Ski Schools in La Clusaz
Learn to ski in La Clusaz
La Clusaz is a small French mountain village with approximately 2000 inhabitants. It is located in the Haute-Savoie region, in the heart of the Aravis Range. For over 100 years now, La Clusaz has been attracting skiers from all over the world. Benefitting from advantageous snow conditions, the ski schools in La Clusaz can offer their lessons all year round.
From the resort, skiers have access to 4 mountains: Massif de Balme (2600m), Massif de l’Aiguille (2400m), Étale (2400m) and Plateau of Beauregard (1690m). The neighbouring mountain, Tête de Cabeau, also offers access to the slopes on the Col de Merdassier (1500m) and the Col de la Croix Fry (1467m), both being the main sectors of the small Manigod resort.
The departmental capital Annecy and its TGV train station are only a 30-minute car drive away from La Clusaz. Geneva’s airport is also only 1h away from the ski schools in La Clusaz which is ideal for international tourists. Once in La Clusaz, all resorts in the Aravis Range area - Manigod, Le Grand Bornand and Saint-Jean de Sixt - can be reached with shuttle buses.
Thanks to the numerous blue slopes covering all mountains around La Clusaz, beginners can discover the resort’s entirety. In fact, blue or easy slopes make up 53% of all local descents. An area covered in blue and green slopes, for example, can be found on the Plateau of Beauregard.
Children from the age of 4 can participate in ski lessons. The littlest skiers can discover all 3 kids’ areas and numerous kids’ clubs and have a great time there. Usually, the meeting point for lessons at ski schools in La Clusaz is the local ice skating rink which is right next to the Beauregard gondola.
In small groups of 5 to 8 participants, children learn basic skiing techniques like for instance the snow-plough. Once these are mastered, the little skiers are introduced to parallel turns before trying carving or off-piste skiing. Carving and off-piste skiing, however, are activities only experienced children can try out. During the whole lesson, the children are guided and helped by a professional and experienced instructor from one of the ski schools in La Clusaz.
Experienced kids and adults can discover the resort’s red slopes on the Massif de Balme and the Massif de l’Aiguille which not only offer superb pistes but also a breathtaking view dominated by the famous Mont Blanc.
The best ski schools in La Clusaz
Evolution 2 La Clusaz: In this school, 15 state certified instructors await you. With over 30 years of experience, head of the ski school Antonin Lieutaghi and his team share a true passion for skiing, snowboarding and freeriding.
ESI La Clusaz: The instructors in this school, founded in 1990, have a particularly pedagogical approach on skiing and on other sports they offer, such as snowboarding, freeriding, freestyling and ski touring.
That's special about ski lessons in La Clusaz
The ski resort La Clusaz has evolved over the years and today offers a wide range of accommodation such as 5-star hotels, luxurious chalets, rentable flats or hostels. Due to the high-quality and also family-friendly services ski schools in La Clusaz offer, the resort has been awarded the labels “Top of the French Alps” and “Family Plus”.
Aside from ski and snowboard lessons, the ski schools in La Clusaz also offer freeride group lessons for participants aged 10 years and older, as well as ski touring activities.
The newest addition to the resort’s diverse offer is the “Family Run”, a play area for young and old located in the “Mini Loup” beginners’ zone on the Crêt du Merle. There, freestyle beginners can discover 2 freestyle runs. Once basic freestyle techniques are mastered, skiers can also enjoy the local snowpark and try out jumps and figures.