High Five Snowboard School
High Five Snowboard School
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We are High Five Snowboard School - an international, multi lingual team of professional and fully qualified top level snowboard instructors and UIAGM guides based in Les Arcs, France. We offer snowboard progression for all ages, levels and abilities. We believe in modern, dynamic snowboard tuition from snowboarders who are passionate about their sport.
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Michael W
Seal, UK13 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
An accomplished half tube Olympian, Seb analysed our abilities after 2 years out and then matched us to the best terrain, runs, wind lips, off piste, jumps and tree runs.
It was HUGE fun and challenging for both myself 50+ and my daughter 16yo.
Seb was genuinely interested in pushing us to be better boarders by the end of the week.
We went high, we went low, we went through the trees, we went off piste, on piste, border cross and cruisey blues.
Always prompt and great communication, we took his recommendations for lunch venues and afternoon routes.
All in all - totally worth the money for such a fun and skilled piste leader.
Written March 19, 2022
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Sean C
Preston, United Kingdom25 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Annukka tutored the 4 teenager snowboarders in our group. They loved it and made great progress. She also had good approach to encouraging their adventurous natures but also explaining the need to be careful.

It was a bit more expensive than other options but I honestly believe that it was better value.

Annukka was also able to recommend different drop of points during the week so that we could see more of the area.

We would absolutely use Annukka and High 5 again.
Written February 23, 2020
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Neil L
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Dec 2021 • Solo
Riding with Sebastien was the most enjoyable boarding I have done in years! Since i board with skiers I was looking for something to make those long flat blues a bit more interesting so after a few emails with Annukka I booked two 3 hour all mountain freestyle sessions with Sebastien. Two mornings of learning flatland tricks, side hits, powder runs and a first go on boxes made for a fantastic couple of days riding in the week before Christmas - having just beaten the travel ban. Sebastien's enthasium and knowledge are unparalleled. It goes without saying that someone who was a member of the French national team and runs the BSM snowboard club is going to be a great rider but Sebastien was also able to explain concepts and techniques really clearly, encourage me out of my comfort zone while making sure the snowboarding was always fun. If you snowboard and are in Les Arcs contact these guys and take a lesson whatever level you are. Highly recommended!
Written December 24, 2021
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A.Lawrence
1 contribution
Jan 2020
The progress our boys (9 and 11) made on their 2nd week of snowboarding was incredible. They have gone from side-slipping down blues at the end of their first week last year, to flying down reds and trying off-piste and black moguls at the end of their 2nd. We had our two boys do a morning of private tuition with Seb and five mornings with Annukka, and they loved every bit. They'll be sending the biggest booters in the park next year at this rate...!
The company is friendly and well run. I couldn't recommend them enough.
Written January 17, 2020
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Sook1982
2 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
The passion these guys have for the board, and snow shows through their teaching! You can tell they have a genuine love for the sport, and for teaching others. We were a group of 5, 3 adults and 2 children, and Seb managed to pay all of us attention and support our different levels. 2 of us adults ended up having a two hour private lesson with Annoukka - who is just lovely and puts you totally at ease - I wish I'd had time to do more of these. Would highly recommend High-Five to anyone heading out to the area! Best of luck! :)
Written March 1, 2018
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Eric L
3 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
My wife and I are beginner/novice level snowboarders. We were somewhat nervous on the board and were looking for an instructor who has the technical expertise, patience, and who could help us enjoy our holiday as well. We took 3 lessons with Sebastien and it made such a difference to the holiday. My wife and I are at slightly different ability levels, and Sebastien was able to handle that smoothly. We have done group classes previously with one of the large ski schools, but you will definitely get more confidence, progression and enjoyment out of your lessons with High Five. Bookings and enquiries were promptly handled via email without a hitch. Highly recommend!
Written January 19, 2018
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Grubgrubgrub
Oxford, UK4 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
I have been snowboarding for over 10 years, but have never had a formal lesson before. I felt like my snowboarding ability had plateaued, so I booked in a few 3-hour lessons with High Five.

I could not have been more delighted with my lessons with Annukka. She was kind and friendly and quickly made me feel at ease. Her passion for snowboarding and the mountain lifestyle was infectious. She knew just how to gently push and encourage me in my riding technique and gave me the confidence to tackle things that I would never have done on my own. My snowboarding has now improved immeasurably.

I couldn't recommend her more highly! Thanks Annukka :)
Written May 22, 2017
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anweston123
London, UK1 contribution
Dec 2017 • Family
My two boys 14 and 12 years old have just had 4 lessons with Sebastian. He was amazing with them. They are now boarding down the red runs confidently. They thought he was a really cool dude!!!! It made our holiday complete as we as a family can now board and ski down the mountains together. Such a wonderful teacher and generous man. Thank you. Will definitely book again next year.
Written January 1, 2018
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anon_welsh
Cardiff, UK29 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
As the title suggests this is not your average snowboard school - Annuka and Sebastien are incredible instructors! They are so passionate about snowboarding and this is what they specialise in, many other companies teach skiing and snowboarding is just a second thought....High Five only do snowboard lessons and they do them very well!!

My partner and I did a season in Les Arcs last year and we ended up booking lessons with them after getting fed up of the 'popular' 'big name' ski schools whose lessons weren't very good. We've had lessons from many resorts over the years and I can say without a doubt High Five beats them all by a mile!!

We had lessons as a pair and individually and with both Annuka and Seb and we had sooo much fun whilst learning so much. They are both lovely people too! Whether you are looking to improve your general riding or learn some tricks I can't recommend them enough!

As a female snowboarder it was also great having a female instructor, so if you are feeling self-aware or nervous as a girl on the mountain then Annuka makes you feel completely at ease! Sebastien is also a phenomenal snowboarder and very patient teacher, we feel very lucky to have been taught by them!

You get so much for your money too, 2 hours goes incredibly quickly however you cover sooo much stuff!

They can meet you anywhere in Les Arcs, we used to meet them in either Les Arcs 1600 or 1800 but if you are based in 2000 or Pesey they accommodate that too.

Really is worth the money.
Written August 7, 2017
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wjmg887
Oxford, UK3 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
I took a few lessons with Seb from High Five in Les Arcs last winter - having not had a lesson since ESF many years ago as a beginner..

Straight away Seb was approachable, relaxed and enthusiastic, asking what I wanted to achieve from the lesson and anything specific I wanted to practice.. Then no time wasting, just straight into some riding and straight to some amazing spots to find some still untracked powder!

Great knowledge of the hill and the sport, such an inspiring snowboarder to follow and learn from, I couldn't recommend him or the High Five team more strongly.
A three hour lesson allows plenty of time to get around (and skip the lift queues) and was well worth the cost for one-on-one teaching.

If you are looking for the most down to earth, professional, snowboard specific lessons - you've found it!
Written May 23, 2017
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