Over many years of teaching I've had testimonials from very appreciative students - but never got around to putting those testimonials to the use they were clearly intended for. This page here is intended to begin to put that right!
Alex, November 14th 2015 (Alex race Training)
(General announcement from the school headmaster... names changed to protect minors)
...On a very different note, life continues as it should and I am delighted to announce some excellent representative sport news with four members of the A****** College Ski team selected to be part of the England Schools National Squads for their respective age groups. Congratulations to Alex Ligety, James Vonn, Don Maier and Trevor Miller. A fine achievement.
Léonie, Luke, Florence and Ella Venables, 13th November 2015 (In Val d'isère)
"As a family with differing needs from 'Speedy Gonzales' to 'Mr Jelly', Ian's unique approach has transformed our skiing. The maverick of Espace Killy, Ian, has a passion for excellence on the slopes that has inspired us to work hard on our skiing. Through his and our grit and determination we are now able to all ski together confidently on any slope with a good awareness of technique and are currently growing in confidence off piste."
What can I say about Ian and my new found ability to ski!? I couldn't have done it without him.
No amount of French ski school lessons would have ever got me to where Ian did in 2.5 days. I was fed up of skiing and had told my partner that this was the last time I would go. Now I am the one trying to convince him that we can fit another long weekend in before the season ends and we have only been back for 5 days! I literally can't wait to go again. Ian makes skiing completely logical and accessible. Every lesson is tailor made to you and your ability and nothing is too much trouble. In addition to being a great instructor, Ian is an incredibly knowledgeable guy and the whole thing is fascinating and fun.
If you have never skied or have struggled or are fed up of trying to 'snowplough' safely down a mountain, I implore you to book a lesson with Ian!
Ayesha Malik, February 24th 2015 (Finn day 5)
We took our seven year old skiing for the first time and really wanted him to learn the correct way from the very beginning. This wasn’t an easy mission as everyone wants to teach beginners snow plough!! Snow plough to stop and snow plough to turn, give it a few years and then try to break the bad snow plough habit! We invested in Ian’s teaching and were delighted with how easy it was for our son to learn the correct way!! I am baffled by the snow plough obsession!! Thank you Ian, Finn completely LOVED his first week skiing and we are very happy that he’s not learned anything he later needs to “unlearn”!!!!
Okan Bahsis, February 7th 2014 (Derin)
Thank you very much for your teaching to our daughters. We can certainly see the development in Derin. The whole credit goes to your excellent teaching skills, techniques and patience.