ProAbility with Louise Pode

Is your anxiety and fear getting in the way of you enjoying the magic of skiing?

Do you feel anxious and out of your comfort zone on your skiing holiday? We’ve all had tuition and are more than familiar with the concept of how to ski – that’s not the problem here. Our challenge is to manage the psychology of our skiing – that fear factor which holds us back from relaxing into it and having a great day.

If this sounds familiar then join the club. We are the generation with many family and friends who love their skiing yet we’re feeling caught between sharing those precious experiences but dreading it! The added anxiety is missing out on family fun and friendships.

If you’re ready to take the first step to conquer your fear and take control then we have the perfect course for you.

Following the success of last years Ski With Confidence course in Champoluc, Italy,  we are delighted to be working once again with Louise Pode of ProAbility. Louise is an experienced and inspirational coach and her Ski With Confidence courses are particularly close to her heart. She was once that apprehensive skier who has overcome her anxiety with great coaching techniques and now loves it so much it’s part of her business! Using her experience and training she has developed great Ski With Confidence Coaching courses so that you too can overcome your fear.

This bespoke course is aimed at empowering you to overcome those inner fears and fall in love with skiing whatever your level. Consider it as a gift to your family and friends… a gift of those many fun shared experiences ahead of you. We’ll provide a fabulous environment with like-minded individuals, using great coaching techniques to ensure that you discover the magic of skiing. 

Each Ski With Confidence Course has 4 bespoke 1:1 coaching sessions in the UK so that by the time you arrive on the slopes you’ll know how to create your confident persona and be armed with some great techniques to put into practice. Louise will be with you every step of the way.

For those of you who’ve already booked a holiday but would love to overcome your anxiety Louise also runs a programme of 6 bespoke 1:1 Ski With Confidence Coaching sessions so that you can step onto those slopes ready to fall in love with skiing. www.ProAbility.co.uk

Here is a testimony from one of our clients last year.

I would like to express my thanks to Louise of ProAbility for the ski coaching sessions we had together before my first ski trip with my family. She has been instrumental in me overcoming a severe fear of learning to ski after a terrible experience in my early 20s. As a result we had an amazing holiday and it has been really good to rediscover that, whilst learning new things and overcoming long held fears can be hard, it is also hugely rewarding with long lasting benefits Louise Hilder

Louise will call each course member prior to their time in Italy for a pre-course coaching session.

Course dates for 2020

Our next week long course …

Resort:

Champoluc, Italy.

Dates / hotel:

Sunday 15th March 2020 x 7 nights at the 4* Hotel La Rouja.

Price:

Based on sole use of a double bedded Standard room – £2,650 per person

Included:

  • Return transfers between any of the 6 airports listed here
  • 7 nights half board accommodation – buffet breakfast and 4 course evening meals with choice at all courses
  • 6 day full area Monterosa lift pass covering the resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna
  • Snack lunches each day. Vouchers are valid in 6 mountain restaurants spread across the ski area and are valid for one dish from a choice of four or five – typically something like a bowl of pasta, toasted Panini, large hot dog or similar, all served with a hot or cold, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Unused vouchers can always be used to buy après-ski drinks in the bar at the bottom of the main gondola.
  • Private group tuition for those on this course. 4 days of the course – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 3 hours a day (1000 to 1300 hours) for 4 days.
  • Ski guiding each afternoon and all day on the Friday
  • Free use of our own ski deposit at the bottom of the main lift
  • Free use of the Ski 2 Night Bus for transport around the village until midnight, 7 nights a week
  • One free entry to the new indoor swimming pool in Champoluc during your stay
  • The services of our friendly and experienced resort team – 24 hours a day

Not included:

Our next 5 day course ………….

Resort:

Champoluc, Italy.

Dates / hotel:

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 x 4 nights at the 4* Hotel La Rouja

Price:

Based on sole use of a double bedded Standard room – £1,775 per person

Included:

  • Return transfers between any of the 6 airports listed here
  • 4 nights half board accommodation – buffet breakfast and 4 course evening meals with choice at all courses
  • 4 day full area Monterosa lift pass covering the resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna
  • Snack lunches each day. Vouchers are valid in 6 mountain restaurants spread across the ski area and are valid for one dish from a choice of four or five – typically something like a bowl of pasta, toasted Panini, large hot dog or similar, all served with a hot or cold, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Unused vouchers can always be used to buy après-ski drinks in the bar at the bottom of the main gondola.
  • Private group tuition for those on this course. 4 days of the course – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 3 hours a day (1000 to 1300 hours) for 4 days.
  • Ski guiding each afternoon and all day on the Friday
  • Free use of our own ski deposit at the bottom of the main lift
  • Free use of the Ski 2 Night Bus for transport around the village until midnight, 7 nights a week
  • One free entry to the new indoor swimming pool in Champoluc during your stay
  • The services of our friendly and experienced resort team – 24 hours a day

Not included:

Sample itinerary

Before the course

Prior to the start of the course Louise will arrange the one-on-one internet coaching sessions with you at a mutually convenient time. This will enable you to be familiar with the ski coaching techniques and start putting them into practice prior to your arrival.

Monday

  • Take your own chosen flight out to the continent – please check our travel page for details of which airlines fly to the airports that we service
  • Private airport transfer from your arrival airport to Champoluc, normally in one our own liveried vehicles
  • Arrive in Champoluc and check-in to your room at the Hotel La Rouja
  • Welcome meeting with Louise and the others on your course. This will be followed by your first team ski coaching sessions ‘Share the Story and Fear Friend or Foe?’
  • Ski equipment fitting (as required) at the Ski 2 ski hire facility and orientation walk around the village
  • Evening meal in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel

Tuesday

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Short walk or minibus transfer to the Ski 2 ski deposit at the bottom of the main gondola
  • Collect ski equipment and ascent main gondola to the slopes
  • Morning ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1000 to 1200 hours
  • Lunch at one of the mountain restaurants
  • Afternoon ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1400 to 1600 hours
  • Ski down to the village and return ski equipment to the Ski 2 ski deposit
  • Collect your comfortable shoes and short walk back to the hotel
  • Evening meal in the hotel
  • Post-dinner ski coaching session with Louise ‘ Create the Feeling’
  • Overnight in the hotel

Wednesday

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Short walk or minibus transfer to the Ski 2 ski deposit at the bottom of the main gondola
  • Collect ski equipment and ascent main gondola to the slopes
  • Morning ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1000 to 1200 hours
  • Lunch at one of the mountain restaurants
  • Afternoon ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1400 to 1600 hours
  • Ski down to the village and return ski equipment to the Ski 2 ski deposit
  • Collect your comfortable shoes and short walk back to the hotel
  • Evening meal in the hotel
  • Post-dinner  ski coaching session with Louise ‘How to Capture and Hold the Moment’
  • Overnight in the hotel

Thursday

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Short walk or minibus transfer to the Ski 2 ski deposit at the bottom of the main gondola
  • Collect ski equipment and ascent main gondola to the slopes
  • Morning ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1000 to 1200 hours
  • Lunch at one of the mountain restaurants
  • Ski down to the village and return ski equipment to the Ski 2 ski deposit
  • Collect your comfortable shoes and short walk back to the hotel
  • Team Ski Coaching Reflection with Louise
  • Depart hotel and private transfer back to the airport for your flight back to the UK

For more information about future courses, or to arrange a chat contact Louise at skicoaching@proability.co.uk or Ski 2 on info@ski-2.com.