our time together." - Customer Feedback
  • "Dougie Mill is a fantastic ski instructor. He has a deep understanding of skiing and an uncanny ability to help you with the critical weaknesses that are holding you back. A step up in level is guaranteed. All with a flexible gentle and understanding approach. Very highly recommend." - Customer Feedback
  • "Dougie is an exceptional teacher. With two novices he created two young guys keen to return for more skiing and more lessons. Our sincere thanks Dougie you did a truly remarkable job for our children. They now ski with control and confidence." - Customer Feedback
  • "He was patient and tried to convey 'theory' in terms I could understand. He improved my confidence in my ability and I added some fresh phrases to my skiing "mantras" which should help me in the future!" - Customer Feedback

Child policy

Dougie can teach children from as young as 4 but it must be on a one to one basis. He asks that all children wear helmets when attending lessons.


Location: Val d'Isere - Centre


Stats

Max Group Size: 8 person

Languages Spoken: English


Services

Activities: Handiski / Sit-Ski | Heli-Ski | Ski Touring | Skiing | Summer Skiing

Lessons: Adult Lessons | Childrens Lessons | Freestyle/Freeride Lessons | Group Lessons | Handiski Lessons | Instructor Courses | Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons | Private Lessons | Race Training / Coaching Lessons | Ski Lessons | Ski Touring Lessons | Steep Skiing Lessons


Facilities

Families & Kids: Kids' lessons


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Winter

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