Val d’Isere Ski School

Our Val d’Isere Ski School

Our Val d’Isere Ski School has been running for donkeys years now and they have a strong reputation in resort. Led by Eurotest-opener Jas Bruce and with a number of BASI trainers in their midst the Val d’Isere instructors are a talented bunch that teach all levels of skier or boarder. Their passions include off piste and so this seemed the ideal spot from which to run our specialist off piste courses. That said, with the entire Espace Killy to explore you’re only limited by your imagination.

So whether you’re looking for ski lessons for the family, want to learn freestyle in one of our specialist Intro Sessions or you’re after an off piste adventure we’ve got something to fit all your needs, and a great selection of ski and snowboard instructors to coach or guide you, at our Val d’Isere ski school.

So if you’re looking for ski lessons in Val d’Isère then look no further!

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About Val d’Isere

With some world-famous runs, epic off piste and vibrant nightlife Val d’Isere has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the world’s best ski resorts. Part of the Espace Killy area, with neighbouring Tignes it really does offer something for everyone. Plus Val d’Isere boasts an impressive snow record due to its height and its location alongside the Italian peaks just over the Col d’Iseran. Even in very dry seasons across Europe Val d’Isère seems to retain a good covering throughout the season which normally runs here through ‘til May.

For beginners, there are two designated beginner areas: one in La Daille and one in the Solaise area at the centre of resort. For intermediates the Espace Killy offers a wide range of terrain but its for the more advanced that the area stands out from the crowd. With 25 black runs, including the well known Face and endless off piste, Val d’Isere really is a mecca for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Val d’Isere Ski School Meeting Point

Our Val d’Isere ski school meeting point is situated next to the large piste map, near the Bellevarde Express lift. New Generation ski and snowboard instructors are easily identifiable in their bright yellow jackets and pants.

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Val d'Isere Meeting Point

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Helpful Resort Information

Key Facts

  • Part of the Espace Killy with links to Tignes
  • 150km pistes in Val d’Isère and 300km within the Espace Killy
  • 14 green runs
  • 29 blue runs
  • 26 red runs
  • 11 black Runs

Val d’Isère Piste Map

Val d'Isere Piste Map

Val d’Isere FAQ’s

What lift pass will I need for the lessons?

Beginners (both children and adults) will not need a lift pass for day 1 as there is a free beginner area at the foot of the pistes. Your instructor will tell you when you need to buy a lift pass.

All other groups will need at least a Val d’Isere valley lift pass for your lessons. More advanced skiers, and some of our children’s groups (Bombers, Rockets, Freeriders) might explore the wider Espace Killy in the lessons so we would recommend a full area pass. The price different between the two passes is very small so it is worth the upgrade to make the most of the area.

What happens if I’m in the wrong group?

We do our best to ensure that this doesn’t happen during the booking process. If your instructor feels that you are in the wrong group however we will do our best to move you into a more suitable level.

Where can I stay in resort?

These are some of our favourite tour operators in resort:

Alpine Elements

Run a small operation in Val d’Isère with two great chalets.

Le Ski

Chalet holiday specialists. They have a range of chalets in Val d’Isère. Highly recommended. Great for groups. They recently put in a large hot tub!

Hip Hideouts

Catered chalet holidays

Consensio

Luxury catered ski chalets

Powder White

Chalet holidays ‘tailor made for you’.

Project Ski

Self-catered apartments and a catering service!

Ski Val

Ski-Val is a family run company which has been successfully operating catered chalet holidays for nearly 30 years.

Simply Val d’Isère

A new information site for Val d’Isère

VIP

Luxury catered chalets

Fish & Pips

Comfortable, well located catered chalets and apartments with delicious food and top service. F&P also offer self catered holidays with those extra touches.

Highlife

2 chalets in Val d’Isere – all fitted with ‘detox facilities’ including log fires, hot tubs and saunas!

Skiworld

A number of good value chalet hotels in Val d’Isère. The staff always make it a wicked holiday for their guests

YSE

One of the original chalet companies in Val d’Isere. YSE has twenty-one of Val d’Isère’s best chalets, from comfortable to sumptuous.

As well as some agents with whom you can book stays in Val d’Isere:

Alpine Answers

Ski Holidays – from weekend to luxury chalets

Altitude Holidays

Small, flexible, owner run company.

Alpine Guru

A wide range of Ski Holidays and chalets

Directline-Skiing

A ski holiday search engine A ski holiday search engine

Flexiski

Flexiski offer tailor made holidays across the Alps.

If You Ski

Ski Holidays, chalet holidays, snow reports and more.

Independent Mountain

Catered and Self Catered Chalets & Apartments in the French Alps

Kuoni

The winter and summer holiday specialists

Carrier

Luxury tour operator

Move Mountains Limited

Hand picked ski holidays

Much Better Adventures

Active holidays direct from Independent Operators

Oxford Ski Company

Powder Beds

Ski accommodation specialists

Scott Travel

Independant ski holiday specialists

Ski Boutique

Independent luxury ski holiday specialists

Ski Europe

Ski Holidays for everyone – from chalets to apartments

Ski Independence

Travel agent specialising in Ski vacations

Skiline

Ski Holiday Company – run by skiers for skiers

Ski Solutions

Luxury ski resort travel and accommodation

Skiing Holidays

Skiing holiday deals and expert advice

Sno

Ski deals and cheap holidays with the biggest tour operators in Courchevel.

Snowfinders

An up and coming ski agency who will find you exactly what you want! Best prices, best advice.

The Luxury Ski Company

Luxury ski holidays in the finest catered chalets & apartments throughout the Alps

Where can I get my skis and snowboard equipment?

We recommend:

Sport 2000

3 Shops in Val D’Isere, one in Le Cret (between La Daille and Val Centre), one in Val Centre and one in heading out towards Le Laisanant and Le Fornet. Discounts availability for online bookings, search resorts from main website

SkiSet (including Snowberry)

Shops in Val Centre and La Daille. Wide selection, group rates and some online discounts available.
Tel : 0033 1 41 12 97 97 (central number)

What is the snow like? Val d’Isere webcams

You can check out the latest snow conditions on the official Val d’Isere site.

Where can I find more information about Val d’Isere

Valdinet

A useful website with information about resort, as well as snow reports and useful tips and advice.

Feedback from clients in Val d’Isere

“ I have taken a lot of lessons and Christian our instructor was one of the best. My skiing progressed so much over the week and Christian’s advice and encouragement had the class increasing in ability and confidence every day. As well as perfectly tailored instruction we covered a lot of the mountains and had tonnes of fun. I made new friends and cannot wait to ski with New Gen again.”

April 2014

“I can’t rate the ski school highly enough. The classes weren’t too big, so you really felt like you were getting personal tuition. The instructor, Jake was absolutely superb. He was really positive, encouraging, patient, good fun and totally professional. Without a doubt, he was the best instructor.”

March 2014

“I had lessons with Dougie who was fantastic. I have ME and was quite worried about how I would cope, especially as I hadn’t skied for 28 years. Dougie was really considerate and paced our sessions really well. He even rescheduled a lesson one day. His instructions were perfectly clear and concise. I learnt an awful lot and went from snow ploughing to red run parallel skiing in four sessions. Dougie was also extremely personable and always had a good story to tell or a feature in the landscape to highlight. In short, I could not have asked for a better instructor and will try to use him again when my wife and I next go skiing in Val d’Isere. 10 out of 10.”

March 2014