Children’s Ski Lessons

Taking children skiing can be great fun. Yes, the first day can be a challenge, getting through that morning faff. But when you see your child make their first turns on skis with a big grin on their face, it’s worth every lost glove! The key is ensuring your children’s ski lessons are great fun, so they’re keen to return each morning, to join their group. Then you can take to the slopes, safe in the knowledge they’re in great hands.

Since 1998 we have taught thousands of children how to ski. We’ve watched kids grow into competent skiers who love skiing, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We know how important that first experience on snow is, and how a well-timed hot chocolate can bring a smile every time.

All of our kids’ ski groups are small and friendly. Our lessons are taught in English, by an experienced instructor. And all of our children’s lessons are based around fun and learning in a play environment. Your child will improve and build confidence without feeling like they’re stuck in ski school. Plus, we always try to finish on a high with a challenge or activity on the last day, such as a mountain-based treasure hunt or a trip to the fun park. Then, at the end of the week, each child will receive a certificate and badge in a presentation ceremony. We use the Snowlife awards system for our children’s ski groups, as recommended by BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors). Our children’s ski lessons run all season long in most resorts, although times and duration may vary, as detailed below.

Safety

First and foremost we want to ensure that your children are safe during their time with us. All our groups have an experienced and friendly children’s instructor, often accompanied by a helper. All kids are required to wear helmets and bibs. And we check that they have everything they need from sun cream and protective eyewear to money for a snack stop. We also operate a secure sign out system to make extra sure that every child is handed over to their parent. Then we ensure we teach them to ski in a safe manner, on terrain that will stretch but not exceed their ability.

Fun

We love skiing and being in the mountains, and we love to share our enthusiasm with your kids so they want to come back year after year. We realise the importance of a great first experience on skis for kids. Children learn differently from adults and so we put a high emphasis on games, challenge, and adventure so that they learn whilst having fun. This might involve activities such as a mountain-wide treasure hunt, trip to the fun park or mini Olympics. The week always finishes on a high, leaving your kids keen to return next year.

Improvement

Children’s ski lessons are an investment that we take very seriously. Behind the fun, we know that you want your kids to progress and develop into competent skiers. Each course has specific aims and goals to prepare them for the next stage and we keep a record of your child’s success to help their progression each year. Our carefully thought out pathway will help your child progress into a competent and confident skier. And they may soon give Mum and Dad a run for their money!

Our Children’s Ski Groups

Our children’s ski lessons are split into groups from tiny tots aged 4, right up to all-mountain teens aged 13. We know they get better than you quickly! So whether this is their first time on skis or their fiftieth we’ll help them improve and have fun in a sociable and supportive setting.

For the little ones

Our youngest group, Whippersnappers runs for just 2hrs a day during peak weeks, as they tire easily at such a young age. Groups are limited to 6 children, with a helper when there are more than 3. This ensures they get plenty of individual attention.

Top Tips

  • For lessons longer than 2hrs we will normally stop for a break so we suggest you give your child up to 6€ or 6CHF for a hot chocolate, and a snack in case they get hungry.
  • We have a rigid signing in and out procedure for all of our kids’ group lessons, so please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes early on the first day.
  • All children skiing with us must wear a helmet for safety reasons.

A Range of Levels

We have a wide range of kids’ groups running and base our groups on both age and experience.

  • Whippersnappers (4-5yrs)
  • Wallabies (beginners 6-12yrs)
  • Arrows (5-7yrs or 6-12yrs)
  • Bombers (6-12yrs)
  • Rockets (8-13yrs)
  • Freeride (10-13yrs)
  • Pro Rider (13 – 17yrs)

For more info on each group see our children’s level guide.

The following details apply to our group ski lessons in most resorts. If you’re looking for lessons in any of the following resorts, select the button below for more details.

Peak Weeks

New Year: 29th Dec – 4th Jan
February Half Term: 16th – 22nd Feb
Easter: 5th – 18th Apr

  • Whippersnappers
    5 day
  • Mon – Fri
  • 9.15 or 11.30 for 2hrs
  • 2 – 6 per group
  • 250
  • Whippersnappers
    6 day
  • Sun – Fri
  • Sun – Fri: 9:15 or 11.30 for 2hrs
  • 2 – 6 per group
  • 300
  • All other levels
    5 day
  • Mon – Fri
  • 9.00 for 4.5hrs
  • 2 – 8 per group
  • 450
  • All other levels
    6 day
  • Sun – Fri
  • Sun: 11.30 for 2hrs, Mon – Fri: 9.00 for 4.5hrs
  • 2 – 8 per group
  • 500

In Les Arcs and Vallandry our children’s groups above Whippers start at 9:15 and run for 4.25hrs.

Non-Peak Weeks

  • 5 day
  • Mon – Fri
  • 9.00/9.15 for 3hrs
  • 2 – 8* per group
  • All levels
  • 350
  • 6 day
  • Sun – Fri
  • 9.00/9.15 for 3hrs
  • 2 – 8* per group
  • All levels
  • 420

*Max. 6 per group for our Whippersnappers.

Find your child’s ski level

Check your child’s ski level

Not quite sure what level your child is at skiing? Or what group they’d flourish in? We know how important it is to ensure your child is in the right group for their level. Which is why we’ve created a complete set of handy children’s ski levels videos to help guide you.

Children’s ski lessons FAQ’s

Have more questions about your child’s ski lessons? We’ve got answers. Check out our FAQ page for commonly asked questions about our kids ski lessons.

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