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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

 

SNOWBEARS LEVEL ONE & TWO - £366 peak / £325 low

  • AGES- 3 to 4 years
  • CLASS - 3 children per class
  • LEVEL ONE - Complete Beginner, LEVEL TWO - Completed Level One
  • 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

BROWN BEARS - £382 peak / £341 low

  • AGES - 4 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - Beginner - 0 weeks or a few hours skiing experience for 4 years upwards. I will learn to snowplough, use draglifts & a chairlift on green runs. 
  • TIMES - 3 hrs; Monday - Friday, 0900-1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

POLAR BEARS - £382 peak / £341 low

  • AGES - 5 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - 1 weeks skiing expeirence for 5 years upwards. I can already snowplough on green runs and I will learn to do more confident snowplough turns on green & easy blue runs. I will be able to put skis on & take them off by myself. 
  • TIMES - 3hrs; Monday - Friday 0900-1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

1ST, 2ND & 3RD SKI - £382 peak / £341 low

  • AGES 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - Max 6 children per class 
  • LEVELS:

1st SKI - 2 to 3 weeks skiing experience - Can snowplough turn on greens & easy blues. Learn to bring skis together in parallel turns on blue runs. 

2nd SKI - 3 to 5 weeks skiiing experience - Can do basic parallel turns on blue runs. Learning to fully parallel turn on blue runs & easy reds

3rd SKI - 5 to 7 weeks skiing experience - Can parallel turn on blue runs & easy reds. Learning to control slide-slipping & alternating small & large linked turns. 

  • TIMES - 3 hrs Monday - Friday: 0900 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

BRONZE, SILVER, DIAMOND & PRO RIDER LEVELS (Oxygene Group Classes subject to availability) - £382 peak / £341 low

  • AGES 8 to 12 years
  • CLASS - Max 6 children per class 
  • LEVELS:

BRONZE 8+ 7 to 10 weeks skiing experience - Can do small & large linked parallel turns on blue, red & bumpy runs. Introduction to moguls.

SILVER 10+ - 10 to 14 weeks skiing experience - Can ski on all types of pistes comfotrabl, control speed & ski bumps. Discover freestyle & snowpark

DIAMOND 10+ - 12 to 14 weeks skiing expeirence - Can ski on all types of runs. Discover off-piste & all terrain skiing 

PRO RIDER 12+ 12 to 14 weeks skiing experience - MUST have passed Silver/Diamond level. Expert skiers who are happy on all terrain. Weekly program covering Gates, Freestyle & Skier Cross. 

  • TIMES - 3 hrs Monday - Friday: 0900 - 1200
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

ADULTS DISCOVERY - £361 peak / £343 low

  • CLASS - 6 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 - £146 / £98 low

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

SUPERVISED LUNCH - £132 per child

  • CLASS - All children's classes excluding Snowbears
  • 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. 

Peak dates: Christmas, New Year, 2 Jan, 5, 12 & 19 Feb, 26 March, 2 & 9 April

Low: All other dates

Alpe d'Huez ski school prices

POLAR CUBS LEVEL ONE - £301

  • AGES - 3 to 4 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 - £301

  • AGES - 3 to 4 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 - £321 (£401 with tailored lift pass)

  • AGES - 5 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 - £321 (£481 with tailored lift pass)

  • AGES - 5 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 Beginner lift pass

ESKIMOS LEVEL THREE - £321 - (PEAK DATES ONLY)

  • AGES - 5 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 - £570

  • CLASS - Minimum 3; maximum 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 - £384
For all classes above; 2 Children to Private Lessons - £96 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

 

SNOWBEARS - £263 peak / £236 mid / £218 low

  • AGES- 3 to 4 years
  • CLASS - 8 children per class
  • LEVEL ONE - Beginner, 0 - 1 week skiing experience for 3-4 year olds. I will learn to use the magic carpet, keep my balance when sliding, I may start to snowplough
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday,  1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

BROWN BEARS - £263 peak / £236 mid / £218 low

  • AGES - 5 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 8 children per class
  • LEVEL - Beginner - 0 weeks or a few hours skiing experience for 5 years upwards. I will learn to snowplough, use draglifts & a chairlifts on green runs. 
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday,  1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet

POLAR BEARS - £378 peak / £351 mid / £333 low

  • AGES - 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 1 weeks skiing expeirence for 6 years upwards. I can already snowplough on green runs and I will learn to do more confident snowplough turns on green & easy blue runs. I will be able to put skis on & take them off by myself. 
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday,  1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition, 6 days ski hire incl helmet & 6 day tailored lift pass

1st, 2nd and 3rd SKI - £263 peak / £236 mid / £218 low

  • AGES 6 to 12 years
  • CLASS - Max 10 children per class 
  • LEVELS:

1st SKI - 2 to 3 weeks skiing experience - Can snowplough turn on greens & easy blues. Learn to bring skis together in parallel turns on blue runs. 

2nd SKI - 3 to 5 weeks skiiing experience - Can do basic parallel turns on blue runs. Learning to fully parallel turn on blue runs & easy reds

3rd SKI - 5 to 7 weeks skiing experience - Can parallel turn on blue runs & easy reds. 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, SILVER & DIAMOND - £263 peak / £236 mid / £218 low

  • AGES 8 to 10 years
  • CLASS - Max 10 children per class 
  • LEVELS:

BRONZE 8+ - 7 to 10 weeks skiing experience - Can do small & large linked parallel turns on blue, red & bumpy runs. Introduction to moguls.

SILVER 10+ - 10 to 14 weeks skiing experience - Can ski on all types of pistes comfotrabl, control speed & ski bumps. Discover freestyle & snowpark

DIAMOND 10+ - 12 to 14 weeks skiing expeirence - Can ski on all types of runs. 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 - £204 all season

  • AGES - 12 to 15 years
  • CLASS - 10 children per class
  • LEVEL - 12 weeks or more skiing experience - MUST have passed Silver/Diamond level. Expert skiers who are happy on all terraine. Weekly program covering Gates, Freestyle & Skier Cross. 
  • TIMES - 2.5 hrs; Monday - Friday,  1000-1230
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition

ADULTS DISCOVERY - £437 peak / £410 mid / £393 low

  • 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 - £71 peak / £62 mid / £53 low

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

SUPERVISED LUNCH - £133 (all season)

  • CLASS - All children's classes excluding Snowbears
  • TIMES - 1230-1445 (Until Mid Jan), 12:30-1500 (Mid Jan onwards); Monday to Friday
  • INCLUDES - Lunch at designated restaurant, supervised by Oxygene staff (not childcare qualified)

Dates:

Peak = 12 Feb, 2 Apr & 9 Apr

Mid = 19 Dec, 5, 19 & 25 Feb, 26 Mar

Low = all other dates

St Anton ski school prices

 

BAMBINI - £213

  • AGES- 3 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 4 children per class - Average 6 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete Beginner
  • TIMES - 2 hrs; Monday - Friday  1300-1500 (Meeting time 1230)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition

MINIS - 3 Days - £211

  • AGES - 4 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 4 children per class - Average 7 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete beginner
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday - Friday 0930-1500 (Meeting time 0915)
  • INCLUDES - 3 days tuition and lunch 1200 - 1300 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

MINIS - £301

  • AGES - 4 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 4 children per class - Average 7 children per class
  • LEVEL - Complete beginner
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday - Friday 0930-1500 (Meeting time 0915)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition and lunch 1200 - 1300

CHILDRENS GROUP LESSONS - 3 Days - £211

  • AGES - 5 to 12 years
  • CLASS - Minimum 5 children per class
  • LEVEL

Green - Complete Beginner

Blue - Improving Turns, Following tracks, first carving, Jumps & fun obstacle course

Red - Parallel turns (long & short), Gates, Fun Park & Forest track (low jumps, kickers & wide rails)

Black - Parallel turns (long & short), Off-piste, race carving with gates, contests & show skiing.

  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday - Friday 0930 - 1500 (Meeting time 0915)
  • INCLUDES - 3 days tuition and lunch 1200 - 1300 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

CHILDRENS GROUP LESSONS - 5 Days - £301

  • AGES - 5 to 12 years (or from age 5 if child can already ski)
  • CLASS - Minimum 5 children per class
  • LEVEL - Dependent on skiing ability 
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday - Friday  0930 - 1500 (Meeting time 0915)
  • INCLUDES - 5 days tuition and lunch 1200 - 1300

ADULTS GROUP LESSONS - 3 Days - £169

  • LEVEL - Various
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday 0930-1500 (Meeting time 0915)
  • INCLUDES - 3 days tuition (Lunch not included)

ADULTS GROUP LESSONS - 5 Days - £231

  • LEVEL - Various
  • TIMES - 4 hrs; Monday 0930-1500 (Meeting time 0915)
  • 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

Adult discovery with Oxygene

ski school

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.