Recreational Skiers

Both my fiancée and I (fiancée in level 1/me in supergroup) cannot recommend the academy enough. We are both planning to do it again next year and probably several more years to come!

Antony – Verbier, Mar

As a previous satisfied customer the course fully lived up to my expectations. Tuition and feedback excellent. Location new to me but very beautiful. A very enjoyable week and another step forward in my skiing ability.

Brian Yates – Champoluc, Mar

I have had a great week in Champoluc skiing with Warren and his team. It has been by far the best weeks tuition I have ever had. I feel like I learnt more in my first hour with the Academy this week than I did in a whole week of tuition the previous year. The video analysis showed clear improvement over the week of tuition and the biomechanics analysis has given me a lot to think about and improve for next time! Thanks for a great week’s skiing!

Kristopher Page – Champoluc, Mar

I recently attended the Warren Smith Academy Course in Champoluc with the Telegraph. All the instructors were excellent, very approachable and their passion for skiing was infectious. It was nice after all these years skiing ‘recreationally’ to learn some theory and technique. Finally I know what I am doing wrong and how I can improve! I also never knew you could ski in the Summer? This is music to my ears!! Booking Cervinia asap.

Nic Bradley – Champoluc, Mar

I signed up with WSSA because I have been skiing for years and seemed to have reached a platue of skill in skiing. Last year I decided that I needed to do something about it and signed up with WSSA, I looked at various courses and decided on the week in Champuloc. Initially I was very excited and then as it came nearer a little bit apprehensive as to my own ability and age. Within the first day skiing all my worries disappeared and I quickly settled in the class I was placed. The high standard of instruction whether technical or theoretical was delivered in a clear concise manner. Stefan our instructor was very friendly and extreamly knowledgable, this was enhanced by being joined on the Thursday afternoon by Warren himself. Warren and his staffs’ understanding of individual experiences and limits of physical movement and how to improve them was fantastic. If your skiing has reached a platue and you want to take it to the next levels I would highly recommend any of the WSSA courses

Sweeney Todd – Champoluc, Mar

Another great week with the WSSA. This is the 5th course attended now and the 3rd time I’ve been in Charlie’s group and his method in getting things across is impeccable along with his manner and professionalism. The course structure definitely works as I can see year on year how my skiing has improved as each time I’m skiing places, terrain and conditions I would never have been able to do a few years ago, back then as a fair weathered piste skier to this week skiing a memorable run down Mont Gele in untracked knee deep fresh snow. Roll on next winter!

Mark Duggan – Verbier, Mar

We have just taken part in the First WSSA course in Champoluc Italy. Great resort with plenty of challenging Black and Red runs over a 180km of piste. The coaching was excellent as always. Plenty of great mountain restaurants which were great value for money. Chalet Hotel de Champoluc great location, ski in-ski out, plenty of food and great staff made for a very good holiday.

Neal Bradford – Champoluc, Feb

This course is the best structured of the (many) ski courses I have attended and, in my view very good value for money. Emphasis is put on understanding the basic principles of skiing and then putting them into practice rather than the ‘follow me’ school of instruction so beloved of continental instructors. The instructors are well trained, courteous and listen to participants needs.

Andrew West – Verbier, Feb

Very professional and effective instruction course which gave me hope for my future skiing when I thought all was lost! Highly recommended.

Martin Harris – Verbier, Feb

Fiona established leadership of our group, her passion for skiing and our improvement straight away and therefore got the best from us. She had the right mix of instruction, encouragement and advice for each person and added the group tasks at key times to make points for individuals and the rest of us strike home. I am a better skier on powder and piste as a result.

Val Moore – Japan 2016