"Guy was a superb teacher who initially worked with me on my own, then gradually the rest of my family joined me and he instructed them all in the basics of cross country skiing. At the end of 4 days, we were all completely hooked and can't wait to return to do it again. Guy was incredibly patient, as none of us had ever done cross-country skiing before, despite having done Alpine skiing for many years. The technique is completely different and I can't imagine how we would have managed to master the art on our own without the gentle guidance and tips provided by Guy. He is an absolute professional who instills confidence and has a knack for quickly seeing who needs what in terms of help and explanations. He has opened up a completely new and very peaceful world to all of us which we are all keen to continue exploring. It was the best possible gift for the the start of 2020 and I am already planning my next trip. Personally, I couldn't recommend Guy highly enough and I am sure that the enjoyment and satisfaction of the lessons will make the sport so much more exciting and rewarding in the future. A massive thanks from all the Baillie family. "
"Myself and my three children (aged 11, 9 and 7) had a great lesson with Guy on the Col de Joux Plane. Guy was very helpful running through the equipment and started the lesson in a flat, sunny spot patiently running through the fundamentals and ensuring we secured some balance for the classic technique. He bought in a bit of competition between us all to inspire the children! By the end of the morning, we could start, stop and go up and down minor undulations. Guy equipped us with enough knowledge to practice in the afternoon and return on our own a few days later. I would thoroughly recommend booking a lesson with Guy."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and it definitely achieved the intended goal, ie. learning took place! I really enjoyed your delivery, and I thought you adopted just the right balance between relaxed and assertive. I felt that you listened and observed well, and that you did a very good job of directing the instruction to the areas that were particularly relevant to me. You gave me good exercises to practise, without bombarding me with too many of them. Overall, it was a very positive experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others, and I shall certainly be back for more instruction."
"Guy was an excellent instructor for our first ever experience at Classic technique Nordic Skiing. Ever patient and always clear, informative and friendly we ended the lesson equipped with the essential knowledge that we could build on with practise. A great introduction to the Nordic Skiing. We will be back for more."
"Very informative lesson from knowledgeable teacher"
"As a complete beginner to skiing – not just cross country, I'd never even been on a pair of downhill skis, to a dry slope or taken part in any other winter sport -
so I was understandably apprehensive before my first session with Guy.
The first day was very basic. Guy completely worked at my pace, making sure I was confident before making small but progressive steps.
Progressing to skiing all the way to the next village, stopping for lunch and then skiing back was pretty momentous – I felt as though I'd run a half marathon, we'd skied a total of about 8-10k! It was at this moment I was hooked.
For me, a trail/fell runner and mountain biker – the joy was to be able to be off the beaten track, in the snow. Guy, was thorough, reassuring, unpatronising, solid and trustworthy. He came to understand my fears and reservations and considered all of those things before choosing routes and distances, whilst being prepared to push me out of my comfort zone.
If you fancy giving cross country a try, then get an instructor. It's not walking on skis."
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