There are a wide range of ski schools available in Morzine offering anything from group lessons for beginners to off piste or park lessons.
The cost of lessons will vary dependent on whether you want group or private lessons. you can expect to pay about €250 a week per person for 6 days of group lessons or about €160 for a 2 hour private lesson. Most private lessons can be booked with up to 6 people, so you can spread the cost.
When you book with Elevation we can help you through the process. We will discuss your needs with you, then pick the school that most fits the brief. This might end up being a couple of schools or instructors. Then we contact the school with an outline of your needs and your contact information. They will pick up directly with you. This way you get the expert knowledge of the ski school to finalise the details. Our blog article on the key questions to ask yourself may be a useful read as you start. Peak weeks get booked very quickly so it is wise to to book as early as you can.
Under 4 year olds can start skiing and snowboarding. The Piou Piou kindergarten is run by the big french provider ESF. 3-5 year olds you can choose half or full days, with or without meals. The kindegarten is like a creche on skis with lots of play. If you prefer a little more progression for your youngster then you’ll need private lessons. Most of the schools can do private lessons for very young children.
Here are our favourite ski schools and instructors
New Generation Ski & Snowboard School have been running since 1998 and pride themselves on first class coaching, friendly teams and strong customer service. All their instructors are English speaking. They run group and private lessons plus guiding and ‘finding your legs’ sessions. Kids groups start from 4 years old. If you choose to book your lessons when you arrive, their in-resort rep can call at your accommodation to run through your options or you can drop into their office in town.
BASS British Alpine Ski School guarantee British coaches only. Being the original British Ski School in town they are very popular, so you will need to book early. Their group lesson sizes are small, never more than 4 learners for under 6 year olds, and 6 for everyone else. Private lessons can up to 6 people. You can book back country or heli-skiing with them. They have an office in town.
Supreme set up in Morzine a few years ago, they have been running a large successful school in Courcheval for many years. Morzine is run by Rachael Hallewell who was one of the first ever British kids to live in the Portes du Soleil. Their website is really easy to navigate and some lessons are possible to book instantly. Private lessons start from 160 euros for 2 hours and they have availability throughout the day Kids group lessons start from 4 years old in their “Mini Groups”, which run up to 6 years old. Standard kids lessons start from 5 – 15 years and 425 euros for the week. The lessons run from 9.15 to 13.00 from Monday to Friday. You can also add on a Sunday at the beginning of the week if you are arriving on Saturday.
Mint Snowboard School is exclusively about snowboarding and focuses on the most up to date tuition methods. They offer private tuition, group sessions, snowboard camps, gap courses, freestyle coaching & off-piste guiding. They are exclusively snowboarding with young English speaking instructors. Kids can learn to snowboard from 3 years old, which is probably the cutest thing you’ll ever see!
There a loads of other great schools and instructors in town so if these guys don’t have what you need we can happily spread our net elsewhere.