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The key ingredients

Three key ingredients to guarantee your peace of mind: charming and gregarious English speaking instructors, a range of ability groups and class sizes no bigger than eight. A happy time in ski school, whether you are 6 or 60, will make for a happy holiday. We can’t guarantee that you won’t fall over but we can do everything within our power to find the right person to pick you up.

Peace of mind

Distilling these three precious ingredients into one could never be considered cheap, but it does guarantee the best possible mountain experience for you or your children. Complete piece of mind quickly becomes great value for money. In Val d’Isère, St Anton, La Plagne and Alpe d’Huez, a member of our staff is at the ski school meeting point on the first morning to help you find your instructor and see to it that everyone sets off on the right foot (or ski).

Parents

We know that a parent cannot relax until they are sure that their children are enjoying their skiing and being looked after well. There is nothing more pleasing than the excited glow of your kids bubbling with chatter and fresh from the piste. All the instructors selected for our ski schools have been hand-picked for their fluency in English, particular affinity and experience with children and friendly, encouraging manner.

Our partners

We have chosen our ski school partners with great care. All understand the importance of their role in your holiday and share our own ethos of total satisfaction. We work tirelessly with them to create a relaxed environment to learn and improve, without barrier of language and at times that suit you. 

Val d'Isere ski school prices

POLAR CUBS LEVEL ONE - £334

  • AGES- 3 to 4 years
  • CLASS - 3 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginner
  • TIMES - 1.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 0900-1030 or 1030-1200 (times dependent on availability - please ask a member of our Sales Team for more details)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

POLAR CUBS LEVEL TWO - £334

  • AGES - 3 to 4 Years
  • CLASS - 3 children per class
  • LEVEL - Has done Polar Cubs Level One / 2nd week skiing
  • TIMES - 1.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 0900-1030 or 1030-1200 (times dependent on availability - please ask a member of our Sales Team for more details)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

ESKIMOS LEVEL ONE, TWO & THREE - £360

  • AGES - 5 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 6 children per class
  • LEVEL ONE = Complete Beginner
  • LEVEL TWO = 1 or 3 weeks skiing experience - Can snowplough, do easy turns and be able to stop.
  • LEVEL THREE = 3 - 5 weeks skiing experience - Ready to go onto blue runs and learn to parallel ski.
  • TIMES - 3 hrs; Monday - Friday 0900 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

3rd SKI, BRONZE, SILVER, DIAMOND & PRO RIDER LEVELS (Oxygene Group Classes subject to availability) - £360

  • AGES 5 to 12 years
  • CLASS - Max 6 children per class + English speaking instructor
  • LEVELS = 
    3rd SKI 5 to 7 weeks skiing experience - Skis on blue runs & easy reds, skis parallel & has confidence to progress further.
    BRONZE 7 to 10 weeks skiing experience - Skis on red & blue runs, skis parallel linking short & medium turns; learning short carving turns.
    SILVER 10 to 14 weeks skiing experience - Capable of all runs with confidence, skis parallel & is at LEAST 8 years old.
    DIAMOND 11 to 14 weeks skiing experience. MUST have passed Silver level; confident & in control on all kinds of slopes & is at LEAST 10 years old. 
    PRO RIDER MUST have passed Silver/Diamond level; aged over 12 years old. Can parallel ski on red runs. Learn to ski black runs & slalom.
  • TIMES - 3 hrs Monday - Friday: 0900 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

ADULTS DISCOVERY - £336

  • CLASS - 8 adults per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginners.
  • TIMES - 3 hrs; Monday 0900-1200 & 1430-1630; Tuesday - Friday 0900 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire

EXTRAS

FULL DAY LESSON UPGRADE - £128

  • CLASS - All children's classes excluding Polar Cubs
  • TIMES - Dec & Jan: 1330 - 1630; Feb, Mar & Apr: 1400 - 1700

SUPERVISED LUNCH - £120

  • CLASS - All children's classes excluding Polar Cubs
  • TIMES - 1200-1330 or 1400; Monday to Friday
  • INCLUDES - Lunch at designated restaurant, supervised by Oxygene staff (not childcare qualified)

Please note; we need a minimum of 3 children per class in order to operate the VIP SKI lessons, if there are not sufficient numbers we will join a standard class. 

Alpe d'Huez ski school prices

POLAR CUBS LEVEL ONE - £266

  • AGES - 3 to 5 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 3, maximum 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginner
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 0915 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

POLAR CUBS LEVEL TWO - £266

  • AGES - 3 to 5 Years
  • CLASS - Minimum 3, maximum 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - Has done Polar Cubs Level One / 2nd week skiing
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 0915 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

ESKIMOS LEVEL ONE - £285 (£355 with tailored lift pass)

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 3, maximum 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginner
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 0915 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet & OPTIONAL 6 day beginner lift pass

ESKIMOS LEVEL TWO - £285 (£426 with tailored lift pass)

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 3, maximum 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - 1 or 2 weeks skiing experience - Can snowplough, do easy turns & be able to stop.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  0915 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet & OPTIONAL 6 day tailored lift pass

ESKIMOS LEVEL THREE - £285 - (PEAK DATES ONLY)

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 3, maximum 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - 3 weeks skiing experience - Ready to go onto blue runs & learn to parallel ski.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday: 0915 - 1200 PEAK DATES ONLY
  • INCL -5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

ADULTS DISCOVERY - £488

  • CLASS - MIN 3; MAX 6 adults per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginners.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 0915 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire  & 6 day tailored lift pass

PRIVATE LESSONS/CLASS UPGRADES

For all classes above; 1 Child to Private Lessons - £334
For all classes above; 2 Children to Private Lessons - £84 per child

Please note; we need a minimum of 3 children per class in order to operate the VIP SKI lessons, if there are not sufficient numbers we will join a standard class.  

La Plagne ski school prices

SNOW BEARS - £229 peak, £212 high, £196 other

  • AGES - 3 to 5 years
  • CLASS - 8 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginner
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

BROWN BEARS - £236 peak, £220 high, £203 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 Years
  • CLASS - 8 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginner
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

POLAR BEARS - £325 peak, £308 high, £292 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 1 weeks skiing experience - Can snowplough & stop on green runs.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet & 6 day tailored lift pass

1st SKI - £236 peak, £220 high, £203 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 2 - 3 weeks skiing experience - Snowplough, stop, turns on greens & blues. Learn to bring skis together in parallel turns on blue runs.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday: 1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

2nd SKI - £236 peak, £220 high, £203 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 3 - 5 weeks skiing experience - Can do basic parallel turns on blue runs. Learning to fully parallel turn on blue runs & easy reds.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

3rd SKI - £236 peak, £220 high, £203 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 5 - 7 weeks skiing experience - Parallel turns on blue and easy red runs. Learning to control slide-slipping & alternating small & large linked turns.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

BRONZE - £236 peak, £220 high, £203 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 7 - 10 weeks skiing experience - Learning to sustain short and large linked turns, red runs & bumpy runs. Introduction to moguls.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

SILVER - £236 peak, £220 high, £203 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 10 - 14 weeks skiing experience - Can ski all types of pistes comfortably, can control speed and ski bumps. Discover freestyle & snowpark.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

DIAMOND - £236 peak, £220 high, £203 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 12 - 14 weeks skiing experience - Can ski all types of pistes comfortably, can control speed and ski bumps. Discover off-piste & all-terrain skiing.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

PRO RIDER - LESSON ONLY - £181 peak, £164 high, £163 other

  • AGES - 12 to 15 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 12 weeks or more skiing experience - Can ski very well on all types of runs. Weekly program of freestyle, freeride, times races & skier cross.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition

ADULTS DISCOVERY - £372 peak, £346 high, £328 other

  • CLASS - 10 adults per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginners.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire & 6 day tailored lift pass

EXTRAS

FULL DAY LESSON UPGRADE

  • SNOW BEARS - £50 peak, £50 high, £50 other
  • POLAR BEARS - £29 peak, £29 high, £29 other
  • ALL OTHER CLASSES - £50 peak, £50 high, £50 other
  • TIMES - Until mid Jan: 1445-1640; mid Jan onwards 1500-1700

SUPERVISED LUNCH - £124.00

  • For all childrens classes
  • Lunch at designated restaurant, supervised by Oxygene staff (not childcare qualified)
  • TIMES - Until mid Jan: 1230-1445; mid Jan onwards 1230-1500 Monday to Friday

Dates:
Peak = New Year &15 Feb & 05 Apr.
High = 21 Dec, 22 Feb, 01 & 29 Mar, 12 Apr.
Low = all other dates

St Anton ski school prices

BAMBINI - £184

  • AGES- 3 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 4 children per class - Average 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginner
  • TIMES - 2 hrs; Monday - Friday  1000-1200 (Meeting time 0930)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition

MINIS - £189 - 3 Days

  • AGES - 4 to 5 Years
  • CLASS - Minimum 4 children per class - Average 7 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete beginner
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000-1500 (Meeting time 0930)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition and lunch 1200 - 1300

MINIS - £265

  • AGES - 4 to 5 Years
  • CLASS - Minimum 4 children per class - Average 7 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete beginner
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000-1500 (Meeting time 0930)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition and lunch 1200 - 1300

CHILDRENS GROUP LESSONS - £189 - 3 Days

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years (or from age 5 if child can already ski)
  • CLASS - Minimum 5 children per class - 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - Green, Blue, Red and Black depending on skiing ability 
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday - Friday  1000 - 1500 (Meeting time 0930)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition and lunch 1200 - 1300

CHILDRENS GROUP LESSONS - £265

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years (or from age 5 if child can already ski)
  • CLASS - Minimum 5 children per class - 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - Green, Blue, Red and Black depending on skiing ability 
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday - Friday  1000 - 1500 (Meeting time 0930)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition and lunch 1200 - 1300

ADULTS GROUP LESSONS - £149 - 3 Days

  • LEVEL - Various
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday 1000-1500 (Meeting time 0930)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition (Lunch not included)

ADULTS GROUP LESSONS - £199

  • LEVEL - Various
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday 1000-1500 (Meeting time 0930)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition (Lunch not included)

Private lessons & ski schools in other resorts

Not everyone wants to go into a group lesson and besides, you may well have requirements that our own ski school cannot meet, particularly if you are a more experienced adult. In these cases we work very closely with external and recommended ski schools.

Our London staff will be happy to talk through your specific requirements and help make arrangements with the ski school of your choice. Alternatively CLICK HERE to see full listings for recommendations on ski school providers in all our resorts.

Our ski school partners

Oxygene - Our ski school, in Val d'Isere & La Plagne, is run in partnership with award-winning Oxygene who are a highly respected and professionally run ski school, with a refreshingly forward thinking and innovative attitude. Oxygene understand the importance of their role in your holiday and share our own ethos of total satisfaction. We work tirelessly with them to create a relaxed environment for our children to learn or improve, without barrier of language and at times that suit our guests. All the instructors selected for our ski school have been hand-picked for their fluency in English, particular affinity and experience with children and friendly, encouraging manner.

TDC - We also work very closely with TDC in Val d'Isere & Meribel. TDC specialise in clinics containing no more than 6 skiers. The coaching is very personalised and places a lot of importance on understanding. By educating people as to why they need to make certain movements or use particular techniques, progress and learning can continue during the holiday without the need for constant attention from an instructor. The approach is so popular that people come back year after year to continue their development and reach performance levels they once only dreamt of .

With 11 permanent and fully qualified native English speaking coaches in Val d’Isere, including a number of national instructor trainers, TDC are well known as the place for accomplished skiers to hone their skills. TDC is highly respected in Val d’Isere and throughout the Alps and has a reputation for seriously improving performance.

We can pre-book all TDC group clinics and private lessons on your behalf, alternatively you can find more information on their website by clicking here

TDC Ski

Adult discovery with Oxygene


These classes have been specifically designed for adult beginners, or those who have never skied on real snow before. The aim will be to quietly build confidence as groups learn to stop and control their speed. 

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