Ski Instruction & Lessons
Alpine Infusion has its own portfolio of private ski instructors who are bookable in advance and Meribel and Courchevel have a wide selection of ski schools for skiers and snowboarders of every level and all age groups. We strongly recommend that you book lessons in advance of your holiday as they are very popular and often have few remaining places available on arrival in resort. This is particularly essential over the school and peak holiday periods.
Private ski lessons with David Lindsey
David is a certified French, English and New Zealand instructor who has taught skiing all over the world. He is the son of Peter Lindsay, considered to be the “founder” of Méribel, who started the resort in 1936.
David runs a number of 3 and 6 day ski courses during the season. These are for “reasonably capable” off-piste skiers and those who are keen to ski off-piste, discover more of the 3 Valleys and have an “OK” level of fitness. The courses have a balanced mixture of technique, video analysis and lots of skiing both on-piste and off-piste (as conditions allow). The atmosphere is fun, friendly and informal but with a real enthusiasm for the sport and the mountains.
For further information or to make a reservation contact David Lindsay direct on:
Tel. +44 (0) 1235 821434
Mobile +44 (0) 7525 742035
A team of highly qualified ski and snowboard instructors, personal coaches and experienced backcountry guides.
All of our instructors are locals with an unparalled knowledge of the 3 Valleys, fully qualified to the highest level and multi lingual (fluent French, English, Spanish & Russian).
We believe that great teaching is a lot more than simply giving instructions and telling people where they are going wrong. Our emphasis is on making you feel comfortable and confident, meeting your aspirations, giving you tips that you can use continuously to improve your skiing, assisting you to progress and improve whilst at the same time having a great time in the magnificent resorts of Meribel and Courchevel.
To allow you to get maximum pleasure in complete security during your ski holiday in the 3 Valleys our instructors will meet you on arrival to discuss your requirements in detail. We are there to help and advise you on your choice of ski equipment and to ensure that you have the right equipment for your level of skiing and the conditions.
Your instructor will guide you to the very best snow conditions selecting pistes that are adapted to your level and aspirations. From beginner to expert we will provide you with essential advice and training, providing tips as you go, or a more focused technical session working on specific areas. In addition, we will organise your lunch venues on the mountain as required and provide you with priority access on all of the ski lifts.
Children’s lessons are designed to be fun with the emphasis on swift progression in a safe environment. Our instructors will meet your children at your chalet, hotel or apartment or alternatively arrange a suitable meeting place with you for the start and end of the lessons. In addition, we can combine our ski instruction with a nanny service which means that you can enjoy a full day’s skiing secure in the knowledge that the children are not only safe, but are having fun, improving their skiing and are being looked after professionally at the end of their lesson.
For the experienced skier, our ski instructors can take you off the beaten track to the very best off-piste powder the 3 Valleys has to offer and even further afield with heli-skiing and ski touring excursions.
For seminars, our ski instructors will develop programmes tailored to your specific requirements and budget.
Tailor-made programmes adapted to your ability and requirements (adults & children)
Highly qualified and multilingual instructors.
Bespoke instruction and guiding on and off-piste in maximum safety
An in-depth knowledge of the 3 Valleys ski resorts and the best restaurants
Priority in the lift queues
Advice on ski and snowboard equipment and après-ski options
- Full Day from €380
- One instructor with from 1 to 5 people. €30 supplement per additional person beyond 5.
Your instructor will help you discover the 3 Valleys, the largest ski area in the world. They will select the best slopes and snow conditions to suit you and adapt their instruction to your particular skiing profile. A truly bespoke service.
- 3 Hours (9am - 12pm) From €250 Euros
- 4 Hours (9am - 1pm) From €290 Euros
- One instructor with from 1 to 5 people. €15 supplement per additional person beyond 5.
The Three Valleys is famous for perfectly groomed slopes and morning skiing makes the most of them. Over a period of three or four hours you can achieve a lot and for some it's just enough.
- 3 hours (1.30 to 4.30pm) From €210
- One instructor with from 1 to 5 people. €15 supplement per additional person beyond 5.
If you're not an early starter this session is for you. Make the most of the quieter slopes and smaller queues allowing easier progress and more skiing.
Children’s Group Lessons:
- 3 hours (9.30 to 12.30am) From €490
- One instructor with from 2 to 5 children of the same age and level of skiing.
Fun, focused ski instruction for rapid progression and maximum enjoyment in a completely safe environment.
It is strongly recommended that book your skiing lessons in advance of your arrival in order to guarantee availability.
Reservations contact: Emanuel Autran
Tel. +33 (0) 6 08 51 23 85
The Ski & Snowboarding school, established by Stéphane Prost in 2001. An elite team of 8 instructors, who have been chosen for their superb teaching skills and who all meet our stringent requirements to maintain our high standard and excellent reputation.
- All fully qualified & experienced instructors
- All instructors speak fluent English & French, some Italian too!
- All selected for their knowledge and passion for skiing and the mountains.
- All have thorough knowledge of the extensive Three Valleys & will adapt to your personal ability and goals.
- Have use of ski schools’ priority lines.
- Flexible start times & meeting point for your convenience.
After you have made your reservation, Stéphane, who has been teaching skiing in the Three Valleys since 1988, will come to your chalet on the afternoon/evening of your arrival to discuss your ski or snowboard instruction requirements ensuring the instruction is personally tailor-made to suit you & your group.
Private lessons for adults & children, beginners to experts, on groomed runs, moguls or off piste terrain.
- 3 hours (9am to 12am) €245
- 4 hours (9am to 1pm): €285
- 3 hours (1.30pm to 4.30pm) €190
- 2 hours (on request): €140
All day: €395
3 hours (9am to 12am): €280
4 hours (9am to 1pm): €330
- 3 hours (1.30 to 4.30pm): €225
- 2 hours (on request): €160
All Day: €450
Prices are for 1 to 5 people and each additional person carries a supplementary charge of €15.
For a specific quote, please contact us direct.
Magic in Motion Snowsports Academy
Group Lessons with Magic in Motion Snowsports Academy
Delighting clients since 1992, Magic is an independent school owned and run by an Anglo-French team. Their group lessons are conducted in English and are small to ensure optimal attention and motivation. Helmet covers are provided to easily identify children (colour coded by level) and children’s groups are split not only by level, but also by age. For the Little Ones (aged 4-5), they have the safe and secure ‘Magic Garden’ with its own private Magic Carpet (travelator lift) and a chalet with music. There is also a qualified teaching assistant present to assist the instructor for the first few days.
They are proud that their Kids Fun Factory is probably the best-loved product for children: combining 3 or 4 long mornings plus 2 full days with lunch in a mountain restaurant (included in the price), a treasure hunt, timed runs, freestyle and jumps on a bouncy big air bag. Aspiring champions will love the Race Academy where one of the trainers competed in the 2010 Olympics.
Adult Group Lessons incorporate intensive tuition with only 4-7 pupils and include a ‘day off’ to allow a deserved lie-in and/or to ski with friends plus a longer morning to round off the week on a high. Examples of some of the type of group lessons are shown below, however they offer a lot more, so please speak to us or contact Magic directly:
Little Ones (aged 4-5)
- 5 mornings (2 hours)
Kids Fun Factory (aged 6-9, 10-13, 14-17)
- 3 mornings (4 hours) + 2 full days (inc. lunch)
- 3 mornings (2 hours) plus 1 morning (4 hours)
Founded in 2001 by four instructors who saw a need for a British run ski school, Parallel Lines has grown from strength to strength. Their professional team is committed to giving you a positive learning experience and places great emphasis on teaching with fun.
Parallel Lines specialises in teaching children and adults group lessons for all abilities in both skiing and snowboarding, as well as private, performance and off-piste clinics, including heli-skiing trips for the more adventurous! They teach children from the age of 4 to 12 years old in the main school holidays and run children’s lessons outside of these times with sufficient demand.
Contact Parallel Lines:
UK Office: +44 (0) 844 811 2779
French Office: +33 (0) 4 79 00 32 21
France/Rest of World: +33 (0)479 01 03 18