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Learn to ski in Verbier

Located at an altitude of 1500m in the French-speaking Swiss canton of Valais and around 2hrs drive from Geneva and Bern, Verbier is one of the 6 ski resorts - Verbier, Bruson, La Tzoumaz, Veysonnaz, Nendaz and Thyon - that together form the huge ski resort Les Quatre Vallées.

Les Quatre Vallées was founded in 1983, with the opening of the Mont Fort cable-car. The region covers nearly 100 lifts and more than 400km slopes, at altitudes between 1250m and 3330m at the peak of the Mont Fort glacier. The high altitudes and excellent terrain make for exceptional snow conditions and all-round enjoyable skiing.

Thanks to its nightlife and après ski programme, Verbier also has the reputation for being Switzerland's liveliest resort. With exceptional pistes and mountain scenery offering stunning views of the Mont Blanc and Combins Massif, it’s hardly surprising that Verbier is as a firm favourite amongst royalty and the rich & famous.

Ski lessons for beginners in Verbier

With three nursery areas situated close to the town centre, Verbier really is ideal for beginners. The resort offers ski lessons from age 3yrs, the youngest learners being taught their first skiing moves at the Kids Club, situated at the base station of the Moulins lift, in the centre of Verbier.

The ski pass price for the nursery areas is slightly cheaper, the prices varying depending on the season. Lift passes for access to the magic carpets can be bought for a half day or a full day.

Children's lesson groups are determined by their age and ability, whilst adult lessons are determined by ability and interests. Beginners over the age of 5yrs have their first lessons at the beginner areas within the resort, most ski schools in Verbier heading for the largest beginner area, Les Esserts, which has short and gentle slopes, a drag lift & 2 magic carpets.

Beginners who are steady on their skis and have successfully mastered the glide and snowplough progress to the Le Rouge area, where the slopes are slightly more inclined, and eventually to the blue runs at La Chaux, further up the mountain. Here, the ski schools in Verbier work on confidence building whilst slowly introducing parallel turns to their novice skiers.

Advanced beginners looking to progress after having established the basics can buy a Verbier-only ski pass from as little as 4 hours, the pass giving access to 9 blue runs and 4 liason runs. The ski schools in Verbier will advise which is the best pass for the skier’s ability.

Kids’ ski lessons in Verbier

In Verbier, children can have ski lessons from the age of 3yrs. Ski schools in Verbier take their youngest skiers, aged 3-5yrs, to learn their first moves at the Kids Club slopes within the village, which is by the Moulins lift base station. These slopes are very flat and ideal for little learners, with magic carpets and a drag lift.

Young learners who already have some skiing experience are taken to the beginner slopes with a gentle gradient at Le Rouge, or directly to the blue runs at La Chaux, further up the mountain. The La Chaux runs are easily accessed by the Médran, thanks to the recently-built La Chaux Express Combi-Mix lift, the runs no.1&2 being recommended as ideal blues for improving technique.

La Chaux is also the destination for the ski schools in Verbier with their young intermediate skiers; from here, a number of impressive red runs offer the chance to further technique with great views included. For intermediates wanting to practice closer to Verbier, the Savoleyres area offers various runs that can be accessed directly from the village.

Ski lesson prices in Verbier

Ski schools in Verbier offer group and private ski and snowboard lessons. Prices quoted are the lowest price per lesson within the season and do not include equipment or a meal:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 52€/3hrs from 59€/3hrs from 59€/3hrs
Private from 81€/hr from 81€/hr from 84€/hr

The best ski schools in Verbier

Altitude Ski School

Founded in 2001, Altitude offers group and private ski lessons in more than 10 languages.

Meeting point: Opposite the Medran gondola station

CheckYeti customers reviews: beginner friendly, patient, experienced

European Snowsport Verbier

Founded in 2003, ES Verbier offers group and private skiing and snowboard lessons for all levels in English, French and German.

Meeting point group lessons: At Place Blanche, just outside the Mountain Air store

CheckYeti customers reviews:experienced

Adrenaline Verbier

Directed by Luca Voisin and with 30 instructors, Adrenaline offers private and group ski & snowboard lessons in English and French.

Meeting point: Opposite the Médran lift station

CheckYeti customers reviews:patient, beginner friendly, experienced

ESS Verbier

With more than 250 ski instructors and over 80 years of experience, Swiss Ski School Verbier offers group and private skiing & snowboarding lessons in English, French and German.

Meeting point young beginners: The Kids Club at the Moulins lift base station

Meeting point all levels: The ski school office at Médran

CheckYeti customers reviews: beginner friendly, experienced, reliable

Independent Snowboard School

Independent offers private snowboard lessons for all ages, in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and Dutch

Meeting point: Le Chable lift sation

Powder Extreme

This small team offers group and private off-piste lessons in English, French and German.

Meeting point: Arranged individually

What makes learning to ski in Verbier so special

With incredible slopes and amazing après ski, Verbier is a must for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Alongside ski and snowboarding lessons, the ski schools in Verbier also offer helisking and ski touring adventures.

The resort also plays host to thrilling spectator events, such as Xtreme Verbier - the finals of the Freeride World Tour - plus the Verbier High Five, where giant slalom, flying kilometre, ski cross and trampoline are some of the races that make up this event which sees amateur and professional skiers & snowboarders competing against one another.

Verbier is the perfect destination for expert skiers: On the front side of Mont Fort is a steep, black piste mogul field with an amazing view. The resort also offers exceptional off-piste runs, such the Stairway to Heaven and Highway, which are accessed from the top of Gentianes lift.
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