Ski school in Courchevel, Meribel and La Tania that specialises in private tuition

Ski Excel says it all. Our aim is to help skiers of all abilities reach their true potential.

Ski Excel was founded in 2004 in La Tania. We offer tailor made private ski lessons, specializing in children and families. We also have a real interest in off piste guiding and race training. Our aim is to provide a complete package of care from flexible collection and delivery at the beginning and end of lessons to the quality of the teaching and learning during the lessons.

We pride ourselves in our ability to deliver lessons in both English and French. English is a strength of Ski Excel as Bastien, the Head of the school, spent six years taking lessons in the warm summers of a Scottish dry slope!

Abbie, Bastien & Alexi   Tignes Training Camp July 09

Autumn skiing – If you fancy an early week skiing before the start of the winter season and wish to ski on the Glacier of La Grande Motte in Tignes, or La Girose and Mantel in Les 2 Alpes or on the glacier of  Saas Fee in Switzerland, we can help you to organize your week and coach you there.

Our weeks skiing on the glacier are not only dedicated to experts but also to all levels of skiers, adults and children of all ages, intermediates, children who are new to racing, children who wants to improve their race training skills out of their Club, or trainees instructors who want to pass the “test technique” so they can start to work in France.  We can also take care of your sports activities out of your skiing time on the glacier.

Dear Bastien,

Sorry it has taken me so long to write to you. I hope that you are well and have had a good season - we often check the weather in the 3 valleys and I think you have had lots of snow! Thank you for the many lovely photos - they are great! We all really loved seeing them.

I have been meaning to write because we wanted to give you a huge THANK YOU and to let you know how much we enjoyed skiing with you in December. You were wonderfully patient with the children and - an even bigger challenge! - with us grown ups too. We all felt that we had improved lots during the week we spent with you and can't wait until we have a chance to ski with you again. We look forward to next year! Although I am sure you have lots of dedicated fans already, please don't hesitate to use us if you need a reference of any kind.

We hope you have a busy time now the school holidays are here again and are very jealous of all those people who are spending their holidays skiing! With best wishes

Jane, Andrew, Emily, Tom and Polly (2013-11-02)

Hi Bastien

Just to say thank you for the photographs that you sent, I have sent these on to everyone. The group were very complimentary about you and the instruction they received from you. The group and I will certainly recommend you to anyone we know of coming out to La Tania in the future. I hope the rest of the season is still going well for you.

With thanks.


Alison R (2013-09-04)

Dear Bastien,

Thanks so much for emailing us the photos, they are lovely. We had a fantastic time in La Tania and you really made it for us. Lily and Pearl can't wait to come back next year and have some more lessons with you!

Thanks again and take care,

Zoe W (2013-07-02)

Dear Bastien

Yes, I have received your email and look forward to seeing the photographs!

I had a wonderful experience. Thank you very much. Hopefully we will come back to Courchevel next season and we can carry on!

Best regards

Tom (2013-31-01)

Hi Bastien

I trust you are well

I just wanted to thank you for helping my two eldest boys. They are really pleased they had lessons with you, and are looking forward to next year's lessons already.

Many thanks

See you next year and thanks

Asif K (2012-31-12)

Hi Everybody

My photos of the trip are here

I had a really good time. Fun people, great skiing, tremendous exercise, good food, interesting political debate :-).

All the best Ben

Ben C ( 2012-18-04)

Hi Bastien,

I'm back in Berlin and just had the chance to load up the pictures and reflect on the trip. You are an excellent teacher and guide and we all had a terrific time. Thanks again. I put the pictures that I took with my phone on this website in case you want to download any of them.

Please let me know when you might have the chance to upload or send the videos... I'd love to show my family some of the skiing!

All the best,

John F (2012-17-04)