SAMOËNS . GRAND MASSIF
IN MAKING EVERY MOMENT COUNT
UNFORGETTABLE ALPINE EXPERIENCES
INTIMATE GROUP SIZES FOR OPTIMISED LEARNING
We have been very impressed with the whole process from booking to the actual lessons. We recommend ZigZag. The teachers are all friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We have been totally amazed at the progress our son has made both this year and last year. We will be booking lessons again next year.
HIN628, TripAdvisor (Feb 2016)
My two daughters aged 5 and 7 attended ski school with Claude last week. They were very nervous but after one morning they loved it!! Claude made them feel very at ease. By the end of the week they were skiing down the green slopes like pros. Would highly recommend using ZigZag…we will be back next year!
MrsCW77, TripAdvisor (Feb 2016)
You won’t find a better school
I can’t praise ZigZag enough. The off piste session with Aymeric was absolutely brilliant and we were left with big smiles on our faces and lots of good footage and memories. We covered a lot more ground than we expected and were provided with all the safety equipment and tuition on the equipment we needed. The afternoon could not have been any better and was the highlight of the holiday for me. Also, the booking team in advance of our trip were extremely helpful and patient (we made a few changes after our original booking).
In summary, if you’re going anywhere near Samoens you won’t find a better ski or boarding school.
Alan B (Mar 2016)
More dedication and attention
We have fallen in love with Samoëns and will be returning for Christmas. We will be rebooking ZigZag for our children and would not think of looking elsewhere. The children’s groups were smaller than others giving them more dedication and attention. I have no doubt that my children will be in the safest hands possible.
Michelle & Christopher S (Mar 2016)
Outstanding on all fronts
It’s not often you meet a ski-company that are so customer oriented, friendly AND technical experts who really want to teach children and adults to enjoy skiing better! We’ll definitely be back.
Larissa H (April 2016)
You’re the reason we’re returning to Samoens!
Our boys have been taking lessons on and off for about 6 years and in that time I have not seen their skills develop as they did in one week with ZigZag. The reason we will be returning to Samoens / Grand Massif next year is not the accommodation or incredible food, but the lessons and instruction they received with ZigZag. A big thank you!
We have just returned from our travels and wanted to thank ZigZag for your outstanding lessons we had whilst in the Grand Massif. Our instructor Greg was an absolute legend – the children and I had a great time skiing with him.
We will definitely book again
I wanted to write and say how impressed we were with the children’s ski lessons. Luigi was brilliant with Jacob, really boosting his confidence and the improvement in his skiing was amazing. Pascal was lovely with Daisy too, really caring and kind – again just what Daisy needed after a bad experience with ESF last year (in Meribel). You were recommended to us by several people and I will definitely be recommending you myself, and we will definitely book again when we return to Samoens.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our lessons with ZigZag. Luigi was a fantastic instructor despite being thrown a curveball when we turned up with our daughter due to a problem with the nursery she was booked into! He was very understanding and split the lesson into 2 separate parts so that my husband and I could alternate between skiing and staying with my daughter. He made a potentially very difficult situation very easy and was friendly, fun and professional throughout. It is the best lesson we have had to date.
I would also like to thank you for all your help during the booking and with the snow disruption information. It was a great relief to have someone so informative and prompt on the end of the email.
Thank you both, we shall certainly be using ZigZag again based on this experience 🙂
– Emma S
Matt and Regis were both wonderful and clearly cared about the children in the class
I just wanted to write to say what a great experience the kids had with ZigZag Ski School last week. They have come on tremendously with their skiing and they really enjoyed the experience and especially their ZigZag lessons.
Matt and Regis were both wonderful with the kids and were very forthcoming with their feedback and clearly cared about the children in the class and showed a real level of enthusiasm for what they do. Our youngest had a particularly bad experience with ESF in Samoëns last year so she was very nervous about ski lessons, but Regis was great and to see her skiing down Marmottes on the last day back into Samoëns 1600 with a beaming smile on her face was great!
You and your staff made a significant contribution to our wonderful holiday in Samoëns and we are really looking forward to coming back next Easter and we’ll certainly get the girls back into ZigZag for more lessons.
– Matt L
Their confidence increased beyond our expectations
A big thank you to Yann, who got our kids off to a brilliant start with their skiing careers. Their confidence increased beyond our expectations throughout the week and we shall definitely be using ZigZag when we come again. – Jonathan D
Without doubt the best instructor I’ve ever had
I’d like to say a huge thank you for sorting out lessons for us last week. Lionel is without doubt the best instructor I’ve ever had the pleasure to be taught by; my children think he’s a God ! A great flexible, easygoing and understanding approach. Many, many thanks for all your patience and help. I will be recommending ZigZag to all my friends – Malcolm H
It was amazing to see how much they progressed
Just wanted to say a very big thank you to Max for the ski lessons he gave our girls (Ellie and Lucy). It was amazing to see how much they progressed. We skied a black run with them and they did it very easy! He is excellent and we wish him all the best for the future. Have a great season and we look forward very much to seeing you all next year – Jon & Julie L
You made our holiday!
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for the ski lessons. The kids had a brilliant time and loved their instructors. They arrived having never skied before and left better than us! We will definitely be in touch again – you made our holiday! – the Serafin family
I can not believe how far Charlie progressed
I wanted to say a big thank you to Greg, he was so good with Charlie (3yrs). I can not believe how far Charlie progressed in just 3 lessons – Nicola H
Best holiday ever!
We had our first family ski holiday in March 2013 and had the best holiday ever! My daughter, 10, had group lessons and loved every second of it, my son, 3, had a 1:1 lesson. All of our instructors were brilliant, spoke very good english and were very helpful. So thanks to Jeremy & Sébastien in particular. We all can’t wait to go back for more lessons next year – Paul H
I have made the progress I had hoped
A big thank you to all at ESI ZigZag in Samoëns. Despite our incompetence of being in the wrong place on 2 out of the 3 days to begin our lesson, everyone in the office was very gracious and sorted us out. Thanks to Jeremy for being the patient instructor and guiding us through the fog (in more ways than one!). Shame we had such foggy conditions but actually a blessing for me as I was taken down a very steep red without realising it!! I have made the progress I had hoped with my skiing and look forward to more happy days on the slopes – Sue H
She loved it and now she calls skiing her favorite sport!
I feel the need to send a message of thanks and appreciation to the instructors of ZigZag Ski School. We were in Samoëns for the first time and our daughter Carlotta (9) had lessons from Adrien until Thursday, because on Friday she moved to a next level. She loved it and now she calls skiing her favorite sport! For her it was also a big help that Adrien speaks a little bit of Dutch. We took lessons from Jérémy and he was great! He gently forced me to get down a slope that I thought I couldn’t do. His firm but fair way combined with some jokes was what we needed. We both really benefited from his lessons: I never thought I would ski through a bumpy halfpipe (and like it too in the end)! Thank you Adrien and Jérémy and perhaps until next year! – Evie S and Jim O
A wonderful first experience of skiing
I just wanted to write and thank you and Seb for giving Will, Charlie & Hugo a wonderful first experience of skiing. He was absolutely wonderful with them and managed to teach them so much in such a short time. He was a great teacher and a lovely person and we are very grateful to him. Please pass on our thanks and tell him the boys are totally hooked on skiing now! We will see him next year! – Sophie C & Rachel K
Just the right balance between fun and learning
I just want to let you know that William really enjoyed his skiing lessons with Greg. He has come away from the experience wanting to come back and do more skiing with Greg next year. It’s a real skill teaching children to ski and we very much appreciated Gregs expertise. For William he achieved just the right balance between fun and learning. Please pass on our good wishes to Greg and we are hope all goes well with for him and his new family – Cath S
We were lucky enough to spend a month in Samoëns and used them for my little girl and an adult friend. Small groups, excellent guys and we had experience of 5 instructors-all of them wonderful. Turned my little, shy 4 year old girl into a skier and had great fun along the way. Actually, it was the fun part we were looking for, with empathetic instructors – Zig Zag have it in spades – ChrisB
Calm professional manner
Louise, I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for your help today. I must admit I was really beginning to panic when we couldn’t get back to Samoëns to collect the kids from ski school and your help was invaluable. Your calm professional manner reassured us that everything would be ok and I can’t tell you what a huge relief that was. So thank you!! Amelie is really enjoying her lessons with Sébastian and her confidence is returning after the dreadful experience she had last year with ESF. Thanks so much once again. We’ll definitely be booking with you next year!! – Allison G
Patient, fun and excellent teachers with impeccable English
We cannot recommend highly enough the ZigZag ski school at Samoens 1600. My daughter (6) learnt more on her first day’s skiing than her brother did in his first week. They were patient, fun and excellent teachers with impeccable english. The older children had a great time and there skiing really improved with Julian. We watched the grumpy ESF haranging their charges and felt relieved that we had decided to use ZigZag – it is worth going to Samoens or Morillon just so you can use them – “Wildacres” Tripadvisor review
Not once did we hear the infamous battle-cry of ‘I don’t want to have a lesson today!’
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your kind assistance and tutors’ ski tuition last week in Samoens. We had a fantastic week – admittedly, the snow and conditions were as perfect as they could have been, but I think that the fantastic standard of teaching and care provided to our children was a hugely significant factor. All of the children in our group made amazing progress in their week with your team – in particular, please pass my thanks onto Michka and Julien for their coaching and encouragement of Ruby, Sam and Jake.
I was particularly impressed with the fact that Ruby and Maisie’s private lesson on Sunday was with Michka, who then carried on as their group tutor for the rest of the week. I don’t know if that was a happy coincidence, but I suspect that it was good planning on your behalf. It really made a big difference to their confidence going into the first morning of group lessons. Not once did we hear the infamous battle-cry of ‘I don’t want to have a lesson today!’ – the best measure of all! After 6 lessons with Michka, we took Ruby (4) and Maisie (5) down the Char, the Dahu and the Marmotte – and all went well, no tears just lots of fun and laughter. Please pass this onto your team and I hope the rest of the season goes well for you all – Emma S
We are so pleased that we gave her lessons with you
Hello, please pass on our thanks to Luc for all his hard work making our daughter, Cara’s ski week so much fun. She still does not entirely understand the levels as she is young but she was so thrilled to get her badge yesterday and she just wants to get back up there and ski again! for us that is the main thing, that she enjoys it as she improves. We are so pleased that we gave her lessons with you. Thank you and happy New Year. – Michelle L
I would just like to say how wonderful Max was
I have had many ski lessons for my family in france and have so often been disappointed with the instructors however I would just like to say how wonderful Max was today teaching our 4 kids to snowboard – very many thanks. – Graham