The Development Centre Val d Isere

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The Development Centre Val d Isere

The Development Centre Val d Isere
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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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Hoff Hoff
18 contributions
TDC Is The One For Me
Feb 2020
We have skied with 'TDC' for over a decade, they have taught our children since the age of three and I highly recommend this company for everything from beginners to kicking off the back of a cliff and finding the freshest of powder. Kieran at TDC (along with Scottie now back in NZ) have been with the family every step of the way and we avidly book TDC more than a year in advance. So if you want hand picked user friendly highly experienced UK instructors then I would look no further. They have become older brothers and sisters to my kids as they have grown up with them. Lovely to watch. Go book them now. Charlie H
Written 1 December 2020
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catherine
1 contribution
loads of fun
Jan 2020
Great coaching and will improve your skiing loads. Really enjoyable lessons for all the family, we have had a wide range of coaches and they have all been superb!!
Written 1 December 2020
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naliceol
Doncaster, UK14 contributions
Superb ski lesson
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I had 3 lessons between us with Lauder and he was superb. My wife went from non-skier to confident intermediate in less than a week. He is an excellent teacher and the booking process was very straightforward.
Written 16 March 2020
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nevermerlot
London, UK3 contributions
Oustanding lessons with instructors who care!
Jan 2020
I am new to skiing and took an expensive 3 hour session on day 1 with a different school. I left that session without being able to snow plough comfortably and thought I accomplished very little as I seemed to just be stumbling down nursery slopes only being stopped by the run off at the end. I can see from here how such a bad experience would turn many away from skiing.

I decided on day two to switch schools to TDC and was assigned Lauder. I can't rate him highly enough as an instructor. Within 30 mins he had my snow plough fixed and I felt comfortable stopping going down nursery slopes. He actually looked at me whilst I was skiing to watch my technique, see the errors, and guide me to fix them. I was comfortably turning by the end of the session and took a further lesson with him the following day, in which he had developed my technique enough that I was parralel turning down green slopes.

Lauder is a fantastic instructor, who genuinly cares about teaching you how to ski in the right way. He explains the techniques clearly and builds on your progress with thought and care. Without him, I really question how much I would have picked up and how much of a success my ski holiday would have been.

i intend to go back to Val D'Isere next season to pick up where I left off with him and hopefully another session or two and I'll be a comoftably skier on my own.
Written 22 January 2020
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Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's great to hear that you had such a brilliant time skiing with Lauder and that your skiing improved so much. We look forward to seeing you again next winter!
Written 25 February 2020
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OxonGD
Oxford, UK8 contributions
Excellent coaching
Jan 2020 • Friends
Just come back from a week's skiing, had three sessions with Ross from TDC. Can not recommend Ross and TDC enough, he is an excellent instructor all of us improved beyond recognition. All three of us will be booking again.
Written 19 January 2020
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Richard W
London, UK24 contributions
Lauder, brilliant instructor, top bloke!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Lauder is simply a brilliant instructor! Despite being a mixed ability group, he made sure that each of us were improving at our own pace and that we all left feeling more confident and capable in our skiing - able to handle more challenging runs and conditions. He is also a thoroughly great guy, super friendly, easy to talk to and his teaching style is positive and supportive.

Lauder made a really positive impact on our skiing holiday this year and last, and we wouldn't think twice about booking sessions with him next year.

In addition, another member of our group used TDC for a morning skiing off-piste with another instructor and had an equally great experience.
Written 24 March 2019
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Lauren H
London, UK24 contributions
Steve is the best instructor!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Prior to visiting Val d’Isere I had never skied in my life. I had 4 group lessons with Steve and by the end of it I confidently completed my first ever red run. This is a true testimony of his teaching that I sailed down a red and now have the skiing bug! Thanks Steve!
Written 20 March 2019
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Karen D
Amersham, UK91 contributions
Personalised advice through a development clinic - never enjoyed lessons so much!
Feb 2019 • Friends
I attended a 3 morning development plus clinic in Val D'Isere taken by Steve. He checked what we wanted to get out of the clinic and tailored the sessions to achieve our aims. His fun approach, ability to explain his points in different ways and individual feedback meant that I could feel myself improving each day. Having not had lessons for many years, this was a great way to work on areas I knew needing improvement. I'll definitely be back!
Written 13 February 2019
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trwoodward
2 contributions
Great private lessons with Liam
Jan 2019 • Friends
Myself and my partner shared 3 private lessons with Liam and had a fantastic time. This is the 2nd year we've had lessons with Liam and both times we've been really pleased with our progress.

This year we'd tasked Liam with getting us confident enough to attempt red runs on our own, and Liam did exactly that, building up our techniques and confidence, tailoring his teaching to the different areas we each needed to develop and by the end of the week we were happily skiing red runs in control without a second thought.

Liam also clearly knows Val d'Isere extremely well having been there for many years, and was really good at mixing together easier runs for us to focus on our technique and more challenging runs to stretch us and build our confidence.

If you're booking private lessons with TDC in Val d'Isere I'd definitely recommend Liam if he's available, regardless of skiing level - if we're in Val d'Isere again anytime soon, booking another lesson with Liam will be top of our to-do list.
Written 2 February 2019
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Rannoranno92
2 contributions
Private Ski Lessons with Steve - Amazing
Dec 2018 • Friends
I’m a brand new skier and went on these lessons with a daring and awesome 11 year old and her mother who just needed a confidence boost. Steve was AMAZING and managed to tailor our three half day lessons so that all of us came out confident and significantly better than when we started. I will be recommending TDC to anyone going to Val D’Isere in the future and the next time I am back you can bet I’ll be booking lessons with Steve again.

Thank you so much for taking the time to help me and to push me just enough to where I am truly looking forward to skiing again!
Written 30 December 2018
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