The Snow School

The Snow School, Meribel: Address, Phone Number, The Snow School Reviews: 5/5

The Snow School
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The Snow School are a British ski school operating in Courchevel Meribel & La Tania.The Snow School instructors are amongst the best in the world, we are all fully qualified through the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) and conduct all of our lessons in English.
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V L
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Dec 2021 • Family
The experience we had with this company was excellent. Our contact in the UK was Paul who was very helpful in all aspects and provided both office number and mobile number for contacts.

Our holiday with 4 children between the ages of 10 and 14 were all absolute beginners. We had Julia as their instructor. They progressed very well in their week at Courchevel. Julia was always on time if not a bit early and very flexible in pick up and drop off points. She helped us find places for lunch and she knew the area very well. She knew all the pistes and what was appropriate for the standard of the children. By day 3, the kids were already progressing onto blue runs. They commented that they felt very safe in her company and trusted all the things they needed to do on the slopes without feeling scared at all. Her teaching style was great with patience and enthusiasm. The children said they would love to have lessons with her again, if we come to the 3 valleys again.
Written December 30, 2021
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Puddleduck17
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I booked a 3 hour private lesson on a Saturday afternoon - the day we were due to arrive in resort. Booking online was easy and communication was always prompt and efficient. Due to traffic at the foot of the mountain I was an hour late for my lesson. The Snow School were easy to contact to inform and I was able to keep them up to date with how long I would be. Nicoletta, my teacher, was waiting for me at the prearranged meeting spot and from the word go I felt at ease. I'm a nervous skier that likes to potter around greens and blues and never really felt confident enough to move onto or even consider skiing anything more difficult. Within a couple minutes of skiing she had already identified a number of areas that I needed to improve and gave me tips, explanations and activities to try to improve my technique. She was fantastic! Although I was an hour late for my lesson I felt like I learned so much...and I even skied my first red runs and learned to ski backwards! I cannot rate them highly enough and will definitely rebook when we return next year...maybe just not on the same day we are due to arrive in resort!
Written February 16, 2020
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Caitlin Hughes
Worcestershire, UK3 contributions
Jan 2020
I first used this company in January 2019:

This week has been my first ever ski holiday and to say I was nervous about the whole experience would of been a massive understatement. Everyone I came with to meribel on holiday were advanced skiers and this concerned me for my weeks holiday.
My instructor, Gulia, has been amazing. She has taken me from not being able to ski and petrified of heights to now being able to happily sit on a chair lift and parallel ski down most blue and green runs. She was happy to take me to different points to meet up with my friends at the end of my lessons. She took me to different places every day with in the 3 valleys. Gulia made my first experience of a ski holiday a good one and I shall definitely be returning next year and using the snow school. It’s been worth every penny and I would highly recommend. Thank you

I then, used the snow school again this year. January 2020:

I need to thank the snow school again massively.
This year we have come to the three valleys but stayed in Val Thorens. I had booked lessons with a different company this year who are based in VT.(the only reason for using a different company was due to a knee injury and them being based in VT) Lets just say it was awful and leave it there. I phoned Paul and he couldn’t of been more helpful. The advice and care this company give is outstanding. Gulia skied over from Meribel especially and I’ve managed to get some more private lessons with her. My love for skiing and confidence returned within an hour.
I really wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the snow school to anyone. They are absolutely fantastic. We will be booking are next ski holiday in a resort they cover.
Once again, a huge thank you

Basically what my review here on trip advisor is trying to say is... do not hesitate, book with snow school. They are just brilliant, from the start to the end, the attention to detail, care and ecxellence this company has is outstanding.
I have used them twice and have already emailed to reserve my slot for 2021!

Caitlin 🎿❄️
Written February 8, 2020
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Linny B
1 contribution
Dec 2019
I came out to Meribel on the first week of the season and had four lessons with Nicoletta. As I'm nearer to 60 than I usually care to admit, I wasn't particularly looking forward to the ski holiday. The only ski-ing I'd ever done before was a few days three years ago. But Nicoletta soon built my confidence and had such great way of imparting information that everything started to make sense. She explained not just how to do something, but why it should be done a certain way. She encouraged me to push my boundaries a little but not so much that I ever felt scared or out of my depth. Most importantly, I enjoyed the lessons. I definitely improved too - after the last lesson I went and skied with the rest of my party (all very skilled skiers who have been on the slopes for years) and they ALL remarked at how well I'd come on, how much more confident I looked and that they were amazed at the difference from the start of the week to the end. Thank you Nicoletta, and see you in December!
Written January 8, 2020
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. As a small family run business we really appreciate this. Every review is so important to us. We hope to ski with you again soon! Sarah x
Written February 5, 2020
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Paddy F
Hertford, UK1 contribution
Dec 2021
We have just had the ski trip of a lifetime spending 15 days in Meribel. We are a family of 4 and its our 7th family ski trip. We have always used ESF previously when in France BUT went for the The Snow School this time for what we hoped would a better quality tuition for us all. We had a mix of group lesson for our kids (13 & 10) and private 1-1's for ourselves. The tuition was far superior to anything we have had previously and we will only use theThe Snow School moving forward. The British Instructor and English speaking Italian were excellent and eveyone's skiing progressed significantly as a result. We are all quite experienced but in our opinion can always benefit from lessons. Money well spent. Thanks to all the team at The Snow School.
Written January 3, 2022
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TCK83HK
London, UK41 contributions
Jan 2022
We have been lucky enough to spend some time with the wonderful Julia during more than one season - the 2021 Covid pause notwithstanding! Julia is an inspiring ski instructor. She is an expert skier and is, moreover, patient, kind and incredibly good fun. Our lively eight year old daughter adores her time with Julia and their one on one time really helps exponentially to turbo charge the competence, and confidence, she picks up in group ski classes. Anyone who manages to secure Julia's time on the slopes should count themselves very lucky! We could not recommend her more highly!
Written January 17, 2022
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Bob Z
Kinmel Bay, UK23 contributions
Feb 2020
Giulia was brilliant from start to finish. Much better value ski lessons than the standard ECF French offer. Giulia the instructor was kind courteous and absolutely awsome at raising the confidence of a range of different abilities. Having had unsuccessful lessons previously we were blown away by the progress made on our trip this time. Two complete novices were confidently skiing independantly by day 2 and 2 people who have been unsuccessful at independant skiing on 2 previous trips, were skiing independantly and confidently by the end of the week.

Absolutley first class outfit. So, so pleased!
Written February 8, 2020
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Tim T
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Used the Snow School to teach my grandson (2) to ski. After four hours he’s skiing unaccompanied, albeit under a watchful eye of Gulia the wonderfully patient English fluent Italian ski instructor. Highly recommend service from booking to the piste. Thank you Snow School Meribel. From William
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. As a small family run business we really appreciate this. Every review is so important to us. We hope to ski with you again soon! Sarah x
Written February 5, 2020
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phil c
Chester, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
From organising our lesson schedule with paul to saying goodbye at the end of our last slope with Giulia the snow school experience has been superb and exceeded our high expectations. They are all very flexible and accommodating
The feedback from the three lesson groups across our party has been uniformly excellent.
Our teacher Giulia had a programme sorted in seconds after assessing our groups varying ability. Across the three lessons she communicated very clearly what she wanted us to do and in three days she improved us immensely giving us techniques that increased our skill level and confidence whilst having great fun
Giulia is bright, smart, and great fun, she also happens to be an amazing coach.
Would we repeat the experience. Absolutely.
6 stars.
Written January 12, 2020
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. As a small family run business we really appreciate this. Every review is so important to us. We hope to ski with you again soon! Sarah x
Written February 5, 2020
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Paul Marriott
9 contributions
Jan 2020
From the initial booking to the skiing lessons themselves the whole experience was fantastic and we will definitely use the Snow School again. Highly recommended.
Second time we have used The Snow School and again Paul was very helpful arranging lessons and offered a lot of useful advice. We requested Guilia as our daughter's first skiing experience was with Guilia last year and it couldnt have been a better first time experience. We were keen to continue the patient, supportive and fun ski instruction from Guilia. Guilia again was brilliant, nothing is too much trouble and our 11 year old daughters confidence and skills thrived with her guidance. Mum and Dad tagged along and joined in skiing and being guided by Guilia but the main reason for booking Guilia was for our daughter who absolutely adores Guilia. We will definitely be back.
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. As a small family run business we really appreciate this. Every review is so important to us. We hope to ski with you again soon! Sarah x
Written February 5, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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