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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 2 weeks skiing experience; LEVEL THREE = 3 weeks skiing experience
  • TIMES - 3 hrs; Monday - Friday 0900 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

SILVER, VERMEIL, GOLD, DIAMOND & COMPETITION LEVELS (Oxygene Group Classes subject to availability) - £360

  • AGES 5 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 6 children per class
  • LEVELS = 
    SILVER 4 to 6 weeks skiing experience - Skis on red & blue runs, skis parallel & has confidence to progress further 
    VERMEIL 6-9 weeks skiing experience - Skis on red & blue runs, skis parallel linking short & medium turns. Learning short carving turns.
    GOLD 8-10 weeks plus skiing experience - Capable of all runs with confidence, skis parallel & is at LEAST 8 years old
    DIAMOND 11-14 weeks skiing experience. MUST have passed GOLD level; confident & in control on all kinds of slopes
    COMPETITION MUST have passed Gold/Diamond level; aged between 9 & 13 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 tailored 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
  • INCL -5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

ADULTS DISCOVERY - £488

  • CLASS - 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 - £348.00 (based on the 2013/14 season)
For all classes above; 2 Children to Private Lessons - £87.00 per child (based on the 2013/14 season)

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.  (prices are a guide from the 2013/14 season)

La Plagne ski school prices

SNOWBEARS - £235 peak, £217 high, £200 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

SNOWBEARS LEVEL TWO - £235 peak, £217 high, £200 other

  • AGES - 3 to 5 Years
  • CLASS - 8 children per class
  • LEVEL - Has done Snowbears Level One / 2nd week skiing
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

SNOWMAN/1ER SKI - £328 peak, £310 high, £293 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginner
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday 1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet & 6 day tailored lift pass

CRISTAL - £244 peak, £226 high, £208 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 1 - 2 weeks skiing experience - Snowplough, stop, turns on greens & blues. Learning to control speed & use chairlifts & draglifts.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

BRONZE - £244 peak, £226 high, £208 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 1 - 3 weeks skiing experience - Ready to go onto blue runs & learn to parallel ski.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

SILVER - £244 peak, £226 high, £208 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 4-6 weeks skiing experience - Parallel turns on blue and easy red runs.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

GOLD - £244 peak, £226 high, £208 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
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

DIAMOND - £244 peak, £226 high, £208 other

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 11-14 weeks skiing experience - Can ski all types of pistes comfortably, can control speed and ski bumps. Red and black runs.
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday:  1000 - 1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

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

  • SNOWBEARS - £44 peak, £45 high, £44 other
  • SNOWMAN/1ER SKI - £31 peak, £31 high, £31 other
  • ALL OTHER CLASSES - £44 peak, £44 high, £45 other
  • TIMES - Until 15 Jan: 1445-1640; 15 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 15 Jan: 1230-1445; 15 Jan onwards 1230-1500 Monday to Friday

Dates:
Peak = New Year &16 Feb.
High = 22 Dec, 23 Feb, 02 & 30 Mar, 06 Apr.
Low = all other dates

Please note;  Prices are a guide from the 2013/14 season.

St Anton ski school prices

BAMBINI - £189

  • 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 - £274

  • 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 - £274

  • 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 - £203

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

Please note; Prices are a guide from the 2013/14 season.

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. 

ATOL

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL certificate CLICK HERE

ABTOT

As a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), VIP SKI has provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

For image use throughout the site thanks to; Nuts Agency - Office of Tourism Val d'Isere; Royer via Office of Tourism Val d'Isere; Office of Tourism Meribel, Office of Tourism Morzine, St Anton am Arlberg Tourist Association.

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