Ski Lessons in Val d'Isere

Terry James Walker

I am a fully qualified BASI level 4 International Ski Teacher, I have equivilence in the French system and can therefore work in France.  This winter I will be based in Val d'Isere coaching for TDC.

Lessons include:
Group Ski Clinics  :  3-6 people  :  3 hrs x 3 days for eu225 per person
Private Ski Lesson  :  Numbers on request  :  3 hrs or full Days from eu225
Off Piste Ski Lesson  :  Group Lessons or Private bookings for prices above.

Booking:

Get in touch through my Contact Page, or directly via TDC and request 'Terry'.
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Val d'Isere

The ski resort of Val d'Isere is famous across the world.  At an altitude of 1850m, some of the best and earliest snow in the Alps can be found here.  It's truely an amazing place featuring the massive espace Killy ski area.  For apres-ski and nightlife, you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere better.  Here is a great article about Val d'Isere from the Telegraph

Example Childrens Lesson!


Reviews

For reviews please see this site, or If I've taught you over the last few seasons, then please visit http://www.comeskiwith.me/terry and let me know what you thought!
Here are some examples from the last few seasons until now:

David: Reviewed 28 April 2014
What did/didn't you enjoy about your coaching sessions? given some great tips which improved our skiing very quickly. got plenty of practice in - plenty of runs. good feedback from instructor
Enjoyment of your Session? 5 - Excellent
Ability of your coach to improve your skiing? 5 - Excellent
Was your TDC coach well presented, punctual and polite? 5 - Excellent
Value for money of your sessions? 5 - Excellent
Overall Rating? 5 - Excellent
How was the general booking setup? 5 - Excellent
What could we improve about the TDC experience? Nothing, it was great.
Comments: Had a great session with Terry and also with Charlie from Tignes on the next day

Kate: Reviewed 16 April 2014
What did/didn't you enjoy about your coaching sessions? I enjoyed my lessons with Terry thoroughly. He was very patient, friendly, and great at explaining things!
Enjoyment of your Session? 5 - Excellent
Ability of your coach to improve your skiing? 5 - Excellent
Was your TDC coach well presented, punctual and polite? 5 - Excellent
Value for money of your sessions? 4 - Very Good
Overall Rating? 5 - Excellent
How was the general booking setup? 5 - Excellent
What could we improve about the TDC experience? Nothing, it was great.
Comments: We were thrilled to have Terry for our week in Val D'Isere. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.

Andrea: Reviewed 31 March 2014
What did/didn't you enjoy about your coaching sessions? I enjoyed my lessons with Terry thoroughly. He was very patient, friendly, and great at explaining things!
Enjoyment of your Session? 5 - Excellent
Ability of your coach to improve your skiing? 5 - Excellent
Was your TDC coach well presented, punctual and polite? 5 - Excellent
Value for money of your sessions? 5 - Excellent
Overall Rating? 5 - Excellent
How was the general booking setup? 5 - Excellent
What could we improve about the TDC experience? Nothing, it was great.
Comments: Thanks for a great trip. I'm sure we will be back.

Beth: Reviewed 31 March 2014
What did/didn't you enjoy about your coaching sessions? flexible in structure to take account of our various levels of natural ability! Terry was always encouraging and supportive
Enjoyment of your Session? 5 - Excellent
Ability of your coach to improve your skiing? 5 - Excellent
Was your TDC coach well presented, punctual and polite? 5 - Excellent
Value for money of your sessions? 5 - Excellent
Overall Rating? 5 - Excellent
How was the general booking setup? 5 - Excellent
What could we improve about the TDC experience? Nothing, it was great.
Comments: Thanks for a great trip. I'm sure we will be back.

"Best lessons in 3 years" ; 5 of 5 stars ; Reviewed 9 March 2014
We booked lessons through Becky at TDC. The booking process was straightforward and service was very professional. Our private off piste lessons with Terry were the best we've had. Terry listened to our requests and goals for the week and guided us with technique tips to achieve those goals. My confidence off piste has been boosted and both my partner and I feel we have learnt so much more from 3 days with Terry than the 15 days of previous ski school lessons. Would recommend without a doubt.

“Fantastic Ski Lessons with Expert Teacher” ; 5 of 5 stars ; Reviewed 18 February 2014
I have recently returned from a week in Val d'isere and wanted to share my ski lesson experience. I booked with TDC - recommended to me and was so glad as I hadn't been skiing for over four years. My expert teacher Terry was fantastic - and very patient (when I fell off the drag lift etc.,!) and I very much enjoyed the experience so much so that I continued skiing the rest of the week - thanks to Terry and TDC I am already thinking about booking now for next year!

“Excellent tuition” ; 5 of 5 stars ; Reviewed 29 January 2014
Five 3 hour sessions at a bargain price. Excellent instructor (Terry) despite large group of seven. Genuinely transformed our skiing and great fun.

Chloe G: Terry was the best instructor I've had in 8 years of lessons. My partner and I are confident skiers on piste, but don't have the technique off piste and I was very nervous. Terry took on board all our comments and really took the time to go over technique and never rushed us through. We found him really personable and he communicated all his tips very well. I now have confidence off piste (something no other instructor has achieved!) and feel that I could even go off piste without a guide. If we come back to val d'isere we will definitely be looking Terry up! Thank you Terry.

Neil C: Terry taought my 4 year old and 7 year old daughters on their first ever skiing holiday. They both came away as happy, confident little skiers. The weather was quite bad all week, with a mixture of fog, snow and rain. 6 days skiing, 6 big smiles. Thank you Terry. We will ask for you again when returning to Chatel.

Hannah P: Great lessons with Terry - really appreciated that he listened to me when my leg was hurting, and even managed to work out why it was hurting and taught me how to ski differently to take the pain away - so a Doctor as well as a great teacher! :) Having found out he does freestyle/park lessons that are highly rated on this website, my boyfriend and I are definitely interested in booking up with him next time we are out in France.

Jo: My 5 year old daughter learnt so much in her week of group lessons with Terry. She went off happily every day and we are very impressed with how brilliant he is with the children. Thanks Terry, we will definitely be rebooking next year.

Z Clark: Professional and enthusiastic and provided valuable information. An enjoyable lesson. Thank-you.

Katie S: An awesome day learning park with Terry! Freestyle is definitely not my forte but I left with a massive boost in confidence, and a few new tricks to perfect! I would recommend Terry to anyone from beginner to advanced, he is patient and very good at explaining the correct techniques you should be using.

Liana: Great, entertaining and enthusiastic instructor! If I wasn\'t injured (it didn\'t happen on Terry\'s watch!) I would definitely be booking more lessons with him.

Finlay: Really enjoyable off piste lesson yesterday with Terry who knew his stuff. Talked us through snow conditions and avalanche safety as well as techniques for off piste. Highly recommend, thanks again.

W. Hunter: Had a great beginners park lesson with Terry yesterday. He took us to the baby park to get us used to the basics then we moved the bigger park for the second hour of the lesson. He was friendly, approachable and offered options throughout the lesson for those that wanted to do less/more depending on how we were getting on. I ended up doing jumps that I would have never had the confidence to do on my own and I found it less intimidating being a beginner in the park when Terry was showing us how do do things and giving us the confidence to go for it. I would highly recommend him to friends, family and the guests in our chalet. I only wish I had gone earlier in the season so I could have taken more lessons. Thanks again Terry. Wendy.

Helen-A: Terry is a brilliant and inspirational teacher, I cant believe how quickly we learnt to ski! I put this down to his clear ways of explaining and demonstrating techniques. He loads of fun exercises which will help the absolute beginner, to the most experienced. He has bags patients (thankfully in my case!!) and loads of enthusiasm and good humor which was fantastic, fun and really helped with motivation and confidence. I would definitely recommend Terry to anyone wishing to learn or improve their skiing technique.

Helen: Terry is an excellent instructor and from day 1 made me feel relaxed and confident on the slopes. I had only skied for one week prior to the year and was determined to decide if I preferred skiing or snowboarding and after Terry's instruction I most definitely prefer skiing! He made learning to ski fun and would find fun ways to get me to improve my positioning and most importantly to "lean forward". He is able to adapt to different peoples ways of learning, and so if I was struggling to understand how or why I needed to do something a certain way he would not only show me the correct technique but also able to explain why things work and the science behind it - which is great for someone like me as I always like to know why things are a certain way. By the end of a week I felt that I had moved up from being a beginner and could call myself an intermediate skier. I do not think I would feel as confident in saying this without having being taught by Terry. I would highly recommend Terry and would most definitely have lessons with him again.

Debbie E: Terry gave instruction to our three children during our weeks skiing. They all absolutely loved him and he did a great job of teaching them. He was very professional as well as being great fun and had a great way of communicating what they needed to do to progress. Would thoroughly recommend him for both children of all ages and adults and all levels.

Leyla: Terry is a great instructor! His support and knowledge quickly helped me to improve my technique, which in turn has given me more confidence. I would highly recommend Terry to anybody looking for tuition.