The Development Centre Val d Isere

The Development Centre Val d Isere

The Development Centre Val d Isere
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Monday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
About
The Development Centre Val d'Isere more than just a Ski School. Our aim is to help 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 can The Development Centre Ski School do for you? Our Ski Lessons will develop Your Skiing further than you can imagine and maximise the enjoyment of your holiday. We have a range of clinics and private development lessons available to suit a range of requirements and budgets.
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  • Tracey N
    4 contributions
    The best ski instructors you’ll ever find
    We had a fantastic week skiing with Giles. The conditions were challenging on a couple of days with poor visibility, but Giles helped us ski confidently on and off piste. I have skied with Giles a few times and he is particularly good at picking up on when I am feeling anxious and hesitant - he quickly gets alongside me and gives me a few tips and encouragement. He really is an incredible instructor who has helped me feel confident and in control on all types of terrain, making my skiing so much more fun and enjoyable.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 20 January 2023
  • Tooth Fairy
    1 contribution
    Ross from TDCski Val d’isere
    I have taken lessons with Ross, Ross is an amazing instructor, he has helped me immensely, I feel so confident skiing, he is extremely knowledgable and trustworthy. I highly recommend him for all levels in skiing. Will be coming again & again. The most patient instructor !! If only I could give 6*
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 January 2023
  • aheyrend54
    Salt Lake City, Utah12 contributions
    Best ski guide ever
    A group from the US hired Steve for our first day guided tour of the ski area. Besides being an excellent skier he was super knowledgeable about history, culture, best runs, etc. Well worth the money to be brought up to speed so quickly and with such good humor.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 January 2023
  • Nicks J
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom34 contributions
    Excellent coaching
    I skied with both Ross and Kim over a 2 week period January / February 2023. Putting this into context, I had a horrible ski accident last March, and was a little anxious and tentative. Ross immediately put me at ease, and had me back playing in the powder by day 2; his coaching was excellent and restored a lot of my confidence. Kim followed that up in week 2 and really helped me to work on my technique. Anna in the office makes organising coaching so straightforward and is so efficient. Makes life that little bit easier! Highly, highly recommend skiing with TDC. So much so that I’m going back in March!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 February 2023
  • Jenkinsfamily3
    10 contributions
    ski coaching
    My family and I have skied with TDC for nearly 20 years, and have always considered them to provide an excellent service. I recently skied with Terry Walker for a weeks development clinic on piste and found the clinic to be really fulfilling, progressing my skiing and good fun too. Cant reccommend them highly enough.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 13 February 2023
  • Roberta M
    1 contribution
    Super easy to book and great lessons!
    I have used TDC for skiing lessons numerous times and they are fantastic. Great instructors and Anna in the office is so helpful and she makes the whole booking process super easy. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited March 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 February 2023
  • Andrew M
    1 contribution
    Absolutely first class
    First time skiing and booked with TDC. Met Dave day one and instantly felt at ease. Looked after all of us, spent time moving us on, was patient and encouraging. Would recommend anyone to book with Dave and your holiday will be better for it. Thank you.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 February 2023
  • BetteNoir
    London, United Kingdom105 contributions
    Another great year with TDC and David
    Second year in a row with David Walker taking my daughter (and occasionally me) out for a week of ski improvements. Wow was I impressed to see how much better her technique was. So absolutely worth it when you see your kid go from a slightly tentative skier to taking on La Face. Thank you so much David and TDC!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Stephen C
    1 contribution
    Off Piste Course
    Just returned from Val d'Isere after a fantastic 3 day off piste course with TDC. Our instructor/guide Nicko got it just right with teaching technique and finding great untracked snow even a week after the last snowfall. Everyone on the course thoroughly enjoyed it and improved over the time we spent with TDC and I would recommend giving them a go. Anna in the office was great to work with and matched up the group really well, cannot fault anything. Thanks again and have already booked for next year,
    Visited March 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Martin H
    Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
    TDC Ski Val d’Isere
    Many thanks to Giles for taking a rusty old skier & his two novice teenage sons & giving them such an amazing time. He displayed exceptional teaching skills alongside his great knowledge of the pistes whilst always retaining a good sense of fun. Thanks to his tuition & guidance we were soon able to get safely down some trickier runs & just enjoy the skiing. I can't recommend him highly enough.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 15 April 2023
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Martin H
Liverpool, UK2 contributions
Apr 2023
Many thanks to Giles for taking a rusty old skier & his two novice teenage sons & giving them such an amazing time. He displayed exceptional teaching skills alongside his great knowledge of the pistes whilst always retaining a good sense of fun. Thanks to his tuition & guidance we were soon able to get safely down some trickier runs & just enjoy the skiing. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Written 15 April 2023
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Lucy
London, UK4 contributions
Mar 2023
So far this season I have been fortunate enough to have three lessons with TDC Instructor David Walker and they have all been brilliant. In both the theory and its practical application, David clearly communicates exactly what you need to do to bring your skiing on to the next level. He is kind, patient and fun to ski with. They have been a pleasure.
Written 20 March 2023
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Stephen C
1 contribution
Mar 2023
Just returned from Val d'Isere after a fantastic 3 day off piste course with TDC. Our instructor/guide Nicko got it just right with teaching technique and finding great untracked snow even a week after the last snowfall.
Everyone on the course thoroughly enjoyed it and improved over the time we spent with TDC and I would recommend giving them a go.
Anna in the office was great to work with and matched up the group really well, cannot fault anything.
Thanks again and have already booked for next year,
Written 14 March 2023
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Steve
Cardiff, UK5 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We had an amazing time learning to ski with Steve from TDC and his patience in getting the three of us up from a standing start, to skiing within three lessons was awesome and all this whilst sharing his knowledge of this beautiful area at the same time!

A great experience & we would definitely recommend TDC to anyone else wanting lessons in Val D’Isere and we hope to be back for more ourselves soon.
Written 28 February 2023
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BetteNoir
London, UK105 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Second year in a row with David Walker taking my daughter (and occasionally me) out for a week of ski improvements. Wow was I impressed to see how much better her technique was. So absolutely worth it when you see your kid go from a slightly tentative skier to taking on La Face. Thank you so much David and TDC!
Written 24 February 2023
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Andrew M
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Family
First time skiing and booked with TDC. Met Dave day one and instantly felt at ease. Looked after all of us, spent time moving us on, was patient and encouraging. Would recommend anyone to book with Dave and your holiday will be better for it. Thank you.
Written 14 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Roberta M
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Solo
I have used TDC for skiing lessons numerous times and they are fantastic. Great instructors and Anna in the office is so helpful and she makes the whole booking process super easy. Would definitely recommend.
Written 13 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jenkinsfamily3
Essex, UK10 contributions
Dec 2022
My family and I have skied with TDC for nearly 20 years, and have always considered them to provide an excellent service. I recently skied with Terry Walker for a weeks development clinic on piste and found the clinic to be really fulfilling, progressing my skiing and good fun too. Cant reccommend them highly enough.
Written 13 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nicks J
Edinburgh, UK34 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I skied with both Ross and Kim over a 2 week period January / February 2023. Putting this into context, I had a horrible ski accident last March, and was a little anxious and tentative. Ross immediately put me at ease, and had me back playing in the powder by day 2; his coaching was excellent and restored a lot of my confidence. Kim followed that up in week 2 and really helped me to work on my technique.

Anna in the office makes organising coaching so straightforward and is so efficient. Makes life that little bit easier!

Highly, highly recommend skiing with TDC. So much so that I’m going back in March!
Written 9 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

aheyrend54
Salt Lake City, UT12 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
A group from the US hired Steve for our first day guided tour of the ski area. Besides being an excellent skier he was super knowledgeable about history, culture, best runs, etc. Well worth the money to be brought up to speed so quickly and with such good humor.
Written 29 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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