British ski instructor Val Thorens

View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy is a Kindle ebook. It's a practical guide to learning to ski that 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 Michaud.

The book starts with a chapter about putting on your skis and boots, then goes through a beginner's progression from snowplough to parallel turns. At each stage, I suggest exercises to develop and improve your skills, and I identify common faults and suggest ways to correct them. 'By the way' sections contain information about many of the little things that people sometimes just assume you know, when you may not.

The book assumes no prior knowledge, so it is suitable for complete beginners, and people who are in the early stages of learning to ski. Even if you've been skiing lots of times, though, I'm sure you'll learn a few things you never knew before, and it will consolidate your understanding of the basics of skiing. For an experienced skier who is planning to help a friend or family member to learn to ski, this book would be invaluable.

Buy Skiing Made Easy on Amazon (£4.99).

ESF in Val Thorens

ESF kids group, Val Thorens

The ESF is the largest ski school in Val Thorens, with around 200 ski instructors during the busiest times of the season. They offer group lessons and private lessons for adults and children, and in skiing and snowboarding.  

Read more about the ESF in 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, choose your own focus, and go at your own pace. Read more about private lessons in Val Thorens.

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