Warren Smith is Britain’s best-known ski instructor, with a formidable reputation for improving the skills of everyone from early intermediates to pro freeriders, using a unique combination of technique, biomechanics and physiology. The Warren Smith Ski Academy runs a wide selection of courses throughout the season including this five-day course for intermediate and advanced skiers to improve skills in all types of terrain. With all rooms recently refurbished, the Hotel de Verbier – now known as Xtra Chalet de Verbier and run and staffed by Inghams – is in a great location on Place Centrale.
Instruction with the Warren Smith Ski Academy cost £449 for five days, four hours a day (0041 7953 04549; warrensmith-skiacademy.com). From £624 for holiday package through Inghams (01483 791111; inghams.co.uk).