As I’m sure you can imagine, ski school is something we get asked about a lot here in the VIP SKI London office. We’re often asked if we think it’s worth pre-booking ski lessons. For beginner and intermediate skiers we’d definitely recommend ski lessons. Not only will you learn under the guidance of experienced instructors, you also get the added perks such as skipping lift queues, advice on ski gear and of course, the best places to find lunch on the mountain.
Even if you’re an experienced skier, we think there’s always room for improvement which is why we can offer advice and help to pre-book ski lessons with our ski school partners.
A ski school for everyone
If you’re looking for a ski school that focuses on developing your existing skills, building confidence, and helping you make the most of the mountain, out friends at TDC, The Development Centre might be the ski school for you.
Operating in Val d’Isere, Tignes, Meribel and Courchevel, TDC work with small groups to offer a dynamic and personal programme of ski coaching. Their aim…”to give you the chance to make lasting breakthrough in your skiing performance”
Ski clinics & lessons
The company offer children’s group lessons, private lessons, off piste coaching and five types of group ski clinics, each aimed at different levels.
CONFIDENCE CLINIC - for strong green run skiers...improve and consolidate on the basics of ski technique, learn to make easy flowing turns in control
DISCOVERY CLINIC - for strong blue run skiers...discover more of the mountain, make skiing easy, learn how to ski more challenging terrain, increase your speed whilst maintaining control, learn to carve
DEVELOPMENT CLINIC - for strong red run skiers...improve your technique, take on steeper slopes, ski more runs with greater confidence, take on different snow types to develop your performance
DEVELOPMENT PLUS CLINIC - for strong red run /ok black run skiers...use the skills you already have to take on more varied slopes, start to learn the basics of skiing bumps and skiing off the piste
CHALLENGES CLINIC - for strong black run skiers...take on new goals in the bumps, on the steeps, in difficult snow, on the piste; challenge yourself – there are always ways to get better…
TDC still have some availability for the next few weeks. In Val d’Isere there’s space available for three mornings in their Confidence Clinic on 19 February from €230. Also in Val d’Isere there’s the opportunity to join their Off Piste Adventure clinic to develop your off-piste skills. 26 February from €380
In Meribel they’re offering an introduction to off piste for adults on 26 February. The clinic focusses on off piste technique for strong red run skiers looking for a spot of adventure.