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The Development Centre

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Address: 73150 Val d'Isere, France
Phone Number:
+33 6 15 55 31 56
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The Development Centre Val d'Isere

More than just a Ski School

Helping You To...

The Development Centre Val d'Isere

More than just a Ski School

Helping You To Ski Better

The Development Centre is all about helping you really improve your skiing in an enjoyable, relaxed environment.

Rather than pre-planned lessons and drills, our approach is based around coaching you on your style as an individual, allowing you to really make a breakthrough in confidence and ability.

What The Development Centre can do for You - our Ski Lessons will Develop Your Skiing

We have a range of clinics and private development lessons available to suit a range of requirements and budgets.

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Gavin improved my skiing sooo much - thanks!

I have used TDC in Val d'Isere before, both group and private lessons, and always found them to be excellent. I am an intermediate skiier always trying to improve my control and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jackie C
Amersham, United Kingdom
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Amersham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have used TDC in Val d'Isere before, both group and private lessons, and always found them to be excellent. I am an intermediate skiier always trying to improve my control and confidence. On this visit I had two lessons with Gavin (a fellow north easterner) and had a real breakthrough on my second lesson on my technique such that... More 

Thank Jackie C
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been skiing with Ben and Kieran for several years now,superb coaches and great guys. A huge thank you to you both for your unstinting professionalism, enthusiasm and patience in improving my skiing ! Unbeatable guys !

Thank stuartswatson
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Big shout out to Kieran, you are a legend...you got 2 blondes down a black run and had patience of a saint. Top instruction, from nil to brill, Val D'Isere would not have been the same without you! Highly recommend! ⛷

Thank Nat B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Private lesson for 2: This was our second time with Terry, and he was fantastic. Friendly and supportive tuition and some great tips to take away and practice later.

Thank Thomas D
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I was encouraged to have three mornings with TDC as a complete beginner. It was the best decision I made! I started with Steve for three hours and his teaching technique and tone was perfection, helping me to progress quickly. For my second and third lesson I was lucky enough to have his wife Clare. Again, the progression I made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had three days of private instruction with James, who was outstanding, my wife and I were delighted and she has never enjoyed her skiing so much, it made the holiday and also improved our technique

Thank Robbie R
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I enjoyed an excellent and memorable afternoon with TDC coach Rich in March. As is typical with good instruction and coaching I only needed a few key tips to think about and my (basic) off-piste skiing became stronger and felt better. Rich also identified my stronger leg over the weaker one - something I'd forgotten about. He picked out some... More 

Thank JensterLondon
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a great skiing holiday in Val d'isere. Had two 3 hour lessons with Terry from the development centre on my first two days. He was so fun and a brilliant instructor, made me feel really confident on the slopes even though I hadn't been skiing in over 8years. The only time I fell over was doing... More 

Thank charll24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

I had 3 private lessons with these guys and can highly recommend them... Everyone was really helpful, gave honest and constructive information when I was deciding what to do about lessons. Especially Becci who went out of her way at every step to help me. It was concluded that I would do 3 private lessons, I had two different instructors,... More 

Thank s_duh
Melbourne, Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I have just spent three days with Kim on a "Development Plus" clinic and after skiing for decades she gave me tips and advice that made an immediate change to my skiing. You pay a bit more for TDC but the small group sizes and personal instruction make it all worth while. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting Val... More 

Thank rdk1

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