There are different ways to carry out a lesson. Even if the students are the same level, the instructor must be able to understand if everyone can follow a “standard” teaching method or if it is necessary to change the lesson according to the students present in order to get the best results.


A private lesson gives the student one to one contact with the instructor. It allows the possibility to improve ones technique and question the instructor about the lesson in a more detailed fashion. In this kind of lesson, the choice of slope we use will be based on the ability of the individual student. Every exercise and piece of advice will be geared towards improving individual techinque.

As a result progress will be personal and made at ones own pace. If the student wants to ski in fresh powder or on steeper slopes, he only has to ask- even if he fancies a well earned coffee break!


It is possible to book lessons for one person or more. An increase in the number of students reduces one to one attention. For this reason it is advisable to book several lessons, even consecutive, especially if the number increases from 2 to 3 otherwise it may be difficult to guarantee a rewarding lesson. It is also important that there isn’t too much technical difference between students (eg. A skier who has minimal experience would find it difficult to share a lesson with a complete beginner, or someone who wants to ski in fresh powder could not ski with someone to still does snow plough)
A mixed level group is possible for skiers new to the area and who want to be guided around the mountain to discover the Milky way for the first time.

Should you consider ski school group lessons? Why not? Obviously the instructor cannot dedicate his time to each individual student in the class like in a private lesson but if someone is looking for the social aspect of skiing, to spend time in the company of others then the goup lesson is perfect.


The primary aim is to ensure the child gains confidence on the snow and with sliding action. Above all, it is important that the child learns in the easiest way possible how to move with heavy, uncomfortable and strange “new” equipment on their feet. As a parent I would feel a duty to advise what is appropriate for each child in order to learn in a healthy and enjoyable way. Once the child feels safe on the snow, I would suggest group lessons so as to be in the company of other children and be stimulated by them. A private lesson from time to time so as not to forget the basics will be necessary.

One of the most frequently asked questions is at what age can children start skiing? Personally I think age 3 and above is fine obviously as long as the individual child is autonomous and has good coordination skills.