I did three days of snowboarding lessons with Ralf. In three days, I went from being a complete beginner to making it down blue slopes. It was great! I really can’t recommend him enough. If you’re debating a group lesson with another school in the area, or a private lesson with Ralf, go with Ralf. Day 1: Basics I’m in pretty bad shape. Ralf was patient and supportive, he went over the basics, and worked at a speed that kept me making progress while not completely tiring me out. By the end of the first day, I was starting to figure out turns. Day 2: Turns! I had mentioned the previous day (in passing) that my left knee was hurting. Ralf started the day by asking me about this and adjusting the binding to be more comfortable on my knee. I didn’t prompt this at all. We then worked on doing turns all day. Again, I’m in bad shape, so I had trouble making it down the hill without my muscles giving out. Ralf made sure to encourage me to rest so that I could make it through the day without hurting myself. By the end of the day, my knee was feeling better. The adjustments that Ralf made were a huge help. Day 3: I fell down :( On the third day we were going to start working on carving. Ralf was trying to show me something, and I started turning while moving too slowly. I fell down and hurt my elbow. Ralf wasn’t pushy at all. He looked at it, made sure I was okay, and then asked what I wanted to do. I decided to stop early because I didn’t want to make it worse. I was pretty disappointed because I was really enjoying the lessons. I felt like I was making progress, but I work with my hands. I figured it was better to be safe than sorry. Day 4: ? I came down to check out of my hotel and Ralf had left a note with reception. He left a gift card for a two hour lesson! I really did not expect this at all. To be clear to anyone reading this: If you take lessons like this, you might hurt yourself. In my case, it was 100% my fault. I had no expectation that Ralf would do something like this. Throughout this whole experience Ralf was kind, supportive, and extremely helpful. Look no further if you’re trying to find a skischule in Flims! …One more thing! I’m a native English speaker living in Switzerland. I’ve been trying to learn German since I moved here. Ralf was really cool about this. After I told him about this, he did the lesson in both (excellent) English and German. It was nice getting to learn snowboarding and work on my German at the same time.
Ihre privaten Ski- & Snowboard Lehrer für Skikurse, Langlaufkurse, Snowboardkurse, Schneeschuhwanderungen und Telemark in der Ski Region Flims Laax Falera in Graubünden in der Schweiz.
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Isabel & Ralf Hartmann