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Ski School in Courchevel First Tracks Ski Coaching ESI

Welcome to First Tracks Ski Coaching A team of experts at your service

Located in Courchevel and the internationally renowned ski area "The 3 Valleys" in the French Alps, First Tracks Ski Coaching specialises in private ski and snowboard lessons and private guiding for all levels and all ages. We believe that "small is beautiful" and for us, our family-size team of fully qualified instructors and mountain guides, help ensure a caring personalised service for our clients.


We cater for everyone from complete beginners to experienced experts, from toddlers to older skiers. Specialists in private lessons in Courchevel (Courchevel 1850, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel Village, Le Praz, La Tania) we also work out of all areas of our neighbouring resort Méribel and in the 3 Valleys.


Who are we?

Established in 2006, First Tracks Ski Coaching, is a team of around 20 ski instructors, 5 snowboard instructors and 2 mountain guides - all fully qualified with years of experience. We have built a strong reputation due to the emphasis that we place on customer satisfaction. Our Team is highly mutlicultural and includes French, Italian and British nationals. Our instructors and guides all speak at least 2 languages and often more.

We specialise in private lessons and private guiding for individuals, families, friends, small groups, corporate groups...

We teach skiing, snowboard, freestyle, ski touring, télémark, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, off-piste / backcountry, ice climbing etc.

Our Team First Tracks Ski Coaching ESI

  • Alan - Ski & Snowboard

    Alan is in his element in the mountains, whether it's hiking up, mountain biking or skiing down. Fun with kids and a patient confidence builder.
  • Annarosa - Ski

    A big smile and lots of energy, Annarosa is fun to ski with and especially great with kids and teenagers.
  • Ashley - Ski & Snowboard

    Co-founder of First Tracks, Ashley is a big believer that teaching and learning are most effective when they're fun, no matter what the level or age!
  • Elena P. - Ski

    Having ski raced to high levels, Elena's a lovely skier to follow and a great instructor for all levels.
  • Emmanuelle - Ski, Snowboard & Ski-Mojo

    Manue is a fun and experienced instructor, in the summer months, an ex-World Barefoot Champion, she coaches water-skiing and wakeboarding on Lake Annecy!
  • François B. - Ski

    Co-founder of First Tracks, François is one of our best confidence builders for the more, nervous skier, François is a man of many talents!
  • François R. - Ski, Snowboard & Ski-Mojo

    A dedicated instructor and coach, François also specialises in the accompanied testing of the Ski-Mojo exoskeleton.
  • Hervé - Ski

    Previously a professional boot fitter, now an experienced instructor with a great sense of humour, Hervé knows many of the hidden gems of the 3 Valleys.
  • Nicolas - Guide de haute montagne

    For someone who's 9 - 5 is climbing the Mont Blanc, you can be sure you'll be in safe hands with Nicolas our Mountain Guide, no matter where you are on the slopes.!
  • Elise - Réservations

    An essential part of our team, efficiently organizing client requests and carefully selecting the most suitable instructor, all with a big smile and a great attitude.
  • Clément - Ski & Snowboard

    Our very own ecological expert, during COVID, Clément has been busy building his very own sustainable dream home in Normandy! A great sense of humous and fun to ski with.
  • Danila - Ski

    Fun loving and great with kids, Danila has a funky collection of caps and hats!
  • Elena S. - Ski, Snowboard & Télémark

    A fitness enthusiast, Elena makes a point of doing at least one Iron Man race each year, as you can guess, she's very fit! One of our most all round instructors.
  • Fred - Ski

    One of the pioneers of Meribel, we are very proud to have Fred on our team. It's not always easy to book him, a professional photographer, he's often behind a camera lense or piloting a drone!
  • Marion - Ski

    Specialising in working with kids, a local friendly face of Courchevel, Marion is fab fun, experienced and caring.
  • Mattia - Snowboard & Freestyle

    Passionate about snowboard and freestyle, whenever he's not working with clients, you'll find Mattia in the snowpark getting seriously BIG air.
  • Lionel - Guide de haute montagne

    As well as a fully qualified mountain guide, Lionel is also a professional fireman and oversees mountain rescues. So when we say, "You'll be in safe hands", it's quite an understatement!
  • Giuseppe AKA Beppe - Ski

    From Naples in Southern Italy, we really think that in a past life he was one of the Godfathers, Beppe is extremely popular and well connected! As well as being an amazing experienced instructor, he's great fun to be with.
  • Chiara - Ski

    One of our linguistic specialists, originally from Italy, as well as English, French and Spanish, Chiara also speaks Mandarin! She's fab with kids, teens and enjoys working with adults.
  • Diego - Ski

    Super nice and attentive, Diego thrives on interaction, as well as being a great instructor, he's also an architect!
  • Francesco "Kekko" - Ski

    A young instructor who loves riding off-piste and popping jumps, in the summer Kekko likes to be near the ocean to surf...
  • Martina - Ski

    A strong linguist, when Martina speaks English, you'd never know she's actually Italian! Great with all levels of skiers, in the summer she's a scuba diving instructor!
  • Valeria - Ski & Race Coaching

    Oodles of energy and a very impressive skier, Valeria will have you laughing as you progress and have fun...
  • Veronica - Ski

    A great instructor with skiers of all ages from beginners to experts, Veronica is a lot of fun to ski and learn with...
  • Mitja - Ski, Snowboard, Freestyle & Freeride

    A lover of action sports, during the winter it's freestyle and freeride. In the summer months, mountain biking and canyoning, but above all, Mitja's aim is to put a smile on your face...
  • Mattéo - Ski, Télémark, Off piste

    Mattéo is a fully qualified télémark Instructor, a Trekking Guide, and an Alpine Ski Racing Coach. He also loves off piste skiing!
  • Filippo - Ski and Race Coaching

    An ex member of the Italian ski racing team, Filippo is the perfect instructor to teach you racing techniques, off piste skiing or even freeride.
  • Vittorio - Ski

    You will be in safe hands with Vittorio in just about every ski discipline there is!

Courchevel - The 3 Valleys The biggest ski area in the world

Arguably the best ski resort in the world, Courchevel is situated in the magical 3 Valleys ski area, with its ski in ski out luxury hotels, hip chalets, plus endless delicious mountain restaurants to enjoy, it's a logical choice when looking for the best. Strictly speaking, Courchevel is composed of 5 resorts all of which are linked by an ultra modern lift system. 

Courchevel 1850 - 1850m - The jewel in the crown of the Three Valleys and the Alps, Courchevel 1850 offers the very best of everything, especially when it comes to luxury…

Courchevel Moriond - 1650m - Plenty of wide and gentle slopes, ideal for beginners, intermediate skiers and families…

Courchevel Village - 1550m - Located directly below 1850, Courchevel Village ensures value for money and quick slope access…

Courchevel le Praz - 1300m - A traditional and quaint alpine village, with it's direct gondola link to 1850, Le Praz is a popular choice for families…

Courchevel la Tania - 1400m - If budget's an important consideration then sitting between the other rersorts of Courchevel and Méribel, La Tania delivers in value for money, another good choice for families. Slopes mainly suited to intermediate levels, if you have beginners in your group lessons are a must!

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