Aspect Snowboarding
Aspect Snowboarding
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British Snowboard Coaches and native English speakers based in Tignes and Val d'Isere
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • dominicp369
    Doncaster, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply the best
    Had an amazing time riding with my coach and polishing up some of the rusty areas. Such a beautiful place to go ride too. If you get chance when you're out riding with James, ask him to show you some uphill edge changes - it'll blow your mind!
    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!
    Written 25 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Adam V
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A split-board masterclass!
    Spent two days off-piste boarding with James to hone my skills before a multi day touring trip the following week. James was incredibly knowledgeable, and really focused on helping improve my skin transitions, kick turns and crampon use on sketchy icy terrain- he really smashed the brief! James went all out to finding the best possible snow conditions across varied terrain, whilst keeping me safe and testing my avalanche knowledge to the max! Would highly recommend. Thanks dude ✌️
    Many thanks! So glad you enjoyed your time with us 🤙
    Written 25 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 August 2023
  • TomS
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing snowboard coach
    I was looking for someone to teach me snowboarding while on holiday and I'm really glad I went with James. He really took the time to make sure I had everything nailed and I never felt rushed or pressured. Ended up managing to stay upright after not too long! If I'm ever back in Tignes I'll definitely book again now my skills have advanced.
    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! 🏂🏂
    Written 25 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Simeon H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First but not the last!
    Very professional service, have always wanted to give snowboarding a try but was always nervous and hesitant to do so. James helped cool my nerves and get me on the right track. Great experience and will definitely book again!
    Thanks so much for sharing your experience!
    Written 28 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Jake S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent knowledge and skills from James with a great teaching style.
    Cracking bloke, all-round great time on the slopes with James. Had a great chat with him before heading out to get on the same page with regards to what I wanted from the sessions. Was looking to push beyond intermediate to some more advanced skills and was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge and style. 10/10 would recommend.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review – it's much appreciated!
    Written 31 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Joe M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top notch
    Can't recommend Aspect highly enough. I've always wanted to learn how to board, and James was very calm and patient, broke everything down into simple steps and even got me boarding down reds by the end of the week. Don't hesitate, you're in safe hands
    Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Hope to see you again
    Written 7 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Christopher H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Experience Ever!
    James is such a professional. You can tell he takes great pride in his work and he made the group and myself feel very safe and we did not move on with anything until we were all confident and comfortable. He is very knowledgeable and you can tell how much he cares about the happiness and wellbeing of his clients! I hope to book again with him if he is available next year as this kind of service and guidance is the kind that should be booked up quickly so I would advise getting in touch a few months in advance before snow season.
    Thanks so much for your feedback, and it's great to hear you enjoyed your time with us!
    Written 12 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Abi L
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family snowboarding
    Another brilliant week snowboarding with James, the third time he has taught us as a family. James has amazing patience and skill to deal with two adults and an 11yr old all together and keep everyone improving and happy whatever the conditions. Would highly recommend his coaching.
    Thanks so much for the kind words! Hoping to see you all again in the future. Take care
    Written 18 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Özge K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience
    James proved to be an excellent snowboarding instructor, facilitating a smooth meet-up and communication process. After just 3 hours, I was confidently snowboarding independently, making small turns. Don't hesitate – book it; you won't regret it.
    Thanks so much for your feedback! Hope to see you again in the future. All the best
    Written 29 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 February 2024
  • Vidrik K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    James is a good backcountry guide
    We hired James as a guide in Tignes for one day. Most of us were new to splitboarding and he made sure we all had a good experience. The main thing is always safety and we definitely felt as we were in good hands. He taught us how to set up splitboards, how to use avalanche safety equipment and we also had a little workshop about what to do in case of avalanche. I'll go for another hike with him whenever I visit Tignes again.
    Thanks so much for your feedback, it was great to meet you all and so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you next time :)
    Written 8 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2024
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Philippa H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My sons had a brilliant week learning to board with James and we’re hoping to book in as a family for next season! James is fun and easy going, so our boys were relaxed and made loads of progress, they were super keen to get out every day and we felt confident that they were having a great time, which meant we all had a fab week in the snow. They were so lucky to have such excellent tuition!
Written 14 April 2024
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Thanks for the feedback - We're so glad James made the week enjoyable for your sons. Looking forward to seeing you all again next season!
Written 15 April 2024
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Sean D
United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Great snowboarding instructor. Was a massive help to me and my brother. Even though we only did one 3 hour session with the instructor each I feel that the knowledge we gained was invaluable, well worth the money spent.
Written 5 April 2024
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Thank you for your kind words! It's great to hear you found the session invaluable. Our instructors aim to make every moment count. If you ever want to hit the slopes again, we'd love to have you back. All the best
Written 10 April 2024
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Nathaniel1982
Manchester7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My second lesson with James. Both occasions it really set me up for the rest of my trip. Great tips and advice but never to the point where it comes to much to digest. His knowledge of the area is also spot on meaning we could take in some off piste powder and safely navigate down when the visibility was limited. Highly recommend.
Written 2 April 2024
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We're so happy to receive your positive feedback! It's wonderful to hear that James provided you with valuable tips and ensured a safe off-piste experience, even in challenging conditions. Thank you for your recommendation.
Written 3 April 2024
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Tomd78
Stillorgan, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Did two mornings off piste guiding with James. Tricky conditions but James was really knowledgeable and we managed to find some nice powder with a little bit of hiking. He also gave me some really helpful advice of technique. Really enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
Written 1 April 2024
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Thanks for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your off-piste guiding with James. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 3 April 2024
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Tightpants_bboy
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
James is one of the calmest, kindest, knowledgeable guides on the mountain. I spent a few days w James over the last few years and I don’t think there’s a better instructor/guide in the area. Small tips made such a big difference. Throughly recommend.
Written 12 March 2024
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Thanks so much for your feedback and are thrilled you enjoyed your lesson with James. Looking forward to your next visit!
Written 28 March 2024
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Stephen E
Watford, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
James at Aspect was recommended to me by a mutual friend. I was heading to Tignes with friends and we were looking for a highly qualified guide with a good knowledge of local off piste.

James surpassed all of our expectations- from the original meeting, through the avalanche transceiver training to the real part of the trip - the off piste !!

James knowledge of the area was second to none. We were lucky to have picked a day with a blue sky after a night of snowfall and We put some clean lines down some fresh snow. A few short hikes found us in couloirs we could never have accessed without him.

James made our trip one of the most memorable to date.

I could not recommend James enough 💥
Written 11 March 2024
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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and we're so happy that you enjoyed the day! :)
Written 12 March 2024
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Rauno K
Vosu, Estonia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
James was super knowledgable about all things split-boarding, lift-access off-piste and avalanche safety. The most chill guy you can possibly imagine and a blast to go snowboarding with. We rode all day (a bit of touring and then some lift accessed stuff), went out for beers and ended up inviting James and his wife over to dinner. The best of times. Learned a lot.

Never go into the mountains without James. That is what they say. And they are right.
Written 5 March 2024
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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review – it's much appreciated! It was amazing to meet you all, and thanks for everything. Hope to meet again in the future :)
Written 8 March 2024
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Vidrik K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We hired James as a guide in Tignes for one day. Most of us were new to splitboarding and he made sure we all had a good experience. The main thing is always safety and we definitely felt as we were in good hands. He taught us how to set up splitboards, how to use avalanche safety equipment and we also had a little workshop about what to do in case of avalanche. I'll go for another hike with him whenever I visit Tignes again.
Written 5 March 2024
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Thanks so much for your feedback, it was great to meet you all and so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you next time :)
Written 8 March 2024
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Özge K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
James proved to be an excellent snowboarding instructor, facilitating a smooth meet-up and communication process. After just 3 hours, I was confidently snowboarding independently, making small turns. Don't hesitate – book it; you won't regret it.
Written 26 February 2024
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Thanks so much for your feedback! Hope to see you again in the future. All the best
Written 1 March 2024
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Ahmed R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Had a private snowboarding lesson with James. One of the best private lessons I’ve had. Great communication, super friendly and able to to tailor the lesson so well with a great mix of technical and practical advice. Recorded me snowboarding so I can see where my form needed improvement. Overall relaxed feel to the lesson and very fun - but most importantly made me feel like I had made improvement to my snowboarding ability.
Written 21 February 2024
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Thanks for your positive feedback on the lesson! So glad you found it beneficial 🏂👍
Written 21 February 2024
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