Ski Lessons in La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand
At the Aravis Lodge we work with handpicked local instructors to offer in-house ski lessons. We run small group lesson courses, typically with 3 to 8 pupils, exclusively for our ski weekend, ski midweek and weeklong guests. Join our English speaking instructors for a series of 3 or 4 lessons designed for beginners, improvers and upper-improvers.
Our small group lessons consist of four 2-hour lessons for ski weekends and three 2-hour lessons for ski midweeks. They represent the best value option for good quality, English speaking tuition specifically designed to work around our weekend and midweek breaks.
Please note that for group lessons we do require a minimum number of participants. If we are unable to operate group lessons we will contact you to present other options
For ski weekends, a course of four 2 hour lessons costs 120 euros (2013 price; price TBC for 2014)
For ski midweeks, a course of three 2 hour lessons costs 90 euros (2013 price; price TBC for 2014)
These prices are based on a group size of 3 or more pupils at any one ability level / discipline
If you are staying with us on a ski week we can organise the same lessons as above, for either a few days, or for your full week.
Which Group is for me?
|Existing Skills||Lesson Objectives|
|Beginners||- First time skiers|
- some experience of an artificial/ indoor slope.
|- Learning how to put skis on
- learning how to use a drag lift
- basic technique
- finding your balance
|Improvers||- Skied one or two trips before|
- progressed from nursery slopes to green runs and easy blues
- not comfortable with chairlift
- able to snowplough.
|- Posture and techniques
- use of poles and improved balance
- learning how to use chair lifts
- managing speed
- beginning to parallel ski on green/blue runs
- parallel stopping.
|Upper Improvers||- Skied several trips before|
- confident on blue runs
- progressed to easy red slopes
- can use a chairlift and draglifts comfortably
- able to parallel ski and stop.
|- Improving parallel posture and techniques
- weight balance and use of speed
- comfortable getting around the mountain on blue/red runs
- tackling steeper and bumpier runs.
For those looking for more particular advanced techniques, or 1-on-1 tuition at any level, we suggest having a private lesson. We can help you find an instructor who can propose solutions to meet all your requirements from first-time skiing or snowboarding to specialist off-piste lessons, bumps and advanced techniques.
Please call or email us to discuss options. Please be aware that private lesson availability is extremely limited during the French holiday period, which runs from mid February to mid March.
Thursday to Monday
Monday to Thursday
Monday or Thursday changeover