Ski Instruction


Our in-house ski instruction and mountain guiding service sets us apart. With over 650km of piste and untold off-piste to explore, our ski service ensures you will maximise every precious moment of your time on the snow, whatever the conditions. The personalised attention provided by Nick Taylor and his team of fully-qualified professional instructors ensures that your skiing is taken to a new level. From young to old, nervous to thrill-seeker, piste lover to powder-hound our tuition allows for progression in a fun, friendly and safe environment. We have been honoured to welcome and teach many return groups and families over the past 20 years, and are extremely proud to have to have guided some of our youngest skiers to become ski instructors themselves. Whatever your level, our service ensures that every member of your group has the opportunity to fully experience the unique mountain environment with their family and friends, no matter what their level of expertise.



Nick Taylor

Owner & Chief Instructor

The founder of Connick Ski, Nick’s infectious passion for skiing, coupled with his genuine love of teaching and coaching, guarantees that your skiing will be taken to new levels. Nick holds the highest level of ski instructor qualification (BASI/IASI International Ski Teacher Diplome Level 4; full French equivalence; Snowsport Scotland race coach qualification).

Kathryn Mason

Kathryn originally came to La Chaumiere as a guest and is now starting her seventeenth season as a Connick Ski team member. She is the first point of contact and handles all the administration in the summer months. Her Irish charm and verbosity always ensure a warm welcome and a good ‘craic’! Kathryn is qualified through the British plus Irish systems and holds the ISIA International Ski Teacher Level 3 award. She is also a Level 1 Ski Instructor trainer and assessor for IASI (Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors)

A great trip - as always
Excellent all around standard of care, probably even better then my previous 12 years here Excellent food and very attentive staff. As usual the teaching by Nick and his team was the best I've known. He is one of the very few teachers I know who just loves to make anyone ski better. He has to work hard with me but has succeeded! It was all helped by the snow arriving 2 days before we did!
Marc R