Message to the parents

It's here... that time in your child's life that you may have been dreading (or dreaming of) for the past 18 years... that time when your child is about to leave the nest, spread their wings and branch out. The greatest part is that with YES Tours they are in good hands, feel the comfort in letting them fly... the YES Tours nest is ready and waiting :)

YES Tours has been operating programs for over 20 years with only the highest calibre staff, the YES pros are selected for their experience and professionalism. In YES you can trust that you are sending your loved one to a program run by professional adults, who also have families of our own and have been making a living in the ski industry for decades. The YES program is a professionally operated company which is why we have remained in business for so long and can stand behind being the longest operating gap year company in the world. Feel comfort in knowing that YES is contactable 24/7  and we have staff that live in the chalets too .... we are there every step of the way. 

Our number one goal is to improve your child's skiing or snowboarding technique. Our subsequent goals are to build the confidence and understanding of each client that comes through the YES program. All this while having a great time - we do not promote keg parties or clubbing nights because that's not what we're about.

With over 20 hours a week of professional coaching by our Level 4 instructors, your child will build on his/her skill set week by week, the progression made is easily noticed by not only the instructors but the students themselves, particularly while they watch themselves on the big screen every Friday night. It's a great tool we have been using for years to help increase confidence.

We're always available and if you ever have questions you can let us know. We look forward to welcoming your family into the YES family :)

Yours in skiing and snowboarding,

PJ, Belinda and the YES Team

 

Some emails from other parents...

April 2017

This is a testimonial I have written about YES Tours because of the wonderful service we feel they provided.

My daughter did an 11 week ski instructor course with them November 2016 and ending in February 2017. She was understandably nervous, a long way to travel to another country she was unfamiliar with, but Belinda and PJ were so good at sorting out any difficulties or problems she had, it really helped her to settle in.

They were on the case right from the start, guiding her, and their weekly or bi-weekly Apres Ski meetings, where all issues or worries were discussed with the Instructors which was really valuable. I commend them for the way they take all their skiers under their wing, and push them to achieve their goals!

I would recommend the service, the accomplished instructors, the accommodation which was super and the well thought out programme, you really are getting the best!

Caroline Webber

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March 2017

Dear Belinda, PJ and all the Team

Having had a brief Skype call with Wilbur last night, we know how sad he is that his time with you all has come to an end - well for this season! - and that he is reluctantly leaving Whistler to head over to Toronto before returning home to the UK at Easter. 
 
Richard and I wanted to thank you all personally, for not only providing a fantastic 3 months of training but also for your encouragement, kindness and care. We have absolutely no doubt that he will look to return as soon as he can and that he has a bagful of experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to hear the stories and to see the photos. He has clearly made some friends for life both from the course and the company. 
 
Thank you so very much from us all.
 
With kindest regards,
Julia Payne
 

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12 Jan 2015

Hi Belinda,
My daughter Alycia Nix has had a truly wonderful time with ‘Yes’, I received almost daily updates from her and she just loved every moment. She has made some life long friends and just relished in the wonderful coaching. She was thrilled to receive her Level 2 certification and was very proud (as we were) to receive the Rob Haycock award. Thank you for a providing such a memorable life experience.
Fond Regards
Fiona Nix

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April 2014

Hi Belinda,

As your season in Whistler is coming to a conclusion I want to say one of the biggest thank you I have ever said in my life. You have played a very significant part in changing Steph’s life. Under you and all of the Yes team’s guidance, motivation and passion for teaching Steph has challenged herself and achieved so much both on and off the snow and mountains. I am a very very proud father for what she has achieved and a very grateful one to you, PJ and all the Yes team for being there for her.

A very big Thankyou

Best regards

Tony

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Feb 2014

Thank you for looking out for Cabrina she has had a blast , learned so much, grown so much and she'll always remember where she started to move from a school major to a young woman...,YES it was Whistler...

All our best

Paul and Pauline Woolley

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Jan 2014

My piece is nearly at an end so just wanted to say thank you very much for everything you’ve done for Aron – the course has apparently been the experience of a lifetime. The quote “I’m living the dream” has come up numerous times in conversation and without doubt it’s been the best skiing he’s ever had.

From my point I have to say that you are probably one of the most efficient people I’ve ever come across when booking any of my sons onto courses etc., I was incredibly impressed with the pre-course service you offered particularly seeing as I tend to want to dot every i and cross every t. I would certainly recommend YES to friends in the future.

Regards,
Alison Hayes, UK