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French-Swiss Ski College

940 Ski Mountain Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8300
+1 828-295-9311
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Total Bummer!

The first let down was in line to pick up skis. I was in line and ignored time and again by the... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Alexandria, Virginia
Money well spent

Bringing my 12 year old son skiing for the fist time. Easy class registration. Small group size... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Maiden, North Carolina
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The joy of skiing or riding really begins when you can turn and ski in control on intermediate terrain. A very high percentage of people who try skiing or riding never return because they try it on their own or with the help of well meaning friends. Without proper instruction, many people never experience the true joy of skiing or riding. Guidance and coaching from a trained professional at the French-Swiss Ski College makes the goal of recreational skiing or riding much easier to accomplish.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
14 Jan 2017
“Money well spent”
30 Dec 2016
“Worth every penny!!!!”
940 Ski Mountain Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8300
+1 828-295-9311
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The first let down was in line to pick up skis. I was in line and ignored time and again by the staff (made of mostly college kids I'm guessing). They were not friendly or apologetic when I pointed out that I had been standing...More

1  Thank Nick-Dal
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Bringing my 12 year old son skiing for the fist time. Easy class registration. Small group size. Friendly, knowledgeable instructor. Well worth the $20!! Class started a little late but other than that, no complaints!

Thank keenerkrew
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were just at App Ski Mtn for three days! My husband and I decided to have individual private lessons for both of our boys, 7 and 11. We signed them up for two the first day and one the second day. They can't stop...More

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We took our kids here for their second ski lesson - the first one was 2 years ago in a different place. We opted for the semi-private 1h lesson ($75 for both kids with an instructor, versus $40 for both taking a group lesson) and...More

Thank SandyZL
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

So you want to learn to ski or snowboard? There isn't a more experienced place in these mountains to get your legs under you. For more than a decade my family has come together with young and not so young newbes. We always suggest lessons...More

1  Thank Scubamanager
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Skip the long lines at the resorts and rent your skis here. Professional staff, good advice (they called the resort for conditions for us) long hours and very new equipment. As a bonus you'll save a few dollars.

Thank BBCard1
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We had two kids: 9 and 11. Both have been before buy are beginnera. We thought to invest in them so got them private lessons. WELL worth the cost. One-on-one instruction is the best value of money for time. We had Riley and Lizzie, both...More

1  Thank 53eflyer
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We have used this school twice -- once for skiing and once for boarding. Last year we had a rather lackluster boarding lesson and I didn't think we would go back. This year, however, we returned for a ski lesson due to the fact that...More

1  Thank JNTx3
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Had a private lesson for my son, 9, never skiied before. Worth the money and the instructor did more than an hours worth of one on one instruction. Was about $50. We experienced this at the Appalachian ski resort.

1  Thank sandeeo
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We rented skis, boots, and bibs today and these people are awesome. We were headed to Ski Alpine when we saw their sign. We decided to take a chance. I don't know who the one lady was but she cut out discount coupons from a...More

3  Thank moglesby
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