Val d'Isere  Tignes


TRAD-SKI Independent Ski Instructors

Based around Val d'Isere and Tignes, Ski Instructors Tess and Ant Swallow are here to share their knowledge and experience with you!


Whether you're looking for a ski guide for an Off-piste, Backcountry adventure or lessons on ski technique, carving the pistes, ripping through the bumps, we cater for all.


Our experience ranges from complete beginners to expert level skiers,  including coaching instructors through their skiing exams.


Or why not try something different and give Ski Touring or Telemarking a go.  For off-piste skiers there are several Heli trips on offer too.


We mainly ski in Val d'Isere and Tignes and can also meet you in Saint-Foy, Les Arcs, La Rosiere & La Plagne!


Find the best pistes, improve your general technique, work on your carving, mogul skiing or progress onto steeper slopes. All levels from Beginners, to, expert skiers, aspiring racers and trainee instructors all welcome. We want you to improve and have some fun too!!! 


Often referred to as the Backcountry or Freeride but can mean anything out side the marked runs. You need to know where to go and how to deal with a variety of snow conditions.  We will guide and coach you on the move.


Want to really appreciate the mountains and take off-piste skiing a step further? Get some touring skis and combine lifts access with skinning over the back of the resort for a real adventure.  Great for fitness too!



Why tele? Free heel skiing is one of the most traditional forms of skiing.

Derived from cross country but now a sport in its own right.  Great for off-piste and touring on too as little extra equipment is needed.