How To Choose the Best Ski School
So, you’ve decided to book a ski holiday (great choice!) and now it’s time to book some ski lessons. Here at Momentum Snowsports we believe ski lessons can be a great way to get the most out of your holiday. Whether it’s by improving your technique or by exploring new slopes with your instructor, we’re sure you’ll have a great time along the way. But with all the different ski schools in Courchevel and La Tania, which is the best ski school and how do you know which one to choose? It’s probably no surprise that we would say Momentum Snowsports, but of course the decision is yours. To make life easier for you we have laid out some of the things to look out for when choosing your ski school below.
What type of ski lessons are you hoping to book
A good place to start can be to think about what kind of lessons you are looking for. For adults, group lessons can be a great way to meet other skiers of a similar level, a bonus if you’re travelling solo and the most cost effective way to learn to ski. For kids, group lessons can be an exciting way to make new friends, play games and explore the mountain whilst learning new and exciting skills along the way. Perhaps you’re a nervous skier, looking for an instructor to help you build your confidence, or an advanced skier looking to improve your technique on the steeper slopes, either way booking a private lesson tailored specifically to your needs can be a great way to improve. If you’re on the hunt for the best powder, booking a guide can be a brilliant way to explore the secret gems that the 3 Valleys has to offer.
Ski School Group Sizes
If you’re booking group lessons, look for a ski school with a limited number of skiers per group. Smaller group sizes mean that the instructor will be able to build a better connection with each client and is especially important to look out for if you are coming in the school holidays!
Ski School Reviews
With most ski schools having a trip advisor page, why not check out what other customers thought of their lessons. This can be a great way to get a feel for whether other customers enjoyed their lessons and, if you like the sound of a particular instructor, don’t be afraid to request them!
English Speaking Ski Instructors
We understand that communication is important, whether it’s to explain the tricky technical stuff to you or to have a flowing conversation in the apres bar after the lesson, we know that good communication leads to a good connection between instructors and clients. With all of our instructors being native English speakers and all of our group lessons being taught exclusively in English we can ensure that communication won’t be a problem.
Value For Money
Ski holidays have a reputation for being expensive, but if you know where to look they don’t have to be. As we mentioned before booking group lessons can be a good way to receive great tuition without blowing the budget. If you can, try to book your holiday outside of the kids school holidays to enjoy lower prices and quieter slopes across the resort.
Read the Instructor Profiles
Most ski schools have a ‘Meet the Team’ section of their website. If you’re booking private lessons remember that you can request your instructor. Whether you’re looking for a lively instructor who is going to make your children laugh so hard they fall over, or someone who has worked in the resort for years and can show you where the quietest slopes and the best restaurants are, have a read through the instructor profiles first to see who you would like to book your lessons with.
So you’ve decided you’re looking for a ski school with small group sizes, tremendous reviews and friendly instructors that’s also good value for money, great! But unfortunately you’re not the only ones. We understand that it may seem daunting to book ski lessons in what feels like the very distant future but if you’re coming on holiday during any of the peak weeks, this is crucial. To stop yourself feeling the need to challenge the other parents to a duel for a spot for your child in our February half term ski lessons, get organised and get booked to relieve yourself of the stress closer to the time. We open our offices in September and would be happy to book you in from then.
Whatever it is you’re looking for next winter, drop us an email to see how we can help you. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes!