ZigZag Ski School
ZigZag Ski School
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Samoens' n°1 ski and snowboard school for English speakers! ZigZag offers fun and friendly ski and snowboard lessons for children and adults of all ages. ZigZag also specialises in off-piste coaching and guidance, plus ski touring. Get in touch today to discuss how ZigZag can help to make your next holiday in Samoens the best it can be!
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GregR
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
After being recommended by a friend, we used Zig Zag for our son’s ski lessons over the month of January. Hugues was very professional to deal with and placed our son and his friend into age appropriate lessons. Because of the low student/teacher ratio, our son progressed very quickly. His instructor Marilisa was superb and was very patient and understanding. Zigzag understands and agrees for family needs rather well. We had four families in our party and all agreed that Zigzag was money well spent and their service was spot on! When we visit again, we will not hesitate to use Zigzag Ski School!!
Written February 4, 2023
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Jenny
Perth and Kinross, UK4 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Very organised admin, excellent teachers. Our 2 children aged 7 and 10 gained huge improvements in their skiing over the week. The smaller group size definitely helped, we saw other ski schools with huge classes. The adult classes were good fun and definitely involved more technical aspects than other classes. We would thoroughly recommend.
Written February 5, 2023
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Donna S
8 contributions
Mar 2023
Fantastic experience of being taught how to ski for the first time, by this company. Caterina was an excellent instructor and was very patient, professional yet light hearted with our group of beginners. She adapted to our needs and we came away feeling very proud of our achievements. Our grandson, Noah, enjoyed the kids group sessions for 5 days and came away with a silver medal. Great experience, in the superb location of Samoens 1600, will certainly use again. Highly recommend.
Written March 3, 2023
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Janet A
Newmarket, UK17 contributions
Feb 2022
I was really lucky and was able to book a lesson for the next day on the 'Night Ski'. It had been really busy on the slopes during the day and the evening was lovely, so much quieter and relaxing. How skiing used to be before you had to do school holidays! Regis was amazing as I had not been skiing for 16 years and he got my confidence bace really quickly and helped me with my dismounts from the chair lift. Wish I had been able to book a snowboarding lesson for my son as the whole experience is fabulous and a reasonable price - thank you Regis. I did the Marvel - not to your standards, but I did it!
Written February 21, 2022
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Louise D
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Booked with a group of 9 children aged between 7 and 12, spread across 3 groups in ski school over February half term. After day one, our middle level group came back & none of the 4 had enjoyed the lesson, one of them had been in tears for a lot of it. The instructor was quite harsh and quite stressed and this came out in his teaching. We chatted to the office that evening who assured us it would change after day 1, that there were likely language issues, pressures of first day etc. The positivity did improve, but sadly the instruction did not - all the children gained some confidence but more down to following the instructor down different pistes.

To finish the week off there was an award ceremony giving out badges at the end. There was no consistency between instructors with our 2 youngest children achieving the same badge as our 10/12 year olds who are at totally different levels.
Written February 23, 2020
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Hi Louise, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. I'm really sorry to hear your experience was less than entirely postive last week. It certainly was an incredibly busy period in resort! Our children's group lessons are generally a huge success and I'm sorry this doesn't appear to have been the case for you. Your children skied with two of our most popular and highly acclaimed instructors. We'd like to learn more about your specific situation and what could be done better next time. If you wouldn't mind calling our office on +33631204410 at your earliest convenience, it would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to talking to you and working towards earning back your business. Louise Vallier
Written February 29, 2020
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Christopher W
6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Our 4 year old daughter had her first taste of skiing with Marilsa from ZigZag ski school.She had an amazing 5 days and achieved what we wanted he too, namely to enjoy skiing and she wants to ski again. She went from never having been on skis before to doing green runs, drag lifts and chairlifts. Marilisa was lovely and looked after her six little skiers with ease. Can thoroughly recommend them.
Written February 25, 2022
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richards2ne
Bicester, UK2 contributions
Jan 2020
My children attended their snowboarding lessons for 5 days. They learnt more and became better than they could ever imagine and it is largely down to the effort of the instructors who obviously have a passion for the sport as well as helping others to develop, They also made the sessions fun and enjoyable. They were also very helpful and supportive with each persons' individual challenges and showed great patience. I would definitely recommend Zigzag to anyone who needs either skiing or snowboarding lessons.
Written January 16, 2020
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Gayle W
Bath, UK2 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a great experience with ZigZag, from the intial correspondence and booking through to our lessons.
We went in half term, which was incredibly busy, but the meeting point was well organised with extra staff on hand to help out.
The size of the groups was a big advantage too - max 8 people - particularly when you saw some of the ESF & Club Med groups, which were huge.
Lastly our instructors were fantastic, I can't speak highly enough of them. Both children & adults enjoyed their lessons and gained so much in skills and confidence.
Thank you ZigZag!
Written February 24, 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to leave such great feedback. We work really hard to provide quality instruction - even during extremely busy periods like Half Term, which isn't always easy! Its great to hear we are hitting the mark. We look forward to skiing with you next time you're back in Samoëns.
Written February 29, 2020
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Louise P
5 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Excellent ski school. Accommodated a last minute booking for 2 x 4 hours private tuition for our 14 and 10 year old daughters when I injured my knee. Both instructors were excellent and the girls had a brilliant time and came off the hill both days with a huge smile on their faces. Thank you for rescuing the end of our ski holiday. Highly recommend.
Written December 23, 2022
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GillyR
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
Jan 2022
Many thanks to ZigZag instructor Marilisa for teaching our 3-year-old how to ski. He is having a great experience - Marilisa is encouraging, kind and patient and is clearly wonderful with small children. We are amazed at how competently he can ski down the nursery piste after just a few sessions. Most importantly, he’s really enjoying his lessons and it’s great for us to see that he is in safe hands.
Written January 17, 2022
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