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Pre-book ski lessons

We believe everyone can benefit from a lesson or two. We work with a variety of ski school providers in our French ski resorts with whom we can pre-book lessons. Outside of these resorts we are happy to reccomend the following ski schools which many of our clients have used time and time again with great success. 

We have listed our recommended suppliers below, and highlighted those we can pre-book on your behalf. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Ski & snowboard lessons at Bear Lodge & Suites

We are delighted to have partnered with the Ecole de Ski Français in Les Arcs to bring you smaller classes of up to six with carefully chosen English speaking instructors who will meet our groups at the ski room door. This is a chance to learn with like-minded neighbours of similar ability with whom you can share some ski banter in the lounge over your afternoon tea.

Focus on fun and progression
Smaller groups and carefully chosen English speaking instructors mean the focus can be on fun and progression with individual attention and a relaxing and stress-free environment. Instructors might even join you in the Bear Lodge bar of an evening for a drink and a giggle over the mishaps of the day.

Group classes: the detail
Classes run from 9h30 to 12h Monday to Friday (Thursday to Monday for December departures) and cost £200 per person. Our groups are simply described by type: skier or boarder, ability: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced, and age: under 6, 6-12 or 12 and over.

Private lessons
For just £450 you and two others can secure your own private instructor between 9h30-12h on any three mornings during your stay. £700 pays for all five.

Little ones
We have our own Club Piou Piou snow garden outside the Bear Cub playroom for the little ones to learn safely and close to the loo. If you have booked full day or half-day childcare then our nannies will liaise with the instructors, check your child has gloves, googles and sunblock in the morning and collect your precious package in time for lunch.

Please don’t wait to book
It is ever so important that you book ski lessons long before you arrive as there are only so many instructors to go round. You can add group classes on my VIP SKI shortly after you have made an accommodation booking. Alternatively drop us an email or call us for private bookings and for any other guidance and assistance you might require.

Small print for group bookings
Minimum group size of three for our own classes to operate. From time to time there might be fewer than this number subscribed. If there are only two guests then each will be given the opportunity to pay £100 extra to maintain the group, if there is only one then the supplement would be £400. You would also have the opportunity to transfer at no charge into an ESF group of the same standard. The only difference would be that you would be joining skiers from elsewhere in the resort, meeting in the resort centre, a short walk away, and the group size would likely be larger. We will always do everything that we can in order to maintain our own classes.

Find even smaller print with regard to the general terms & conditions relating to the booking of ski and snowboard lessons.

New Generation 01462 67 40 00

We can pre-book lessons on your behalf - please call us on 0203 892 4060

New Generation is a British-run ski school with teams in 16 resorts across the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps, including an international team here in Val d'Isere. With 19 years' experience they'll help you get the most out of your time on the hill, and pride themselves on providing excellent customer service. They offer a wide range of ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities from tiny tots to those young at heart. And whether you're looking to join a group, a private lesson, or an off piste adventure they will help you improve, develop technique and have fun. You are on holiday after all!

Oxygene ski school +33(0)4 79 41 99 58

We can pre-book lessons on your behalf - please call us on 0203 892 4060

Our childrens ski school Val d'Isere, 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. 

In addition to our dedicated VIP SKI child lessons, Oxygene provide group ski & snowboard classes for adults and children of all abilities. They also provide Off-piste courses and tailor-made private lessons. All with small group sizes of no more than 6-10 per class.

TDC +33(0)6 15 55 31 56

We can pre-book lessons on your behalf - please call us on 0203 892 4060

TDC in Val d’Isère is a truly British ski coaching centre and ski school. If you want to get more out of your skiing, and you have tried traditional ski schools and ski lessons, then go and see the team at TDC, and they will help you move your skiing to the next level. They offer clinics and private tuition for adults, teenagers and kids. All native English speaking instructors. Small groups ensure the highest standard of personalised coaching.

Top Ski +33(0)4 79 06 14 80

Skiing and boarding group lessons, on and off piste. Top Ski specialise mainly in off piste ski schools. There is a maximum of 8 people per group and the meeting point is at the big piste map opposite the pool.

Progression Ski +33(0)6 21 93 93 80/ +44(0)208 123 3001

A fully qualified team of British instructors based in Val d’lsere. They offer a full range of class types and levels using progressive and innovative techniques appropriate to modern equipment.

ESF +33(0)4 79 06 02 34

ESF are a local branch of the French Ski School and provide private and group ski & snowboard lessons, for children, teens and  adults.  ESF are unique in offering Kindergarten ski school for children from the age of 3 years. Lessons are available for beginners or advanced abilities and you will find all their instructors are not only highly competent but extremely friendly to ensure you enjoy your lessons.

Mountain Masters +33(0)4 79 06 05 14

Mountain Masters provide innovative and forward thinking instructors who are all at the top of their respective fields. All have the ability to adapt their knowledge and experience to get the most out of any skier. A lesson or series of lessons with Mountain Masters will give you a skiing awareness and tools for improvement that you can then take away to develop at your own pace. Private lessons in skiing, telemarking and snowboarding and children's group lessons are available, for a morning afternoon or all day. Video analysis is used where possible to help get the most from your performance.

Evolution 2 +33(0)4 79 00 77 29

Evolution 2 offer a personal approach to learning and offer small groups and English speaking instructors. Their emphasis is on real progression and FUN. They offer group and private ski & snowboard lessons, for all ages and abilities.

BASS (British Alpine Ski School) +33(0)6 19 77 85 57

Bass supply BASI trained, English speaking instructors, with small group sizes to ensure personal and thorough instruction service. They have an effective lesson program that caters for absolute beginners to advanced, and are committed to helping their customers advance quickly, safely and enjoyably. Group and private ski lessons for adults and children.

Supreme Ski +33(0)4 79 08 27 87 (UK: 0203 744 1655)

Supreme ski offer a wide range of lessons in Val d'Isere. Choose from private or group lessons including a special "minis" group for kids aged 4+. Supreme also offer skills sessions for more experienced skiers looking to improve on their skills and explore the mountain with confidence.

Alpine ski school +33(0)4 50 38 34 91/+44(0)1237 451099 (May to Nov)

AASS are a specialist English Skiing and Snowboard School with experienced and friendly English instructors offering technically strong lessons for all standards. They also provide freestyle and off piste clinics.

ESF +33(0)4 50 74 05 65

ESF are a local branch of the French Ski School and provide private and group ski & snowboard lessons, for children, teens and adults. ESF are unique in offering Kindergarten ski school for children from the age of 4 years. Lessons are available for beginners or advanced abilities and you will find all their instructors are not only highly competent but extremely friendly to ensure you enjoy your lessons.

Evolution 2 +33(0)4 50 74 02 18

Evolution 2 offer a personal approach to learning and offer small groups and English speaking instructors. Their emphasis is on real progression and FUN. They offer group and private ski & snowboard lessons, for all ages and abilities.

Supreme Ski +33(0)4 79 08 27 87 (UK: 0203 744 1655)

Supreme ski offer a wide range of lessons in Avoriaz. Choose from private or group lessons including a special "minis" group for kids aged 4+. Supreme also offer skills sessions for more experienced skiers looking to improve on their skills and explore the mountain with confidence.

BASS (British Alpine Ski School) +33(0)4 50 74 78 59

We can pre-book lessons on your behalf - please call us on 0203 892 4060

Bass have developed a strong reputation in Morzine. They supply BASI trained, English speaking instructors, with a maximum group size of 6 to ensure personal and thorough instruction service. They have an effective lesson program that caters for absolute beginners to advanced, and are committed to helping their customers advance quickly, safely and enjoyably.

New Generation 01462 67 40 00

We can pre-book lessons on your behalf - please call us on 0203 892 4060

New Generation ski school was founded in 1988 in Courchevel, France and has been growing ever since. Started by four British ski instructors, New Generation now employs over forty highly qualified instructors in five of the top Alpine resorts. All of their instructors are highly qualified, many of them trainers in the British snowsports system. At New Generation you are guaranteed expert tuition with lessons designed to take you up to the next level. This is both a Ski and Snowboard school. Adult and children’s lessons with a maximum of eight per group.

ESF +33(0)4 50 79 13 13

ESF are a local branch of the French Ski School and provide private and group ski & snowboard lessons, for children, teens and adults. ESF are unique in offering Kindergarten ski school for children from the age of 3 years. Lessons are available for beginners or advanced abilities and you will find all their instructors are not only highly competent but extremely friendly to ensure you enjoy your lessons.

Easy2ride +33 (0)4 50 79 05 16

Easy2ride offer a great service for private and group ski & snowboard lessons, for children (from the age of 5) and adults. They have very reasonable prices and are keen to share high quality tuition with English speaking instructors, small group sizes, tailor-made private lessons and a flexible timetable to suit you.

Supreme Ski +33(0)4 79 08 27 87 (UK: 0203 744 1655)

Supreme ski offer a wide range of lessons in Morzine. Choose from private or group lessons including a special "minis" group for kids aged 4+. Supreme also offer skills sessions for more experienced skiers looking to improve on their skills and explore the mountain with confidence.

BASS (British Alpine Ski School) +33(0)4 50 74 78 59

We can pre-book lessons on your behalf - please call us on 0203 892 4060

A branch of the popular British ski school, BASS offers private and group lessons along with children’s lessons from 6 years old. The meeting point is outside the Yeti restaurant, which is at the top of the Chavannes bubble and they will drop you back at the hotel at the end of your lesson. They are suitable for all ages and levels.

Les Gets Snow School +33(0)4 50 79 51 37

A small independent British ski school offering private and group lessons and children’s lessons from age 6 in school holidays. Their meeting point is at the Yeti restaurant.

ESF +33(0)4 50 75 80 03

ESF are a local branch of the French Ski School and the main ski school in Les Gets. They provide private and group ski & snowboard lessons, for children, teens and adults. ESF are unique in offering Kindergarten ski school for children from the age of 3 years. Lessons are available for beginners or advanced abilities and you will find all their instructors are not only highly competent but extremely friendly to ensure you enjoy your lessons.

Alpine Learning Curves +33(0)6 77 04 01 45

A small independent, English speaking ski school offering group lessons for adults and children in small groups (a maximum of 6 people) or private lessons to all levels and all ages.

Evolution 2 +33(0)6 80 33 60 26

Evolution 2 offer a personal approach to learning and offer small groups and English speaking instructors. Their emphasis is on real progression and FUN. They offer group and private ski & snowboard lessons, for all ages and abilities.

Ski School 360 International +33(0)4 50 79 80 31

Ski School 360 International are a dyanmic, friendly team offering a range of skiing and snowboarding lessons across the Portes du Soleil. Choose from child or adult groups as well as private lessons and ski guiding services.

Supreme Ski +33(0)4 79 08 27 87 (UK: 0203 744 1655)

Supreme ski offer a wide range of lessons in Les Gets. Choose from private or group lessons including a special "minis" group for kids aged 4+. Supreme also offer skills sessions for more experienced skiers looking to improve on their skills and explore the mountain with confidence.

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