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This scam is spreading in the mountains, everyone can be fooled

In the mountains, a ski instructor scam can really embarrass you and cause you to lose a lot of money.

If for several years it has been the lack of snow that has worried us, another problem is increasingly common in ski resorts. This is a very well-established ski instructor scam and you can easily fall for it…

This scam can first take the form of fake ski lessons. Today, it is possible to book your ski lessons in just a few clicks on the internet. The resurgence of announcements and offers on social networks has visibly given ideas for fraudsters. It is very annoying to book lessons only to end up alone at the bottom of the slopes, even more so if you already have one. engaged a lot of money… The scammers ask you to pay for your lessons before you arrive at the station and then disappear.

If you book online courses that seem cheaper, be wary. This so-called ski instructor may simply not exist. Such scams happen every year in resorts as declared by Sébastien Mérignargues, director of Avoriaz 1800, from Le Figaro: "We receive one or two people per season for this type of scam. In general, we manage to achieve this. find a recognized instructor for a few hours of lessons çà and l&agrav;".

You may also come across a monitor that actually doesn't have a monitor. not even the right to practice but who will still provide you with hours of lessons. As skiing can be a dangerous sport, you cannot trust your skiing skills. anyone to teach you how to do it go down the slopes. In addition, fraudsters have no liability insurance. civil action if anything happens to you. You will therefore not be able to receive any financial compensation if you ever get injured during class, for example.

The solution is simple: you must go to a well-known ski school to avoid taking any risks. There also remains the possibility of to book your ski hours directly on site. Be careful, however, during school holidays, and particularly for children's courses, places and best time slots are quickly taken over.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116