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Guide for Tignes and surrounds

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi. Looking to book a guide for Tignes over Xmas week 2021. Any suggestions? Would also like a guide round the various on piste gems. Pref same person. Any suggestions please? Thank you.
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
*points at list of instructors for PSB Wink (https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=147995)

I have only skied with Floss (http://www.freefloski.com/) who is excellent, but I gather they are all of a similar high standard.

(Others may be able to direct you to various addresses for them).
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Thank you
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Yep, Floss is great https://www.freefloski.com/

Or a mate of Floss's, Ant Swallow https://www.tradski.com/ant/
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
A big fat +1 from me for @FreeFloFloss.
- She knows the area inside out, given she's lived locally for ages.
- She prioritises safety above all else.
- She has a nurturing and encouraging demeanor, while having the skills to lead from the front.
- She naturally explains her decision making process and encourages her clients to engage in it.
- I could go on...

The only drawback is that as an instructor rather than a high mountain guide, she is not permitted to lead off-piste on glaciated terrain. But I don't think that's a great cost compared to the benefits her skill set as an instructor brings.

I've worked with her often and as you can see, I'm a big fan.
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Thanks for advice. I've sent her a message.
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I'm slightly confused. Is the recommended instructor also a guide? Puzzled (As the latter is what the OP is looking for).
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
How have you determined that @Bergmeister?
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@admin,
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Hi. Looking to book a guide
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@Markymark29,
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a guide round the various on piste gems

Not exactly screaming "maximum exposure - bring it on!!"
Certainly ambiguous enough to warrant recommending a well respected top level instructor who specialises in off-piste and touring and lives locally, no?
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@admin, Agree but nontheless he asked for a guide, any way it's OP's call.

Hope you are well btw.
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
In real world communication though, people often use the word guide to refer to a guide or instructor for the purpose of guiding them about.
And while there are indeed people for whom only a HMG will do, in a wide range of cases the only practical difference is whether they are qualified to cross glaciated terrain and an appropriate instructor could be the better choice in many respects.

We often use instructors with good off-piste qualis/skills as guides due to the fact that they are better at assessing the skills within a group and matching the terrain to ability as it changes throughout the day as people tire.
That said, we often use guides who are also qualified instructors for the same reason but from the other direction.

Now, if the OP had said, "High mountain guide" specifically, I'd agree that the recommendation would have been inappropriate but the challenge in this context is looking IMV just a bit pedantic.
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@admin, In my head the word 'Guide' covers a multitude of sins (ahem, skill sets). Or at least 2 - a guide can be an instructor who leads groups off piste and may or may not teach them while doing so (Floss), and a 'Guide' can also be a 'High Mountain Guide', who leads groups off piste but doesn't teach them, unless he/she is also an instructor, in which case he/she might teach them too, or not.

Simple, innit?
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