The Best Ski Schools in Courchevel

15th November 2017

If you’re thinking of hitting up the slopes in Courchevel this ski season then it’s important to get to grips with all the different schools that provide lessons during your stay. Courchevel has a plethora of options when it comes to professional ski instructors, but it’s worth looking into all of them to see which one best suits your needs.

Luckily for you we’ve listed all of the best ski schools in Courchevel to make sure you’ve got everything covered when it comes to skiing lessons during your holiday.

British Alpine Ski School

BASS are dedicated to providing the best learning experience possible, offering group lessons no bigger than six people to ensure you get the most from your instructor. BASS have something for everyone, teaching all levels and ages, promising to improve all with their training.

Resort: Courchevel 1850 and 1650

Address: Place Du Baraty, 74110, Morzine, France

Languages: English

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Quote: ‘I went from being quite a nervous skier, who could get down most runs but with little technique, to a confident skier with technique! We had lessons every morning and we came on leaps and bounds.’

Contact Number: 0033(0)619778557


Bureau des Guides Courchevel

Guides has many activities for the most daring, specialising in the backcountry tracks, and providing mountain guides to give you the best possible experience. Offering activities that appeal to a range of fitness levels, Guides has something to appeal to the traditional, or the more free-spirited.

Resort: Courchevel 1850

Address: Maison de la Montagne, 110 Rue de la Croisette, 73120 Courchevel 1850, Saint Bon Tarentaise

Languages: French and English

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 4.5

Positive Trip advisor review quote: ‘Stimulating and breath-taking.’

Contact number: +33(0)6 23 92 46 12

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Cab 9 Snowboarding

At Cab 9, the focus is on giving you a safe and professional lesson from their team of expert instructors, without losing the fun and sociable aspect of skiing. High levels of instruction are combined with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Address: Galerie des Cimes, 73550 Meribel, France

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Quote: ‘Good value for money. Relaxed. Tailored sessions in line with new tricks we wanted to learn. We all thoroughly enjoyed our private sessions.’

Contact: +33 (0) 768 46 39 11


ESF Courchevel 1550

ESF 1550 offer fun and versatile lessons to suit all ages and skill-sets, even offering a nursery so everyone can enjoy the holiday. Their private lessons are personalised, suited to your needs alone, ensuring you have the best experience possible.

Resort: Courchevel 1550

Address: 215 Rue des Rois, 73120 Courchevel, France

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 3.5

Positive Trip advisor review quote: ‘My children learned skiing and discovered a passion thanks to the instructors of ESF Courchevel Village.’

Contact number: +33479082107

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ESF Courchevel 1650

ESF 1650 boast a wide range of action-packed activities  and experiences, whilst still being inclusive of all ages and abilities. Combining high-quality instruction with adventure, ESF 1650 are sure to meet even the highest expectations.

Resort: Courchevel 1650

Address: Maison de Moriond, 73120 Courchevel, France

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 4.5

Positive Trip advisor review quote: “If you are older and want
the confidence of an experienced qualified teacher this is the place or if you are young and want fast rapid movement!! The ESF teachers know the mountains and how to best progress you and your ability.”

Contact number: +33479082608


ESF Courchevel 1850

With over 350 qualified instructors, ESF Courchevel 1850 school prides itself on offering something for everyone. From 18 months all the way up to adult, their professional instructors will improve your technique and get you feeling comfortable on the snow. They even provide off-piste skiing lessons if you want to reach the next level.

Resort: Courchevel 1850

Address:  La Croisette, Rue du Forum, 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France

Languages: Bilingual in 12

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Positive Trip advisor review quote: ‘These are the best ski lessons I’ve had in Europe.’

Contact number- +33479080772


ESF La Tania

ESF La Tania is based in the heart of ‘Les 3 Vallees’, with a dedicated team of instructors who are eager to share their passion. La Tania prides itself on its diversity, so whether it’s snowboarding or skiing, beginner or expert, they have something to please everyone.

Address: Centre de la Station 73120 La Tania

Trip Advisor star rating: 4

Positive Trip advisor review quote: ‘These guys are experts and can easily take a beginner from zero to confident on greens in a few hours.’

Contact number- + 33 (0)4 79 08 80 39


First Tracks

First Tracks have a small but experienced team of hand-picked instructors, catering to all ages and abilities, and going above and beyond the usual requirements of a ski school. The team possess unparalleled knowledge about the mountains and are passionate about what they do, ensuring that you have an unforgettable holiday.

Address: First Tracks Ski Coaching, Rue des Verdons, 73120, Courchevel

Languages: French and English

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 4.5

Positive Trip Advisor Quote: ‘All the guides treat each group as individuals, listening to you and what you would like to achieve.’

Contact number: +337 81 82 82 83



Offering a wide range of activities, including heliskiing, Marmalade guarantees to improve your skiing with their small but dedicated team. Whilst professional, the lessons are fun and enjoyable, seeking to improve your confidence along the way.

Address: Route du Centre, Meribel, 73550 Meribel, Les Allues, France

Languages: English, French and Italian

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Review Quote: ‘you really do get what you pay for – can’t recommend them highly enough!’

Contact number: +33 771 85 62 79

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Promising the best British ski lessons in Courchevel, Momentum have over 40 years combined instructing experience. All instructors seek to make you a better and more confident skier by sharing their enthusiasm and passion with all, from those who just want to have fun, to those dedicated to improving their technique.

Address: Rue de la Chapelle, Courchevel, France

Languages: French and English

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 4

Positive Trip Advisor Quote: ‘This is the second year we have used Momentum Ski School in La Tania. Once again , just excellent.’

Contact number: +44 (0)131 235 2306


New Generation

New Generation ski instructors can be found in both Courchevel 1850 and 1650, and they like to add a little twist to their teaching. Instead of focusing on the old fashioned drills they add little extras to switch things up, like games and challenges.

Resort: Courchevel 1850 and 1650

Address:  Immeuble Le Ceylan, 73122, France

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Review Quote: “Overall a wonderful experience and ended up confidently on blue slopes at the end of 5 lessons.”

Contact number: +33479010318

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Prime seek to quickly improve your confidence and skills to ensure you spend most of your holiday exploring and having fun. They specialise in private lessons that are tailored to the individual, even offering an introduction to ski touring or snow safety lessons for those looking to push themselves further.

Positive quote from website: ‘It says it all when the children (15 and 17) said of our Courchevel holiday this season ‘It’s the best skiing holiday we’ve ever had.”

Contact number: +44 (0) 7564 380 846 / +33 (0) 6 44 38 47 13


Oxygene Ski School

Oxygene is a family-run ski school in Courchevel with instructors based all over the Three Valleys (and a few other resorts, too). They provide group lessons and private ones if you want to cram more in, and they even have a heli-skiing option if you want to explore the mountain from the highest possible descent.

Resort: Courchevel 1850

Address: Courchevel 1850 – Place du Rocher – White Storm shop – 73120 Saint Bon Tarentaise

Trip Advisor star rating: 5.0

Positive Trip Advisor quote: “I can’t recommend this school highly enough – use them!”

Contact number: +330479010181


RTM Snowboarding

RTM offer English-speaking ski lessons in several resorts around the Three Valleys, helping beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers with their technique. If you’re interested in landing the dream job of teaching people to ski all winter then RMT also offer BASI training, giving you the qualifications you need to become an instructor.

Resort: Courchevel 1850, 1650 and 1550

Address: Rue du Forum, 73120, Courchevel, France

Languages: English

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Review Quote: If you’re looking for ski or snowboard lessons we would recommend RTM. All ages and levels catered for.’

Contact number:  +33615485904

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With 10 years of experience, all the instructors at SkiSchool are fully certified and able to teach any level of skier. All instructors are able to adapt their lessons to the specific needs of the group or individual, and a great effort is made to find you the perfect coach.

Contact number: +33 6 75 505209

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Skizen focus on making you a more confident and experienced skier, with an experienced team of instructors and tailor-made programmes. Skizen are equipped to deal with all levels, with lessons for children as well as off-piste tracks for the more experienced skier- even offering heli-skiing for those who seek an extra thrill.

Languages: French, English, Spanish and Russian

Positive quote from website: ‘Perfect knowledge of the ski area, a lot of patience and always good advice. But above all a good atmosphere and a very good spirit.’

Contact number: 0033 678 797 440  /  0033 608 512 385


Snow D’Light Ski School

Snow D’Light has carefully selected each of its ski instructors to ensure you receive the best tuition possible. Dedicated to giving clients an unforgettable and enriching experience, Snow D’Light employ only ‘fully certified’ instructors.

Address: Marine Sports – Precision, Route de la Chaudanne, 73550 Meribel Centre, France

Languages: English, Russian, French, Spanish, Portugese, German, Italian and Dutch

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Review Quote: ‘Snow D’Light are an excellent ski school.’

Contact: +33 (0) 664 816 010



Offering high-level tuition for great value, SnowLimits offer group or custom lessons, and everything in between. Catering to all levels of skier, the team is made up of highly skilled and experienced instructors who aim to give you the best experience possible.

Address: Savoie, Auvergne Rhone Alpes, 73120, Courchevel, France

Languages: English

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Review Quote: ‘they always focus and deliver on outstanding instruction. They ask what it is that you want to achieve and then work with you to help you get to your goal breaking down the objective into understandable chunks and building the complete picture.’

Contact number: Phone (summer): +44 (0) 798 998 8774

Phone (winter): +33 (0) 615 48 59 04

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Supreme offer lessons in Courchevel 1850, 1650 and 1550, promising an unforgettable skiing experience with excellent tuition from a diverse team of experts. Supreme offer everything from children’s lessons to skill sessions, tailoring your skiing experience to you.

Resort: Courchevel 1850, 1650 and 1550

Address: Rue de la Chapelle, Le Praz, Courchevel, 73120, France

Languages: English

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Quote: ‘It is a great pleasure to be instructed by real professionals with a passion for skiing and with a real gift for instruction and explanation. All of the instructors seem to have a knack of finding the perfect balance between introducing new skills, consolidating existing learning and encouraging progression, which has been enormously valuable to me. I would recommend them to anyone at any level.’

Contact number: +33 (0)479 08 27 87/ +44 (0)20 3744 1655


Sweet Snowsports

At Sweet Snowsports, a dedicated team aim to provide the best ski and snowboard lessons possible- simple as that. The British-run company understand that no two clients are the same, therefore each lesson is tailored to the individual, covering all levels from beginner to expert.

Address: Rue de la lac, 73120, Courchevel, France

Languages: English

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Quote: ‘All of their instructors are excellent and very knowledgeable. They always have lots of different exercises and tips to help improve your skiing and suit all abilities.’

Contact Number: +44 (0)131 6080857

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 The Development Centre

TDC have completely rejected the ‘one-size fits all’ premise of skiing, preferring a sports-coaching approach to help improve your skill and technique. The instructors’ enthusiasm is infectious, and promise value for money, but also great fun.

Resort: Courchevel 1850

Address: Rond Point des Pistes, Snowberry Ski Shop, 73150 Val d’Isere, France

Languages: French and English

Trip Advisor Star Rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Quote: ‘I was encouraged to have three mornings with TDC as a complete beginner. It was the best decision I made! I started with Steve for three hours and his teaching technique and tone was perfection, helping me to progress quickly.’

Contact Details: +33 6 85 88 05 91


The Snow School

During your lessons with The Snow School, a highly experienced team will make it their aim to show you the best of what Courchevel has to offer.  Catering to all ages and abilities, The Snow School is a flexible and devoted company, using a system called VAK (Visual, Auditory, Kinetic) to allow the client the best possible chance of understanding a task.

Resort: Courchevel 1850

Address: Route des Chalets, 73550 Les Allues, France

Languages: French and English

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Positive Trip Advisor Quote: ‘Excellent. Superb. Totally satisfied.’

Contact Number: +44 (0) 7733251915

To ensure you make an informed decision, we have listed all of the best ski schools in Courchevel. We hope this starts your holiday off on the right foot, as it is so important to find the option that suits you best. For your next step, view the availability of our luxury ski chalets in Courchevel and make your booking with Alpine Infusion today.

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