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Optimum Snowsports

Address: 54 Oberstrasse Chalet Beilen, Saas-Fee 3906, Switzerland
Phone Number: 27 957 2039
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Saas-Fee
Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I'm in Saas Fee again this year, and delighted to head back to Optimum for lessons with Steve. Optimum is such a friendly place; it's a joy to stop by and book in a lesson - always easy and hassle-free. Steve is a fabulous instructor; not only is he an amazing skier, but he's brilliant at explaining technique and finding... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A very friendly & helpful ski school. I had a great week of instruction with Graham, who was excellent in helping me improve my skiing.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

There are three main ski schools in Saas Fee - Eskimos, Swiss ski school (the 'official' school) and Optimum. All have good reviews online, especially Optimum and Eskimos. All are similarly priced. I chose Optimum as being English based I thought it more likely I would have an instructor who had English as a first language. My brother and I... More 

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Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was my first time using Optimum but I've used other ski instructors previously and they paled in comparison. Jenny Gibson was my instructor and she was superb. She explained everything clearly and got to know me as a person, which really helped when adopting an individual approach to suit my requirements. I saw a real improvement after only 3... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I booked Optimum online for a one to one 3 hour lesson in SAAS Fee, having skied a little in the past, I had been told a one to one would help me improve quickly. I can only speak highly of my experience with optimum, Stephen the instructor was excellent and really helped me to improve my skiing skills and... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I enrolled my two daughters (aged 11 years & 13 years) in Optimum ski school for 5 days over the New Year. As classes were full in the mornings they had to take afternoon classes. This actually worked out very well as no-one else joined the group so they effectively had semi-private tuition. They have been to ski school in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This is our 5th visit to Saas Fee and have used Optimum everytime. We have had various instructors and they have all been excellent with the children. This year Ally has really given the kids confidence to achieve the hardest runs in the resort, they are aged 8 and 12! Great chap, very patient and skilled! They couldn't ski before... More 

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OptimumSnowsports, Owner at Optimum Snowsports, responded to this review

Hi Sam, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your familys lessons. It is great to hear the kids enjoyed their skiing with Ally this week and that Toby helped you regain your confidence after you accident last year. We look forward to seeing you all in Saas Fee again soon. More 

Watlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our first ever skiing trip and lessons with Optimum was in Feb 2012, with Amy (me and my wife) and Aaron (our 3 kids). Not ski'd since, until this week Dec '14). Although we're in Austria and with a local ski school, we're still drawing on the hints, tips and expertise of the Optimum team from nearly 3 years ago.

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OptimumSnowsports, Owner at Optimum Snowsports, responded to this review

Hello Bryan, It is great to hear that you and the family are still using the tips and techniques Aaron and Amy provided you with nearly 3 years ago. We hope you are enjoying your time in Austria and will hopefully see you again in the future. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Really good private lessons with Ben - Very good technical feedback - Good mix of drills and skiing - Did video feedback on day 2 - Very pleasant guy, but who tells it like it is ski wise! I'm an intermediate/ advanced skier and definitely made progress - and also feel I understand better what to focus on for next... More 

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OptimumSnowsports, Owner at Optimum Snowsports, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your lessons with Ben. It is great to hear you enjoyed the lessons and that you got the high level technical tuition you were after. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just returned from a family Ski holiday in Saas Fee. 3 of us ( dad and 2 teenage kids ) took daily private lessons from Brett whilst my wife took individual lessons from Ben. Their patience and focus was fault-less. We have been skiing for 10 years but we all feel our technique and confidence has improved substantially as a... More 

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OptimumSnowsports, Owner at Optimum Snowsports, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review of your family's lessons with Brett and Ben. It is great to hear that the whole family enjoyed their lessons whilst improving your skiing skills throughout the week. We hope to see you again in Saas Fee next Christmas. More 

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