Staying in the Freshtracks chalets is made even better by the epic on-snow experience that we want to give you! After an exploratory warm up day, you’ll be taught, guided, coaxed, tweaked (and entertained!) by some brilliant instructors.
The warm up day is free ski day where you get the chance to explore the resort, test your kit (and your legs!) and make sure you are all set for the days ahead.
The first morning with the instructors you will normally stay together as a large group for a couple of runs before a good old-fashioned 'ski off' where you'll all ski down an off piste section and will be allocated in to groups. From there you will spend the rest of your week with your group developing your skills and confidence moving to more and more challenging terrain and slopes as you progress. While the majority of your time will be spent off piste, you may well have some instruction on piste - particularly at the 'aspirer' (red) level - to improve your overall balance and control.
Yann is our head instructor in Flaine and has been managing our weeks for over 20 years. He first arrived in Flaine in 1969, the same year the resort opened, and has returned every season since! His intricate knowledge of the area and leading expertise means that he'll always take you to the best snow. An ISIA qualified instructor with years of technical knowledge and experience, Yann is held in very high regard amongst Ski Club members.
Diane is based in Flaine all winter, every winter, and has a tremendous knowledge of the local mountains. Passionate about skiing and extremely well versed in Flaine’s terrain, Diane knows exactly where to take you to ensure you find couloirs, gullies and mountainsides that will always leave you wanting more. Being a patient teacher who’s always open to new ideas makes Diane very popular with Ski Club members.
Alain Baudoin has been a key part of our team now for the past few years. Previously director of the ESI ski school in Flaine, he is now be working with us all season so he can teach what he loves the most – off piste and powder! Alain has been instructing in the Grand Massif all of his career and is an expert at getting the most from each individual he teaches whether skiing, snowboarding, telemarking or ski touring!
We also work regularly with some other highly regarded instructors carefully chosen by Yann. Luc Demontier and Philippe Clerc are both outstanding instructors who have been very well received by our members and consistently receive excellent feedback.