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Testimonials from a selection of clients from our 2015/16 winter season! 

 

 

Ski guide in St Foy

“I was looking for a ski-touring guide in the French Alps during the Easter week and was told by ESF and 2 other ski schools that I was ‘too late’ and no one was available. The team at Ongosa worked hard to find me an independent guide and hooked me up with Marco – who proved to be excellent. A real local with intimate knowledge of the area, finding good (and safe) snow and giving me a great introduction to touring despite conditions being marginal. I’ll definitely be back again.

Marco was a fantastic guide. I was looking for an intro ‘taster’ to ski touring in the French Alps. Marco contacted me several times in the week prior to my trip – updating me on conditions and possible routes. We were nearing the end of the season and conditions were getting marginal – quite warm during the day and overnight. It would have been easy for Marco to fob me off with an ultra-conservative low-level route. Instead he found a great ascent and descent – the perfect intro to touring. All safety gear was provided and I felt very confident in his abilities. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone else.”

Bill, April 2016

 

Ski guide in Chamonix

“We had an excellent day with Neil. All our expectations were met/exceeded. Neil’s approach was perfect for us, we felt in safe hands when we were out on the glaciers and steeper slopes, he got us up busy lifts smoothly, and found some untracked snow for us round the back. He was also lovely and easy to spend a fun and relaxed day with.

Your service and response time was also excellent. We’d go again.”

Guy, April 2016

 

Snowboard guide in Val D'Isere

“Just back from an epic trip to Val D. Guided day by Roddy, who we found through Ongosa, was unreal. We lucked out with the conditions, it was snowing on and off and there was plenty of fresh everywhere. Roddy new the best lines to go for, that wouldn't be tracked out in 5 minutes by the masses, and importantly (as a snowboarder) he steered us toward as fewer flat run outs as possible. The couloir hike was a personal highlight, tips and reassurance from Roddy allowed me to exceed my level! I was buzzing! Finding Roddy through Ongosa was easy, put up the search and a number of results came back. We chose Roddy as he was a snowboard guide and instructor. Rich from Ongosa made sure we were well looked after. Paid online through the web site to avoid that fist full of damp crumpled Euros at the end of the day! Thanks to Roddy and thanks to Ongosa for a truly memorable day in ValD”

Peter Sharpe, March 2016

 

Ski guide in Chamonix

“Thanks Team Ongosa for helping to organize our recent trip to Chamonix where we tackled the 22km Vallee Blanche. Our guide Ben was awesome and picked a great route for us down some steeper sections onto the Mer de Glace. The itinerary included a huge amount of fresh powder, a high speed descent down some challenging backcountry couloirs and a couple of much needed rest stops at secluded mountain refuges. It was so good we went back up for more! It was the best days snowboarding I've ever done.”

Dave Holmes, March 2016

 

Snowboard guide in Val D'Isere

“Greetings from Dubai. I just wanted to drop a quick message to say a huge thanks to Ongosa and to Roddy for what was one of the best off-piste/back-country days I've ever had. 

With a crew of guy coming from many parts round the world, Ongosa had everything sorted for us in Val D'Isere....all we had to do was turn up and ride....POWDER!!!

Roddy our guide, was brilliant. He was open to ideas and types of lines we wanted to do, yet keeping the aspect of safety as his #1 priority. He was also giving us boarders some very valuable tips about riding styles and board set-ups, though to pointers about efficiency when hiking. Speaking of which, we got to hike and do Couloir Des Pisteurs under his watchful eye. 

For those wanting a hassle free day skiing/boarding some freshies in the back country, then get in touch with Ongosa ...you won't go wrong!!!”

Shane, March 2016

 

Snowboard guide in Les Deux Alpes

"Thought I'd give you a bit of feedback on Marco and FirsTrax. Basically excellent, really cool guy very knowledgeable and has given me and my friend two of the best days snowboarding we have ever had. Looking forward La Grave later in the week. Many thanks for hooking us up." 

Ian Weir, Team Leader Iglu Ski, March 2016

 

Ski lessons in La Plagne

“We just wanted to feedback how happy we were with Christophe and his private lessons in La Plagne. The girls really loved their time with him and learnt so much more than they did in a previous ski school. He had a lovely positive and cheerful manner with great English and good humour. We were also grateful for his thorough feedback and suggestions after each lesson. Perfect choice. Many thanks”

Dawn Bailey, February 2016

 

Ski lessons in Chamonix

“We had a wonderful time last week, and cannot recommend Denis highly enough. He's a great skier and a fantastic teacher who genuinely finds passion helping others and improving their technique. Its rare to find someone at that level with the patience and ability to work with beginners and the improvements we saw in only 4 lessons is a testament to this. I found Ongosa simple, intuitive and responsive as a system and would recommend to anyone.”
Ben Fenby, January 2016