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"Superweek with great teachers. My 4-year-old daughter loved it! "

Anouk - January 20, 2020

Ski Lessons for Kids (4-8 years) - Low Season

Ski schools in Samoëns

Learn to ski in Samoëns

The ski resort of Samoëns is located in the Prealps, very close to Switzerland and within 1hr drive from Geneva airport. Samoëns is divided into three areas; Samoëns Village (700m), Samoëns Vercland (800m) and Samoëns Les Saix (1600m). Samoëns plus the neighbouring resorts of Flaine, Morillon, Sixt-Fer-À-Cheval and Les Carroz form Le Grand Massif, which is the 4th largest connected ski domain within France and offers 265km of slopes for all abilities.

In Samoëns, the pistes range from altitudes of 1600m at Samoëns Les Saix to 2118m on the north slope of the Tête des Saix. Two gondolas - the grand Massif Express from Samoëns Village and the Saix from Samoëns Vercland provide direct and convenient access to Samoëns Les Saix, which is the main beginners’ area.

Higher up, the slopes around the Tete des Saix and towards Flaine are ideal for all levels, with blue, red and even black runs.

Ski lessons for beginners in Samoëns

The ski schools in Samoëns offer ski lessons to young learners aged 4yrs and upwards, lessons generally lasting 2,5hrs and groups being kept small. The resort has the advantage of an excellent beginners area at Samoëns Les Saix, which has 6 green slopes, 3 blue runs and 7 beginner ski lifts. The ski schools usually meet for beginner lessons directly at Samoëns Les Saix.

Beginner ski lessons in Samoëns Les Saix (Samoëns 1600) take place throughout the season in group or private lessons. The ski schools in Samoëns firstly teach the ski novices how to glide, snowplough and brake. Once the basics have been well-established, the skiers begin to work on their snowplough turns.

Ski novices with previous experience are taken by the ski schools in Samoëns directly to blue slopes, where the instructors work on the skiers' technique and posture, before the lesson focus progresses to parallel skiing.

Kids’ ski lessons in Samoëns

The ski schools in Samoëns welcome children from 4yrs. Lessons last 2,5hrs per day and lessons for children aged 4 - 8yrs are held in small groups with two instructors, for optimal assistance.

Children from 4-13yrs are divided into groups according to their ability, with a maximum of 10 participants. The ski schools in Samoëns hold these group lessons directly on slopes that fit their ability and the lessons focus on optimising technique and posture whilst introducing more challenging skiing styles.

For maximum flexibility, the ski schools in Samoëns offer lessons in the morning, in the afternoon or at noon, depending on the season.

Ski hire in Samoëns

For those who prefer to hire their snowsports equipment or for first-time skiers and snowboarders there are 20 outlets offering ski hire in Samoëns; 16 outlets are located directly in Samoëns Village and 4 outlets can be found in Samoëns Les Saix. The ski schools in Samoëns may offer discounts with affiliated ski hire centres.

Samoëns ski pass

There are two types of ski pass in Samoëns: The 4 Villages (or Vill4ges) pass, which gives access to the 145km of slopes at Samoëns, Les Carroz, Morillon & Sixt. The Grand Massif ski pass provides access to all of the slopes within the Grand Massif area.

A beginner’s ski pass is also available for first-time skiers visiting the resort. Available for 4hrs or a whole day, it gives access to the Samoëns Les Saix beginners area. The ski schools in Samoëns will be happy to provide further information on various pass options.

Ski lesson prices in Samoëns

Ski schools in Samoëns offer group and private ski & snowboard lessons for all ages. The prices shown represent the lowest prices per lesson within the season and do not include any extras:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 25€/2,5hrs from 30€/2,5hrs from 25€/2,5hrs
Private from 42€/hr from 42€/hr from 42€/hr

The best ski schools in Samoëns

Ski School 360 Samoëns

With 20 years of experience, the Ski School 360 team offers group and private ski & snowboard lessons for all ages, plus private freeriding lessons for adults. Instruction is given in English, Spanish, French, Italian or Dutch.

Meeting point: In front of the flag of the respective level, 130m from the Grand Massif Express cable car exit.

CheckYeti customers reviews: Kids friendly, beginner friendly, experienced

What makes ski lessons in Samoëns special

Samoëns village has a superb architectural, cultural and natural heritage. The picturesque village is mainly traffic-free and offers an appealing range of gourmet shops and stylish Savoyard interior designer shops. Samoëns is also the historical homeland of stonecutters, called "Frahans", whose knowledge and expertise has been famous since the seventeenth century. The resort is also home to a famous Alpine botanical garden, which was created in 1906 and displays an impressive range of more than 5,000 plants.

January in Samoëns sees the world’s biggest dog sledding event, La Grande Odyssèe - a 12-day event, which sees the world’s best canine racers competing to be first to finish the 400km trek across the stunning Mont Blanc Savoie region.


How do we find a suitable activity?

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.

How do we find offers for our desired date?

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?

Group courses are marked with "Group". You can search specifically for group courses by selecting the "Group" filter under the "Category" menu item. Private teachers are marked with the inscription "Private". You can search for private teachers by selecting the "Private" filter under the "Category" menu item.

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.