Jeffrey Franks

Skiing Snowboarding
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Certification Status: PSIA

Hometown: Tahoe City

About Jeffrey Franks

Hi! My name’s Jeffrey. I’m a lifelong skier/snowboarder. Nothing puts a smile on your face better than gliding down snow. I’m here to make sure you have a great first experience so you can quickly progress into the sport


Jeffrey Franks's Recent Reviews

of 5 stars

- Amy, from February 25, 2024 (review published February 26, 2024)



5 of 5 stars

- Disha, from February 18, 2024 (review published February 20, 2024)



5 of 5 stars

- Tomoki, from February 17, 2024 (review published February 17, 2024)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffery is a skilled instructor and was very patient with me. This was my first ski lesson this season and he made sure that I quickly start with basic refresher. I learn quiet a bit in the 1 hour and i highly recommend him

- Gaurang, from February 10, 2024 (review published February 10, 2024)



5 of 5 stars

- Ankit, from February 04, 2024 (review published February 05, 2024)



5 of 5 stars

- JUNG, from December 30, 2023 (review published December 30, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

I really liked how he explained things to my son and that he put a big focus on the right technique. My son had a really good experience with Jeffrey and wants to go back next season.

- Christina, from (review published February 17, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

We want to continue leaning ski next time, but I don’t know what’s the level they are?

- Brian, from (review published March 27, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was awesome! He did great with the kids, was super patient, and provided great tips and instructions to all of us. Highly recommend!

- Seb, from (review published April 12, 2023)



4 of 5 stars

He didn't "baby" Juni and got a lot of runs in.

- Seb, from (review published April 06, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

- Brian, from (review published February 05, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Great instructor for young kids. Would request Jeffrey again for sure.

- Katie, from (review published March 06, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

- Gabe, from (review published March 18, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was great with our 4 year olds first lesson. He challenged her and kept her engaged and smiling the whole time. Would love him to instruct her more in the future! Couldn’t have asked for a better first lesson.

- Gabe, from (review published March 18, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

He was patient. And great to build up my confidence. We started from Not sure if we want to try to leave with big smile. Thank u Jeff

- Sarah, from (review published April 08, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was great with kids Lacey (6) and Tanner (4) Very patient and explained everything perfectly.

- Gabe, from (review published April 02, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was very patient and great at teaching.

- Sarah, from (review published April 09, 2023)



3 of 5 stars

Jeff was extremely patient, especially when my son was crying and not wanting to do anything. Jeff was positive and encouraging, despite my toddler's lack of focus. I would have rated Jeff higher, had there been more "skiing", but this review is limited to Jeff's encouragement - which ultimately worked because the next day my toddler was willing to try another lesson.

- Gabe, from (review published March 22, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey did great. Annie was a little shy at 1st but Jeffrey was able to make her comfortable within 5-10 min.

- Katie, from (review published March 22, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

- Gabe, from (review published January 30, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was really great with our 6 year old daughter. She had a great time and enjoyed the lesson. My daughter has a bit of fear and she needed an instructor to motivate her to overcome her fear. Jeffrey was very friendly with her, cheered her up, and at the end of the session, I felt she was more confident to ski the beginner terrain. Will definitely recommend Jeffrey to anyone

- Brian, from (review published March 07, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Cooper said the part of the lesson was how Jeffrey helped him go sideways across the mountain. He had a great time and really enjoyed the lesson

- Christina, from (review published February 09, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

- Seb, from (review published February 25, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was fantastic. He was patient and had a few tricks to help each kid progress in their own way, where each most needed it. The kids loved him and they made decent progress. Thank you so much! :-)

- Brian, from (review published February 28, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Was patient with the kids and easy going. the power was out so no lifts, but he kept clipping the kids skis on after every run, which was a lot of work! He also had some of the kids skiing by themselves by the end.

- Katie, from (review published January 30, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

He was so experienced and taught the kids so well. They learnt so much from him. He was very warm and the kids loved him!

- Seb, from (review published March 21, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffery was amazing he was super patient and aware of our ski level. He provided our 7 years old a great first time experience and we are sure to be back

- Seb, from (review published April 14, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffery was patient and encouraging with our daughter, making sure that she had a good first experience. She is timid and slow to warm up when trying new things but he met her where she was at and she wants to get back out there with him ASAP! He also listened to her when she wanted a break and let her lead the way while encouraging her to stretch herself.

- Brian, from (review published February 25, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Very patient, especially when my 11 year old wasn’t feeling well. Was also thoughtful in helping my daughter rebuild her confidence.

- Seb, from (review published February 04, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey is an excellent instructor. He was wonderful at instructing my 5 year old daughter in a way that was sensitive, knowledgeable and safe while successfully teaching her actual skills. She had fun and grew more confident in her abilities as a result.

- Seb, from (review published March 30, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

- Katie, from (review published February 28, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Very professional and approachable. Spoke to kids clearly and with authority as needed. Adapted to each kids' learning needs. We are very appreciative!!

- Christina, from (review published February 07, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was an awesome instructor for my family (my husband, I, and my 11 and 7 year old boys). We spent two days (two half-day sessions) with Jeffrey and went from zero experience to being able to ski down the slope with confidence. Very memorable and fun experience! Thank you, Jeffrey! Jeffrey was very patient and his guidance and demonstrations made the boys feel encouraged and had fun as well. He encouraged us throughout the lesson. Boys were proud of what they had accomplished by the end of the day. Jeffrey was wonderful to work with, but it would be helpful to have an initial plan before each session and then after one session, make adjustments to the plan for the next session based on each one' s progress. Another area to improve: I thought the check-in process for the snow lessons at Granlibakken was a bit confusing. It would be nice to have some clearer directions, such as where to check in with rental and where to check in without rental. Thanks for the great lessons, and we look forward to learn from Jeffrey probably next time!

- Gabe, from (review published March 29, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was super friendly and gave great instructions. The girls had a blast! We’ll be back!

- Katie, from (review published April 16, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Most appreciated: Demonstration, guidance, feedback, and patience. We never felt rushed even though we may have been slow. Thank you!

- Seb, from (review published March 03, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

It was nice having Jeffery as our kids' teacher. Both of them had big smiles on their faces at the end of the day and said they thought Jeffery was really nice. He even swapped out my son's skis when he thought the rentals he had were a little too large for him. Really supportive teacher and our kids had a really nice day, thanks.

- Sarah, from (review published February 01, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey had a positive attitude and fun energy right from the start. My kids said they like Jeffrey because he’s easy-going and not too strict. They added that he helped them feel better whenever they fell in the snow. We appreciate Jeffrey’s patience and taking them for a water break when they asked. He seems to be skilled at connecting with kids. Highly recommend Jeffrey!

- Christina, from (review published February 12, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was wonderful to work with. He paid great attention and followed our written notes about our daughter's personality and needs. As a result, our daughter who can be timmit at first , immediately took to him and the sport of skiing. To our surpize, she even went up the lift on her own to the top and was not scared to go down the slope with Jefferys help and even on her own towards the lower end of the slope. She was not scared and did not cry even when she fell. Our daughter loved her lesson and is hooked on skiing and we believe her first time ever success on skis is partially due to Jefferys kind and patient demeanor and ability to work with a 5 year old's needs. We as parents also liked Jeffery as a person and professional. Thank you Jefferey! We are looking forward to see you again on our next trip to Tahoe!

- Sarah, from (review published February 03, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

Jeffrey was perfect! Great teacher- very articulate and great ability to tune in to his students and help them learn and improve. He taught myself and my 11 year old today. We were both beginners and he helped us improve tremendously. We both improved significantly thanks to his teaching and he was a lot of fun to work with.

- Katie, from (review published February 05, 2023)



5 of 5 stars

We couldn’t have asked for a better instructor! Jeffrey had his work cut out for him…we had zero experience skiing and were all a little nervous to try it. It was me and my three kids ages 6.12, and 14. He immediately made it fun and taught us all the basics. Before we knew it we were skiing down the slopes! It was the best experience and seeing the smiles on my kids faces meant everything. I would recommend Jeffrey to everyone!

- Katie, from (review published March 08, 2023)