Yaya Ibanez

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Certification Status: HTA Level 1, PSIA Level 1, PSIA Children’s Specialist Level 1

Hometown: Tahoe City, CA

About Yaya Ibanez

I first learned to ski in southern Chile at the age of 10, and am now a trilingual certified ski instructor, can teach in Spanish, English, Portuguese. I've been teaching in Tahoe for the last 3 winters as a kids instructor and coordinator. I earned my children's specialist certification last winter, along with my PSIA level 1, and am working toward my adaptive certification this season. Outside of skiing, I love traveling and exploring the mountains.

Yaya Ibanez's Recent Reviews

5 of 5 stars

She made sure our equipment was adjusted properly and made sure my kids had a great time. Thank you!

- Neena on April 02, 2018

5 of 5 stars

Yaya was warm and friendly and very patient and encouraging, rewarding even the smallest accomplishments with a high-five and a cheer. Our granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed her lesson and feels very accomplished. We were impressed with how much she learned and the confidence she came away with. So happy we booked this lesson.

- Deborah on March 30, 2018

5 of 5 stars

Yaya had was positive and was able to achieve a lot in 1 hour. She gave great direction and kept it exciting. Even after the class when we saw her on the hill she helped with supportive feedback. My son had fun and enjoyed her coaching. Thank you!!

- Brittany on March 26, 2018

5 of 5 stars

Very accommodating. My daughter had a great time and was much more controlled in her skiing by the end. Things were explained in a way a 4 year old could understand and tell us about later. Very happy.

- Phoebe on March 18, 2018

5 of 5 stars

Yaya did a great job teaching our 4 year olds. She was patient, made it fun for them, and helped them learn the basics. They are still talking about how much fun they had with her which just goes to show what a big impression she made!

- Shannon on February 26, 2018

5 of 5 stars

Yaya was great with my 4-year-old. She was patient and supportive when my child was shy. Her instructions were perfect for a kid, complete with sounds and animals to imitate. We went back to the slopes in the afternoon and my child kept asking, "Where's Yaya?" because it was such a great time. I was worried that my child might not engage or have a good time, but the opposite was true. Thank you, Yaya!

- Philip on February 02, 2018

4 of 5 stars

- Jedston on January 31, 2018

5 of 5 stars

Yaya was amazing! My 7 year old daughter was very comfortable with Yaya and quickly learned all the beginning skills to allow her to ski alone on the bunny hill for the balance of the day. Totally worth the expense. Yaya is a true professional and great with kids!

- Jennifer on January 03, 2018