We believe in structured learning through play and adventure. Help children make friends in their group, and feel included. Hot chocolate breaks and mini adventures are perks on our longer lessons so please provide children with a few Euros or CHF.
Our kids’ groups run during the school holidays and on request. They last either 2 or 4.25 hours a day, Monday to Friday, depending on the resort and time of year. We also run ‘Sunday starters’, one day lessons for families who arrive early in resort. Check your resort page for more info and prices.
We use the Snowlife awards system for our children’s courses. It’s widely used across the UK in snow centres and is a great way celebrate success. At the end of the week there’s the presentation ceremony where badges and certificates (and sometimes sweets) are awarded.
Whippersnappers (beginners age 4 and 5), max size 6 in a groupJoin us: As a wee whippersnapper you will be one of our youngest group members. Aged between 4 and 5 and you will be trying skiing for the first time. We keep our group sizes tiny too – maximum 6 people and there’s a friendly helper as well as your instructor to make sure everyone’s safe. We do have even younger future ski demons learn to ski with us, but only in private sessions.
We’ll try: Putting on skis for the first time, getting used to snow and trying your first snowplough turns on nursery slopes. We start at 11.30 as it is a little warmer for little hands, and only run these sessions for 2 hours so as not to overdo things.
Ski starter: Ski starter Walk around and straight running
1* Walk around & straight running
Wallabies (beginners age 6-12)Join us: If this is your first ever skiing adventure and you are aged 6 -12.
We’ll try: The basics of skiing and learn to get around the mountain. We’ll also learn how to take lifts and ski green and easy blue runs.
1* Plough glide and stop and walk around
2* Plough turns and using lifts
Arrows (5-7 or 6-12 years)Join us: You can already take lifts (drag / chair) and ski green runs doing good plough turns – a level 2 snowlife award.
We’ll try: Learning how to do plough parallel turns and happily ski on blue runs (as well as a few jumps!)
2* Plough turns and using lifts
3* Early plough parallel turn
Bombers (6-12 years)Join us: You can happily bomb down blue runs but your skis aren’t always parallel. That’s a level 3 snowlife award.
We’ll try: Aiming for full parallel turns (without ‘stem’) and we might even have a go on some reds.
4* Late plough parallel (nearly there, but not quite all the time when it gets a bit steeper)
5* For your first parallel turn
Rockets (8-14 years)Join us: You can already ski parallel turns down red slopes. That’s a level 5 snowlife badge.
We’ll try: Blues, lots of reds and maybe have a shot at the odd black. This helps us become versatile and confident parallel skiers.
6* Solid parallel turns with pole plant on a red run
7* Various parallels on various gradients – changing your radius
Freeride (10-14 years)Join us: If you’re already a really strong parallel skier then come and ski with our freeride team. You’ll need to be able to do strong parallels on all red runs, or have your level 7 snowlife badge.
We’ll try: Skiing steep slopes, bumps, jumps and adventure and really explore the mountain. That’s increasingly challenging terrain in terms of gradient and variability, on red runs and above.
8* Short and medium radius turns on steep terrain / edges roll and carve
9* Easy bumps / fresh snow / choppy snow