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ESI Ecole de Ski Saint Christophe

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Julia_Cambridge wrote a review Jan 2020
Cambridge205 contributions85 helpful votes
First I wanted to praise the office, at least it has no long queue like ESF. The people are very patiented, and responded my email within a day (ESF never replied and I had to queue at least 45 mins to get my group lesson card.) Our private lesson booking was messed up by a third party agent, but the office has sorted out. I only booked one 1.5 hour private beginner lesson for my Dad and husband as this is their first time and they were not sure whether they'll like it before committing more lessons. It probably a mistake to book just one lesson. As it turned out it was not very popular for the ski teacher, and the first original teacher didn't turn up and I had to run to the office to ask what has happened. They offer us a later slot, that original teacher also didn't turn up and a young teacher called B.... (in his mid 20/early 30) turned up. I guess mature ski student needs to overcome more than young student. But the teacher, does not quite care. He has shown no interest to his mature students, after showing them once how triangle position should be like, then off they go. He is always at least 3 - 5 steps away from them and letting them struggle and fell by themselves. my Dad and husband did not manage to stop properly and the teacher decided to take them to the drag lift, and one of the worst thing was that my Dad still unable to stop, and cutting across the route of people who is taking drag lift up. Thankfully, that was in between 2 skier, therefore he didn't hit anyone. I had to shout to let the teacher know to rescue my Dad. As the teacher was at the very front of the lift queue talking to his fellow teachers. I recalled my first private ski lesson (different ski resort), my teacher skied backward, in front of us, as we learnt one by one. The teacher helped us to feel how to pressurised the ski into triangle position and showed us exactly how to stop. before taking us to the lift... The worst fell from my Dad was that his hands touched the floor first and his twisted his fingers. so he decided not to continue with the lesson even still got 45 mins left... A shame, as my Dad and husband was so looking forward to learn skiing... but now they will not ever try it again... (Bear in mind although my Dad has retired, but still very fit, who goes to gym every week and played badminton 4 times a week.) I rarely gave negative comments, but we did feel very disappointed with the lesson.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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markjo42 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kingston, Jamaica2 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked the 6 day beginners course for my teenage sons (16 & 19). The group was small (about 6). On the first day they were taught by Luke but by the second day, having made good progress, they were moved up a class to Ronald. They enjoyed being taught by Ronald, as they had a shared sense of humour and responded well to his teaching style. They learnt quickly and were able to easily ski blue runs by the end. Thank you Ronald and thank you ESI, money well spent!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mark M wrote a review Mar 2019
Warrington, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked six beginner lessons, myself being a non-skiier and my wife having not skied for many years. Rodolphe was a friendly and patient instructor, switching between French and English and catering to all levels. Despite his very best efforts it turned out I wasn't too keen on heights, hampered my progress! However my wife enjoyed the course, she felt he made an effort to help her improve and encouraged her to discover more of the slopes.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Tatjana B wrote a review Dec 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our ski instructor Raphael was brilliant at quickly understanding what we wanted to get out of our ski lessons and providing me and my 2 sons with great skiing experience on Les 2 Alpes slopes. He adviced us on how to improve our ski techinque and was friendly and flexible time-wise on the 4 days we had lessons with him. Would definately go back to ESI Saint Christophe again! Keep up the good work guys!
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Janet A wrote a review Feb 2018
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Having been on group lessons previously I decided to have private lessons this time and am so glad I did. The Instructor was very encouraging and had me working on what I needed to improve. Les 2 Alpes is a great place for beginner/intermediate skiers with superb pistes to practise on without being too scary! One in our party took the beginners group lessons and because he practiced well in the afternoons they promoted him to keep pace with his ability. I would certainly have lessons with Ecole de Ski Saint Christophe again
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Date of experience: February 2018
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