Looking for free on-the-mountain guiding and coaching? Look no further!
This isn't ski or board school, but your 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 Mountain Collection hotels or chalet hotels.
- Free ski & board guiding
- Dedicated coaching sessions
- Fully qualified instructors
- Fun & informal sessions
- Insider knowledge of the area
How it works
If you're over 18 and a good blue or red run skier or snowboarder, our Mountain Experts will guide you around the slopes, whilst making you a more confident skier or snowboarder at the same time. In school holidays, anyone over the age of 12 can take part, but those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Each Mountain Expert session lasts around 2 hours, and we guarantee each guest over 18 a minimum of 2 Mountain Expert sessions per week. You may be able to book more throughout the week, depending on availability.
We aim to run at least 1 session a day for Mountain Collection hotel guests, and 2 or 3 a week for chalet hotel guests. Simply head to the Snow Brief on your first evening/morning in the resort and sign up for the sessions you fancy.
Guiding - 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 and pressure on your edges - all whilst keeping things fun.
Guiding - 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 Experts worry less about the technique (unless you have any questions of course), and focus more on covering some miles.
Coaching - 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 with more confidence than you started with.
Neilson Mountain Collection
Our Mountain Collection is more than just a range of leading accommodation in top European ski resorts, exclusive to Neilson guests. Our hotels and chalet hotels are also the perfect places to relax and recharge after a long day on the slopes.
Here, you’ll also be able to arrange your free ski guiding and coaching service with our Mountain Experts - fully qualified ski and snowboard instructors, local to your resort.
Wherever you stay, you'll have access to the best parts of the mountain. Our team will be there to give you a warm welcome and offer expert advice, both on and off the slopes.
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 explore a new area, not expecting my skiing to improve. I left feeling my technique was far better.” Colin Nicholson – Ski & Board