British ski instructor Val Thorens

View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

British ski instructor in Val Thorens

David Mitchell, British ski instructor in Val Thorens

I've been a British ski instructor in Val Thorens for many seasons, doing private lessons. As a British and therefore EU citizen, I have benefited from the right to work in another European country. At the time of writing, it is unclear what is going to become of that right. I'm not doing the 2019/20 season in the Alps, so I won't be available for lessons.

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy is a Kindle ebook. It's a practical guide to learning to ski, which I've written based on many happy seasons of ski teaching in Val Thorens. Most of the demonstrations are performed by my friend and fellow Val Thorens ski instructor Marina.

Read more about Skiing Made Easy.

Buy Skiing Made Easy on Amazon Kindle.

British ski instructor in Val Thorens: private lessons

Why do private lessons with me in Val Thorens?

  • 21 winter seasons in Val Thorens, and an instructor since 2005
  • top level of qualification in the British system (BASI level 4)
  • recognised by the French government as equivalent to a fully-qualified French instructor
  • private ski lessons for all levels, and adults or children
  • independent ski instructor, within the structure of the ESF in Val Thorens


Unfortunately, I'm not available for lessons in winter 2019/20.

Private lessons in Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Val Thorens with view of Mt Blanc

Val Thorens is one of Europe's best ski resorts. Founded in 1971, it benefits from high altitude and excellent snow, as well as a fast, modern lift system. The resort has gone up market in recent years, with the opening of a number of luxury hotels. There are, though, still affordable places to stay.  

Read more about the resort of Val Thorens.

Private lessons in Val Thorens

Private lessons in Val Thorens

I recommend private lessons as a great way to learn a lot in a short time. Amongst the advantages are personal attention to your skiing, and the fact that you can choose your own focus and go at your own pace. Read more about private lessons in Val Thorens.

Val Thorens from Les DallesDavid Mitchell, British ski instructor in Val ThorensCime de Caron, Val Thorens