Val d’Isère Ski School

Our Val d’Isère Ski School

Our Val d’Isère Ski School has been running since 2004 and they have a strong reputation in resort. Always touted as a British Ski School, we now like to think of ourselves as international. Our ski and snowboard instructors in Val d’Isère hail from far and wide with some of the best French and Italian instructors as well as some experienced and fully qualified British ski instructors. 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 this is an ideal spot from which to take an off piste course. 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 clinics or you’re after an off piste adventure we’ve got something to fit all your needs. And where possible we’ll match you with an instructor with the most suited skills or passions.

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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 near to the Solaise Express in Val Centre. New Generation ski and snowboard instructors are easily identifiable in their bright blue uniforms.

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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


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


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.


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


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


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


A ski holiday search engine A ski holiday search engine


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


The winter and summer holiday specialists


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


Ski Holiday Company – run by skiers for skiers

Ski Solutions

Luxury ski resort travel and accommodation

Skiing Holidays

Skiing holiday deals and expert advice


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


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


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