Do all skischool.co.uk instructors speak English?
Yes, English is our first language. We understand that you probably want to be taught in your native language.
I have previously had bad experiences with other ski schools - will you be different?
We regularly hear horror stories of screaming instructors, children being left on the slopes and massive class sizes. This is NOT what we do!
Why don't skischool.co.uk run courses for children under 6 yrs old?
We have found from experience that young children require a lot of 'one-to one' attention, especially when they are first learning to ski. This is mainly to keep them safe - so that we can hold the front of their skis as they experience their initial slides and also to make sure they are secure when taking their first chairlift rides.
Where is your meeting place for lessons? Les Gets
- our lessons normally start/finish in front of the Yeti Restaurant (near the small ticket office), at the top of the Chavannes Telecabine (red eggs), but we are happy to discuss alternative meeting places if it fits our schedule.Morzine
- our lessons normally start/finish in front of the bar/restaurant at the top of the Pleney Telecabine but we are happy to discuss alternative meeting places if it fits our schedule.
Why are skischool.co.uk lessons more expensive than local French ski schools?
We do not rely on large numbers to fill classes so therefore must charge more. All our lesson prices reflect the quality service you will receive. Remember, to qualify as a BASI ISTD level instructor, it currently takes an average of 6 to 7 yrs of hard training, assessment and commitment.
Why do you only offer private lessons, not courses, for adults?
We know how difficult it is to assess the abilities of adults before we see them ski or board. As a rule, blokes will over-estimate and ladies will under-estimate their capabilities. One person with a week's experience may be happy to tackle black runs, whilst others may not progress beyond the beginner slope. With private lessons you have the flexibility to put your own small group together. This should reduce the risk of finding yourself in an unsuitable group and it can also be extremely cost-effective.
My child thinks ski classes are boring!
Our Junior Freeriders courses are designed to be fun, challenging and exciting. We will ensure your kids get as much skiing as possible, but still learn and improve dramatically. We understand that standing around for ages at the side of the slope can be really dull, so we keep explanations short, simple and effective. A lot of your child's progress will take effect by copying and following the instructor.
Are lift passes and/or ski-hire included in the lesson costs?
No, I'm afraid you will need to sort these extras out first. Most lessons will only require local 'Les Gets/Morzine' lift passes. Full days will normally require a full area 'Portes du Soleil' lift pass. There are many ski-hire shops in the village but please ask us if you have any questions.