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Nic
  
4 to 74 • Beginner, Intermediate or Expert • Anxious, Ambitious or Adventurous • ski Piste or Powder... then I'm your ideal MountainPro!
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Experience
Time on Snow
44
years
Guiding
7
years
Teaching
14
years
Type
Alpine / Downhill Skiing
Specialties
My speciality is providing the best experience for you!
Full Day Sessions
From
$600 USD
6 - 7
hours
Hourly Sessions
From
$100 USD
per client
Minimum
4
hours
Availability
Full Day Sessions
Typical Session duration: 6.5 hours
Price per full day: $600 USD

Hourly Sessions Details
Minimum Session duration: 4 hours
Price per Hour: $100 USD
Please note: Hourly rate for Hakuba is $120 (USD) per hour.
Home Mountain
Nozawa Onsen
Skiing Experience
I fell in love with skiing when skis were long, straight and skinny, Franz Klammer was the 'man', and ski instructors were considered Gods. Naturally, I never imagined that one-day, I too would become such a deity... haha!

Over the years I’ve had the pleasure to ski in many countries including Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Andorra, Scotland, England, America (including Alaska), New Zealand, and Japan.

Frankly, I love my ‘job’, my ‘work’, the ‘office’, and everything else skiing offers; I haven’t discovered a more enjoyable pursuit. And, I’m super keen to help you experience the magic skiing can bring to your life!
Teaching / Guiding Experience
We all have a preferred learning style, so whether you're a beginner or an expert, fearful or adventurous, enjoy going fast or slow, desire a technical program or simply being guided around the area - I'll adapt to meet your needs and requirements... just let me know what you want to achieve!

For 10 years I worked in Austria for two of the oldest ski schools in the world; those being, Rote Teufel (Red Devils) Skischool in Kitzbuhel, and more recently Skischool Arlberg in St. Anton, which was founded by Hannes Schneider who also helped establish skiing in Japan - especially in Nozawa Onsen. I’ve also worked for other ski schools in Kaprun and Warth, in Austria. I spent two years ski guiding in Les Trois Vallées, France, which is the largest connected ski area in the world.

I'm qualified with the Austrian (OSV), and the American (PSIA) professional ski instructor organisations.
Other Info
I'm British/English, and have taught, coached, and guided people from all over the world. In fact, teaching, training, coaching, leading and helping people succeed have always played an important role in my life - both professionally and otherwise.

Essentially I’m a people-person, highly empathetic with good communication skills; a 'problem solver' with a diverse background in business, art, photography and I'm a professional scuba diving instructor as well.
Reviews:
cedric
03/07/2020 08:18 AM
Nic was simply fantastic with our family. He managed to teach me, my wife and our 2 kids aged 7y and 10y old with no ski experience and after a day we could already ski together and at the end of the week, we could ski down the red slopes. Nic is really an amazing ski instructor, he taught us the fundamentals over and over, we tried many drills to really grasp the key movements and keep improving under his watch. Nic made our learning very friendly, knowledgeable and amazing with the kids. My son would only want to sit on the chairlift with Nic and talked to him about ski and nature. I would highly recommend Nic.
REBECCA CRABB
02/18/2018 12:04 AM
We visited Nozawa with another family for a week and our youngest children had a lesson with Nic each morning for 3 hours. Their improvement and confidence by the end of the week was amazing, we were so happy. A number of the adults had a lesson with Nic in the afternoon to tune up, and in my experience it was excellent (even skied in trees!) - just wish I had done it earlier in the week. Nic was so accommodating. Thanks again Nic.
Scott
01/16/2018 02:02 AM
I've been skiing for thirty years (mostly telemark) but took an alpine lesson to sharpen up my form. Nic was awesome! He quickly diagnosed my bad habits and gave me some really great drills that I could immediately feel improving my turns. Really great investment for my next 20 years of skiing.
Karla
01/06/2018 09:33 AM
My first ever time visiting the snow was a great experience. I did a 2 hour lesson with Nic, he showed me all the techniques possible and had so much patience! I would recommend using this site to anyone who Is looking at getting lessons. You can choose from group lessons or one on !Nic was also able to meet
Me at the hotel or at the ski park which was super handy! Thanks again Nic!