It is always brilliant to be recognised in the UK press. We are committed to delivering quality on the hill so when this is written about it makes us very happy!
The Sunday Times
Article: Learn to ski
The Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine
Article: Help Yourself
The Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Mag,
Article ‘ That’ll teach you….’
I have always hated lessons. Basically, I hate hanging around. But in the last two years, I’ve discovered lessons can actually be fun and helpful. My change of heart started with Tom Saxlund, a founder of the New Generation Ski School, which now operates in four French resorts. I joined a lesson he was giving on a reader trip DMS&S ran to Courchevel. First, he asked us all to talk to a fellow group member on the way up the gondola and decide how we’d like this lesson to transform our skiing (We all opted to ski better off-piste crud). Then he taught us to pair up and take turns following closely in the tracks of a partner on the piste, with them changing speed and turn shape at will – great fun and great practice. Then we went into the crud and each of us got individual advice without seeming to wait around. Indeed the tip I remember best was Tom telling me to ‘keep going, don’t stop, just link turn after turn’. It did make skiing crud much easier…. So keep going is what I do now – which suits my ‘no hanging around’ philosophy.
The Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Mag
Article ‘ Sweet talkin’ fun of a teacher man’ -
‘…it’s supposed to be fun,’ grinned our impish instructor as we tried to balance ourselves in the middle of our feet on the skis. We were concentrating so much on perfecting the balance that our faces had a grimly determined look. Then Roy cracked one of his jokes – a pattern that was to continue throughout the week. As we worked our way down the mountain, falling over, crashing into each other, or even getting it right, gales of laughter filled the crisp April morning!
In the London Metro’s ‘Snow Special’, New Generation ski school were praised for leading the change in ski coaching. The article entitled ‘Don’t be a ski school dropout’, discusses our coaching techniques.. ‘They mix a touchy-feely approach…with an explanation of the physics of skiing’.
Best in the Alps
New Generation has just been named ‘Best Ski School in Europe’ by the Which? Good Ski Guide.
Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Mag:
“Confidence building in Courchevel ….. ‘I joined a confident intermediate group (level 5) and learnt more in two days than I have for a long time,’ said a 2005 visitor. ‘We had an absolutely brilliant week and our daughter, aged seven, had fun and progressed well,’ said a 2004 reporter
Where to Ski & Snowboard (10th Edition.P275)
(C.Gill & Dave Watts)
New Generation is a British run ski school. We joined a group lesson with them last year and were very impressed by their US-style of teaching: they ask students to set their goals for the lesson on the gondola ride up and then try to help them achieve them. We nearly all opted for skiing chopped-up, off-piste snow with style and all felt we had improved a lot by the end of the morning. We receive rave reviews about them from reporters, for adults and children alike: ‘I joined a confident intermediate group (LEVEL5) and learnt more in two days than I have for a long time’, ‘ We had an absolute brilliant week and our daughter, aged seven, had fun and progressed well.’
One of the best ski schools in the Alps
(The Sunday Times
New Generation is an excellent independent British Ski and Snowboard School, with bases in Courchevel, Meribel and Les Arcs. (We are also now in Val d’Isere)
Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine
The rewards to be gained from just a few lessons can be the biggest treat of all. One of the most innovative, English speaking ski schools in Europe is New Generation.
Until recently, whenever I was asked which ski school I could recommend, I always pointed people to North America for the best instruction and service, but now things have changed in Europe. One of the first of the new British ski schools was New Generation, formed in Courchevel 1650. Reports from readers are universally positive: ‘We learnt more in a week than we had in many years previously’, ‘Cannot praise the instructors enough’.