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Ski schools in Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère’s ski schools are listed below – from the huge and long-established ESF, to the ’boutique’ specialist outfits such as Mountain Masters and Alpine Experience, as well as several private individual instructors. We give contact details, class sizes and prices (mostly in euros).

Ski schools and instructors get booked early, particularly during school holidays. YOU SHOULD BOOK LESSONS FOR ANY BEGINNERS OR CHILDREN AS SOON AS YOU BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY.

We are happy to give advice, but the best way to organise suitable instruction is by calling or emailing the ski schools or instructors yourself. They all speak English. During the summer some may not answer the telephone or reply to emails straight away.

LARGE SCHOOLS OFFERING GROUP LESSONS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON

(the number in brackets shows the approximate number of instructors in that ski school)

ECOLE DU SKI FRANCAIS

Tel: + 33 479 06 02 34
www.esfvaldisere.com  email: esf.valdisere@wanadoo.fr

Val d’Isère’s ESF was France’s first ski school, and with 400 instructors is still Val’s biggest. More and more young English-speaking instructors and very reasonable prices make it an increasingly good option. Local Brit Katie handles British bookings. Book through Katie online or phone and she will help match you up to a good English-speaking instructor or the right class for your level. Good website. For juniors there are maximum 8 children for their ‘TOP 8’ price, or ‘unlimited but never more than 15’ for a lower ‘CLASSIQUE’ price – details below. Off-piste, race-training, children’s garden, snowboard, cross-country, ski-biking, snowshoe excursions, etc., all available. English-only lessons available at half term. With the improved nursery slopes at the top of Solaise, the ESF offers the discounted beginners’ 6-day lift pass costing €162 for beginners who book 5 or 6 days of lessons with them (mornings, afternoons or full days). The pass can be used outside lessons too around the entire Val d’Isère ski area – please ask them for details when booking your lessons. Low season dates are 5-18 December 2021, 2 January-5 February and 6 March-2 April 2022. Mid season dates are 19-25 December 2021, 6-12 February and 3 April-1 May 2022. High season dates are 26 December-1 January and 13 February-5 March 2022. Covid-19: full refund if the resort is closed, travel is restricted by French or UK government, or if an individual who was planning to take lessons catches Covid-19, on provision of a doctor’s certificate.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children’s Group Lessons

3-5 years
Max 6 children low season, max 8 children mid and high season.
Lessons at the sweet Jardin des Neiges chalets (at the Rond Point or La Daille). Good for very robust children. Timid children can try a single lesson before committing.

and

5-12 years
Beginner and Flocon Levels. Max 6 children low season, max 8 children mid and high season.

and

1st Star to Competition Level ‘TOP 8’ Classes. Max 6 children low season, max 8 children mid and high season.

Morning, 09.30-12.30, low €59, mid €62, high €65
5 mornings, low €283, mid €297, high €312
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, mid €58, high €61
Afternoon, 14.30-17.00, low €46
5 afternoons, low €221, mid €283, high €297
Day, low €89, mid €102, high €107
5 days, low €428, mid €489, high €513

CLASSIQUE Classes. Max 15 in a class.

Morning, 09.30-12.30, low €39, mid €41, high €43
5 mornings, low €187, mid €197, high €206
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, mid €39, high €41
Afternoon, 14.30-17.00, low €31
5 afternoons, low €149, mid €187, high €196
Day, low €60, mid €68, high €71
5 days, low €288, mid €326, high €342

Adults’ Group Lessons
And Teens aged 13+ . Max 6 people low season, max 8 people mid and peak except morning classes which have max 10 people.

Ski and Snowboard
Morning, 09.30-12.30, low €59, mid €62, high €65
5 mornings, low €283, mid €297, high €312
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, mid €58, high €61
Afternoon, 14.30-17.00, low €46,
5 afternoons, low €221, mid €283, high €297
Day, low €89, mid €102, high €107
5 days, low €428, mid €489, high €513

Private Lessons

1–5 people
Morning, 09.30-12.30, low €246, mid €258, high €271
Morning, 09.00-13-00, low €328, mid €344, high €361
Lunchtime, 13.00-14.00, low/mid/high €52
Lunchtime, 13.00-14.30, low season only €78
Afternoon, 13.00-17.00, low €280, mid €294, high €308
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, low €210, mid €221, high €231
All day, 09.30-17.00, low €420, mid €441, high €462

‘Groupe’ 6–8 people
Morning, 09.30-12.30, low €320, mid €336, high €352
Morning, 09.00-13-00, low €426, mid €448, high €469
Afternoon, 13.00-17.00, low €364, mid €382, high €400
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, low €273, mid €287, high €300
All day, 09.30-17.00, low €546, mid €573, high €601

Snowshoe

Meet at the Val Village ESF office.
Afternoon, 14.30-17.00, low €39, mid €47, high €49
5 afternoons, low €187, mid €225, high €236
NB you will need to hire snowshoes and poles and have waterproof boots plus a ski pass if you want to snowshoe at altitude.

OXYGENE

Tel: +33 479 41 99 58
www.oxygene.ski/val-d-isere-ski-school/   email: valdisere@oxygene.ski

Oxygène is renowned for teaching British children in the Alps and is now the second-largest ski school in Val d’Isère. Children’s group lessons begin from 3 years up to 12, with a maximum of six children per class. Lessons are run exclusively in English and run from Monday to Friday. Group lessons are also available for teenagers over 12, and adults, for ski and snowboard, beginners to experts. Also private lessons on-piste, snowboard, cross country, telemark, off-piste. To access the nursery slopes at the top of Solaise, Oxygène offer the discounted 6-day lift pass costing €162 for beginner adults and children when you book a week of lessons – ask them for details when booking. Oxygène has its own ski rental shop with the latest equipment for children, adults and snowboarders. Chalet-fitting, and collection and/or delivery is available, and anyone taking lessons gets 20% off equipment-hire prices. The ski school desk is in their ski rental shop in the Galerie des Cimes. Clear website which also gives details of après-ski activities such as helicopter rides, paragliding and skidoo. Their booking conditions and cancellation terms include a full refund in the event of resort closure or governments imposing travel bans due to COVID-19 or another pandemic.

Peak dates are: 26 December 2021-8 January 2022, 13 February-5 March 2022, 3-16 April 2022.
High season dates are: 12-25 December 2021, 6-12 February 2022, 27 March-2 April 2022, 17-23 April 2022.
All other dates are counted as Standard.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children’s classes (3 years to teens)

Snowbears (3-4 years, max 3 per group)
5 mornings, Mon-Fri, 09.00-10.30 or 10.30-12.00, standard €329, high €389, peak €399

All levels from Brown Bear to Polar Bear (5-12 years, max 6 per group), Gold to Pro-Rider (12-15 years, max 6 per group), and Teen Fun Camp
5 mornings, Mon–Fri, 09.00–12.00
or 5 afternoons, Mon–Fri, 14.00–17.00
standard €329, high €389, peak €399
5 full days, Mon-Fri, 09.00-12.00 & 14.00–17.00
standard €479, high €559, peak €579

Supervised lunch club, (3-15 years) 12.00-14.00, €39 per day

Children’s snowboard (max 8 per group)
beginners, 2 afternoons, Mon & Tue
intermediate, 2 afternoons, Wed & Thur
standard €109, high €119, peak €129

Adults’ classes (from 13 years, max 8 per group)

Beginners
5 mornings, Mon–Fri, 09.00–12.00 plus Monday afternoon, 15.00–17.00
standard €279, high €299, peak €319

All other levels
5 mornings, Mon-Fri, 09.00–12.00
or 5 afternoons, Mon-Fri, 14.00–17.00
standard €279, high €299, peak €319

Introduction to off-piste and Steep & Deep off-piste
(max 6 per group)
5 mornings, standard €399, high €429, peak €439

Snowboard all levels age 8+ (max 8 per group)
5 mornings, Mon-Fri, 09.00–12.00
or 5 afternoons, Mon-Fri, 14.00–17.00
standard €279, high €299, peak €319

Private lessons – ski, snowboard, telemark

3-hour morning, 1-3 people, 09.00-12.00, standard €269, high €299, peak €319
2-hour lunchtime or afternoon, 1-2 people, 12.00-14.00 or 15.00-17.00, standard €155, high €165, peak €175
5-hour afternoon, 1-2 people, 12.00-17.00, standard €369, high €405, peak €429
7-hour full day, 1-5 people, standard €499, high €549, peak not available
Add €5 per extra person per hour, max 8 per group (max 6 for off-piste)

Lunchtime baby snowboard, 3-4 years, 1 hour, max 2 children, standard €79, high €85, peak €89

Adaptive ski lessons

1-to-1 instruction and equipment, ski or Sit-Ski (hire of Sit-Ski included in price)
3-hour morning, 09.00-12.00, standard €319, high €349, peak €369
2-hour afternoon, 12.00–14.00 or 15.00-17.00, standard €199, high €219, peak €229

EVOLUTION 2

tel: +33 479 00 77 29
advance bookings: +33 7 60 82 10 12 (or email)
https://evolution2.com/en/val-disere
email: booking@evolution2.com

Excellent ski school. Small group sizes of maximum 8 skiers, or 6 in some classes. Week-long or shorter courses and clinics available. To access the nursery slopes at the top of Solaise, Evolution 2 offer the discounted beginners’ 6-day lift pass costing €162 for beginners who book five days of lessons with them (mornings, afternoons or full days). The pass can be used outside lessons too around the entire Val d’Isère ski area – please ask them for details when booking your lessons. Their instructors are mostly French, some British. Guests have recommended Valérie who is fantastic with children. Children receive a medal and certificate at the end of the week. Lessons start at 09.00 which avoids the main ‘rush-hour’, though children’s classes meet at the ski school rather than on the slopes.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children’s classes (Monday to Friday) 

Panda, beginners aged 2.5-4
Yetison, beginners aged 4-5
Max 6 in a group
Hot drink provided
5 mornings, 09.00-12.00, €325 (€365 during school holidays)
5 afternoons, 14.00-17.00, €300 (€330 during school holidays)
1 morning Sunday or Monday, €70
1 afternoon, €60

Petit Yeti, beginners aged 5-13
Yeti, 4 levels: beginners to parallel skiers aged 5-13
Junior Academy, better skiers aged 9–14, all types of terrain, on and off piste
Competition, better skiers aged 10–14, mainly ski racing
Teen Extreme, advanced skiers aged 14–18, off-piste technique, mountain safety and awareness
Max 8 in a group
5 mornings, 09.00–12.00, €305 (€335 during school holidays)
School Holidays only: 5 mid-mornings, 11.30-14.00, €265
5 afternoons, 14.00–17.00, €250 (all-season price)
Children’s Lunch Club, with supervision, 12.00-14.00, €35 per day

Teenage beginner to intermediate skiers age 14+ can join adult classes. Every effort is made to put teenagers together.

Adults’ classes (ski)

Maximum 8 in a group
Learn 2 Turn, total beginners
Perfecting Parallels, improvers, three levels green, blue, red
Fine Skills, off piste, moguls, all terrain. Advanced red to black
5 mornings, 09.00–12.00, €260 (€285 during school holidays)
1 morning Sunday or Monday €70

Snowboard group lessons (adults and children over 8 yrs)

Maximum 8 per group
Rookie, beginner
Improver, intermediate
Switch, advanced 
5 mornings, Mon-Fri, 09.00–12.00, €260
5 afternoons, Mon-Fri, 14.00–17.00, €195
1 morning Sunday or Monday €70, 1 afternoon €60

Private lessons on-piste

Ski or snowboard, adults and children
1-2 people, 1 hour, €75
3-4 people, 1 hour, €85
5-6 people, 1 hour, €95
1-6 people, 3 hours during school holidays, €270
1-6 people, 3 hours (afternoon), €199

Private lessons off-piste

1-6 people, 4 hours, €330
1-6 people, full day, €499
Off-piste tours, Tovière, Espace Killy, Tarentaise, Bonneval, half or full day – see the Evolution2 website.

SMALLER SKI SCHOOLS

PROGRESSION

Tel: +33 621 93 93 80 (Val d’Isère December–May)
Tel: +44 20 8123 3001 (UK office all year)
www.progressionski.com  email: enquiries@progressionski.com

The only small top-end ski school to offer adult group lessons all season. Also the smallest group-size for adults (maximum 4 people). Fully-qualified English-speaking instructors. Technical clinics for 2 or 3 mornings or afternoons – book early to tailor times and number of sessions to you. Booking is easy all year round using the UK phone number given above. Children get a goody-bag at the end of the week with badges, booklets, group photo and a DVD of your child skiing. Discounts for YSE children if the family has more than one child in Progression classes. Mobile physiotherapy and massage service. Contact massage@progressionski.com for details and prices.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children’s group lessons (4–12 years)

Minimum 4, maximum 8 in a group (max 6 in beginners)
Marmotte – beginner
Chamois – can ski green runs
Yeti – can ski blue runs
Mountain Goat – can ski red runs
Golden Eagle – can ski black runs, jumps, bumps and off-piste
5 mornings, Mon–Fri, 09.00–13.00, €450 (Christmas and New Year), €475 (half term and Easter)
Afternoon continuation, (not available for beginners), Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 13.00-16.30, €294 or €98 per afternoon on top of the morning lesson. The instructor collects the children from the morning lesson and takes them for some lunch and further skiing until 16.30. The cost of lunch is not included so children must have some money to buy what they need.

Teen group lessons (13–18 years)

Minimum 4, maximum 8 in a group
Intermediate to advanced
5 mornings, Mon–Fri, 09.00–13.00, €475 (school holidays only)

Adult group lessons

Minimum 2, maximum 4 in a group
Levels 1-2 – beginner to early intermediate
5 mornings, Mon-Fri, 09.00–12.00, €425
Levels 3-5 –  intermediate to expert
3 mornings, Mon-Wed, 09.00-12.00, €295

Snowboard

Beginner Group Lessons
Minimum 2, max 4 per group
3 mornings, Mon-Wed, 09.00-12.00, €295
Minimum 3, max 6 per group
One-off taster clinic, 3 hours, 09.00-12.00, €90

Park – Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons
3 hours, €270
3.5 hours, €315
4 hours, €360
5.5 hours (Easter), €480
Full day, 6 hours, low season, €510
Full day, 7 hours, Christmas/Half term/Easter, €595

Private lessons

Ski, snowboard, telemark on piste
Same price regardless of how many people in the group
3 hours, €270
3.5 hours, €315
4 hours, €360
5.5 hours (Easter), €480
Full day, 6 hours, low season, €510
Full day, 7 hours, Christmas/Half term/Easter, €595

Off-piste
Ski, snowboard, telemark – ABS Airbag or Ortovox rucksack, transceiver, shovel and probe provided

Private – same price regardless of how many people in the group
3 hours, €295
3.5 hours, €332
4 hours, €390
All day, low/mid season €570, high season €665

Group – minimum 2, max 4 per group
Introduction to off-piste
3 mornings, Mon-Wed, 09.00-12.00, €295

THE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Tel: +33 615 55 31 56
www.tdcski.com/val-disere  email: valdisere@tdcski.com

20 highly-respected British instructors charging higher prices for higher standards of tuition for skiers only (they run snowboarding clinics in Tignes). Small group clinics from green runs to bumps to off-piste, with a maximum of 6 people in a group. Most clinics run for 3 consecutive half days, but can be flexible on request. They also run early-season clinics in the first half of December, end-of-season Spring ski clinics, heli-skiing days, off-piste adventure weeks and ski instructor training. Get in touch by phone or email (see above), or visit their office in Snowberry Slopeside at the Rond Point des Pistes. Office hours are 16.30-18.30 Sunday to Friday. 5% discount for YSE guests by using discount code YSE2022 when booking. Covid-19 policy: if the pandemic means your lesson is not possible, you may change or transfer it, or cancel with full refund.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children and teenagers (3-6 skiers per group)

TDC Devils, 10-13 yrs, can ski parallel on red runs
TDC Academy, 14-17 yrs, can ski parallel on black runs
On-piste, basic freestyle, jumps, bumps, variable terrain, racing, etc.
5 half days, Mon-Fri, 09.00-12.00 or 13.00-16.00, €395 per child

Adult group clinics (3–6 skiers)

Confidence: for strong green run skiers
Discovery: for strong blue run skiers
Development: for strong red run skiers
Development Plus: for strong red run/ok black run skiers
Challenges: for strong black run skiers, bumps and variable terrain
3 half days, 09.00-12.00 or 13.00-16.00, €250 per person

Off-piste clinics (3-6 skiers)

Introduction: for strong red run skiers and above
Adventure: for strong black run skiers and above
Safety equipment provided
3 half days, 09.00-12.00 or 13.00-16.00, €250 per person

Private lessons

Beginner to advanced, on- or off-piste, children and adults
3 hours, 09.00-12.00 or 13.00-16.00
1–2 people, €250
3–4 people, €275
5–6 people, €3000
All day, 09.00-17.00, 1–6 people, €560

“Private Share” – when booking your private lesson you can state that you are happy to share your session with another person. If TDC manage to find somebody to share, you save 50%.

MOUNTAIN MASTERS

Tel: +33 479 06 05 14
www.mountain-masters.com  email: info@mountain-masters.com

8 British and 7 French instructors, including well-known British instructors Al, Dave, Mark, Phill, Rupert, Rupert, Simon and Tansy. Enthusiastic personal attention and great feedback from YSE guests. Very good for older children, slalom, bumps, powder and for anyone looking for a new approach, or less confident skiers on the verge of giving up. Mostly private lessons, though they will put adults’ on- and off-piste groups together if there’s enough demand from people of the same level. Must be booked in advance. No group classes for beginners. Children’s classes only during school holidays if enough demand. Ought to be the most expensive school but is possibly the cheapest! Video during lessons, watched in a mountain restaurant. Also snowboard, telemark and snowshoeing. Office in Killy Sports in the centre of Val d’Isère, where a big effort is made to match each group with just the right instructor. Also heli-skiing, ski touring, off-piste courses – ask Mountain Masters for details and prices.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children’s group lessons

5–17 years, minimum 4, max 6 in a group
During school holidays
6 levels from snowplough to gold+ (technique, slalom, park)
Also platinum for advanced teenagers
5 mornings, 09.00–12.45, €455
Option Race, 5 mornings, 09.00–12.45, €515

Private lessons

Max 6 in a group
Ski, snowboard, telemark
Morning 09.00–12.45
1 person, €315
2–3 people, €350
4–6 people, €370

Afternoon 13.45–16.45
1 person, €205
2–3 people, €225
4–6 people, €250

Full day 09.00–16.45, includes a lunch stop
1 person, €475
2–3 people, €520
4–6 people, €540

PROSNEIGE

Tel: +33 479 01 00 12
www.prosneige.fr  email: info@prosneige.fr

Already established in the 3 Valleys, well-organised ski school Prosneige opened 3 years ago in Val d’Isère with a shop and office on the snow square. 15 permanent and fully-qualified instructors offer private and group classes in ski and snowboard for children and adults, with a maximum of 6 people per group. Lunchtime childcare at La Source, near the shop, from 12.00-14.00. The head office is in Albertville for year-round booking. Good customer service. Clear website. Prices vary depending if your holiday is low season (5-18 Dec 2021, 9 Jan-12 Feb 2022, 13 Mar-3 Apr, 24 April onwards), mid season (19-25 Dec, 2-8 Jan, 6-12 Mar, 17-23 Apr), high season (13 Feb-5 Mar, 10-16 Apr), or peak (26 Dec-1 Jan). Covid-19 guarantee: full refund in the event of covid-illness or obligatory quarantine.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children’s lessons

Little Bears for 3-4 year olds, maximum 3 in a group
1.5 hour lesson. Children must have a ski pass so they can go to the beginner area at the top of the Solaise bubble lift (the ski pass is free for under 5s but they still need one). Fewer hours but better ratio of children per instructor, so same price as the longer group lessons (below) for older children
5 mornings, Mon-Fri, 09.00-10.30, low season €325, mid €349, high €379, peak €445

Group lessons – children and adults

Maximum 6 in a group.
Different levels depending on ski ability/experience – see website for categories for children and adults. Ski pass is required (even for beginners) to access the nursery slopes at the top of the Solaise bubble lift. Special beginner Val d’Isère-only ski pass available through the ski school for €150 (see Ski pass and discounts page).
5 mornings or afternoons, Mon-Fri, 09.00-12.00 or 14.00-17.00, low season €325, mid €349, high €379, peak €445
5 full days, low/mid season €469, high €549, peak €639

Group lessons – off-piste

Maximum 6 in a group.
Safety pack included.
1 morning, 09.00-13.00, low/mid/high season €89
5 mornings, low/mid season €385, high €419

Private lessons

Ski, snowboard, on- and off-piste, freestyle, etc. Security equipment included for off-piste.
Morning, 1 hour, low season €75, mid €90, high & peak n/a
Morning, 2 hours, low season €159, mid €179, high & peak n/a
Morning, 3 hours, low/mid season €249, high & peak n/a
Afternoon, 1 hour, low season €72, mid €80, high/peak €92
Afternoon, 2 hours, low season €145, mid €159, high €182, peak €227
Afternoon, 3 hours, low/mid season €229, high €269, peak €314
Full day, low/mid season €499, high & peak n/a

BRITISH ALPINE SKI SCHOOL – BASS

Tel: +47 47 38 71 64 (pre-season)
+33 619 77 85 57 (December – May)
www.bass-skischools.com email: info@bass-skischools.com

A small team of mostly British (but all native English-speaking) instructors giving expert, enthusiastic teaching in small groups (maximum 3 skiers in adult group ‘clinics’). Skiing only, no snowboarding. Children’s group lessons from 7 years old. BASS recommend younger children are taught 1-to-1 to give maximum confidence. Clear description of the ability levels on the website. Very good feedback from YSE guests. Prices are given in sterling and you pay online in advance. 10% discount to YSE guests outside school holidays. Book with confidence with 100% COVID refunds.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children’s classes

Under 7s
Mini-beginners
Beginners, 1-to-1 tuition only, £86 per hour

From 7 years
8 levels as described on the BASS website
All classes run Monday to Friday, 09.00-12.00
Level 1 – beginner
Maximum 4 children in a group
Level 2 – able to ski green runs
Maximum 6 children in a group
5 x 2-hour lessons, £325 (during school holidays)

All other Levels – 3&4 (blue), 5&6 (red), 7&8 (black)
Maximum 8 in a group – see website about ‘wiggle room’
5 x 3-hour lessons, £355 (during school holidays)

Lessons may be available outside school holidays on request

Adults’ classes

Max 3 people per group
Five levels
1 Beginner
2 Confidence
3 Intermediate improver
4 More skills
5 Performance
3-hour ski clinics, starting at 09.00, 09.30 or 13.00
Book however many days you want, with the start-time you want
£120 per person per clinic

Private lessons

1-to-1 or groups of max 6 people (tuition) or 8 people (guiding)
£78 per hour off-peak afternoons
£86 per hour on peak dates and mornings
Enquire via their website for full days or larger groups

Private off-piste guiding

£86 per hour for up to 4 people sharing
Safety equipment to rent from £15 per day (compulsory)
Enquire via their website for full days or larger groups

MONTANA

Tel: +33 614 18 87 87
www.with-montana.com    email: ski@with-montana.com

Ski school (and bespoke real estate office) under the direction of Vincent Robert who has instructed on- and off-piste in Val d’Isère for 25+ years, along with his team of fully-qualified instructors. All speak English. Each instructor has his/her specialisation: on-piste technique, snowboard, teaching children, off-piste, etc. Very flexible for dealing with individual requests from groups and families.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private lessons

Morning, 09.00–13.00, €400
Afternoon, 13.30–16.30, €280
Full day, €550

SUMMIT

Tel: +33 660 11 76 49
www.summit-ski-gb.com   email: summit.ski.val@gmail.com

A new ski school run by a small team of enthusiastic British and British-speaking instructors, offering a personalised and memorable experience in the mountains, whether you want an adventure, something new or just a great day with good company and a nice lunch! Off-piste groups, private lessons on- and off-piste, and snow shoe expeditions. Office in the Hors Limites ski hire shop on the road from the village centre up to Dick’s Tea Bar.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Off-piste groups

Max 6 in a group
Morning, 09.00-13.00, €85 per person
3 consecutive mornings, €230 per person
6 consecutive mornings, €400 per person

Private lessons

Same price regardless of the number of people
Morning, 09.00-13.00, €360
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, €300
Full day, 09.00-17.00, €500

Snow-shoe

Half day, 09.30-12.30, €250
Full day, 09.00-16.00, €380 (picnic lunch is extra)

SKI-LESSON.COM

Tel: +33 615 20 71 08
www.ski-lesson.com email: ski@ski-lesson.com

A small and sympathetic team of experienced French instructors who all speak English. Their ethos is to base the lesson on the needs of the individual or group of skiers or snowboarders, watch progress and listen to requirements. Mostly private lessons but some group classes, the most popular being the Petits Minos for young children. Maximum class size 6 people (4 for Petits Minos). 10% discount for YSE guests if you book 5 consecutive lessons via their website, or 5% off for single or fewer than 5 sessions. Also snowshoe, ice-climbing, discovery courses.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private lessons

Morning, 09.00–13.00, from €220 (low season)
Afternoon, 14.00–17.00, from €195 (low season)
Full day, from €330 (low season)

Private lessons off-piste

Morning, 09.00–13.00, from €425 (low season)
Full day, from €525 (low season)

Children’s group lessons

Petits Minos (2.5–5 years)
Beginners, max 4 per group
6 mornings, Sunday-Friday, 09.00–11.00, €360

Children 6–12 years
3 levels: white (beginners), blue and red
and teenagers 13-17 years who can ski red runs, technique, bumps, snowpark, etc.
Max 6 per group
6 mornings, Sunday-Friday, 09.00–13.00, €480
6 afternoons, 14.00–17.00, €320

Adults’ group lessons

3 levels: white (beginners), blue and red
Max 6 per group
6 mornings, Sunday-Friday, 09.00–13.00, €480
6 afternoons, 14.00–17.00, €320

Special ‘White Course’ – for complete beginners
6 mornings, Sunday to Friday, 11.15–13.15, €235

Group off-piste group lessons

Experienced black run skiers, max 6 per group
6 mornings, Sunday-Friday, 09.00-13.00, €530
Off-piste security, initiation group, 14.00-17.00, €65

Snowshoe group

3-8 people per group
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, €50 per person

OFF-PISTE SPECIALISTS

ALPINE EXPERIENCE

Tel: +33 479 06 28 81
Until Dec UK Tel: +44 1483 892 135
www.alpineexperience.com  email: info@alpineexperience.com

Small school specialising in off-piste, with old favourites Wayne, Chris, Henry, Andreas and Thomas. Constructive, careful and fun. Individuals can join off-piste groups of similar experience and ability. There are groups for all levels including introduction, as well as heli-skiing and inter-resort trips. Day trips on request. Also on-piste private ski lessons, and private snowboarding lessons available with Thomas. 30% deposit in advance for private bookings. Minimum 48 hours cancellation.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Off-piste groups

Max 6 skiers
Morning, 08.45-13.00, €65
5 consecutive mornings, €300 (and €60 per morning thereafter)
Full day, €90

Private tuition

Morning, 08.45-13.00, €335
Afternoon, 14.00-16.30, €150
Full day, €435
For 1-2 skiers, add €10 for each additional skier

TOP SKI

Tel: +33 479 06 14 80 or UK mobile +44 7968 732 115
www.topski.fr email: info@topski.fr

The oldest off-piste and ski-touring specialist in Val d’Isere, with years of experience and a deep knowledge of the area, aiming to get everyone to another level while enjoying both the skiing and mountains. Shared off-piste formula for individuals to join a group with other people, on request. Private instructors offer on- and off-piste and a large array of ski touring itineraries for all levels, with a choice of ‘Classic’ (standard) or ‘Premium’ (minimum 5 days, instructor will meet the group at the chalet) service. Heli-skiing and inter-resort tours also available. ABS airbag, shovel, probe and avalanche beacon included in the price. Bookings can be made via their website, or by email/phone. Office in the Jack Wolfskin shop in the centre of Val d’Isère. You can hire ski-touring equipment there.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Classic private guiding (for 1-6 people)

On-piste, off-piste, ski touring, snowboard, telemark
Morning, 09.00–13.00, €350
Afternoon, 13.30-16.30, €200
Full day, 09.00-16.30, €450

Premium private guiding (for 1-6 people)

Minimum 5 consecutive days
Morning, 09.00–13.00, €400
Afternoon, 13.30-16.30, €250
Full day, 09.00-16.30, €550

Heli-skiing

Espace Killy, Bonneval, from €400 per person with helicopter pick up
Ruitor Glacier to Sainte Foy, from €520 per person per drop
Valgrisenche, Italy (2 drops), from €770 per person

BUREAU DES GUIDES / MOUNTAIN GUIDES ASSOCIATION

Tel: Pierre Liotard +33 681 71 59 54
www.guides-montagne-valdisere.com
email: pierlio@aol.com

Twelve top mountain guides/ski instructors offering off-piste, ski touring, heliski, snowshoe, ice climbing and winter mountaineering. Contact them for prices. Office in the Mountain Proshop in the Galerie des Cimes. In the summer they offer mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, via ferrata and canyoning, with trips all over the world.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private off-piste (max 6 people)

Tour du Charvet, Cugnaï, Col Pers, Grands Vallons, Pays Désert, etc.

Adults, and children from 14 years
Half day (4 hours)
1-2 people, from €330
3-4 people, from €360
5-6 people, from €390

Full day
1-2 people, from €430
3-4 people, from €460
5-6 people, from €490

iSKI

Tel: +33 646 18 64 13
website: www.iski-val.com  email: info@iski-val.com

A close-knit team of 7 experienced instructors and guides who set up iSki in 2012 to ‘rekindle the club atmosphere’ in their ski school, with the emphasis on shared experience and conviviality. They specialise in off-piste with groups going out every day of the season (if conditions allow) at 3 levels: introduction, advanced and expert, so single skiers can join groups without having to book a private instructor. They also offer on- and off-piste private lessons and guides. All instructors speak English. Book via their easy-to-use website.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Off-piste groups

Max 6 in a group
Introduction, advanced and expert levels
Morning, 09.00-13.00, €65 per person

On or off-piste private instructor/mountain guide

Max 6 in a group
Ski or snowboard
Morning, 09.00-13.00, €320 per group
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, €200 per group
Full day, €420 per group

TETRA

Tel: +33 631 49 92 75
www.tetraski.com

Hard-core off-piste ski school. Private lessons including on-piste tuition for ski and snowboard, visits to other resorts, touring trips of one or several days, heli-skiing. Unfussy website with clear information. High season dates are 25 December 2021-1 January 2022, and 12-26 February 2022.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private tuition off piste

Morning, 09.00-13.00, €370 (€40o high season)
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, €250
Full day, €500 (€550 high season)

Private tuition on piste (ski and snowboard)

Morning, 09.00-12.00, €310 (€400 high season)
Long Morning, 09.00-13.00, €340 (€370 high season)
Afternoon, 13.00-17.00, €250
Full day, 09.00-17.00, €470 (€500 high season)

SNOCOOL

Tel: +33 479 24 30 94
www.snocool.com email: info@snocool.com

A young and dynamic team of experienced instructors and guides, passionate about the mountains and snow-sports. Based in Val d’Isère since 1998 and specialising in off-piste guiding, heliski, freestyle coaching and ice-climbing. They also offer on-piste guiding around the Espace Killy pistes. Small groups. Good English. Can arrange meeting points nearer your accommodation or vary guiding times to suit you, on request. Covid-19 – no deposit required on booking and payment will only be collected when you arrive in Val d’Isère.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private lessons

For children and adults, max 6 people
Half hour, for 3 year-olds, 1-to-1, €40
2 hours, 1 person €130 + €20 per extra person
3 hours, 1 person €195 + €30 per extra person
Morning, 09.00-13.00, 1–2 people €300, 3-6 people €340
Late start, 10.00-13.00, 1-6 people €330
Afternoon, 13.00-17.00, 1–2 people €265, 3–6 people €290
Full day, 09.00-17.00, 1–2 people €450, 3–6 people €550

Off-piste guiding

Initiation to expert
Max 6 people
2 hours, 1 person €130 + €20 per extra person
3 hours, 1 person €195 + €30 per extra person
Morning, 09.00-13.00, 1–2 people €300, 3-6 people €340
Late start, 10.00-13.00, 1-6 people €380
Afternoon, 13.00-17.00, 1–2 people €265, 3–6 people €290
Full day, 09.00-17.00, 1–2 people €450, 3–6 people €550

INSTRUCTORS

Tel: + 33 479 06 02 34
www.esfvaldisere.com  email: esf.valdisere@wanadoo.fr

Lucy Yates-Smith has lived in Val d’Isère all her life. She skied for France and was the under-16 French champion. Now living in the UK, she comes back to work for the ESF during school holidays and is available from 11 December 2021-1 January 2022, 13-20 February 2022 (half term) and 27 March-22 April 2022 (Easter holidays). She loves instructing children (see photo of ESF instructress), as well as adults. Book via the ESF office as above. With reference to Lucy’s availability and the prices given below, low season refers to 11-18 December 2021 and 6 March-2 April 2022. Mid season: 19-25 December 2021 and 3 April-1 May 2022, and high season: 26 December-1 January and 13-29 February. Covid-19: full refund if the resort is closed, travel is restricted by French or UK government, or if an individual who was planning to take lessons catches Covid-19, on provision of a doctor’s certificate.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private tuition

1-5 people

Morning, 09.30-12.30, low €246, mid €258, high €271
Morning, 09.00-13-00, low €328, mid €344, high €361
Lunchtime, 13.00-14.00, low/mid/high €52
Lunchtime, 13.00-14.30, low season only €78
Afternoon, 13.00-17.00, low €280, mid €294, high €308
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, low €210, mid €221, high €231
Full day, 09.30-17.00, low €420, mid €441, high €462

YANN LE BOZEC

Tel: +33 664 29 33 44
www.yannvaldisere.com  email: contact@yannvaldisere.com

Independent instructor who is simply brilliant with children and taught our MD Fiona Easdale’s children. Private lessons only, including adults’ ski and snowboard on- and off-piste, ski touring and snowshoe excursions.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private lessons

For 1-5 people (small supplement for more than 5 people)

High season (Christmas, New Year, Half term, Easter holidays)
Morning, 09.00–13.00, €350
One hour at lunchtime, 13.00-14.00, €90
Afternoon, 14.00–17.00, €230
Full day, 09.00-17.00, €500

Low season
Morning, €300
One hour at lunchtime, €70
Afternoon, €170
Full day, €400

MOUNTAIN MASTERS

Tel/fax: +33 479 06 05 14
www.mountain-masters.com  email: info@mountain-masters.com

Private instructors Tansy Bjørklund and Simon McCombe work for the boutique ski school Mountain Masters. Enthusiastic personal attention and great feedback from YSE guests. Very good for older children, slalom, bumps, powder and for anyone looking for a new approach, or less confident skiers on the verge of giving up. Expensive but worth it and must be booked in advance. Office in Killy Sports in the centre of Val d’Isère.

2021-22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private lessons

Max 6 in a group
Ski, snowboard, telemark
Morning 09.00–12.45
1 person, €315
2–3 people, €350
4–6 people, €370

Afternoon 13.45–16.45
1 person, €205
2–3 people, €225
4–6 people, €250

Full day 09.00–16.45, includes a lunch stop
1 person, €475
2–3 people, €520
4–6 people, €540

PIERRE LIOTARD

Tel: +33 681 71 59 54
email: pierlio@aol.com

Excellent and hugely experienced mountain guide and instructor, specialising in off-piste. A member of the Bureau des Guides, with a range of international instructing qualifications, he has skied and mountaineered all over the world. Off-piste, ski touring (day or multi-day trips), heli-skiing, glacier skiing, ice climbing. You don’t have to be an expert to step off the beaten tracks: Pierre will take solo skiers or groups of families and/or friends, expert or amateur, and build confidence and share his knowledge of the mountains.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private tuition (max 6 people)

Adults, and children from 14 years
Half day (4 hours)
1-2 people, from €330
3-4 people, from €360
5-6 people, from €390

Full day
1-2 people, from €430
3-4 people, from €460
5-6 people, from €490

LOLO (LAURENCE) FLECHET-McCALLUM

Tel: +33 686 96 06 56
email: lolomccallum@orange.fr

Lolo is a native of Val d’Isère who has taught skiing since 1989, offering private and group lessons for children (from 3 years) and adults. She is a qualified American (PSIA) and French ski instructor. She’s also married to an Englishman so has the advantage of perfect English combined with a profound knowledge of the area. Lessons are fun, informative and tailored to each group or individual. Affiliated to the ESF, prices are the same whether booked directly with Lolo or via the ESF office. Low season: 5-18 December 2021, 2 January-5 February and 6 March-2 April 2022. Mid season: 19-25 December 2021, 6-12 February and 3 April-1 May 2022. High season: 26 December-1 January and 13 February-5 March 2022. Covid-19: full refund if the resort is closed, travel is restricted by French or UK government, or if an individual who was planning to take lessons catches Covid-19, on provision of a doctor’s certificate.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private tuition

1-5 people

Morning, 09.30-12.30, low €246, mid €258, high €271
Morning, 09.00-13-00, low €328, mid €344, high €361
Lunchtime, 13.00-14.00, low/mid/high €52
Lunchtime, 13.00-14.30, low season only €78
Afternoon, 13.00-17.00, low €280, mid €294, high €308
Afternoon, 14.00-17.00, low €210, mid €221, high €231
All day, 09.30-17.00, low €420, mid €441, high €462

MICHELLE LE BEL

Tel: +33 06 08 73 56 31
www.valdisere-ski.com email: michelle@valdisere-ski.com

Michelle is a qualified instructor and former racer who has lived and taught skiing in Val d’Isère for many years. She specialises in private lessons for children from the age of 3. Lessons are geared to the child’s level of skiing, confidence and strength. Up to 5 children per lesson, she will even take children of different abilities and organise the lesson accordingly. She will meet your child at your chalet if requested. Michelle also teaches adults, with the emphasis on discovery and enjoyment. Informative website.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private lessons

Various levels, all the same price, for 1-5 children
Tinies’ Club – for tots from 3 years.
Future Champions – for green to black runs
Champions – racing for children and teenagers
Rider’s Apprentice – off-piste skiing lessons
Snowboarder Apprentice – snowboard basics for skiers who want to have a go
Following in the Footsteps of the Dahu – snowshoe hikes

High season: 26 December 2021-1 January, 13 February-5 March 2022
Morning, 4 hours, €361
Morning, 3 hours, €271
Afternoon, 4 hours, €308
Afternoon, 3 hours, €231
Full day, €462

Mid season: 19-25 December 2021, 6-12 February and 3 April-1 May 2022
Morning, 4 hours, €344
Morning, 3 hours, €258
Afternoon, 4 hours, €294
Afternoon, 3 hours, €221
Full day, €441

Low season: 5-19 December 2021, 2 January-5 February and 6 March-2 April 2022
Morning, 4 hours, €328
Morning, 3 hours, €246
Afternoon, 4 hours, €280
Afternoon, 3 hours, €210
Full day, €420

ELAINE BUNYAN

Tel: +33 06 22 99 42 74
https://m.facebook.com/ElainesEliteCoaching?  email: elaine.bunyan@wanadoo.fr

Elaine is a fully internationally qualified ski coach/instructor, and a Scot who has lived in France for 20 years and speaks fluent French. She teaches all levels with patience and knowledge of the mountains where she also bikes and Nordic walks in the summer. Her ethos is that skiing involves physical, psychological, tactical and technical skills, and she is able to find what mix of these skills you need to improve your skiing. Lessons for children and adults. Prices vary depending on low/mid/high season. Low season: 5-18 December 2021, 2 January-5 February and 6 March-2 April 2022. Mid season: 19-25 December 2021, 6-12 February and 3 April-1 May 2022. High season: 26 December-1 January and 13 February-5 March 2022. Covid-19: full refund if the resort is closed, travel is restricted by French or UK government, or if an individual who was planning to take lessons catches Covid-19, on provision of a doctor’s certificate.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private tuition

1-5 people

Morning, 09.30–12.30, prices on request
Morning, 09.30–13.30, prices on request
Afternoon, 13.00–16.00, prices on request
Full day, 09.30-17.00, prices on request

PRO-SNOWBOARDING

Tel: +33 632 28 58 03
UK (out of season): +44 7711 341 134
www.pro-snowboarding.co.uk  email: enquiries@pro-snowboarding.co.uk

A team of three fully-qualified and experienced British snowboard instructors whose aim is to deliver the best snowboard tuition available. Group and private lessons for all abilities on- and off-piste from absolute beginners to advanced. They are small enough to be able to tailor lessons to suit the learner, so private lessons are very flexible.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Group lessons

Minimum 3, max 6 people
3 hours per day
3 days, €190
4 days, €250
5 days, €310

Private lessons

For up to 4 people
2 hours, €160
3 hours, €220
Full day, €450

RICHARD HARRISON

Tel: +33 6 11 42 42 89
www.skidreams.eu email: info@skidreams.eu

Richard holds the top French and British ski teaching qualifications, is a former BASI trainer, examiner, FIS racer and coach. He has taught in some of the world’s best ski schools and for the past 25 years has based himself in Val d’Isère. He’s an enthusiastic teacher, guide and coach and will adapt to and inspire skiers of all levels, developing technical skills and building confidence while sharing his infectious passion for skiing and the whole snowy mountain experience, including moguls. Patient with nervous beginners, excellent with kids of all ages and passionate for the extensive off-piste of the area. Instant video analysis and photos of the lesson.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Private lessons on piste

1-6 people
4 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert/competition
Short morning, 09.00-12.00, 1 person €270
Morning, 09.00-13.00, 1 person €330
Short afternoon, 13.45-15.45, 1 person €180
Afternoon, 13.45-16.45, 1 person €240
Full day, 09.00-16.45, 1 person €500/€660 (includes a pit stop for lunch)
Additional people: 2-3 people +€25, 4-6 people +€50

Private lessons off-piste

1-6 people
4 levels: Introduction, Advanced, Expert, Free Ride
Short morning, 09.00-12.00, 1 person €280
Morning, 09.00-13.00, 1 person €340
Short afternoon, 13.45-15.45, 1 person €190
Afternoon, 13.45-16.45, 1 person €250
Full day, 09.00-16.45, 1 person €520/€660 (includes a pit stop for lunch)
Additional people: 2-3 people +€25, 4-6 people +€50

Group lessons and guiding off-piste

Minimum of 3 people for the group to go ahead, max 6
3 levels: Introduction, Off-piste guiding, Back country skiing and steep slopes
Morning, 09.00-13.00, €80 per person
Afternoon, 13.45-16.45, €55 per person
Full day, 09.00-16.45, €100 per person (includes a pit stop for lunch)

SNOWBOARDING

PRO-SNOWBOARDING

Tel: +33 632 28 58 03
UK (out of season): +44 7711 341 134
www.pro-snowboarding.co.uk  email: enquiries@pro-snowboarding.co.uk

A team of three fully-qualified and experienced British snowboard instructors whose aim is to deliver the best snowboard tuition available. Group and private lessons for all abilities on- and off-piste from absolute beginners to advanced. They are small enough to be able to tailor lessons to suit the learner, so private lessons are very flexible.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Group lessons

Minimum 3, max 6 people
3 hours per day
3 days, €190
4 days, €250
5 days, €310

Private lessons

For up to 4 people
2 hours, €160
3 hours, €220
Full day, €450

RACE TRAINING

STAGES MATTIS

Tel: +33 479 06 00 72
www.stages-mattis.com  email: info@stages-mattis.com

One of the oldest families in Val d’Isère, the Mattis clan has run hotels and businesses including the Mattis ski hire shop since Val d’Isère started as a ski resort. Stages Mattis, formerly known as Val Gliss, has operated for more than 45 years and concentrates on the spirit of competition and fun in skiing, always respecting the mountain.

2021–22 DETAILS AND PRICES

Children’s courses (maximum 8 in a group)

Snowflake to Bronze, Silver, Gold, Competition, and snowboard
During French and British school holidays
5 mornings, Monday-Friday, 09.00-12.00, from €339
5 afternoons, 13.45-16.30, from €269
5 full days, €439

Adults’ courses (maximum 6 skiers)

Beginner, off-piste and ski touring courses during selected weeks in January, February and March. Refer to their website or contact Mattis for details and prices.

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