Ski Schools, Lessons & Guiding
Choosing the right ski school is crucial to a successful and enjoyable holiday.
We recommend several ski schools in Courchevel, all of which provide a high level of service and tuition.
Whether you are searching for children’s ski school, lessons for a nervous beginner or want to explore the best off-piste by an experienced guide we have something to suit your needs.
New Generation is a small British run ski and snowboard school with small dedicated teams in Courchevel 1650 and 1850.
The New Generation team consists of highly qualified English speaking instructors who are passionate about their work and are great fun to ski with. Many of the instructors are also Trainers for BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors) and other National systems.
The school offers an excellent range of lessons for skiers and boarders from morning groups (beginner to intermediate) to Technical Clinics (intermediate to advanced) to private lessons.
If you are an experienced skier looking for something different then sign up to one of the PRO range programmes which cover everything from off-piste adventures to cruising the blues to video feedback assisted learning.
If you fancy a one off session to work on a specific skill (bumps, park, off-piste, ice etc.) then join a SkillSession (Only 55 Euros).
For the last 17 years New Gen have helped thousands of children grow into competent skiers who love skiing, they know how important the first experience on snow is, and how a well-timed hot chocolate can bring a smile every time.
The instructors love to ski and snowboard, they also love to teach! At New Generation you'll only find coaches who get real satisfaction from helping you improve and have fun.
All of our clients are entitled to a 10% DISCOUNT on any ski lesson, ski instructor, ski clinic or course from New Generation Ski School. The Discount code can be found in the information section when you log into 'Manage My Booking'. Please quote our promo code when making your booking, the discount is only valid at time of booking. The discount code can not be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.
Magic in Motion
Based in Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania, MAGIC is one of France's longest standing and most popular international ski schools. Magic in Motion offers a dedicated and motivated team eager to bring you not only fun and excitement on the mountain, but also a thorough and professional learning experience. From timid beginners to powder hounds, personal tuition or in a small group they aim to surpass your expectations. They are chosen for their teaching, motivational and communication skills rather than just their skiing ability (which goes without saying). MAGIC offer the friendliness of a small team with the flexibility of a much larger one.
We recommend Magic, especially for children and beginners.
Children Groups of 3-5
The Little Ones start in 'The Magic Garden' (a safely enclosed area with special equipment) and progress into the 'Altiport' ski area.
For Levels 0 (beginner) - 6 (Freestyle) they run a week-long children's course which includes lunch in a mountain restaurant, leaving plenty of time for family skiing in the afternoon. The final day, Friday, also features a mountain wide treasure hunt for the younger children, and a 'Multi Fun Olympics; for the older children.
Adults Groups of 4-7
All levels from complete beginner to advanced intermediate run with a day off for a 'sleep in' or whole day trip with friends and a longer session on the last day.
They also run a special beginners' booster session; for beginners and level 1 the programme is the same as above but with an extra afternoon lesson on the first day simply to build confidence and keep people away from the danger of going off with well intentioned "expert friends".
On a private basis they can offer pretty much whatever you are looking for... skiing and snowboarding of course but also telemarking, snowshoeing, snowblading and cross country. They organise heli skiing trips as well as other mountain based activities such as paragliding and the Three Valley's first speed riding school!
Magic are well-known for their snowboard instruction. Where there is demand groups are run in the afternoon (or sometimes mid-morning) as the snow is softer and therefore easier on those inevitable tumbles, making it safer!
All of our clients are entitled to a 5-10% DISCOUNT on any ski lesson, ski instructor, ski clinic or course from Magic in Motion Ski School. The Discount code can be found in the information section when you log into 'Manage My Booking' Please quote this when making your booking.
Contact to pre-book:
Tel. +33 479 01 01 81 / +33 479 01 01 81
Courchevel has one of the largest ESF communities in France with over 450 instructors all qualified to the highest level. Their wide repertoire includes ski, snowboard, telemark, cross country skiing, snow-shoes, private and group lessons taught in English, French or Russian. They also have a range of modern equipment which allows them to provide an excellent service, such as a crèche for the tiny ones, three children's play-areas and two slalom stadiums.
Available for ski, snowboard, telemark, snowshoes, snowskates or cross country.
Your instructor will be able to devote all his time and energy to ensuring that you progress in whichever way you choose, giving you the confidence to perfect your technique on- or off-piste, in carving, moguls or freestyle. You can even choose your meeting point so that you do not waste time getting to your chosen destination.
Outside of school holidays, for those aged 18+, the ESF run morning course for all levels of snowboard ability.
During school holidays they run courses for those aged 8-18 according to ability.
For those who are looking to progress further in freestyle there is a Snowpark course which also runs during the holidays.
Whether powder is your thing or you are simply looking to discover more of the huge Three Valley ski area – you can be sure to do so in complete security with our professional guides.
ESF group lessons will help you perfect your technique in a lively and friendly atmosphere, whether you are beginner, intermediate or advanced.
Les Saturnins is a group for children aged between 18 months and 3years. They organise both indoor activities (e.g. songs, videos, games) and outdoor games (e.g. sledging, snowshoes, snow games).
Les Jardins 'Piou-Piou' are aimed at beginner skiers between 3 and 5 years old where children can discover the joys of skiing through games and play.
For more information on either of the children's group please see our Kids Services Section of the website.
Contact to pre-book:
ESF Courchevel 1850
Tel.+33 479 08 0847+33 479 08 0847 or +33 479 08 07 72+33 479 08 07 72
ESF Courchevel 1650
Tel.+33 479 08 26 08+33 479 08 26 08
ESF Courchevel 1550
Tel.+33 479 08 21 07+33 479 08 21 07