Ski Lessons & Instructors for guests staying at Aravis Lodge
At the Aravis Lodge – we are able to offer the best access to lessons for people on a Ski Weekend or a Ski Midweek break. In the Lodge, our onsite admin team provides full support in booking your lessons for you before you arrive.
We can provide private lessons of 1 or 2 hours duration with English-speaking ESF instructors in Le Grand Bornand, to accommodate your personal requirements. These are usually from 09:00 – 10:00, 09:00 – 11:00 and 11:00 – 13:00.
Lessons must be booked in advance – please don’t leave this to the last minute, as they are all subject to availability, and there are a limited number of English-speaking instructors available, especially at peak times. To do so, simply click on the button below to be taken to our Lesson Booking Request Form.
Please note – during high season lesson availability is extremely limited, particularly for 2-hour lessons. Therefore we highly recommend that you check ski lesson availability with us before booking your holiday, if this is a major contributing factor in your booking decision.
Ski and Snowboard Lessons in Le Grand Bornand
Le Grand Bornand is the perfect resort to learn to ski or snowboard in, to progress or to build confidence – and here we are able to offer ski and snowboard lessons to help you achieve your goals.
It has an excellent choice of nursery slopes and beginner’s areas, including the recently improved Rosay sector with its 230 metre covered travellator lift, which makes Le Grand Bornand hard to beat for those just getting started!
For those who can already ski, you will find just the right mix of pistes for all abilities and you will soon progress through from Green to Blue, and why not onto the lovely confidence-boosting Red pistes of the Maroly sector!
We work in close partnership with the Ecole du Ski Francais (ESF) of Le Grand Bornand and have a dedicated team of their English-speaking ski instructors who we use regularly for our guests. They understand what you want and provide a friendly and welcoming environment in which to relax and learn.
For all of our accommodations in Le Grand Bornand and for our own chalet-hotel, the Aravis Lodge, we offer a lesson booking service for private lessons. Lessons are paid for locally in euros when you check out and payment can be made either by cash or card.
To book your lessons, simply click on the button below to be taken to our Lesson Booking Form.
Private lessons are available for skiers and snowboarders at all ability levels and consist of 1 or 2 hours instruction with a dedicated English-speaking ESF instructor. Please find our prices per lesson and details of the ‘ability levels’ below :-
Please note – these prices were for winter 2018 / 2019. Lesson rates for 2019 / 2020 will be confirmed in the autumn.
1 Hour – All Season
- 1 person = €45.00
- 2 people = €47.50
- 3 people = €54.00
- 4 people = €60.00
- 5 people = €65.00
- 6 people = €72.00
2 Hours – Low Season
- 1 person = €90.00
- 2 people = €95.00
- 3 people = €105.00
- 4 people = €115.00
- 5 people = €125.00
- 6 people = €135.00
2 Hours – High Season
- 1 person = €125.00
- 2 people = €130.00
- 3 people = €140.00
- 4 people = €150.00
- 5 people = €160.00
- 6 people = €170.00
High Season for lessons = Tuesday 23rd December 2019 – Friday 3rd January / Sunday 9th February – Saturday 8th March 2020 Low Season for lessons = Saturday 4th January – Saturday 8th February / Sunday 9th March – Monday 13th April 2020
For first time skiers or those who’ve just had a taster session at an indoor slope. Lesson will cover absolute basics, primarily on the nursery slopes to begin with, then progressing to green runs when you are ready.
For skiers on their 2nd or 3rd holiday looking to ski more of the mountain. Lesson can cover a refresher on green runs, then moving onto blue runs, with the aim of improving your confidence with the snow plough, using drag lifts etc.
Upper Improver Lessons:
For skiers who want to progress from green/blue slopes to more challenging blues and red slopes. This can include learning to do parallel turns and building your confidence in your ability to tackle the harder slopes.
For experienced skiers who are confident on red runs and who can get around the resort quite happily. Lesson can help you to improve your overall technique, plus your carving and parallel turn ability.
For skiers who wish to go off-piste and/or improve their overall technique at a high level.