Tinderbox Ski School Chamonix
Welcome to Tinderbox Ski School Chamonix, a ski school which delivers world class private ski lessons, skiing courses and mountain guiding services. Our tuition is about a passion for creating skilful and rounded skiers, putting a little spark back into your skiing is our mission. Our guiding services aim to share this wonderful playground, creating unique adventures and amazing experiences.
Our approach is also very much about providing a great service, tailoring our services, lessons and guiding around you. Our tuition delivers with effective sessions and lots of skiing practice which help you to make those all important breakthroughs in your ability and confidence.
Born from the experience and enthusiasm of British professional freeskier Chris Fecher. A successful career as a sponsored freeride competitor and big mountain skier has lead Chris to become the first UK Pro to gain the full International Ski Teaching Diploma (Level 4 ISTD) and hold the coveted French Equivalence. A Chamonix winter resident for 18 years Chris has founded Tinderbox Ski School to share his passion for skiing, offering ski coaching, private ski lessons, off-piste and backcountry skiing adventures. Meet the team!
- Private one to one lessons
- Piste skiing courses and clinics
- Alpine Performance Workshop APW
- All mountain courses
- Off-piste skiing adventures
- Backcountry skiing courses
- Avalanche awareness courses
- New Zealand lessons and guiding (Summer 2013)
Tinderbox private lessons offer that real one to one tailor made service, and aim to bring about those technique breakthroughs. Private Lessons are renowned for putting your skiing on track, with plenty of attention and the right feedback you'll discover how to move your skiing to the next level. Private lessons and private guiding are available throughout the winter, from beginner to backcountry skier. Check out our ski technique page for a heads up on modern technique.
Group lessons are a really cost effective alternative to private lessons, join in the fun with friends or make some new ones. Group size is kept down to a maximum of 6 people in a effort to maintain lesson quality and maximum enjoyment.
Our courses are offered in a progression from piste skiing to backcountry skiing and range to suit all skiing abilities. Most ski courses are held on a 5-day basis unless stated otherwise as this offers more flexibility for your travel arrangements and an additional day to warm up or free ski, a good option if you are staying longer. To complement our off-piste and ski touring packages we've introduced a new range of two day avalanche awareness course's. Delivered by avalanche professionals and including a manual and a certificate of achievement.
Look out for our specialist ski cources like the APW Alpine Performance Workshop, click the link for more info.
Tinderbox instructors and mountainn guides are all native English speaking independent ski teachers and guides, fully qualified to the highest level. Each are hand picked by the ski school for their effective skiing, guiding and teaching skills and also a real mountain sense which only comes from years of personal experience. The team have travelled, taught and guided all over the world and have a real afinity for an active outdoor lifestyle. Everyone on the team has many years of experience in the Chamonix valley, we can show you awesome terrain and the best spot for lunch.
Please feel free to call for a chat about any of our private lessons or courses, even if it's just for a chat about skiing. We've lots more info on this website about the Tinderbox Ski School Team and our services. Please take your time and have good look around.
Chris came across the word Tinderbox whilst researching for the ski school, and instantly knew he'd found it. Resonating with Chris and his desire to challenge the status quo, offering a ski school with a difference. A 'Tinderbox' is something which has the potential to catch fire or ignite, just like your skiing! Our aim is to put the spark in your skiing from first timer to seasoned pro. Many ski schools decide to focus on kids, some on families and some on exclusive groups. Tinderbox Ski School Chamonix is about skiing the way we all dream of that's why we specialise in off-piste skiing, and that's what we're really good at. Great off-piste or Backcountry skiers are rounded and skilful skiers and that's exactly our aim. Producing solid foundations and skilful skiers whatever your ability.
Why Chamonix (Words from Chris Fecher)
I've been truly lucky to spend two decades skiing in and around the wonderful Chamonix Valley. Things don't change too much, the kids are still jumping off the same cliffs we did, to a flat landing I might add, and riding away with a hola and a smile. The most important thing to do when your skiing in Chamonix is to look up once a a while, I still do and continue to marvel at the insane peaks, ridges and glaciers that is Chamonix.
Chamonix skiing is extremely varied and has something for just about everyone, each of its five ski areas has its very own character with a verity of slopes and skiing adventures to be found. Chamonix is world class whether you're a piste skier or the most hardened mountain goat. Its a place to find freedom and challenge what ever you're ability might be.
I'm always excited by the opportunity to show people around the Chamonix valley and experience some of the incredible skiing it has to offer. After all it's far more fun to share in the adventure.
Call us on: +44 0 7817428867 - 0033 0 450585092
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