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Ski Schools in Flaine

Learn to ski in Flaine

Just over an hour’s drive from Geneva airport, Flaine is located in the French Haute-Savoie department, between Geneva and the Mont Blanc. The resort is nestled at an altitude of 1600m within the Grand Massif mountain range, surrounded by the Tête Pelouse (2474m), Grandes Platières (2480m) and Tête des Lindars (2561m) mountains.

The Flaines area offers 265km of pistes for all abilities and with 80% of the slopes being north-facing, the resort has very good snow reliability.

Thanks to the efforts of the resort’s founders Éric & Sylvie Boissonnas, and the Bauhaus master architect Marcel Breuer, Flaine is architecturally stunning and very 1960’s: When considering the design for the resort, Boissonnas and Breuer were determined to respect nature and to integrate the resort into its natural surroundings. The result is an unmistakable, car-free and environmentally-friendly resort that blends in with the contours of the environment.

Ski lessons for beginners in Flaine

Ski schools in Flaine offer lessons for skiers aged 3yrs upwards and beginners meet for lessons at the top of the Flaine Forêt magic carpet, directly to the west of the village. On these flat slopers, ski novices of all ages are introduced to the snowplough and glide moves whilst familiarising themselves with their equipment.

Once these moves are secure, lessons progress to gentle blue slopes with more of a gradient. Here, the ski schools in Flaine focus on technical improvement, introducing snowplough turns whilst ensuring that good balance and posture are maintained.

Ski schools in Flaine take their beginner skiers with some previous experience directly to the blue runs, where the basic techniques are refreshed before the skiers begin to work on parallel skiing.

Kids’ ski lessons in Flaine

Little skiers aged from 3yrs can enjoy making their first moves on the snow in Flaine. Ski schools in Flaine teach their skiers aged 3-4,5yrs in groups of 4-6 children. Children aged 5-15 years are placed in groups according to their age and ability.

Flaine has two dedicated nursery areas served by four free lifts, including three magic carpets. All beginners start by learning the first moves of the glide and the snowplough. Once these moves are secure, lessons are moved to easy blue slopes nearby and the snowplough turn is introduced.

The ski schools in Flaine take their intermediate young skiers to blue and red slopes that fit their ability. Intermediates have a huge choice of slopes in Flaine, some also very close to the village, where they can work on their parallel skiing technique and eventually make their first carving turns.

Flaine ski pass

There are two ski passes available for Flaine: The Flaine ski pass covers the slopes directly within the resort and is available for individual days, or 4hr sessions. There is also a beginners ski pass, which can be reloaded and works on a points system, each lift costing a specific amount of points.

The grand Massif ski pass covers the 5 ski resorts of Flaine, Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt. This pass is available for individual days, 4hr sessions or 6 days.

Prices do not include the compulsory skicard (+1,60 € per pass) and skiers under 5yrs and over 75yrs ski for free.

The ski schools in Flaine will be happy to give further information about the ski passes, and advise the best pass for the relevant standard.

Ski lesson prices in Flaine

Ski schools in Flaine offer group and private ski lessons, plus private snowboard lessons. Prices quoted are the lowest price per lesson within the season, excluding equipment. There are reduced lesson prices for skiers aged 3-5yrs.

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group 38€/3hrs 38€/3hrs 38€/3hrs
Private 48€/hr 48€/hr 48€/hr

The best ski schools in Flaine

ESI Grand Massif

Founded in 1978 and with a team of 50 professionals, ESI offers group and private ski lessons, and private snowboarding lessons in English and French.

Meeting point: At the top of the Flaine Forêt magic carpet.

CheckYeti customers reviews: Experienced, kids friendly, beginner friendly

What makes ski lessons in Flaine special

The summit of Les Grandes Platières offers a 360° panoramic view of the famous Mont Blanc mountain. From here, beginners who have mastered the basic skiing techniques can slide down the 14km blue “Piste des Cascades” run and enjoy exceptional views on the way down.

Lasting a whole month from February to March, the Flainestival offers entertainment for all the family, with parades, shows, concerts, torch-lit descents, fireworks and snowport specials.


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In every ski resort you will find an overview of all available offers. On the left side you have filters to quickly find the right offer. For example, you can search specifically for beginner ski courses for children in groups.

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Under the menu item "Select course date" in the upper left corner of the page you can select a desired start date. At the top of the search results you will find the offers for the desired start date. Below follow offers in a similar period.

How do we find group lessons or private instructors?

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How do we find offers in our language?

Under the menu item "Language" you can select a desired language. Afterwards only offers will be shown where this language is available.

When should we book?

During the holiday weeks, ski and snowboard courses are usually fully booked. In order to make sure that there is still a place available in the desired ski or snowboard course, the motto is: the sooner the better.

How do we find our appropriate experience level?

Next to the menu item "Experience level" you will find a description of the individual experience levels. If you're still not sure, you don't need to worry. Simply choose the experience level that best suits your abilities. Before the first lesson of a group course, ski schools will assess your abilities so that you can be placed in the right group. In any case, private instructors will take your abilities into account on an individual basis.

How do we find offers including equipment?

All offers including equipment are marked with the inscription "Ski rental included". If you find the inscription "Ski rental optional" you can book the equipment for this offer. You will find offers including equipment faster if you select the filter "Ski rental including" under the menu item "Popular options". Depending on the provider, an offer including equipment contains: skis, ski poles, ski boots and helmet. You will find a detailed list of the included rental items in the respective offer description.

There is no offer including equipment, where can we alternatively rent equipment?

In a ski resort there is almost without exception the possibility to rent winter sports equipment. If you book via CheckYeti, you will receive discounts from our partner Skiset, where you can conveniently reserve your equipment online.

How many participants are usually in a group?

This depends on the ski school. Some ski schools have a maximum number of participants per group. You can find this information in the descriptions of the offers.

At what age can children ski or snowboard?

There is no fixed age limit here. Supported by specially trained children's ski instructors, children can already learn to ski playfully at kindergarten age. Depending on the children's level of motoric and social development, the ideal starting age is between 4 and 5 years. Occasionally there are children who can already learn to ski at the age of 3 1/2 years.

How many days should the lessons last for our children?

During the holiday weeks, children's ski courses for beginners usually start on Sunday or Monday. The program is designed in such a way that the best learning results are achieved when your children take part in the ski course throughout the week. So they don't miss the final event (race, etc.) and experience a great week with their group. For advanced children the learning success usually kicks in on the third day.

Is it better to put our child in a group lesson or a private tuition?

The group lessons are generally recommended for beginners. Learning together with peers is more fun. The children are not constantly in the focus and have the possibility to catch their breath between the individual exercises, while the other children are on it. In order not to underchallenge highly talented children, a private ski instructor is recommended.

Can we join our child with a private instructor?

Yes, that's possible. Some providers even offer special family offers. Otherwise, you can simply book a private instructor for children or adults and inform the ski school after booking that you would like to go together.