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PDS Academy

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Simply the best!

This is our second year with Robbie at PDS learning at Tignes. Our girls have progressed really... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
London, United Kingdom
The best ski lessons ever!

We had ski lessons before and none of them can be comparable to the one we just had with Robbie at... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Welcome to PDS Academy, a British ski and snowboard school. We pride ourselves in delivering exceptional private and group lessons in Val d'Isere, Tignes and Sainte Foy, where we are the only British ski and snowboard school.
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| La Bataillette, 73640 Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, France
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

This is our second year with Robbie at PDS learning at Tignes. Our girls have progressed really well this year. What I have clearly observed with Robbie is that he does not rush the girls to climb up the colour ranks on the piste but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We had ski lessons before and none of them can be comparable to the one we just had with Robbie at PDS (Apex had just changed their name to PDS in December) Robbie is one of the most patient and caring instructors you will find...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

We have just come back from our third ski holiday in SAnte Foy. Apex have taught both myself and my children to ski every year. We would not go with anyone else. Definite recommend to anyone seeking lessons.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

Thank you to Floss for a great week of private lessons, our group of kids thoroughly enjoyed their time and their skiing has improved considerably. Floss worked hard to keep all members of the group of teenagers (with different abilities) interested, and they saw so...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

My kids had four days ski lessons Apex last week. Thanks so much; they had a fantastic time and learnt loads too. Younger d (10) review - " Robbie was my favourite instructor ever (had 3 others in previous years) - he explained things in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

We decided to go down the route of private ski lessons for myself and my husband who hadn't skied for many years and our two sons aged 11 and 8 who were skiing for the first time, rather than going separate ways each morning into...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

We had three private ski lessons with Robbie totalling 8 hours and by the end my never skied before husband was enjoying going down a blue run and my also never skied before and only just four year-old was bombing down the nursery slope. Robbie...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Transformed my skiing today! Simply explained changes which made such a difference. And showed me how to enjoy spring skiing - I love the sun but not the slush. However I've learnt how to ski easily with it - thanks Robbie.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

My girlfriend had Six - 2 hour private lessons with Robbie over the course of the week in Sainte Foy. We had booked three lessons and after the first day booked the rest of the week. The booking process was very smooth and Apex were...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ACornishBoy
Reviewed March 7, 2017

We have just come back from an 8 day holiday in Sainte Foy. We had a bad experience with ESF before we'd even arrived so were reluctant to use them, however other guests from our Chalet recommended Robbie from Apex who we got in touch...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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