Courchevel is a ski resort in the French Alps and part of Les Trois Vallées, which is the largest linked ski area in the world. If you’re visiting Courchevel this year for a bit of action on the slopes, but your French language skills stretch no further than “Yes/No” and “Where is the station?”, then Snow School, the English ski school in Courchevel, could be just what you need.
On visiting the area, the founder of Snow School, Paul Miller, discovered that the existing ski schools in Courchevel were usually taught in French and in large groups. He saw that this was not proving to be a satisfactory experience for English skiers. Operating for the last six years, and covering a number of ski resorts in the area, the concept of Snow School is to offer English style skiing lessons in French resorts.
At Snow School, group lessons are kept to a maximum of four adults. Tuition is friendly and informal and the instructors are either British or native English speaking, fully licensed and furnished with years of teaching experience and vast local knowledge. Proponents of the VAK (Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic) system of teaching, the Snow School’s instructors show, explain, and get you moving. Whether you’re a beginner, an expert or anywhere in-between, there will be suitable lessons available.
The Snow School offers a variety of ski lessons in Courchevel and five other resorts. They offer group lessons for both adults and children, private lessons for individuals or friends and family groups, ski guiding and snowboard lessons.
The Snow School received the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence in 2016, and scores an astounding average rating of 4.93/5 on Reviews.co.uk.
If it’s your first skiing trip, you can save money by hiring the equipment you need. The list of essentials you’ll need includes skis, ski boots, ski jacket and pants, goggles, a ski helmet, gloves or mittens, a neckwarmer and ski socks.