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Private ski lessons, advanced ski clinic and off-piste guiding

Over the last eleven years, we have consistently found that:
people learn quickest and gain the most enjoyment with private lessons.

With private lessons:

  • We can guarantee the level of English spoken
  • The instructors will pick you up directly from the chalet
  • They will take you to the location in the valley with the best snow conditions for your ability
  • Most people have a faster learning curve
  • Most people enjoy learning to ski or snowboard more than as part of a group lesson

Put simply, you will learn quicker and have more fun with private lessons.

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For private ski lessons (up to five people), so you have an idea of cost:
Half day: 210 euros
Full day: 350 euros

We will happily arrange private ski lessons for you - please just let us know your requirements and levels.

Introducing James Kaler...

We've been working closely with James, a phenomenal French ski instructor and guide1, for over thirteen years now.

James speaks excellent English, is a really flexible instructor, quick to appreciate the specific way that you learn, and adapt his teaching methods to guarantee your progress.

He writes, "It's been seven years Helen and I work with a common goal to offer products and quality services to tourists who trust us when they stay... Whether you're on the slopes or at the chalet, we do all we can so that you can best optimize your vacation!

My 25 years of teaching skiing and my mental training activities with athletes of all levels, have enable me to develop a teaching technique based on the student himself and his potential.

My goal is to give you the PEPS.... Pleasure, Enthusiasm, Performance, Safety ".

James is great with children and beginners, and while he knows how to challenge and motive you, he firmly believes you must enjoy your skiing first and foremost.

We've had guests return from lessons saying that James is the best instructor that they've ever had, and refuse to book with anyone else!!

James gets booked very early, so to ensure you will not be disappointed, please let us know as soon as possible. If James is booked however, he works with a select team of English-speaking guides and instructors that we can thoroughly recommend.

1James is a fully-qualified UIAGM High Mountain Guide, and thus can also take you mountaineering, rock climbing, via ferrata, ice climbing, etc.

Ski school

If you decide to go with ski school instead, we recommend either:
ESF who are locally based in Les Houches.
Evolution 2 who are based in Chamonix.

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Advanced Ski Clinic
Lessons aren't just for beginners...

Also a ski guide, our instructor James offers an advanced ski clinic for those wanting to:

  • Master reds and black pistes
  • Learn how to do steeps with confidence
  • Learn how to ski moguls with style
  • Learn how to ski off-piste

The advanced ski clinic are lessons for those who can already ski, but who still want to improve and take their skiing to the next level!

Ski guiding

We can offer guiding by internationally qualified UIAGM High Mountain Guides.
Whether you would like a day out on the Vallée Blanche, or to try ski touring to explore the untracked mountains, we can help.

A day on the Vallée Blanche will cost you 370 euros for your guide - who can be available to you for whole day.
So, should you finish the Vallée Blanche early, he can show you the best snow in some of the 'secret' routes in the Chamonix valley.