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Popular Ski Schools for Val d'Isère

37Customer recommendations
"Such a great experience. I gained confidence and improved my technique while having fun!"

Ana+Maria - January 30, 2019

Private Ski Lessons for Adults - All Levels

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"My experience with Évolution2 was beyond expectations! I took the beginner's snowboarding afternoon class for an entire week and was extremely lucky to have Olivia as an instructor. She is not only a fun and amazing person, but has also a patient and methodical nture which allowed me to gain confidence, make genuine progress and reach a satisfactory level. I'm super thankful and only look forward to going back. I can only highly recommend Évolution2 and particularly Olivia. Thanks again! "

Roxana - January 27, 2020

Snowboarding Lessons Kids & Adults - Afternoon - All Levels

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"Our instructor was excellent. He provided clear, sound advice and guidance in a relaxed atmosphere. He took into account the range of abilities in the class and adjusted his lessons accordingly while ensuring all students received one to one support. Excellent and will use again when I return to Val d’lser"

Brian - March 27, 2019

Ski Lessons for Adults - All Levels

Ski Schools in Val d’Isère

Learn to ski in Val d’Isère


Situated in Tarentaise valley in the Savoie and part of the Vanoise national park, Val d’Isère can be reached within 1hr 45min drive from Chambery and 2hrs 40mins from Geneva. For those travelling by train, the nearest Eurostar station is only 34km away, in Bourg - St.Maurice, the bus transfer from the station to the resort taking approx. 40 mins.

Together with Tignes, Val d’Isère forms the wide-ranging skiing region of Espace Killy, which encompasses the two glaciers of Pissaillas and the Grande Motte. The resort is named after the legendary ski racer Jean-Claude Killy and offers a total of 300km of pistes, including 22 green and 61 blue runs. Ski schools in Val d’Isère make the most of the extensive range of runs, offering ski courses for all standards including freestyling.

Val d’Isère itself has two distinct areas, Bellevarde and Solaise, which are linked by lifts but also by an excellent and free bus service that runs every few minutes. Both areas have excellent gentle runs, which are used by ski schools in Val d’Isère for their beginners’ lessons.

Ski lessons for beginners in Val d’Isère


In Val d’Isère, 56% of the pistes are easy slopes, making the resort ideal for beginners. Ski schools in Val d’Isère teach their ski novices the first techniques on one of the two nursery ski areas within the resort; one in the centre of the village with three free ski lifts that give access to two green pistes, and the slightly smaller nursery area in La Daille.

Unusually, some blue & green runs in Val d’Isère are also found high up in the mountains: After a complete regrading and the addition of three covered moving carpets in 2017, the Solaise sector now has some of the best beginner-friendly slopes in France. With gently, rolling pistes and 4 free chairlifts, these runs are perfect for ski beginners who want to practice their newly-learned skills.

The Bellevarde, above the La Daille nursery area, is another favourite practice area for ski schools in Val d’Isère. The area offers wide, gentle greens that have slight gradients in parts, where beginners can pick up a little speed.

Kids’ ski lessons in Val d’Isère


Ski schools in Val d’Isère offer children’s ski lessons from age 3yrs. Group lessons for beginners aged 3-4yrs have a maximum of 3 children and last for 1,5hrs. For beginners aged 4yrs and above, lessons last for 3hrs and groups have a maximum of 8 children.

Some ski schools in Val d’Isère have their own “Children’s Garden” snow areas for their youngest learners, the meeting point being directly at the school garden, usually 10mins before lessons begin. Older children are taken to either of the two nursery areas within the resort and all beginners start off by learning the very first moves of gliding and snowplough.

Beginners who are steady on their skis are taken to practice on some of the 12 green runs further up the mountain. Advanced beginners with a sense of adventure head out to try any of the 24 blue runs within the resort, such as the blues on the Col de l’Iséran and on the peak of the Rocher de Bellevarde, both of which are favourites of the ski schools in Val d’Isère.

Ski lesson prices in Val d'Isère


Ski schools in Val d'Isère offer group and private ski and snowboard lessons. Some lesson packages have lunch and/or ski hire options. The quoted prices are the lowest price per lesson within the season and do not include equipment or extras:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 39€/3hrs from 39€/3hrs from 55€/3hrs
Private from 63 €/hr from 63€/hr from 54€/hr


Ski hire in Val d’Isère


Some ski schools in Val d’Isère offer lessons with a ski hire option. Additionally, there are 19 ski hire outlets within Val d’Isère for those who want or need to rent equipment for their skiing holiday.

Val d’Isère ski pass


The Val d'Isère local area pass can be bought at ticket offices in the resort. The pass enables you to ski on the Solaise, Bellevarde, Le Fornet and la Daille areas on the Val d’Isère side of the valley. The local area pass is ideal for beginners to advancing intermediates and also covers entry to the Val d’Isère snowpark.

By paying a supplement, it is possible to upgrade a 6 or 7-day Val d’Isère local area pass to include a day’s skiing in the entire Espace Killy area. Alternatively, the Espace Killy ski pass covers all areas within both the Tignes and Val d’Isère resorts, including the two glaciers plus all the snowparks. Family passes are available, as is the adult pass (age 14-64yrs) and the child pass (age 5-13yrs).

The best ski schools in Val d’Isère


ESF Val d’Isère


Founded 1936, ESF is one of the oldest ski schools in France. With a team of 400 instructors, the school guarantees quality lessons in English and French, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Meeting point: At the ESF meeting point on the Val d’Isère snowfront

Meeting point for Val d’Isère-La Daille: In front of the ESF office in la Daille

CheckYeti customers reviews: beginner-friendly, experienced, reliable

Evolution 2 Val d’Isère


Founded almost 30 years ago and now with 30 state-certified instructors, the Evolution 2 team offers lessons in English and German.

Meeting point: In front of the hotel "Le Yule", on the snow front of Val Village

CheckYeti customers reviews: beginner-friendly, value for money, patient

Prosneige Val d’Isère


Small group lessons with the focus on individual attention are the speciality for this ski school in Val d’Isère, the maximum group size being 6 skiers. Lessons are given in English, French, Italian and Russian.

Meeting point: Arranged individually

CheckYeti customers reviews: patient, beginner friendly, experienced

333 Ski School


This multilingual ski school offers private lessons to skiers of all levels in English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Swedish, Spanish and Russian.

Meeting point: Arranged individually

CheckYeti customers reviews: patient, beginner friendly, experienced

What makes ski lessons in Val d’Isère special


Val d’Isère really is the resort for die-hard ski fanatics: Thanks to the Pissaillas glacier, skiing is possible well into the summer on the Montet slopes. Additionally, for traditionalists visiting the resort in winter, December in Val d’Isère marks the start of the “Critérium de la Première Neige” Alpine World Cup; for four days, Val d’Isère is closed to traffic and becomes a pure skiing celebration, with downhill and Super G slalom races taking place during the day and a carnival atmosphere throughout the resort every evening.