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Neilson Mountain Experts

Looking for free on-the-mountain guiding and coaching? Look no further!

We're the only ski holiday company that offers free, professional ski guiding in Andorra, Austria, France and Italy with fully qualified ski and snowboard instructors.


Mountain Expert sessions include...
  • Ski & board guiding
  • Dedicated coaching sessions
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Jumping the lift queues
  • Fun & informal sessions
  • Insider knowledge of the area

If you're over 18 (or 12 in school holidays) and a good blue or red run skier or snowboarder, our Mountain Expert (ME) sessions will guide you around the slopes as well as making you a more confident skier or snowboarder too.


The Mountain Experts are fully qualified ski and snowboard instructors local to your resort. There isn't much they don't know about the area, so you're in good hands.


And best of all, it's a free service available exclusively to guests staying in any of our 24 Mountain Collection chalets, hotels or chalet hotels throughout Europe.

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How it works

Each Mountain Collection hotel will have at least one session a day and each Mountain Collection ski chalet will have at least three sessions a week. We guarantee each guest over 18 a minimum of two Mountain Expert sessions a week.


Simply head to the Snow Brief on your first evening/morning in resort and sign-up for the sessions you fancy. 


Some resorts run more sessions than others. The more Neilson Mountain Collection properties in a resort means we'll run more sessions as there are more people.

Guide ME - Winter legs

As this may be your first time on snow in a year (or more), this is a great chance to warm those winter legs back up with a gentle introduction to the ski area at the start of the week.


Your Mountain Expert will show you the best runs and hot chocolate stops on the mountain, as well as going through the basics like your posture, body rotation, pressure on your edges etc, all whilst keeping things fun.

Guide ME - Let 'em run

These guiding sessions are really fun. They're a chance to let your skis or board run and explore more of the area.


Your Mountain Expert worry less about the technique (unless you have any questions of course) and focus more on covering some miles.

Coach ME - Drills & Skills

As the name suggests, these are coaching sessions where you can really focus on your technique and getting things right. You’ll head off to a quiet spot where your Mountain Expert will give you individual feedback on how to improve your skiing or snowboarding.


You can then practice, watch other guests and end the session a more confident skier or snowboarder than when you started!

Neilson Mountain Collection

Our Mountain Collection is more than a range of catered ski chalets, chalet hotels and ski hotels in top European resorts. They're places to enjoy your winter holiday as it should be.


Relax by doing something and meet like-minded people, whilst enjoying our unique, free ski guiding and coaching service from qualified instructors. 


We run the Mountain Collection exclusively for you, so wherever you choose to stay, our crew will be there to give you a warm welcome and offer expert advice, both on and off the mountain. 

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Don't just take our word for it...

Take a look a what snowsports journalists think about our Mountain Experts service...


“I was not anticipating that the Mountain Expert sessions would change my opinion of ski schools, lead to riding a mountain I’d always dreamt about and having one of my favourite days on snow.” Chris Madigan – The Telegraph


“I had come to Alpe d’Huez to explore a new area, not expecting my skiing to improve. I left feeling my technique was far better.” Colin Nicholson – Ski & Board