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Mountain Masters Ski School, Val d'Isere

A unique ski school matching clients with instructors

When you book with this company, you will be asked about your level and experience, but also what expectations you have. So they can match the best instructor for you, who will tailor your lessons to help you achieve your goals.

This school is passionate about ensuring you have the best experience possible on the mountain. That is why they are dedicated to matching the right instructor with your expectations. They also ensure that they only use teachers for kids groups that are enthusiastic, patient and want to run them. Similarly, they ensure that all their guides are as keen about safety and awareness as they are about making fresh tracks. They even have instructors who enjoy working with those who have fears of steep, narrow or crowded pistes. They want to open up the mountain and snow-sports to you and employ techniques to help you overcome your anxieties.

Founded in 1988 by three like-minded ski instructors and mountain guides, who having worked for mass-market ski schools, wanted a vehicle to give students a more individualised, less prescriptive ski lesson. Today the school is bigger, but this spirit remains. Their fully qualified team of instructors and guides are not merely unsurpassed technically (including ex professional racers and freeriders, current national examiners and demo-team members), they are effective and pragmatic teachers. Tactics and psychology are as important as technique.

They offer private lessons with English speaking instructors for all ages and abilities and child ski school groups of no more than 6 kids. So even if you are completely new to skiing or snowboard, they can help you make your first turns and build your confidence. Equally, if you are black run and off-piste proficient, they can still help you master your technique on moguls and in deep powder.

Their instructors will spend time equipping you with the tools to become a more effective and confident skier. With plenty of skiing time, one-to-one feedback and individual video analysis all included, these sessions are sure to push your skiing to the next level.

For children that have tried skiing before, from 5 years upwards they offer All Mountain Group Lessons where children will ski everything that is suited to their level and Race Training lessons. Their group lessons have a maximum of only 6 people so you will still get the focus and attention you need to make real progress. Children enrolled in Race Training will have their entrance fees to local races included for so they'll get the opportunity to race whist in resort!

With their private tuition, it is just you, your family and/or friends and your instructor. This allows you to take the lesson at the pace you want to take it at, whether that is blasting up and down or taking it steady. They offer private lessons in skiing, snowboarding, telemarking and off-piste.

Based in Val d'isere near the tourist office, they offer lessons throughout the Espace Killy domain.

Reviews

  • "Please thank Tansy and Olivier for looking after Christian so well over the last two weeks. His skiing has come on so well with the guidance and skill of the Mountain Masters team and it is a real pleasure to ski with him.  He is developing some lovely mountain craft skills as well as skiing in such a lovely controlled manner.  We are very proud of him and cannot thank you all enough." - Customer Feedback
  • "With regard to the instruction from Christian at Mountain Masters I cannot praise his efforts enough. Scarlett was a reluctant skier and nervous of skiing and the mountains. After a number of poor experiences elsewhere getting it right this time was very important to me. Scarlett has been transformed this week and is completely happy and confident on skis and very at ease skiing around the mountain and riding on various types of lifts. She adored Christian and drew him a picture to say good bye and thank him for teaching her." - Customer Feedback
  • "Just a quick note to thank you for organizing the lessons for Luke and Emily last week. It was the second time Luke has been taught by Simon in the last few years and he's made excellent progress both times. Emily also made great progress with Eric and she's skiing very confidently and technically for someone so small." - Customer Feedback
  • "Many thanks to Jérôme for giving our girls and their friends a fantastic week of exciting ski lessons over the New Year.  They had an absolutely brilliant time and Jérôme took some wonderful photos to help them remember their week. Their skiing came along nicely too!" - Customer Feedback

Directions

This team is based in the Killy Sport shop close to the Tourist off in Val d'Isere Centre.

Also see: Maps of Val d'Isere, France

Child policy

They welcome kids from 5 years old in their kid group lessons but the children must have experience of skiing on a green slope, can do approximately 10 snow plough turns and have been introduced to lifts. If your children are younger than 5 or are complete beginners,  please ask Mountain Masters to see whether they can organise a shared private session for your little ones.

Their kid / teen group ages range from 5 to 17 years. They do their best to try and create harmonized groups of kids the same age as they think it is also very important that your kids to have great fun with their companions.

A break is planned every morning for the children to rest for 15 minutes, somewhere warm, usually in an mountain restaurant. If you want your children to have a snack or a drink, please, think about providing them with some Euro coins.


Location: Val d'Isere Valley


Stats

Max Group Size: 6 person

Languages Spoken: English | French


Services

Activities: Ski Touring | Skiing | Snowboarding | Telemarking

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


Facilities

Families & Kids: Kids' lessons

Suppliers of: Off Piste equipment


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Winter

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