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Ski & Board Lesson Prices

Everyone can benefit from ski or board lessons and our programme of 5x half day courses for beginner to expert lessons with one day “free skiing” is a trusted formula we have been using for the last 20 years. One that has been found to have had the most profound improvement and positive feedback from guests.

We carefully select our schools and make sure they provide great service and English speaking instructors with a range of lessons to cater for all abilities. 

Booking and availability:

To help assure availability then we always recommend pre-booking lessons as soon as possible, especially in peak periods.

- Pre book our 5-day lesson packages. Don’t leave it to resort!

- Lessons are very useful for everyone, not just the beginners!

- We use ‘tried and tested’ schools, so we can make sure they perform well.

- English speaking instructors and all abilities covered. 

- For our Lessons, we know where our ski school meeting points are, so we can help you get orientated more quickly and ensure you get to your lesson on time, by foot or Navette.

Ski Lesson Prices

For 7 night holidays our group lessons are for 5 half-days. For holidays departing between 18/12 and 07/01, durations and prices vary, please call for details. 

  

Snowboard Lesson Prices 

For 7 night holidays our group lessons are for 5 half-days. For holidays departing between 18/12 and 07/01, durations and prices vary, please call for details.

 

 

Ski & Board Lesson levels

Choose your lesson level:

We have found that our five half day packages of lessons provide our clients with the best combination of value-for-money with tuition-time and free-ski time. We have offered this trusted formula for the last 20 years and it has been found to have had the most profound improvement and positive feedback from our guests. Two or three day lessons can be booked by special arrangement.

A lesson in the morning, (or afternoon), with time on your own to practice new skills at your own pace is something we know works well. If, after day one you feel you want to move up or down a level then we should be able to help you quite easily in resort if you speak with our reps.

Levels (14+)

Your Ski Level

Your Snowboard Level

 

Beginner

You have never skied before, either on snow or dryslope.

You have never snowboarded before, either on snow or dryslope.

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Level 1

You have tried skiing before for a few hours and can ski in a cautious snowplough.


You can side slip on your heel and toe side edges, and link basic turns on green slopes and slopes like the Snowdome

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Level 2

You can link snowplough turns with reasonable control and bring skis together parallel at the end of a turn on green and blue slopes.

You can link turns on green and blue runs and carry the speed through turns

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Level 3

You are nearly parallel but often still use a small plough to start the turn. I have skied for a few weeks. Aim: To parallel ski more challenging pistes, bumps, red runs and easy blacks.

You are happy riding red runs and fast on easy slopes with basic switch turns

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Level 4

You are a competent parallel skier, have done a few, or more, weeks skiing and struggle with bumps or steep icy sections. Aim: To be skiing parallel with more confidence on steeper groomed runs and to start more black runs.

You can ride on all grades of run and do basic carves on easy runs. I’ve done a bit of off piste, but want to do more and to start riding small park jumps and rails.

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Level 5 (private lessons)

You are an advanced parallel skier (approx. 8-10 weeks experience), and can ski all reds, and blacks, providing they’re not too steep or bumpy. You would like to start learning off piste. Aim: To improve your wider skill-set in all types of terrain

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Level 6 (private lessons)

You can ski most terrain and enjoy off piste runs. More than 16 weeks experience. Aim: To develop skills and adaptability to challenging and varied terrain

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Lesson levels are a guide. An individual school may have their own grading. 
Please contact us if you are unsure.

Children & Skiing

Children from the age of 4 or 5 years can learn to ski, and our hand-picked ski schools and benefit from a low-pressure atmosphere in which to learn, and an extensive network of easy, well-kept slopes to help make progress quick and easy. Our specially selected resorts are renowned for their beginner suitability, some even have free beginner lifts or “magic carpet” lifts and excellent ski gardens and ski-crèche facilities for younger children so that learning to ski is fun all the way!

 

Our ‘On the Snow’ service

Alpine Elements Ski hosts and reps will be on hand from the moment you arrive (and on the transfer) to answer any questions you may have. 

Once in resort our reps will collect pre-booked lift passes for you and deliver them to the breakfast table on your first morning. They will also endeavour to fast-track you as best they can through the ski shops and get you on the mountain as quickly and easily as they possibly can. Our reps will also help with any Equipment changes or lift pass problems, as well as help and assistance for ski and board lessons which use our specially selected suppliers. We will also provide lessons-support and information in resort because we know that it’s never as easy as it appears! Please remember that this service can only apply to ski-extras booked with us!

 

How to book Passes & Extras

We always advise...

We always advise pre-booking your Ski Extras with us so that we can take care of you in resort under our 'On the Snow' programme. This will help us to make things faster and more efficient for you on arrival in resort. 

Book on-line or over the phone

All our Ski Extras can be booked on-line with your initial holiday reservation or over the phone with our sales team, so don’t forget to add them on. If you’re a family or group booker and uncertain about the best deals available for you - then just call us to work out what the best deals are. Call us now on 0844 770 40 70

Book by email

If you have already booked you can add Extras via your Client Area or by sending an email to extras@alpineelements.co.uk. On adding Extras to your Client Area or as a request by email we will send you a confirmation invoice asking for payment later. Payments normally align with holiday balance due dates, see our payment dates below.

extras@alpineelements.co.uk

If you've already booked

Then simply go to your Client Area and add your ski extras to your booking under each passenger name. Do share the link to our client area and allow your party members to access and order their own ski hire. You will not have to pay anything at that stage, but all orders are taken and group leaders are sent a fresh invoice to check before agreeing and paying.

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Payments

All Ski Extras can be added to your booking without any deposit or pre-payment necessary. We will simply ask that you settle the balance with us by your final holiday balance due date which is normally 10 to 12 weeks before departure, or sooner for bookings made within this period. Some lessons and childcare providers may need a deposit on reservation. See our terms for credit/debit card fees and ways to pay.

 

Cancellations & changes to Extras

For Ski & Board hire & Lift pass

We don’t charge for cancellations or amendments to lift passes or ski and board hire right up until two weeks prior to departure, so you can change your mind as often as you like! If you wish to completely cancel an order within two weeks prior to departure there is an admin fee of £30 per person, or per equipment pack/lift pass. However if you wish to upgrade the order to a superior equipment pack or lift pass there will be no charge.

For Ski Lessons & Childcare

Quite a lot of work has to go into sourcing lessons and childcare for our clients and third party suppliers often ask for deposits. Therefore we may have to charge for cancellations and amendments made at any time, as well as our standard admin fee.

Payments

All Ski Extras can be added to your booking without any deposit or pre-payment necessary. We will simply ask that you settle the balance with us by your final holiday balance due date which is normally 10 to 12 weeks before departure, or sooner for bookings made within this period. Some lessons and childcare providers may need a deposit on reservation. See our terms for credit/debit card fees and ways to pay.

How to book Extras

We always advise pre-booking your Ski Extras with us so that we can take care of you in resort under our 'On the Snow' programme which will help us to endeavour to make things faster and more efficient for you on arrival in resort. 

On-line or over the phone

All our Ski Extras can be booked online with your initial holiday reservation or over the phone with our sales team, so don’t forget to add them on. If you’re a family or group booker and uncertain about the best deals available for you - then just call us to work out what the best deals are.

By email

If you have already booked you can add Extras via your Client Area or by sending an email to extras@alpineelements.co.uk. On adding Extras to your Client Area or as a request by email we will send you a confirmation invoice asking for payment later. Payments normally align with holiday balance due dates, see our payment dates below.

If you've already booked

Then simply go to your Client Area and add your ski extras to your booking under each passenger name. Do share the link to our client area and allow your party members to access and order their own ski hire. You will not have to pay anything at that stage, but all orders are taken and group leaders are sent a fresh invoice to check before agreeing and paying.

 

La Plagne Extras

France

The snow sure nature of La Plagne is helped by the glacier skiing at Plagne Bellecôte, which extends up to 3250 metres. From here you will find an up to 2000m vertical drop, with some Black and Red slopes together with a seemingly endless supply of powder, and some of the longest descents in France. Our Chalets in La Plagne are mostly ski to door or very close to the slopes. They are also just a short, easy ski to the ski school meeting points - so convenient skiing is definitely something which you can look forward too.

Around La Plagne

La Plagne Centre (2000m) has fallen foul of the dreaded concrete touch but the huge amounts of snow seem to make it look fresh and pleasant all season round. As you would expect it is the largest of the Villages in La Plagne and is a Mecca for shops, bars and restaurants. 1800 has by and large escaped the planners concrete nightmares, with more of a chalet-style, and a warm and friendly atmosphere, with a handful of good bars and restaurants and some ski shops. Ski buses run up to Plagne centre until midnight, this all helps give skiers the perfect mix: lots of apres ski and very pleasant surroundings"
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La Tania Courchevel Extras

France

La Tania offers expansive skiing for all levels. The resort is not only part of an immense ski area, but a very varied one which suits all levels. Family beginners and Intermediates are well suited to the networks of easy cruising runs that line the resort. La Tania also has some of the finest descents and the longest runs in the whole 3 valleys. La Tania's slope quality brings visiting skiers from all other resorts.

Around La Tania

With a traffic free centre La Tania is very popular with families and the novelty of being able to ski or board through the resort! You can also ski to the shops, the bars and even the ski lift! Quite a rarity in any sprawling ski resort nowadays! There are excellent facilities which include indoor climbing, tenpin bowling, ice karting, dog sledding and ice skating. Live music and late night venues can be found most nights. Ideal for families and skiers as you can ski right through the resort to our hotel! The resort has plenty of inexpensive restaurants and cafes for lunch (most ski-to-door) and some lively apres ski bars and late night venues. Our Hotel Montana offers convenient apres ski and happy hour prices for guests. If you want a livelier bar then head out to the Ski Lodge, Chrome bar or Taiga bar. These late night venues will then get going again after 10pm and run until the early hours!
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Les Gets Extras

France

The Après-Ski and nightlife in Les Gets is surprisingly lively, and with about 16 good bars and a nightclub, the resort will keep going into the early hours. There is also a good café culture for the not-so-hedonistic among you and of course great restaurants too. For families there are plenty of off-snow activities. Les Gets is twinned with Morzine and offer fabulous value for money ski holidays in a very pretty chalet style resort. It is suitable for all levels and offers wide motorway style pistes making general skiing and progress very easy for intermediates and families on ski holidays. There are also some steeper more challenging runs and mogul fields up at Pointe de Nyon which happens to be one of the best descents in the whole Portes Du Soleil ski area. Les Gets is a very pretty resort and has an open air ice rink and beautiful snow-lined streets for families and shoppers who enjoy boutique style shopping.
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Morzine Extras

France

Morzine is a very pretty village with excellent facilities, numerous bars and cafes with boutique shopping to keep the non-skiers entertained. A nice day trip away from the ski fields is to Saint Jean D'aulps. This charming, almost cute, little resort is part of the same ski area and connected by the area's shuttle bus. The traditional nature of Morzine is very evident in its facilities, architecture and frendliness, resulting in a very pleasant village to stay in. Being quite a large summer destination as well as winter mountain resort there is lots to offer almost all year round and, it has the right amount of British prescence. Socially it is one of the livelier resorts in France, offering late night venues for partying or relaxed drinking and dining venues for the more sedate and family orientated skiers, as well as pizza and other take aways.
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Tignes Extras

France

Tignes is famous for its excellent high altitude snow, largely due to the Grand Motte which plays host to the highest ski-able Glacier in France. It appeals to all abilities from beginner to expert powder skiers and is famous for its good quality snow and long season on the Grande Motte Glacier which has Summer skiing and snowboarding!

Tignes Le Lac

Our exclusive hotels and chalets in Tignes Le Lac enjoy prime slope-side or ski-to-door locations in this busier part of the resort, where there is an abundance of activites, shops and a vibrant nightlife centred around a pretty mountain lake.

Tignes Les Brevieres

Many of our chalets are in Les Brevieres, which is the original old town of Tignes and oozes alpine charm! It consists of lovingly restored and converted farmhouses and exclusive modern chalet developments. The real beauty of this village is in its' snow sure slopes and high altitude status, allowing guests to enjoy premium skiing of a Glacial 'super resort' without the ugliness that goes with it!
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Meribel Extras

France

The Après-ski in Meribel is one very big plus point for this resort! The large British presence in the resort, ensures some interesting and exciting nights can be had! The shear variety of bars and restaurants ensures that all tastes and appetites are catered for. O'Sullivans, formerly known as Dick's T Bar is known throughout the ski world, and a great place to start (or finish!) the night. Meribel also has two good nightclubs for the party people in your group! There are some quieter venues for those easy going nights where food and wine are more important than packed bars and loud music. The variety in Meribel is very good indeed, try Barometer for a not-so-heavy dose of après-ski and then wind your way up to the village square for more lively entertainment.
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Val d'Isere Extras

France

Val d'isère is a world renowned resort with extensive shopping, a vibrant cafe culture is one of the best high-altitude resorts offering a range of skiing to suit all abilities. Val d'Isère is teaming with nightlife! The apres ski kicks off with a from about 4pm onwards and offers some very lively establishments, many of which have passed into skiing folklore! Then there are late night bars and bar-cum-clubs which stay open until 4am. This resort has over 50-60 bars and restaurants to choose from.
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Les Arcs Extras

France

A long-term favourite amongst skiers and boarders, Les Arcs has increased further in popularity in recent years, due to the addition of the Vanoise Express cable car linking the ski area with neighbouring La Plagne to form the huge Paradiski Area. This is now the fourth largest ski area in Europe, consisting of seventeen alpine villages and over 460 km of pisted runs, ensuring that your ski holiday can be as adventurous (or as gentle) as you want!

Around Les Arcs

Les Arcs offers something for all, with more hedonistic night-life and apres ski venues up at the top end of Arcs 2000, whilst the new Arcs 1950 (accessed by carousel or a 10 min walk from our chalets) offers more chic and trendy restaurants. Les Arcs 2000 is a new ski village with pretty chalet-style buildings, convenience skiing and boarding and afriendly atmosphere. It has been designed for skiers and boarders in mind - rather than having sprouted up from a traditional alpine village, like so many awkward ski resorts. It therefore has everything that you will want, and very close to hand!
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St Anton Extras

Austria

From exclusive areas such as the cruising paradises that are Lech and Zürs to the sunny aspect of Sonnekopf's powder runs, there is enough to challenge any level of skier. Intermediates and Advanced skiers are probably the happiest in St Anton, but the welcome for beginners is warm.
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