How all started:
From shared dreams on snow to a revolution in teaching
Two friends with a shared passion for snowsports had spent their entire adult lives working as ski instructors and guides in resorts around the world. As they amassed experience, they realised the repetitive, demonstration-based methods of traditional teaching were stagnating and losing their efficacy. Evolving as coaches, they believed in giving students more actual skiing time rather than lengthy explanations. Coupled with modern technology like video analysis, and focusing on the sensations experienced through changes in turn radius, incline, terrain, and speed, they observed marked improvements in their students. This observation convinced them there was a more effective teaching method than the strict routines of traditional schools.
Inspired by this, they founded their own business. With support from partners in Switzerland and Spain, Dropin-snow was born.
Our Teaching Philosophy:
At Dropin-snow, we firmly believe that every individual has a unique way of learning. By moving away from the one-size-fits-all approach of traditional ski schools, we embrace a more personalised, hands-on method. This means understanding each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations. It’s not just about mastering the sport; it’s about nurturing a lifelong passion for skiing.
In the world of snowsports, safety is paramount. Not only are our instructors trained to offer top-tier lessons, but they also possess comprehensive knowledge of mountain safety. From understanding snow conditions to knowing the best paths in various resorts, we ensure that every lesson is conducted in the safest environment possible. So, when you ski with Dropin-snow, you’re in safe hands.
Meet the Founders:
Started his ski instructor career in the Pyrenees, at the ski resort of Pas de la Casa, where he met Luis. They both worked together for a few years at the ski resort in Andorra. From there, Joan emigrated to Canada, where he worked in Whistler during the northern hemisphere winters, and at the Chilean resort of Valle Nevado during the southern hemisphere winters. He finally moved to Verbier in 2010, falling in love with the beauty and mountains of Valais.
Also, he started his ski instructor career at the Pas de la Casa ski school. After a few awesome years of ski instructing there, Luis travelled the world in search of high-quality waves to fulfil his surfing passion. He rejoined Joan some years later in Verbier, where, after a few years at the resort, they founded Dropin-Snow Ski School.
Hear it from our satisfied students! From beginners taking their first tentative steps on the snow to advanced skiers looking to refine their technique, our clients have diverse experiences to share. Read their stories and discover why they chose (and loved) Dropin-snow.
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