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The Ski and Snowboard Short Break Specialist


Ski Lessons for short breaks – solutions & ski schools in all resorts

Whether you are new to skiing or an intermediate looking to brush up your technique, ski lessons can be a valuable part of a ski holiday.

Wherever you stay, we can help you to arrange the ski lessons that you need. At some locations you can book directly through us, at others we have provided links to our recommended ski school partners and you can book direct with the local ski school yourself.

If you are a beginner, or ski lessons are important for any of your group, then we would recommend that you consider the resorts of Le Grand Bornand which is most geared up for novice skiers, and we can help to book your lessons.

Ski Lessons in the Aravis Mountains

In the Aravis we work in close partnership with the Ecole du Ski Francais (ESF) and their English-speaking ski instructors, to offer our very own lessons in Le Grand Bornand – which we believe is the best ski resort in which to learn to ski, or progress from the nursery slopes.

For all of our accommodations in Le Grand Bornand, we offer a lesson booking service for private lessons.

For the ultimate support and convenience we recommend a stay at the Aravis Lodge with our full ski team on site, and private transfers in our own fleet of minibuses to the bottom of the slopes and back.

Other Resorts – independent bookings

In La Clusaz, Samoëns, Saint Gervais, Les Contamines and Arêches-Beaufort private lesson bookings are made independently; we can offer advice and put you in touch with local ski schools who will be able to sort things out for you.

Some of them offer easy online reservations – and don’t worry they all speak English.

Lessons will be on a private basis, either 1:1 or with your own small group up to a recommended maximum of 6 people per instructor. Further details are available via the links for each resort, below.

All lessons are subject to availability – during busy periods like New Year and the February school holidays availability becomes extremely limited, so we’d advise making lesson arrangements as far in advance as possible.

More information about ski lessons in each resort, including links to our recommended ski school partners with English-speaking ski instructors, is available via the following links:

Le Grand Bornand | La Clusaz | St Gervais | Les Contamines | SamoënsArêches-Beaufort

FREE group ski lessons for beginners in Le Grand Bornand over Easter 2022

For people staying at our base, the Aravis Lodge and Annexe over Easter 2022, we are offering free private dedicated group ski lessons, run in conjunction with the ESF (École du Ski Français) of Le Grand Bornand, which are ideal for families with kids just starting out (aged 5 years or older), or on their 2nd or 3rd ski holiday who want to improve. Though grown up beginners and improvers are welcome to join in the free lessons as well.

Our preferred English-speaking instructors will take groups purely made up of our guests, which creates a supportive and fun environment – with group sizes typically of around 4 to 8 people, so a great way to learn to ski or snowboard!

We break down the week into 3-day and 4-day blocks to suit our Monday and Thursday arrivals, with 2 hours instruction each day of your stay – so you can book a course of group lessons for 3 days for Midweeks or 4 days for Weekends.

The free ski lessons are available for beginners and improvers only, making this an ideal opportunity to try out skiing for the very first time! Find full details here >>>

If you have any additional questions about ski or snowboard lessons, or any aspect of the booking process, just contact us.


Questions about Ski Lessons?

Just email us at info@skiweekender.com , call us on +44 (0) 845 557 5983 or