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Welcome to the home of Tinderbox Ski School Chamonix. Established to deliver world class private ski lessons, skiing courses and mountain guiding services. Our tuition is about a passion for creating skilful and rounded skiers. Putting a little spark back into your skiing is our mission. Our guiding services aim to share this wonderful playground, creating unique adventures and amazing experiences.
Our approach is also very much about providing a great service. Tailoring services, lessons and guiding around you. Our tuition delivers with effective sessions. Lots of skiing practice, helps you to make those all important breakthroughs, in your skiing technique and confidence.
Born from the experience and enthusiasm of British pro freeskier, ski instructor & freeride coach Chris Fecher. An exciting skiing career as freeride competitor and big mountain skier naturally lead Chris on a path to coaching. Chris was one of the first freeride skiers to obtain the full Ski Teaching Diploma (Level 4 ISTD) & hold the coveted French Equivalence. A Chamonix winter resident for 20+ years, Chris founded Tinderbox Ski School Chamonix to share his passion for skiing and ski instruction. Offering ski instruction, coaching, private ski lessons, off-piste and backcountry skiing adventures. Meet the team!
- Private ski lessons
- Freeride courses
- Ski touring courses
- Off-piste skiing adventures
- Backcountry skiing courses
- Avalanche awareness courses
Tinderbox private ski lessons offer a one to one service with a real tailor made feel. Private Lessons are well known for putting your skiing on track. Plenty of attention and the right feedback help you discover how to move your skiing to the next level. Private lessons and private guiding are available throughout the winter, from beginner to backcountry skier. Check out our ski technique page for a heads up on modern technique.
Group clinics are a really cost effective alternative to private ski lessons. Join the fun with friends or make some new ones. Group size is kept down to a maximum of 6 people, in a effort to maintain lesson quality and maximum enjoyment.
Check out our Kids Academy new for this coming season. The Sparks Academy is aimed at kids who have grown out of the normal ski school. This next level of tuition for your children will develope mountain skills and saftey, skiing technique and skiing skills to build strong and rounded skiers!
Our courses are offered in a progression from piste skiing to backcountry skiing and range to suit all skiing abilities. Most ski courses are held on a 5-day basis unless stated otherwise as this offers more flexibility for your travel arrangements and an additional day to warm up or free ski, a good option if you are staying longer. To complement our off-piste and ski touring packages we’ve introduced a new range of two day avalanche awareness course’s. Delivered by avalanche professionals and including a manual and a certificate of achievement.
Look out for our specialist ski cources like the APW Alpine Performance Workshop, click the link for more info.
Tinderbox ski school Chamonix instructors and mountainn guides are all native English speaking independent ski teachers and guides, fully qualified to the highest level. Each are hand picked by the ski school for their effective skiing, guiding and teaching skills and also a real mountain sense which only comes from years of personal experience. The team have travelled, taught and guided all over the world and have a real afinity for an active outdoor lifestyle. Everyone on the team has many years of experience in the Chamonix valley, we can show you awesome terrain and the best spot for lunch.
Please feel free to call for a chat about any of our private lessons or courses, even if it’s just for a chat about skiing. We’ve lots more info on this website about the Tinderbox Ski School Chamonix Team and our services. Please take your time and have good look around.
Chris came across the word Tinderbox whilst researching for the ski school, and instantly knew he’d found it. Resonating with Chris and his desire to challenge the status quo, offering a ski school with a difference. A ‘Tinderbox’ is something which has the potential to catch fire or ignite, just like your skiing! Our aim is to put the spark in your skiing from first timer to seasoned pro. Many ski schools decide to focus on kids, some on families and some on exclusive groups. Tinderbox Ski School Chamonix is about skiing the way we all dream of that’s why we specialise in off-piste skiing, and that’s what we’re really good at. Great off-piste or Backcountry skiers are rounded and skilful skiers and that’s exactly our aim. Producing solid foundations and skilful skiers whatever your ability.
Why Chamonix (Words from Chris Fecher)
I’ve been truly lucky to spend two decades skiing in and around the wonderful Chamonix Valley. Things don’t change too much, the kids are still jumping off the same cliffs we did, to a flat landing I might add, and riding away with a hola and a smile. The most important thing to do when your skiing in Chamonix is to look up once a a while, I still do and continue to marvel at the insane peaks, ridges and glaciers that is Chamonix.
Chamonix skiing is extremely varied and has something for just about everyone, each of its five ski areas has its very own character with a verity of slopes and skiing adventures to be found. Chamonix is world class whether you’re a piste skier or the most hardened mountain goat. Its a place to find freedom and challenge what ever you’re ability might be.
I’m always excited by the opportunity to show people around the Chamonix valley and experience some of the incredible skiing it has to offer. After all it’s far more fun to share in the adventure.
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