SKI SCHOOL DAVOS KLOSTERS

Ride and Smile, the best way to learn

Ride and Smile: More than a Ski School in Davos Klosters

We are ready to offer you a memorable winter experience. To guarantee the perfect experience, our services also extend beyond the tracks.

Our philosophy on the slopes is “’Ride and Smile is the best way to learn”, matching the technique you need to the adventure you crave, so you can improve your skiing at a pace which suits you.

We believe experiences shape our stories. Our love of nature and our commitment to providing a genuine landscape experience is the goal that motivates us. Our three guiding principles are: fun, flexibility, and technique.

Private Ski Lessons

Ride and Smile works with private classes because we believe it is the best way to learn how to ski. Whether it is with your family, a group of friends or even just by yourself, one-on-one classes with the instructor are an opportunity to work on specific techniques and allow people to ski without worries, just having fun! You will also receive the instructor’s full attention and get safety tips tailored to your skills and preferences.

Private Ski Lessons for Beginners

To guarantee success in any sport, it is very important to pay extra attention at the beginning. The first contact with skiing has to be pleasurable and provided with the proper techniques to raise your level of confidence and knowledge necessary for rapid improvement!

Private Ski Lessons for Kids

Kids learn differently from adults. At Ride and Smile, children have so much fun learning how to ski that they don’t even realize they’re in a class. All classes are taught in a natural and playful manner.

Family Ski

Enjoy a ski day with your beloved family! When you join one of our lessons, you can book a teacher for the entire family at no extra charge. We understand that families may not always want to ski together 100% of the time due to differences in skill levels. Therefore, our family ski teacher offers total flexibility in planning your day on the slopes, while also providing insider tips such as the best spots for breaks, ideal places for lunch, or meeting points throughout the day.

Ski Touring

Ski touring in Davos or Klosters is the most beautiful way to enjoy the mountains far away from the busy slopes.

Ski Touring for Beginners

Since ski touring is a more complex skiing activity, it is crucial for all beginners to have lessons on how to ski safely and securely in the mountains. With the help of a ski touring guide for beginners, you will receive all the information you need about techniques, safety equipment, and how to choose the right level for the tour, including taking the cable cars to reach the most special skiing spots.

Ski Touring for Groups

Ski touring in the mountains with your friends, family, and/or coworkers is always enjoyable, but it involves many important details, such as the different levels of skiing experience among all participants. Ride and Smile will ensure that you have a great ski touring experience, according to the needs of all participants.

Freeride and Off-piste Skiing

Trust one of our experienced freeride and off-piste guides from Ride and Smile so that you can fully concentrate on the experience. We are very familiar with the region and, as your guides, we take care of the entire route plan for you, including information on the easiest lift to reach the starting point. Of course, we also cater to your wishes and preferences.

Snowshoe Walking

Snowshoe walking is a great option for non-skiers or for those who want to relax after a day of skiing practice. Ride and Smile offers access to the most beautiful landscapes, with various trails that cater to travelers’ needs. Whether it’s a leisurely ride with friends or a romantic night trail under the full moon, followed by a delightful dinner in town, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Meet our Team

Reasons to choose Ride and Smile

At Ride and Smile, we are dedicated to delivering the best possible experience from your first contact through the end of each lesson. Our team prides itself on exceeding customer expectations and ensuring complete satisfaction for every client.

With over 20 years of experience, our founder has perfected teaching techniques that cater to all skill levels, always emphasizing positive reinforcement. We guarantee noticeable results in a short time.

Our positive reviews and testimonials on TripAdvisor and Google Reviews speak volumes about Ride and Smile.

Reviews

Roger Bührer
Roger Bührer
2023-08-21
Tourenplanung für einen MTB Ausflug im Raum Klosters/Davos. Ride and smile ist sehr kompetent und geht auf die individuellen Bedürfnisse ein. Der Kontakt ist sehr freundlich und schnell. Werde mich für meine nächste Tour wieder an Manuel wenden. Vielen Dank!
Markus Schodl
Markus Schodl
2023-08-15
2 traumhafte Biketage rund um Davos erlebt! Super nettes und kompetentes Guiding. Danke, gerne wieder!
Eric Phipps
Eric Phipps
2023-07-19
I spent 2.5 days mountain biking with Manuel from Ride and Smile in the Davos-Klosters area in late June, 2023. It was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend them. For anyone visiting this area, I strongly recommend hiring a guide as there is so much terrain to explore and hidden trails that only an experienced guide like Manuel knows about. We rode all over the Davos-Klosters area, mostly on single track trails, from mountain top peaks, to high alpine valleys, to stunning gorges. We also visited several, centuries old villages. I also strongly recommend an e-bike as we were able to explore so much more terrain than would be possible with human power alone. I really enjoyed riding with Manuel and he did a great job matching our rides to my ability level and interests.
Daniel Bircher
Daniel Bircher
2023-07-11
Ride and Smile hatte eine grosse Herausforderung zu bewältigen! Brunch in den Bergen, an einem schönen und möglichst einsamen Ort und nicht allzu weit weg von einem Parkplatz. DANKE für die perfekte Organisation und es gibt 100 von 100 Punkten. Jederzeit wieder.
Boris Katinka
Boris Katinka
2023-06-28
Die Mehr Tages Tour in Graubünden war wirklich sehr empfehlenswert. Wir hatten 3 Tage Trail Feuerwerk. Unser Guide Julian hat sich bestens um alle gekümmert. Ich kann Ride and Smile nur empfehlen.
Simon Torrance
Simon Torrance
2023-03-20
Manuel and the team at Ride and Smile are excellent. I had 3 days of guiding for me and my family this week in Davos with 3 separate guides, for off-piste skiing, touring on skins, and snowshoeing. On one of the trips I lost a ski over a cliff, and our guide Lucas climbed down to find it! Manuel himself provided some excellent tips to improve my ski technique on our second trip, and Paolo gave us excellent information about the surroundings for our snowshoeing. The team's professionalism, expertise, patience and friendliness were a great pleasure - both before our visit (to find ski rentals, resort logistics, help with planning for the weather etc etc), and during the tours themselves. I cannot recommend them highly enough!!
Cate Gianni
Cate Gianni
2023-02-11
Ride and Smile Ski School in Davos - I had a fantastic time skiing with Manuel from Ride and Smile! Did some awesome off-piste runs that were so easy to get to! My entire trip revolved around what I wanted to do and how I felt. Everything about my time - the skiing, the views - was amazing!
he ko
he ko
2023-02-09
Top Skischule und Freeride/Tourenguide Company in der Region Davos-Klosters. Kann ich nur herzlich Empfehlen.
Yehuda
Yehuda
2023-01-12
Amazing ski teacher, taught us the ski technique in minutes!
Roger B
Roger B
2023-08-21
MTB Tagestour Klosters/Davos Kompetente, freundliche und vor allem schnelle Antwort auf eine Tourenanfrage. Die Informationen sind hilfreich und Manuel geht auf die individuellen Bedürfnisse ein. Absolut empfehlenswert, wenn man eine Tour mit MTB Guiding im Raum Klosters/Davos fahren möchte
Eric P
Eric P
2023-07-17
Awesome mountain biking in Davos-Klosters with Ride and Smile. I spent 2.5 days mountain biking with Manuel from Ride and Smile in the Davos-Klosters area. It was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend them. For anyone visiting this area, I strongly recommend hiring a guide as there is so much terrain to explore and hidden trails that only an experienced guide like Manuel knows about. We rode all over the Davos-Klosters area, mostly on single track trails, from mountain top peaks, to high alpine valleys, to stunning gorges. We also visited several, centuries old villages. I also strongly recommend an e-bike as we were able to explore so much more terrain than would be possible with human power alone. I really enjoyed riding with Manuel and he did a great job matching our rides to my ability level and interests.
Boris K
Boris K
2023-06-28
Mehr Tages Tour Die Mehr Tages Tour in Graubünden war wirklich sehr empfehlenswert. Wir hatten 3 Tage Trail Feuerwerk. Unser Guide Julian hat sich bestens um alle gekümmert. Ich kann Ride and Smile nur empfehlen.
Melissa
Melissa
2023-03-21
AMAZING TEAM OF PEOPLE We had Raphael as our instructor and he was amazing! He encouraged us all and improved our level of ski a lot! Could not recommend anyone more! Also the staff at ride and smile were also fantastic, super responsive and very friendly!! If i go back to Davos I will for sure take up lessons with them! Amazing service!!!
Simon T
Simon T
2023-03-20
Expert, friendly and patient ski guides Manuel and the team at Ride and Smile are excellent. I had 3 full days of guiding for me and my family this week in Davos with 3 separate guides, for off-piste skiing, touring on skins, and snowshoeing. On one of the trips I lost a ski over a cliff, and our guide Lucas climbed down to find it! Manuel himself provided some excellent tips to improve my ski technique on our second trip, and Paolo gave us excellent information about the surrounding countryside during our snowshoeing. The team's professionalism, expertise, patience and friendliness were a great pleasure to experience - both before our visit (to recommend ski rentals, travel info, help with planning for the weather etc etc) and during the tours themselves. We felt very safe and inspired. I cannot recommend them highly enough!!
Ipip P
Ipip P
2023-02-25
Second time and improving My second season with them and they got even better!!! Great teaching and knowledge me and my wife got two teachers and both were amazing. We improved a lot absorving tecnique and the good spirits of the Mountain!! The name says everything. You ride and smile!!
Tami P
Tami P
2023-02-24
Another great day Once again had an amazing day with Ride and Smile. Leo is an amazing teacher. Through drills and patience he helped me correct years of bad technique. It was so much fun. Thank you so much!
Benno U
Benno U
2023-02-23
Gut geplante Touren, hilfreiche Informationen und Tipps Die Touren waren gut vorbereitet und bestens dieauf Anforderungen der Gruppe zugeschnitten. Die Schneeverhältnisse waren nicht ideal, der Guide hat das Beste rausgeholt und uns trotudem zu einigen schönen Pulverhängen geführt. Sehr hilfreich waren auch seime Tipps zur Skitechnik. Bei wunderbarem Wetter durften wir unvergessliche Tage geniessen. Es hat gepasst. Besten Dank Manuel und weiterhin viel Erfolg!
Ken
Ken
2023-02-19
Amazing snowboarding progress in just 3 days! Thoroughly recommended!!! Matteo was brilliant, even before the snowboarding lessons began, from providing a recommendation on the type of beginner board to rent, to thoughtfully suggesting my girls have their first lesson at the base of Jakobshorn/Davos, rather than battle the t-bar at Madrisa/Klosters (which is what I did two decades ago and enough to put off any beginner snowboarder for life!) As for the lessons, the results speak for themselves: towards the end of day three's lesson, they successfully navigated a black run! Equally important in my book is the way a lesson is taught (I joined for a morning). Matteo's enthusiasm is infectious and speaks to his teaching style. He takes things very steadily. The focus is on staying in control, and laying strong foundations (which speaks to his training as a professional fencer!) Regarding the admin side of things, faultless.
heko
heko
2023-02-09
Top Skischule und Freeride/Tourernguide Top Skischule und Freeride/Tourernguide Firma in der Region Davos/Klosters. Kann ich nur Empfehlen. Die Leute kennen die Gegend sehr gut und finden immer wieder gute Schneeverhältnisse für Pulverschneeabfahrten. Skischule mit Erfolgsgarantie.

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